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Dublin: 5 °C Thursday 26 March, 2015

#Japan

# japan - Monday 9 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel had an uncomfortable encounter with a dancing robot today Almost Human
From Business ETC Down, down, down – McDonald’s sales continue to spiral Hatin' It

Down, down, down – McDonald’s sales continue to spiral

New CEO Steve Easterbrook faces an uphill challenge to recast as a ‘modern, progressive burger company’

From TheJournal.ie Killer sent tweets with maps and address before stabbing five elderly people Japan

Killer sent tweets with maps and address before stabbing five elderly people

The alarm was raised by a 32-year-old woman who rang police to say her parents had been stabbed.

# japan - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge There’s an island in Japan where cats outnumber people and it’s called ‘Cat Island’ Clawsome

# japan - Friday 27 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Japanese police arrest teens for ‘Islamic State inspired’ killing Ryota Uemura

Japanese police arrest teens for ‘Islamic State inspired’ killing

Low-crime Japan has been captivated by the killing.

# japan - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Everyone is impressed with how ridiculously polite Japanese One Direction fans are Manners
From TheJournal.ie Giant robot bear nurse part of ‘new approach’ to elderly care (no, really) Bearing The Burden

Giant robot bear nurse part of ‘new approach’ to elderly care (no, really)

It’s designed to help lift elderly people in and out of bed. We’re not entirely sure why it’s been designed to look like a bear.

# japan - Saturday 14 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Hate Valentine’s Day? Not as much as these killjoys… No Love For You

Hate Valentine’s Day? Not as much as these killjoys…

“Public smooching is terrorism”

# japan - Sunday 8 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Sumo for women is becoming a thing, but religious reasons mean they can’t face this guy Realm Of The Gods

Sumo for women is becoming a thing, but religious reasons mean they can’t face this guy

Japan is trying to get women into the amateur ranks but going pro is strictly off-limits.

# japan - Friday 6 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Black box reveals TransAsia pilot called ‘mayday’ just seconds after engine failed Taiwan

Black box reveals TransAsia pilot called ‘mayday’ just seconds after engine failed

Today it emerged that the left engine was shut down manually by the crew “for unknown reasons”.

# japan - Sunday 1 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Japan mourns murdered journalist but vows to continue fighting terrorism Kenji Goto

Japan mourns murdered journalist but vows to continue fighting terrorism

Kenji Goto was beheaded by Islamic State militants.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State claims it has beheaded Japanese hostage IS HOSTAGE

Islamic State claims it has beheaded Japanese hostage

Both US and Japanese authorities are trying to verify the footage.

# japan - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Women-only subways are being considered in China Rush Hour

Women-only subways are being considered in China

It comes after pink parking spaces – 30 centimeters wider then usual – were introduced for the alleged struggles women have parking in narrow spaces.

# japan - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State confirms execution of Japanese hostage Ransom Demands

Islamic State confirms execution of Japanese hostage

A video featuring the second hostage calls for the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, sentenced to death in Jordan.

# japan - Saturday 24 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Japan scrambles to verify footage of Islamic State hostage execution Ransom

Japan scrambles to verify footage of Islamic State hostage execution

It is not yet clear whether the video shows two kidnapped Japanese hostages.

# japan - Friday 23 January, 2015

Shinji Kagawa’s struggles continue as he misses decisive penalty in big Asian Cup upset

Japan, the reigning holders, suffered shoot-out defeat to United Arab Emirates.

# japan - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie No toilet paper? Call the police. Vending machine took your money? Call the police. Frivolous

# japan - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Two brothers arrested in India over rape of Japanese tourist

Two brothers arrested in India over rape of Japanese tourist

She was reportedly held captive for almost three weeks and repeatedly raped.

# japan - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Like Bond films? You might like to visit the derelict island from Skyfall 007

Like Bond films? You might like to visit the derelict island from Skyfall

Hashima, off Japan, is full of ghostly skeletal buildings from its heyday as a mining town where 5,000 people once lived.

# japan - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s We Have What You Need

Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s

There was one problem… Japan also wanted to.

# japan - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Japanese artist facing charges after making kayak in the shape of her vagina Art

Japanese artist facing charges after making kayak in the shape of her vagina

Megumi Igarashi raised funds online to pay for a genital-shaped kayak.

# japan - Friday 19 December, 2014

The world’s oldest footballer has signed a contract extension

He made his debut 28 years ago.

# japan - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie McDonald’s is having to ration fries in Japan Fry Day

McDonald’s is having to ration fries in Japan

Customers have been restricted to small portions of fries.

# japan - Monday 15 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge This cat’s goofy sleeping face is you on a Monday morning Setsu-chan

# japan - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge This guy’s gift wrapping skills are far superior to your paltry efforts All Wrapped Up

This guy’s gift wrapping skills are far superior to your paltry efforts

Two gifts wrapped in 28 seconds. TWENTY-EIGHT SECONDS.

# japan - Saturday 6 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Japan is literally running out of chips, and planning emergency supplies by airlift Chips Ahoy

Japan is literally running out of chips, and planning emergency supplies by airlift

Supplies of delicious fries – which have to be imported from the US – are dwindling.

# japan - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The hotel that acts as a wind instrument Thar She Blows

The hotel that acts as a wind instrument

A lakeside location and an Aeolian harp inspires this meditative space in Japan.

# japan - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘No damage to any nuclear power stations’ after strong quake hits Japan 6.2 Magnitude

‘No damage to any nuclear power stations’ after strong quake hits Japan

Five people are feared trapped in collapsed buildings.

# japan - Friday 21 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Millionairess ‘black widow’ suspected of killing husband Japan

Millionairess ‘black widow’ suspected of killing husband

The woman, Chisako Kakehi, denies any involvement in the deaths.

# japan - Saturday 15 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Attn. ‘smartphone zombies’: Looking at your phone on the move cuts your vision by 95% Eyes In Front Please

# japan - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Is Xavi about to become big in Japan?

FC Tokyo are reportedly eyeing up the Barcelona star.

# japan - Friday 24 October, 2014

Japan win race to host new Super Rugby franchise

The JRFU has beaten off competition from Singapore to become the preferred candidate for the 18th team.

# japan - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 once-in-a-lifetime winter holiday experiences to make your friends jealous Wanderlust

11 once-in-a-lifetime winter holiday experiences to make your friends jealous

Weather getting you down? Here are some dreams.

# japan - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie These declassified photos show the final preparations of the nuclear bombs used on Hiroshima And Nagasaki WWII

These declassified photos show the final preparations of the nuclear bombs used on Hiroshima And Nagasaki

The “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” nuclear bombs killed tens of thousands of people.

# japan - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This is what a massive typhoon looks like from space Cloud At Last

This is what a massive typhoon looks like from space

Southern Japanese islands are being battered by the Typhoon Vongfong.

# japan - Saturday 11 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Japan’s sozzled salarymen: corporate samurai turning into a lost tribe Foot Soldiers

Japan’s sozzled salarymen: corporate samurai turning into a lost tribe

Regular 12-hour days followed by compulsory corporate boozing with clients: meet the

# japan - Friday 10 October, 2014

IRFU ready to embrace men’s 7s with 2020 Olympics in target

TheScore.ie has learned that plans are in place to launch a men’s sevens team from 2015 onwards.

# japan - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Japanese researchers win Nobel for inventing the “revolutionary” LED lamp Inventions

Japanese researchers win Nobel for inventing the “revolutionary” LED lamp

The LED has helped in the fight against global warming and also helps people in poverty.

# japan - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This is the moment Mount Ontake erupted Japan This post contains videos

This is the moment Mount Ontake erupted

The death toll has reached 48 people.

# japan - Sunday 28 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie First deaths confirmed following Mount Ontake eruption Japan

First deaths confirmed following Mount Ontake eruption

Four people out of the 31 people who had been found in cardiac arrest near the peak were confirmed dead.

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