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#Japan

# japan - Today’s News

# japan - Monday 11 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Woman gives birth to baby girl on flight to Japan Baby On Board

Woman gives birth to baby girl on flight to Japan

The mother and baby are currently in hospital and are believed to be doing well.

# japan - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Japanese train smashes world speed record Zooooooom

Japanese train smashes world speed record

The train broke its own speed record from 2003.

# japan - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘My daughter’s killer looked me in the eye and told me she didn’t suffer’ Nicola Furlong

‘My daughter’s killer looked me in the eye and told me she didn’t suffer’

Nicola Furlong was killed in a Japanese hotel room in 2012.

# japan - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Japan is going to have one more go at proving its whale kills are scientific Food Science

Japan is going to have one more go at proving its whale kills are scientific

The highest court of the UN ruled in March of last year that the research was a fig leaf for commercial hunting.

# japan - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This robot just filmed what it’s like inside a melted nuclear reactor Deeper Underground This post contains videos

This robot just filmed what it’s like inside a melted nuclear reactor

The Fukushima plant suffered a triple meltdown in 2011.

# japan - Monday 13 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bored of mainstream cinema? Then Japanese films are the answer Festival

Bored of mainstream cinema? Then Japanese films are the answer

A new festival has all the good stuff you need to see.

# japan - Friday 10 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Around 150 beached dolphins feared dead as rescue efforts abandoned Japan

Around 150 beached dolphins feared dead as rescue efforts abandoned

It was becoming too dark to continue the operation.

# japan - Sunday 5 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s like a forbidden pleasure’: ‘Silver porn’ is becoming a million dollar industry Japan

# japan - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of soldiers found in cave 70 years after brutal WWII battle Pacific

Bodies of soldiers found in cave 70 years after brutal WWII battle

More than 70 years later, remains have been recovered.

From TheJournal.ie Misao Okawa lived through man’s first flight, two world wars and the moon landing RIP

Misao Okawa lived through man’s first flight, two world wars and the moon landing

Misao Okawa celebrated her 117th birthday just last month.

# japan - Friday 27 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Japan official sacked for faking funerals We've All Been There

Japan official sacked for faking funerals

Shigenori Natori had 12 relatives die in a five-year period, supposedly.

# 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

No toilet paper? Call the police. Vending machine took your money? Call the police.

These events actually happened in Japan.

# 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.

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