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Japan Bird Flu Outbreak

Japan Bird Flu Outbreak

The country of Japan has ordered 112,000 chickens to be slaughtered to contain the outbreak spread of bird flu after a poultry farm in the south confirmed that two of them had tested positive for the virus. It is the first case of bird flu Japan has seen in three years. Bird flu, also known […]

Japan Continues to Explore Nuclear Options

Japan Continues to Explore Nuclear Options

 Three years after the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet are continuing to explore nuclear options. The exploration of nuclear energy comes a month after the anniversary of the devastating tsunami, in which the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant melted down and dumped its reserves into the […]

Japanese Island Swallows Another

Japanese Island Swallows Another

An island off the coast of Japan swallowed another this week. Niijima, a Japanese island that did not exist until November keeps growing and has now overtaken its former neighbor, Nishino-shima. When one thinks of how an island chain like Hawaii or Japan is formed, one thinks in terms of centuries. A lot of the […]

Tony Abbott in Japan to Talk Trade Agreement

Tony Abbott in Japan to Talk Trade Agreement

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived in Japan to talk about a fair trade agreement with that country which would hopefully have good outcomes for both of their economies. Abbott is expected to push for a reduction in tariffs levied on imported Australian beef while the Japanese want the removal of the five percent tariff […]

Chuck Hagel Talks Repercussions of Ukraine in Japan

Chuck Hagel Talks Repercussions of Ukraine in Japan

After cuts to the national defense budget, allies are beginning to wonder about the country’s role in world security, especially after Russia invaded Ukraine. The United States Defense Secretary is away on business in Asia right now, attempting to allay Japan’s fears that the U.S. is withdrawing from the world. At the Yokota Air Base […]

Adultery Website Popular in Japan

Adultery Website Popular in Japan

Ashley Madison, the adultery website has become quite popular in Japan, a culture known for conformity, tradition and protocol behavior. The site has garnered one million users in just eight and a half months, a record holder for the fastest pace of user registration among 37 countries the site operates. The U.S. which has the […]

Whaling in Japan the Bunraku Argument

Whaling in Japan the Bunraku Argument

The world is rejoicing as Australian wins its case to ban whaling in Japan. The UN’s International Court of Justice ruled in favor of Australia and has commanded Japan to halt its program in the Antarctic immediately. But many Japanese are disappointed by the ruling. They have been trying to argue their case to allow […]

Kagawa to Engineer a Move: World Cup Preview

Kagawa to Engineer a Move: World Cup Preview

Shinji Kagawa will hope to banish the memories of another insipid season by putting himself in the shop window at the World Cup in Brazil. While the press should be cooing over his performances, the Manchester United man’s media coverage has been limited to unhappiness at being a fringe player and his alleged relationship with […]

Whaling in Japan Prohibited: Great Victory for Sea Shepherd

Whaling in Japan Prohibited: Great Victory for Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd achieved a great victory yesterday when the court in The Hague prohibited whaling in Japan. The International Court of Justice ruled that Japan must stop whaling in the Antarctic. With that, whaling in Japan is now officially prohibited. The Court is of the opinion that whaling is a commercial and not a scientific […]

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