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Japan and Volcanic Eruption Predictors

Japan and Volcanic Eruption Predictors

Last Saturday’s volcanic eruption in central Japan gives cause to explore predictors of the natural disaster. While it is impossible to prevent magmatic eruption, scientists have discovered warning signs of volcanic activity. Whether people nearest the recent eruptions were aware of or could detect these signs is unknown. The most recent eruption in Japan does shed […]

Japan Is Beginning to Die

Japan Is Beginning to Die

The country of Japan is leading the way into the possibility of a bleak future as it struggles to deal with an increasing number of elderly who are rapidly beginning to die. With a dropping number of births every year and a growing number of deaths, the country’s population is on-route to begin declining by […]

Japan: 31 Found Dead on Erupted Volcano

Japan: 31 Found Dead on Erupted Volcano

The bodies of 31 dead have been found near the peak of the Mt. Ontake volcano in Japan, which unexpectedly erupted on Saturday morning. Rescue teams discovered the bodies on Sunday but cannot officially confirm the deaths until they can be brought down from the mountainside for examination. Though officials in Japan are reluctant to confirm […]

Japan: Sexualization of Young Girls

Japan: Sexualization of Young Girls

Japan has finally sealed the loophole that allowed pedophiles to slide under the radar for the past few years. Becoming one of the last countries to officially ban the possession of child porn, it’s previous laws only focusing on distribution and production of underage pornography. This, however, does not ban the sexualization of young girls in […]

Japan: Woman Fills Village With Life-Size Dolls

Japan: Woman Fills Village With Life-Size Dolls

The very tiny village of Nagoro, Japan, located on Shikoku Island, has far more dolls than it does people. After returning to her home town from Osaka nearly 11 years ago, 64-year-old woman Ayano Tsukimi has taken to hand making hundreds of life-size dolls. One of the 37 last remaining residents remaining, she fills the village with these dolls. These […]

Japan Fukushima Radiation Reaching West Coast?

Japan Fukushima Radiation Reaching West Coast?

Concerns are being raised about the plumes of radiation released from the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear reactor during the tsunami that rocked the area in 2011. The radiation from Fukushima is floating through the Pacific Ocean from Japan and beginning to reach the west coast of America. Ken Buesseler, a research scientist […]

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 […]

Japan to Receive US Warships Amid North Korean, Chinese Threat

Japan to Receive US Warships Amid North Korean, Chinese Threat

United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was in Tokyo to reassure the Japanese government amid new threats posed by North Korea. The N. Koreans have been testing medium-range missiles over the past few weeks, which have the capability to reach Japan. On Thursday, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera ordered Japan’s defense forces to shoot down any missile […]

Japan Lab Finds Falsification in Cell Regeneration Papers

Japan Lab Finds Falsification in Cell Regeneration Papers

A Japan laboratory funded by Japanese government has accused a research celebrity of falsifying research about cell regeneration papers. Haruko Obokata was the lead writer of papers that claimed cells could be reprogrammed from maturity to embryonic-like state. The lab, RIKEN, is Japan’s head research body and has since accused Obokata of misconduct. After the […]

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