Tokyo Metropolitan Government has published a disaster preparedness book in a partially manga format to help get the residents of Japan's capital ready for "the big one", the earthquake long ...
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Mount Shindake has erupted without warning on the island of Kuchinoerabu, 130 kilometers south of Kagoshima. Boats have been sent to the island to evacuate the population of 147. So far there are no ...
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Following last year's top trends and major buzzwords and memes, we are going to take a look back at the big trends and topics for 2014 in Japan. We already examined some of the main Twitter buzz of ...
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It has been over a month from the surprising Mt Ontake volcanic eruption in late September, which ultimately killed 57 people. One of those who perished was Kazuo Wakabayashi (66), from Matsumoto ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
Mt Ontake, a volcanic mountain between Nagano and Gifu prefectures, erupted at 11:53 a.m on September 27th, resulting in a 4km ash cloud. [Image source: Asahi] The eruption took ...
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Tokyo has been hit by record levels of snow this weekend, putting a significant chill on the last day of campaigning for the potential Tokyo governors. Polling day is today (Sunday) but the mounds ...
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It was the largest typhoon to hit Tokyo in ten years and, as expected, yesterday morning brought havoc to the city. The once-in-a-decade storm, Typhoon Wipha, was even worse in the Izu peninsular, ...
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Japan has got its knickers in a twist over a French newspaper's satirical cartoon that shows two emaciated wrestlers facing up for a bout in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with the Fukushima reactors ...
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Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, Mad Hatter skin-care masks
After the Tohoku disaster, we have all become a bit more conscious of the "gear" needed in an emergency. Bottled water. Warm clothes. Geiger counter. Hardhat. In Japan, schools and companies ...
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Following the Tohoku disaster in March 2011, we've all thought much more about the kind of tools and clothes that we need when society as we know it breaks down. From flashlights to emergency ...
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During the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11th, 2011 many of the victims or people affected were children. So the "Pokémon with you" project was started to support the disaster-struck region ...
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For those times when need your own space after a major emergency, you don't need luxury to get the job done. World Space agrees and that's why they have come up with the Sleep Box, a new ...
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Retro Japanese schoolgirl clothes perfect for loungewear
Okay, so the news has been rather grim in Tokyo of late. Earthquakes. Tidal waves. Nuclear meltdown. Radiation clouds. Etc etc. But trust the Japanese to come up with some novel and often ...
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