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From trains to desalination plants, nature is inspiring radical designs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here From birds that can fly for months on end to giant redwoods stretching hundreds of feet into the air, the natural world inspires awe and wonder. For thousands of years, humanity’s appreciation of nature has led to countless works of......
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30 Asia-based market strategists reveal how they’re playing the U.S. election

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New York Times - World

The Pressure to Be Perfect Turns Deadly for Celebrities in Japan

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TOKYO — From the outside, Yuko Takeuchi seemed to have a golden life. She had won Japan’s top acting award three times and had recently given birth to her second child. A graceful beauty, she appeared in a......
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Japan ‘Twitter killer’ pleads guilty to murders

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Takahiro Shiraishi after his arrest in 2017 A Japanese man has pleaded guilty to murdering nine people after contacting them on Twitter, in a high-profile case that has shocked the country. Dubbed the “Twitter killer”, Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested in 2017 after body parts......
History

The Unsuccessful WWII Plot to Fight the Japanese With Radioactive Foxes

Smithsonian
In the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, “Wild Bill” Donovan, the leader of the Office of Strategic Services—America’s wartime intelligence agency—told his scientists to find a way to “outfox” the Axis enemies. In response, the scientists produced a number of dirty tricks, including explosive pancake mix, incendiary......
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No More ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ on Japan Airlines

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Japan Airlines said it would retire the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” from in-flight announcements made in English, a symbolic step toward inclusivity in a country where activists have long fought to change entrenched gender traditions. Announcements in Japanese......
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Japan Airlines to use gender-neutral greetings

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Image copyright Getty Images If you’re stepping on a Japan Airlines (JAL) plane anytime next month, chances are you won’t hear the term “ladies and gentlemen” anymore. Instead, from 1 October, gender-neutral phrases like “attention all passengers”, or references to passengers as “everyone” will be used, reported local site the......
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This Carousel Has Had Quite a Ride. Will Anyone in Japan Save It?

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TOKYO — From the shrines of Nikko and the temples of Kyoto to the castles of Matsumoto and Himeji, the Japanese are fiercely proud of the country’s centuries-old monuments of cultural heritage. Not so for a 113-year-old carousel......
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Japan Is Paying Firms to Make Things at Home. But China’s Pull Is Still Strong.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TOKYO — Until July, the Japanese household goods company Iris Ohyama had always made its line of masks at its two factories in China. But early this year, as the coronavirus was spreading around the world, the Japanese......
History

See 12 Stunning Portraits of World War II Veterans

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Aug. 31, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Growing up, Zach Coco’s hero was his grandfather Anthony, a veteran who served in World War II’s Pacific theater as a sailor aboard the U.S.S. Rushmore. Though the Los Angeles-based photographer had always wanted to interview his grandfather about his wartime experiences, Anthony......
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Mom Of Three From Japan Comes Up With Incredibly Creative Meals For Her Kids (30 Pics)

IA
Kids are picky eaters. No doubt about it. From eating solely sweets, to refusing to eat anything that has touched on the plate, to hating specific ingredients so much that they go into a full-blown tantrum with no return. So, getting your kid to love the food you make is......
History

Nine Harrowing Eyewitness Accounts of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Aug. 5, 2020, 10:43 a.m. When photographer Haruka Sakaguchi first tried to connect with survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, her cold calls and emails went unanswered. Then, in 2017, the Brooklyn-based artist decided to visit Japan herself in hopes of meeting someone who knew......
History

An Uncrowned Tudor Queen, the Science of Skin and Other New Books to Read

Smithsonian
England’s most notorious dynasty owes much to the trials of a 13-year-old girl: Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond. On January 28, 1457, the young widow—her first husband, Edmund Tudor, had died at age 26 several months prior—barely survived the birth of her only child, the future Henry VII. Twenty-eight years......

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