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Watch: Japan's phallus festival is unusual, but also educational

Apr 04, 2016

Watch: Japan's phallus festival is unusual, but also educational

Japanese revellers carried giant phalluses through the streets of Kawasaki on Sunday to worship the humble penis and fertility in one of the world's most unusual festivals. #Japan #BeatThis #Fertility #japanese #Penis #educational #Phallus festival #unusual festival #male genetalia
Explosion rocks Japan's contentious Yasukuni shrine for war victims in Tokyo; none reported injured

Nov 23, 2015

Explosion rocks Japan's contentious Yasukuni shrine for war victims in Tokyo; none reported injured

An explosion today damaged a public restroom at a controversial shrine in Tokyo that honors Japanese war dead, with police suspecting foul play. No one was injured. #Tokyo #NewsTracker #japanese #Shinzo Abe #Emperor Akihito #Yasukuni shrine
Bangladesh aims to rein in poverty to below 14 pct by 2021 | Reuters

Nov 15, 2015

Bangladesh aims to rein in poverty to below 14 pct by 2021 | Reuters

DHAKA Bangladesh aims to cut its poverty rate to less than 14 percent by 2021 from 22.4 percent now, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Sunday, as the country sets it sights on becoming a middle-income nation. #United States #Development #Syria #Paris #Crime #Foreign policy #japanese
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits off Japanese island of Honshu - USGS | Reuters

May 13, 2015

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits off Japanese island of Honshu - USGS | Reuters

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off the main Japanese island of Honshu, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday. USGS originally reported the earthquake as 6.9 magnitude #facebook #Economy #China #Technology #Middle East #markets #Copyright #Latin America #japanese #opinion #lifestyle
Wait, what? Japanese hotel starts special 'crying rooms' for women

May 08, 2015

Wait, what? Japanese hotel starts special 'crying rooms' for women

In a bizarre offer, a hotel in Tokyo has launched special “crying rooms” for women that are equipped with a selection of tear-jerking movies, eye masks and luxury tissues to allow female guests to cry heartily. #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #Women #japanese #hotel #crying rooms
Emperor of Japan prays at WWII battleground on Pacific island

Apr 09, 2015

Emperor of Japan prays at WWII battleground on Pacific island

The emperor of Japan visited a remote Pacific island Thursday to pray for thousands of Japanese and American soldiers who died during the World War II battle of Peleliu. #Japan #NewsTracker #japanese #Emperor #soldiers #WWII #World War 2 #American #Pacific islands
Tunisia's premier fires six police commanders after museum attack

Mar 23, 2015

Tunisia's premier fires six police commanders after museum attack

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid fired six police commanders on Monday, including the head of tourist security, after a militant attack on the national museum last week in which 20 foreign visitors were killed. The premier's office spokesman, Mofdi Mssedi, said the six also included an intelligence brigade chief, the Tunis district police chief, the traffic police commander, a Bardo Museum security chief and a commander for the capital's Sidi Bachir district. "Prime Minister Habib Essid visited the Bardo Museum yesterday and took note of several security failures there," Mssedi said #facebook #United States #India #Technology #Arabic #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #japanese
Insight - Testing Beijing, Japan eyes growing role in South China Sea security

Mar 11, 2015

Insight - Testing Beijing, Japan eyes growing role in South China Sea security

TOKYO (Reuters) - Seventy years after its imperial forces were kicked out of the South China Sea, Japan is quietly moving back into the region, forging security ties with the Philippines and Vietnam as both Southeast Asian nations try to cope with China's territorial ambitions. Tokyo's security cooperation is broad-based: It is supplying maritime patrol boats to the two countries while Japan will hold its first naval exercises with the Philippines in the coming months. #India #China #Business #Japan #Argentina #Latin America #author #japanese
Radical scholar provided Japan with channel to IS at hostage crisis peak

Feb 08, 2015

Radical scholar provided Japan with channel to IS at hostage crisis peak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government opened a communication channel with Islamic State in the decisive stages of its recent hostage crisis but was unwilling to use it to start negotiations, according to a Tokyo-based Islamic scholar who briefly became an intermediary. #facebook #United States #India #Japan #Technology #Argentina #United Kingdom #author #Ukraine #japanese #opinion
Islamic State says beheads second Japanese hostage

Feb 02, 2015

Islamic State says beheads second Japanese hostage

TOKYO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to vow to step up humanitarian aid to the group's opponents in the Middle East and help bring his killers to justice. "I feel intense indignation at this utterly cruel and despicable act of terrorism," a grim-faced Abe told an emergency Cabinet meeting early on Sunday, shortly after a video surfaced purporting to show the beheading of Goto, after the failure of international efforts to secure his release through a prisoner swap #facebook #United States #India #Syria #Brazil #France #Arabic #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #author #japanese