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Japan upholds ban on same-sex marriage

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A Japanese court has upheld a ban on same-sex marriage by dismissing a lawsuit that argued it was unconstitutional. Three same-sex couples in their 30s and 50s sued in the Osaka District ...

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How Cup Noodles became one of the biggest success stories of all time

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See a container of Cup Noodles at a convenience store and you might think of dorm rooms and cheap calories. But there was a time when eating from the product’s iconic packaging ...

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Guinness World Records verifies a new Oldest Living Person

A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello has been recoginzed as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records. The global authority on records officially recognized Kane ...

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Pearl Harbor, General MacArthur and the rhyme of history

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I was born December 5, 1941, two days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into the Second World War. Many years later I could hardly believe ...

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Kansas recalls all license plates containing ‘JAP’ after complaint

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A complaint by a California resident has led to the recall of over 700 Kansas license plates. The state announced it is recalling all plates that contain the random letters “JAP” after ...

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Buried Cars: The art of Patrick Nagatani

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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO  – With the discovery of twenty-nine buried cars at significant sites around the world, one would think Japanese archeologist Ryoichi would be a household name. He’s not. Instead, the creator ...

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