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A New Year in Japan

Some beautiful pictures from the first day of the new year in Japan, some taken by a good friend of mine. I wish you all a Wonderful New Year… Visitors pack the arcade leading to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa on...

A doctor conducts a thyroid examination on five-year-old girl as her older brother and a nurse take care of her at a clinic in temporary housing complex in Nihonmatsu

Some scientists don’t deserve that name

A doctor conducts a thyroid examination on five-year-old girl as her older brother and a nurse take care of her at a clinic in temporary housing complex in Nihonmatsu   Eleven people in Fukushima Prefecture aged 18 or younger at...

No More War…Ever…

  Vietnam war anthem “I Was Only 19” added to Sounds of Australia registry for 2015 The classic Australian song, I Was Only 19, about the plight of returned Vietnam soldiers, has been added to the Sounds of Australia registry....

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Pets get blessed at Belgian St. Hubert ceremony

(REUTERS) – Hundreds of pet owners took their furry companions to be blessed in the Belgian town of Saint-Hubert on Tuesday (November 3) to mark celebrations for Saint Hubert, the patron saint of hunters.   Falcons, scores of dogs of...

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Japan Pavilion takes top design prize at Milan expo

MILAN–Featuring stunning computer-graphic images of Japan and elegant “washoku” (traditional Japanese cuisine), the Japan Pavilion captured the gold prize for best exhibition design at Expo Milan 2015 on Oct. 30. “This is the result of all of us coming together,”...

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Far-right wing on the rise again in Australia

An anti-Muslim protester (right) shouting at a Muslim supporter during a demonstration outside the Parramatta Mosque in Sydney on Oct 9.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE   Latest wave of anti-immigrant sentiment focuses on growing Muslim community On Tuesday night at a secret...

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Fukushima community declared fit for humans

Four and a half years after a tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, people have returned to live in the area Kohei and Tomoko Yamauchi at their home in Naraha. Photograph: Justin McCurry for...

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