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This Japanese Water Therapy is the Key to Losing Weight and Staying Healthy!

Water is an essential part of our lives and it is one of the basic elements required for human survival. It is often advised that one must drink at least eight to ten glasses of water every day to flush out all the toxins and to help it to function properly. Some nutritionists also advise that is great to start you day with a glass of warm water, lime and […]

China opposes Japanese investment in India’s North East, says no ‘third party’ involvement in ‘disputed’ areas

Reacting sharply to Japan’s plans to step up investment in India’s North-eastern states, China on Friday said that it was opposed to any foreign investment in the “disputed areas” in that region.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe had discussed the possibility of boosting investment from Japan in India’s North East when they met for annual summit-level talks in Gujarat a couple of days ago. Reacting […]

4 lessons to learn from Japan’s first self-made woman billionaire

Yoshiko Shinohara is one of the finest examples of entrepreneurial zeal . Shinohara, 82, is Japan’s first self-made woman billionaire who without any formal education has made huge strides in the country. She lost her father at age six, got divorced in her 20s, and made it to the billionaire list without any graduation from college. Shinohara founded TempStaff, a staffing agency in 1973 from a one-bedroom apartment in Tokyo. […]

Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake, nuclear plant briefly disrupted

Several thousand people along the coast evacuated or were told to evacuate. A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011. The earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, had a magnitude of 7.4, the Japan Meteorological Service said, and was centered off the […]

Bloodbath in Antartic: Japan kills 333 Minke Whales

In the name of ‘scientific research’ the Japanese fleet has recently killed a large number of Minke whales in the Antartic Ocean. Four ships from the country’s Institute of Cetacean Research returned to their home port after 115-days long expedition capturing 333 whales including more than 200 pregnant females. Japan has been illegally hunting whales for decades.The Japanese government claimed that this mass slaughter is a part of their ‘scientific […]

Japan starts scrimping on its cosseted elderly

JAPAN’s centenarians are no longer to depart this life with a silver dish in their mouths. This month the health ministry said it would stop giving commemorative silver cups for drinking sake as 100th birthday gifts, because Japan’s super-ageing population has made the tradition too expensive for the state. Each silver sakazuki dish costs around ¥8,000 ($64). Now Japan’s cup runneth over(budget). The ministry plans to downgrade to a cheaper […]

Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

HIROSHIMA: Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday as Japan marked 70 years since the atomic bombing that helped end World War II but still divides opinion today on whether the total destruction it caused was justified. Prime minister Shinzo Abe and foreign delegates were among the tens of thousands gathered in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park to observe a moment of silence at 8:15 am local time (2315 GMT), when the […]

Japan: City preserves tsunami 'dragon tree'

A Japanese city has vowed to preserve a pine tree that survived the country’s devastating tsunami but is now rotting, it’s reported. The tree withstood the enormous wave which struck the coastal city of Kesennuma in 2011, killing hundreds of local people. It was badly damaged in the disaster, losing most of its branches, but its new shape attracted many visitors who thought it resembled a dragon. The tree was […]

World's largest flower blooms in Tokyo park

A giant flower, said to be one of the world’s oldest and largest species, has bloomed at a Tokyo park for the first time in five years, it’s reported. The 2-metre-high (6.5 feet) Titan arum rarely flowers and is notoriously difficult to propagate. The Jindai botanical gardens in the city of Chofu have extended their opening hours especially to allow hundreds of visitors to see the flower, which only blooms […]

Why Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat

When it comes to aging and staying slim, it seems as though Japanese women – and Asians in general – have hit the genetic jackpot. Many a comedian has speculated on how you never see an ‘old Asian lady’ and their slight frames are just well-known. And it’s not just an amusing stereotype. It’s actually true – Asian women for the most part do seem to age particularly well and […]