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Explosion At Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA and JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- An explosion at a nuclear power station tore down the walls of one building Saturday as smoke poured out and Japanese officials said ...

More Earthquakes Rock Japan

AP/The Huffington Post | By JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds o...

Tokyo Earthquake, Tsunami Puts Data Centers, Cloud Services At Risk

ZDNet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Japan was reeling after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the Northeast coast and also impacted Tokyo. As a result, much of the Pacific Ocea...

Massive Earthquake Hits Japan

AP | By MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away car...

Despite Dip, Japan Suicide Rate Still Among The World's Highest

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- The number of Japanese who committed suicide declined last year, but remained above 30,000 for the 13th straight year with a sharp jump in de...

Liver Donation, Break up, Led Author David Jedeikin to Wander the Rainbow

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

After donating part of his liver to his (now ex-) boyfriend, breaking up and feeling lost, David Jedeikin wrote about it all in his book, Wander the Rainbow.

Tokyo Delights

Ondine Cohane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ondine Cohane

If you only get to do one thing in Tokyo make sure to head to the Meiji Shrine particularly on the weekend when there are weddings taking place and the brides are in gorgeous kimonos.

Man Dies After Falling From Roller Coaster

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Police say they are investigating the death of a man who fell from a roller coaster at a Tokyo amusement park. They say the man fell Su...

Found in Translation: Aamir Khan Returns in Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Dhobi Ghat is no Bollywood musical, but rather a scintillating, universal paean to life anywhere in the world, which happens to focus astutely on modern Mumbai.

Domo Arigato, Mr. Naoto: Japanese 'Superhero' Gives To Children In Need

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The trend of real-life superheroes has spread overseas. ABC Tokyo reports that a series of anonymous donations have been received throughout Japan. ...

Tokyo's New Anime Rape Restrictions

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tokyo is implementing new restrictions on the sale of anime films and manga comics depicting sex acts such as rape and incest, the AFP is reporting. ...

PHOTOS: International Pole Dancing Contest Begins

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) - Zoraya Judd says there is nothing she would rather do than pole dance. She's one of the best in the world at it and someday, she says, th...

New University to Rise in Haiti as Higher Education There In Collapse

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Luce

The long-awaited post‐earthquake assessment of higher education institutions in the Port‐au‐Prince metropolitan area by the respected Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED) has been released.

No Baggage Challenge for Charity Visits The Best Bar in Asia

Matt Browner Hamlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Browner Hamlin

s an avowed cocktail geek, one of the most exciting things about traveling in Japan is the opportunity to visit some of Tokyo's legendary cocktail lounges.

No Baggage Challenge for Charity

Matt Browner Hamlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Browner Hamlin

This summer travel writer Rolf Potts went around the world in forty-two days, with no baggage. Now I'm taking up a No Baggage Challenge -- but it's for charity.

Domino's Pizza Japan To Pay $31,000 For One Hour Of Work

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Domino's Pizza Japan, Inc. is offering a part-time job to one lucky applicant this December. The pay? A cool 2.5 million yen, or roughly $31,000 -- fo...

"Do You Really Like Living Here?" A Foreigner's Perspective on Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

(This article originally appeared in Newsweek Japan on October 28, 2010 in Japanese) "Do you really like living in Tokyo?" is a question I am often a...

Gardening for Strangers in Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

Spending several weeks in Tokyo on a business trip in 2008, I was startled and enchanted to discover its human scale and its streets alive with people and plants.

Astoria Characters: The Girl Fumi Fell For

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Asami Hotta picks up a petite pair of pliers, and with the skill of a neurosurgeon, starts turning the bits into a piece of one-of-a-kind costume jewelry.

Proprietary Traders Move To Hedge Funds, As Regulation Limits Risk-Taking At Banks

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If Wall Street is getting "boring" in response to new regulations, the traders themselves are resisting that trend. Bloomberg News reports that "doze...

Tokyo's Oldest Listed Person Is MISSING

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japanese authorities admitted Tuesday they'd lost track of a 113-year-old woman listed as Tokyo's oldest, days after police searched the...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Gaspar Noé on Enter the Void

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Kinda sorry I'm going to see Legend of the Guardians in IMAX 3D this weekend, and not Gaspar Noé's new film, Enter the Void. This is the movie that c...

PHOTOS: The World's Largest Megacities

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This week GlobalPost published an interesting series on the challenges posed by the world's rapid urbanization, focusing in particular on Dhaka, Bangl...

Japan Missing More Than 230,000 Centenarians

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — More than 230,000 Japanese citizens listed in government records as at least 100 years old can't be found and may have died long ago, ac...

Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' Gene Hits Japan

AP | SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan has confirmed the nation's first case of a new gene in bacteria that allows the microorganisms to become drug-resistant superbugs,...