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In the Yellowstone Valley, a Beet Farmer With an Artist's Soul

Carrie La Seur | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Carrie La Seur

It has microbreweries, artists, a cowboy hat-fixing genius, solar-powered lofts, and huge summer street events, along with homeless people, addicts, and the occasional break-in or fatal stabbing in an alley.

Japan's Obon Festival: Invitation for the Dead

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Thomas Shomaker

Although some of Obon's rituals are somber, much of the holiday is festive; a time when families happily reunite and celebrate the sacrifices that their briefly visiting loved ones made for them before they passed away.

Fish Farming Innovations

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sunil Chacko

A private university in Japan, through government grants and in collaboration with an affiliated commercial entity, completely cultured near-extinct bluefin tuna -- a first for the world.