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Unique And Festive Mother’s Day Traditions From Around The World
Mother’s Day around the world can involve much more than just breakfast in bed. Here are some unique traditions from the United Kingdom, Japan, Ethiopia, Mexico and Nepal.
Netanyahu's Chef Blasted For Serving Japan's Prime Minister Dessert In A Shoe
The unconventional serving dish was criticized as offensive and in poor taste.
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Last Known Person Born In The 19th Century Dies At Age 117
Nabi Tajima, born roughly 14 years before World War I began, was believed to be the world's oldest person.
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112-Year-Old Japanese Man Is World's Oldest Living Male
The record holder's granddaughter says he credits his longevity to sweets.
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Japan May Have Worked Out The Secret Formula For A Happy Life
By Yukari Mitsuhashi, On assignment for HuffPost
'Ikigai' is the Japanese word for finding what fulfils you
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'Japan's Babe Ruth' Hits 1st MLB Homer 2 Days After His 1st Pitching Win
Shohei Ohtani's three-run blast traveled nearly 400 feet.
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This Annual Penis Festival In Japan Is About More Than Just Giant Schlongs
The annual event raises awareness about safe sex and money for HIV charities.
Scientists Discover New Homo Sapiens Mix With Mysterious Denisovans
Neanderthals weren't the only ones modern humans liked to sleep with.
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Trump's 'Bowling Ball Test' for U.S. Cars Is Just A Goofy Ad
"It's horrible the way they treat us," the angry president said of Japan.
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United Airlines Mistakenly Flies Family's Dog To Japan Instead Of Kansas City
The mix-up came just a day after a puppy died aboard a United flight.
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U.S. Allies Line Up For Exemptions From Trump's Tariffs
By Robin Emmott, Ruby Lian, Aaron Sheldrick, Reuters
Trump said “real friends” of the United States could win waivers from the new steel and aluminum measures.
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U.S. Allies Sign Landmark Trade Pact As Trump Announces Tariffs
Trump pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year.
I'm Raising A Biracial Daughter In Japan, Where She's Surrounded By Blackface
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I worry about how to raise her to be a strong black woman while embracing the country that she and her mother come from.
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American Tourist Arrested In Japan After Woman He Met On Dating App Disappears
The victim's body was reportedly dismembered and scattered across several locations in western Japan.
Netflix Casts A White Guy In Another Film About Asian Culture
And viewers are Not. Happy.
CULTURE & ARTS
Will Nobuyoshi Araki Be Photography's Last Legendary Dirty Old Man? (NSFW)
A retrospective at New York's Museum of Sex grapples with the legacy of Japan's most explicit erotic photographer. In 2018, it's no small task.
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16-Year-Old Snowboarding Sensation Suffers Sickening Crash In Halfpipe Final
Japan's Yuto Totsuka had to be taken down the pipe in a stretcher.
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Japanese Short Track Skater Disqualified After Failing Doping Test
By Karolos Grohmann, Reuters
Doping cases are rare among Japanese athletes and this is the first for the country at a Winter Olympics.
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NBC Commentator Whose Insensitive Japan Comments Sparked Furor Is Done Covering Olympics
Joshua Ramo infuriated Koreans and others with comments about Japan and Korea's history that viewers said glossed over the two nations' troubled past.
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NBC Apologizes For Commentator's Japan Remarks At Olympic Opening Ceremony
By By Liana B. Baker, Reuters
Joshua Cooper Ramo sparked anger with a comment about Japan serving as an example to South Korea.
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Asian Markets Take A Tumble After U.S. Stocks Decline
By Hideyuki Sano, Reuters
Asian shares fell sharply on Tuesday after Wall Street suffered its biggest decline since 2011.
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Magician David Copperfield Accused Of Sexual Assault By Ex-Teen Model
In a vague response, Copperfield cautioned against "a rush to judgment."
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Avalanche Engulfs Skiers At Japanese Resort, Killing 1
By By Elaine Lies, Reuters
The avalanche was sparked by an erupting volcano.
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Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert
It's the second major North Korea false alarm in the last week.
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Japan Rejects South Korean Call For New Steps To Help 'Comfort Women'
By Linda Sieg, Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday rejected South Korea’s call for more steps to help “comfort
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As California Awaits The 'Big One,' Anxieties Loom Over Funding The Earthquake Warning System
The United States is still more than a decade behind Japan in rolling out earthquake alerts, experts say.
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