December 11, 2017

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  • Relocation of Futenma Base

    The Futenma base location has been a topic of debate for almost twenty years. In September of 1995, three American personnel (between 20 and 22 years old at that time) at the base sexually assaulted…

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  • Nuclear Village

    Nuclear village is a term that describes the groups who benefit from nuclear power. For example, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, nuclear reactor manufacturers, and electric power companies (TEPCO), electric power associations, local…

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    Currently, facial masks for skin care which feature the famous band, KISS, are being distributed by Isshindo. There are two types of KISS facial masks: One which features Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer, and another…

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  • Swallows in Fukushima

    On March 18, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published a cartoon depicting giant footsteps from a swallow on the ground in Fukushima. The cartoon suggested that the swallow was mutated due to exposure to…

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  • Lemongina

    On March 31, 2015 Suntory started distributing Lemongina, a drink which is new type of Orangina. The concept for Lemongina came from a drink called Citronnade, which is a kind of lemonade that is popular…

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  • Matcha Cupcakes by Magnolia Bakery

    On March 25th, Magnolia Bakery Japan began selling Matcha Cupcakes at its stores. Matcha is made out of powdered tea leaves, and is known as a kind of green tea. These Matcha Cupcakes will only…

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  • Black Oolong Tea

      On March 17, Suntory started selling a new version of Black Oolong Tea. The new version of Black Oolong Tea is sold in a new stylish looking bottle with a narrow waist which is easy…

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    VIRON is a luxurious bakery managed by a Japanese company called Le Style, which uses flour made by a French company called Viron. Currently, VIRON has two stores in Tokyo, one in Shibuya and the…

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