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The ins and outs of parking in Japan: Parking can be a problem in Japan if you’re not prepared. Or don’t bring enough yen. You may think that you can get away with parking your car anywhere for a couple of minutes. Unfortunately, that is wrong. Most public roads in Japan are “no parking” zones unless there are signs that say so.

The ins and outs of parking in Japan: Parking can be a problem in Japan if you’re not prepared. Or don’t bring enough yen. You may think that you can get away with parking your car anywhere for a couple of minutes. Unfortunately, that is wrong. Most public roads in Japan are “no parking” zones unless there are signs that say so.

At the the end of the Lion Dance a farmer defeats the last lion in an epic battle that restores peace to the villagers. End to a wonderful performance.  - News On Japan - Soul of Japan

At the the end of the Lion Dance a farmer defeats the last lion in an epic battle that restores peace to the villagers. End to a wonderful performance. - News On Japan - Soul of Japan

Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa walks into a news conference in Tokyo October 30, 2012. The Bank of Japan expanded its asset purchases by 11 trillion yen ($138 billion) on Tuesday, easing monetary policy for the second straight month amid heightened pressure for bolder action to fight deflation and support an economy on the cusp of recession.   REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao

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Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa walks into a news conference in Tokyo October 30, 2012. The Bank of Japan expanded its asset purchases by 11 trillion yen ($138 billion) on Tuesday, easing monetary policy for the second straight month amid heightened pressure for bolder action to fight deflation and support an economy on the cusp of recession. REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao

Majority of active volcanoes in Japan lack disaster shelters - The Asahi Shimbun

Majority of active volcanoes in Japan lack disaster shelters - The Asahi Shimbun

In Japan’s election math, the key question for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is how many seats he can afford to lose without crippling his premiership. Abe is putting his two-thirds majority on the line as he seeks to extend his mandate and fend off a potential leadership challenge from within his own party. He has called on voters to renew their support for his economic reform plan after Japan sank into recession in the 3rd quarter. Opposition to Abe’s government exceeds support by 47.3% to…

How Low Can He Go? The Election Math for Abe to Stay in Command

In Japan’s election math, the key question for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is how many seats he can afford to lose without crippling his premiership. Abe is putting his two-thirds majority on the line as he seeks to extend his mandate and fend off a potential leadership challenge from within his own party. He has called on voters to renew their support for his economic reform plan after Japan sank into recession in the 3rd quarter. Opposition to Abe’s government exceeds support by 47.3% to…

Cracks are showing in corporate Japan’s support for Abenomics: Business leaders and politicians in Japan are showing signs of wobbling over a symbolic tax rise at the heart of radical plans to restore the country to economic and fiscal health after 2 decades of stagnation. Sales have fallen and consumer confidence has soured since the first of two planned rises in consumption tax in April, leading some to question whether a second leg should go ahead.

Cracks are showing in corporate Japan’s support for Abenomics

Cracks are showing in corporate Japan’s support for Abenomics: Business leaders and politicians in Japan are showing signs of wobbling over a symbolic tax rise at the heart of radical plans to restore the country to economic and fiscal health after 2 decades of stagnation. Sales have fallen and consumer confidence has soured since the first of two planned rises in consumption tax in April, leading some to question whether a second leg should go ahead.

Oita group digs up archive footage of U.S. wartime bombings to show horrors of war: A citizens' group that collects footage of U.S. air raids on Japan has obtained films of bombing missions in 7 prefectures, including Oita and Kagoshima, showing scenes of carnage as part of efforts to show the importance of peace. They obtained a total of 10 minutes of footage from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, including  scenes of smoke rising from fires around Kagoshima Station.

Oita group digs up archive footage of U.S. wartime bombings to show horrors of war: A citizens' group that collects footage of U.S. air raids on Japan has obtained films of bombing missions in 7 prefectures, including Oita and Kagoshima, showing scenes of carnage as part of efforts to show the importance of peace. They obtained a total of 10 minutes of footage from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, including scenes of smoke rising from fires around Kagoshima Station.

Surprise!  A man stands on a clump of land that emerged overnight along the coastline of Shiretoko Peninsula near Rausu, on Hokkaido Island, Japan. The new stretch of land came as a complete surprise to the locals, as there was no indication of the land movement overnight. The local residents said they didn't hear any sounds and there were no tremors when the land appeared.

More room to stretch your legs! Japanese island residents get seaside surprise as 1,000FOOT stretch of land rises above the surface overnight

Surprise! A man stands on a clump of land that emerged overnight along the coastline of Shiretoko Peninsula near Rausu, on Hokkaido Island, Japan. The new stretch of land came as a complete surprise to the locals, as there was no indication of the land movement overnight. The local residents said they didn't hear any sounds and there were no tremors when the land appeared.

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