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Japan remembers the fifteenth anniversary of the Kobe Earthquake

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Taking up herewith Japanese National Trend News by Media.
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I'm one of the Kobe People at the time of Kobe Earthquake on Jan 17, 1995.
And every year Kobe Earthquake is to be remembered when New Year is coming.

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Japanese women: 20, decked out, and ogled by old men
Jan 13, 2010 by Global Post

For the newly minted Japanese woman, the national Seijin No Hi celebration (a.k.a. Coming of Age Day) on the second Monday of January, is a chance to strut her stuff. She makes a trip to the salon to curl and set her hair in an elaborate up-do; wraps herself in an expensive, silk furisode kimono; and makes a pilgrimage to the local shrine for good fortune, as turning 20 years old signifies all the privileges and responsibilities of adulthood. Along the way, she is also liable to run the gauntlet of ogling older men who, for one day at least, have a free pass to snap as many photos of the young debutantes as they would like. The men who show up in droves at Meiji Jingu might not be exactly what the young women have in mind, however. Some of the men are old enough to be not just the women's fathers, but their ojisan, the Japanese word for grandfather. (Global Post)
Japan remembers the fifteenth anniversary of the Kobe Earthquake
Jan 17, 2010 by examiner.com

While the West is focused on the recent horrific earthquake in Haiti, Japan is remembering a similarly awful event in its own land fifteen years ago - the Great Hanshin Earthquake, also known as the Kobe Earthquake. In the early morning hours of January 17th, 1995, an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.3 stuck central Japan and devastated the city of Kobe. (examiner.com)






Japan's secret pact with U.S. spurs debate
Jan 10, 2010 by Los Angeles Times

Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has created a panel to investigate Japan's role in a decades-old secret pact allowing nuclear-armed U.S. vessels to dock at Japanese ports, against Japanese laws. For 40 years, the government denied the existence of the 1969 agreement between President Nixon and Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, the architect of Japan's post-World War II pacifism and staunch antinuclear policies. (Los Angeles Times)

Quiet please! Noise irks Japan's commuters the most
Jan 15, 2010 by Reuters

Taking the train in Japan and want to avoid annoying fellow passengers? Keep conversation to a whisper, turn down your iPod and put your cellphone on vibration mode, a recent survey by the railway association showed. Many foreigners who ride on Japan's vast network of subways and commuter trains complain about the pushing and shoving that accompanies getting into the train and the reluctance to give up seats for senior citizens and pregnant women. (Reuters)


Sushi-loving Japan fears push for tuna export ban
Jan 15, 2010 by AP

Seafood-loving Japan - having faced years of international pressure to stop whaling - finds itself with a potentially bigger fight over a highly prized type of tuna that conservation groups say is being fished to extinction. A proposal to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna - vaunted for its succulent red and pink meat - could slash supplies and drive up prices in Japan, the world's biggest consumer and importer of the fish. (AP)



Unified college entrance exams begin across Japan amid flu alert
Jan 15, 2010 by AP

More than 550,0000 applicants braved the mid-winter cold to take unified college entrance examinations across Japan on Saturday as the two-day event began at 725 venues put on high influenza alert. Masks and hand-washing gels greeted many of the applicants tackling civics, geography and history, the Japanese language and foreign languages before science and mathematics complete the schedule Sunday. A record 811 universities and colleges are taking part in the exam. (AP)

Japan lawmaker arrested over funds scandal
Jan 15, 2010 by Reuters

Prosecutors have arrested Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Tomohiro Ishikawa over a political funds scandal involving the ruling party's No.2 official, Ichiro Ozawa, Kyodo news reported, adding to the government's woes before a mid-year election. Recent polls show that support for Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's four-month-old government has leveled off around 50 percent after initial highs above 70 percent, but the widening scandal could cause the slide to resume. (Reuters)




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