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Slight rise in birth defects in post-meltdown Japan; more study needed

Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko, when asked for his opinion on the current situation Monday (Japan time) said, “The Fukushima nuclear accident has released forces that no one…

Roppongi’s Golden Arches Crushed In The War Dance? McSayonara After 30 Years

Today, September 16th at 18:00 hours, the McDonald’s East Roppongi shop closed after 30 glorious years of serving the hungry masses. One of the reasons for the collapse is certainly…

In Fukushima, the kids aren’t all right, says documentary A2-B-C (Sept.14th)

The title comes from the code that is use to express the results of thyroid cancer screening in the medical world. The Japanese government vehemently denies any links to thyroid…

Future Beauty: 30 Years Of Japanese Fashion…ends today in Seattle.

What does what you wear say about you? Did you know that fashion is wearable art? Great fashion, like great art, requires creativity and skill. All of the fashion that…

TEPCO, Nuclear Disaster & Spaghetti-Os: Bad Deeds Get Rewarded

In other words, it’s as if TEPCO measured the height of Jeremy Lin with only a 12 inch school ruler and proclaimed, “Mr. Lin is the world’s shortest basketball player.”…