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How did Japan’s Whalers Of The Past Feel About Their Job & The Whales They Killed?

Despite the popular opinion that Japan’s dedicated pro-whaling community comes from a background of legendary, barbaric whalers who slaughtered whales without mercy, some reports show that pre-harpoon whalers were actually…

Governmental Parties to Youth: ‘We can be cool too!’

Prime Minister Abe and opposing parties have been vying, sometimes with music, to attract the first-time youth voters to join their sides.

Your red dress is waiting. love and leukemia and coming home

Michiel "Mimi" Brandt passed away on July 9th 2012, from complications of her third bone marrow transplant. She was thirty years old. She was one of the founders of this…