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The Things Logan Paul Did in Japan

A poplar American YouTuber, Logan Paul, who went to the well known suicide forest called Aokigahara (or Fuji no Jukai) in Japan, filmed a hanging body is a very big controversy. The forest is located in Yamanashi prefecture. I grew up near there and [...]

Tokyo Cruise Offers a Step Back in Time

Yoshiaki Miura reports: A new Tokyo Bay samurai-themed cruise ship fashioned after those used by feudal lords back in the Edo Period (1603-1868) promises tourists visiting the nation’s capital an interesting contrast between modernity and [...]

Media group: 81 Reporters Died, Threats Soared in 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs this year, while violence and harassment against media staff has skyrocketed, the world’s biggest journalists’ organization says. In its annual “Kill Report,” seen by The [...]

What if Google ruled North Korea?

Michael Brendan Dougherty writes: Kevin Kelly of Wired magazine wants us to welcome the future, where the ubiquity and power of surveillance technology make our lives completely transparent to society, government, and even ourselves. It will be [...]

Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to North Korea

Yu Yong-weon and Kim Jin-myung report: U.S. reconnaissance satellites have spotted Chinese ships selling oil to North Korean vessels on the West Sea around 30 times since October. According to South Korean government sources, the satellites have [...]

An Order From the Chinese Emperor: Find Immortality

Beijing (AFP) – New archeological research has shed fresh light on China’s first emperor — creator of the world-famous terracotta army — and his quest for eternal life, state media reported. A set of wooden slips found in the [...]

Japan’s first Christmas

The first Noel, the Jesuits in Yamaguchi did say, was a 16th-century celebration in a converted Buddhist temple with midnight hymns. Joji Sakurai writes: In a letter home to Portuguese brethren, Jesuit missionary Pedro de Alcacova writes of [...]

Netflix Now As Big as All Cable

The balance of power in pay television is shifting. In one corner, we have Netflix. In the other corer, we have everyone else. According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the number of Americans who subscribe to cable TV is now on par [...]