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Jan 26, 2013

Menu with $110 dirt: Ne Quittez Pas French cuisine uses high-quality black dirt

menu with $110 dirt
By in Asia, Business, Food, Lifestyle, Recipes, World No comments

A menu with $110 dirt was unveiled by a French restaurant in the Gotanda district of Tokyo, Japan. Organic soil Image Credit: Wikipedia Rocketnews24 reported that Ne Quittez Pas now offers a French cuisine that uses actual dirt as a key ingredient. Reports say that the unique ingredient is a special black soil taken from […]


Jan 16, 2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner emergency landing in Japan prompts ANA and JAL flights suspended

Boeing 787 Dreamliner emergency landing in Japan prompts ANA and JAL flights suspended
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Updated: January 17, 2013 4:50 p.m. Read FAA grounds all Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes over safety issues, United Airlines flights affected Two Japanese airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL), have suspended all their flights starting today, Wednesday, January 16, 2013, after a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet made an emergency landing at the […]


Jan 4, 2013

World’s shortest escalator found in Japan goes viral (Video)

World's shortest escalator found in Japan goes viral (Video)
By in Asia, Technology, Weird No comments

The so-called world’s shortest escalator can be found in Japan, as shown in the video below, which is now going viral. There were earlier videos (as early as 2008) about it, but the latest YouTube video is the longest so far, which was uploaded on Wednesday, January 2, 2012, and has a guide for tourists […]


Dec 2, 2012

Japanese Tunnel Collapse: 7 Trap Inside Tokyo’s Sasago Highway Tunnel (Video)

Highway Tunnel Collapse in Japan
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Highway Tunnel Collapse in Japan Image Credit: AP Photo/Kyodo News A Japanese highway tunnel collapsed in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, December 2, 2012. The collapsed 80-km Sasago highway tunnel, opened in 1977, is reportedly the main link from Tokyo to central Japan. Reports say that about 150 concrete roof panels were scattered inside the highway […]


Nov 24, 2012

$4.2 million Christmas tree: World’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree is Pure Gold (Photo)

World's Most Expensive Christmas Tree
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A pure gold $4.2 million (350 million yen) Christmas tree is reportedly on sale at the Ginza Tanaka jewelry store in Tokyo, Japan. The golden Christmas tree, considered as the world’s most expensive Christmas tree in terms of gold value, is covered with Disney Characters that include Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell and Cinderella. $4.2 million […]


Nov 12, 2012

Tunnel of Lights Japan: More Than 7 Million LED Lights Used In The Display (Photos)

Tunnel of Lights In Japan
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Tower of lights in Japan Image Credit: Bored Panda / Nagashima-onsen.co.jp A tunnel of lights in Japan made up of more than 7 million LED lights was recently opened, international news sites reported on Saturday, November 10, 2012. According to a report from Bored Panda, the tunnel of lights is located in the Nabana no […]


Nov 9, 2012

Earthquake hits Japan: 5.5 Magnitude Quake but no Tsunami Alert

Earthquake hits Japan
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An earthquake hits Japan on Friday noon, November 9, 2012 but no tsunami alert was issued, according the country’s Meteorological Agency. 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit Japan Image Credit: Japan Meteorological Agency A report by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued at 12:52 JST indicates that a 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit the northern part of Japan, […]


Sep 22, 2012

Japan crop circles underwater mystery solved, confirmed not UFO but made by fish (Photo)

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The mystery of the so-called Japan crop circles under the sea has been solved, as shown in the photo below. It was proved to be made by a fish, contrary to what some people think it could be UFO. The news was featured in Japan TV last week titled “The Discovery of a Century: Deep […]


Sep 1, 2012

Samsung wins vs Apple over patent case in Tokyo, Japan

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Updated: December 18, 2012 11:15 p.m. Read Apple demand denied: Samsung smartphones sale allowed by judge, citing no link between sales loss and patent case Samsung Electronics won over Apple in a patent case in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, August 31, 2012, which was related to transferring media content between devices, and came a week […]


Jun 10, 2012

Sarah Outen rescued by Japanese Coast Guard after boat hit by storm waves, safe but exhausted (Photo)

Sarah Outen rescued
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British adventurer Sarah Outen has been rescued on Friday, June 8, 2012, as shown in the photo below, after her boat Gulliver was hit by huge storm waves during her solo journey across the Pacific Ocean, about 500 miles off the coast of Japan. Sarah Outen (in red suit), after she was rescued by Japanese […]