Japan

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Tokyo, No Tsunami RiskAn earthquake has struck close to Tokyo, shaking much of the metropolitan region. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami risk.
Rare Giant Squid Filmed Off Coast Of JapanThe giant squid may be one of the most elusive, mysterious animals of the deep, but one of them recently offered an unusually close-up greeting to some spectators in Toyama Bay in central Japan.
Backpackers Guide To AsiaTravel guide for three of the best countries to visit in Asia for backpackers
Bay Area Startup Challenges Japan To Giant Robot BattleMegabots Inc., an Oakland, California-based startup, has built a 15-foot mechanical gladiator called the Mark II and challenged a Japanese firm to an international battle for robot supremacy.
7.0 Earthquake Hits Southern Coast Of JapanAn earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southern coast of Japan Friday.
Japanese Video Blogger Frantically Tries To Snuff Out House Fire In YouTube VideoA Japanese live-video blogger inadvertently filmed himself as he frantically tried to put out a fire in his apartment.
SF Supes Approve 'Comfort Women' Memorial To WWII Sex Slaves For Japanese SoldiersOvercoming the opposition of the Japanese government and some Bay Area Japanese-Americans, San Francisco Supervisors have voted to build a memorial to so-called "comfort women" who were sex slaves during World War II.
Working Abroad: Countries With Easily Obtainable Work VisasA look at five countries with easily obtainable work visas for Americans
Disney Apologizes For Poorly-Timed Tweet On Nagasaki AnniversaryWalt Disney Japan has apologized after a tweet sent from its corporate Twitter account wished readers "congratulations on a not special day" on the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
Disney Friendship Gives Netflix A BoostNetflix isn't done flying to record heights, as its stock soared Wednesday following Disney CEO Bob Iger earnings conference comments that he considers Netflix more of a friend than foe, and that products like Netflix are attractive because they offer a user-friendly and often times cheaper way for people to watch television.
Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Comes To Japan's Sacred Mount FujiClimbers who reach the summit of Mount Fuji will now be able to share their achievement via free Wi-Fi.
Nintendo Games To Feature Same-Sex Marriages Between CharactersNintendo confirmed that the new Fire Emblem role-playing games will introduce same-sex marriage to players.

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