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Mitsui Signs Over $3.6 Billion in LNG Carrier Charter Parties

Mitsui & Co. announced today plans to charter eight LNG carriers to deliver liquefied natural gas from the Cameron LNG Export Terminal to its customers in Japan.  The company notes [...] The post Mitsui Signs Over $3.6 Billion in LNG Carrier Charter Parties appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

New 3DS menu themes revealed

New themes to be enabled in Japan in October update. Nintendo has revealed screenshots of 15 home menu themes that will be available when themes are introduced to 3DS in Japan in October. Click here to read the full article

Now It Sounds Like Japanese Giant SoftBank Won't Buy DreamWorks After All

Talks between Japan's SoftBank and DreamWorks Animation have reportedly cooled down, according to The Wall Street Journal. An earlier report said that the deal would provide SoftBank "another route to try to fulfill [its] ambition of...Show More Summary

Sexual tension on a pirate ship: I played Japan’s best-selling dating simulator–and loved it

These anime novels are being customized for American women, and could give "Fifty Shades" a run for its money

Shoot crazy extreme 4K video in ultra high-def with GoPro Hero4

“Life is either an incredible adventure,” says the Aussie-tinged voice over for this new GoPro 4 trailer, “or it’s nothing at all.” So when you’re next diving with orcas, racing extremely modified cars in Japan, or just chillin’ at the … Read more ›

New 3DS themes invade Japan in October firmware update

Do you hate the staid, utilitarian aesthetic of the Nintendo 3DS' Home screen? Do you live in Japan? Come next month, Nintendo may have a solution for your woes. When the handheld's next firmware update rolls out, it will include access to a...

K-Line to Pay $67 Million Criminal Fine for Role in Ro-Ro Price Fixing Conspiracy

Japan's Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., aka K-Line, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $67.7 million criminal fine for its role in a 15-year-long price fixing conspiracy involving roll-on, roll-off cargo to and from the United States,...Show More Summary

McDonald’s Japan unleashes black squid ink burger

More than a week after rival Burger King released its black Kuro Burger, the Japanese branch of the fast food chain came out with its own dark burger.

Battle Over Japan's Future Casinos Has Already Begun

Gaming hasn't been approved yet in Japan, but gaming companies are falling over themselves to make a big impression on government officials.

Debut Trailer

Get a first look at this upcoming 3DS RPG, which is only announced for Japan right now.

Lunasol Holiday 2014 Makeup Collection

Have a look at some images of Lunasol‘s holiday 2014 makeup collection. The Party Coffret 2014 (¥6500, images here) will be released in Japan on November 7th. There will also be a collection of makeup items designed in collaboration with Japanese jewelry brand Ahkah (images here, here & here), which will be released on November [...]

Finding Opportunity In Japan's Recovery

By Columbia Management: By Robert McConnaughey, Director of Global Research I travelled to Tokyo in the last couple weeks to get a read on the progress of Abenomics and Japanese recovery. After 20 years of malaise, the country is working to shake off the dust and reassert itself on the global stage. Show More Summary

McDonald's Squid Ink Burger Is the Scariest Thing You'll See This Halloween

McDonald's isn't going to let Burger King hog the limelight for its questionable goth burgers. Just a week ago, Burger King Japan announced it would be selling Kuro Diamond and Kuro Pearl burgers. That is, burgers with jet-black buns...Show More Summary

Japan’s Mount Ontake Eruption: At Least 36 Now Feared Dead

At least 36 people are now feared dead in the aftermath of Saturday's Mount Ontake volcanic eruption in Japan. Toxic gases are still spewing from the volcano, causing search and rescue efforts to be suspended. Twelve bodies have been reported recovered so

Nintendo is serious with 3DS themes, will have nearly 50 in Japan at launch

When I first heard of the upcoming 3DS theme concept, I wasn't super hopeful. I thought that Nintendo would probably put up a few major ones (Zelda and Mario), and completely forget about it over the course of a few weeks. But according to Nintendo Everything, a whopping 50 themes will be available in Japan, including third party contributions. Show More Summary

Pro-life vid of day: Mom’s first birthday

by Kelli Pampers has released a commercial in Japan which celebrates not only baby’s first year, but Mom’s… from Dad’s perspective. Live Action News reports: The theme of the ad is centered around the idea that a baby’s first birthday is also a mother’s first birthday. Show More Summary

Stealing Japan's WWII surrender statement

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

In 1945 the US, China, and Great Britain asked Japan to either surrender or experience "prompt and utter destruction." A group of 1,000 Japanese military members were unwilling to accept either option. By Dan Lewis Read the rest

Gigaom: Largest solar farm in Japan to break ground in November, backed by GE

The largest solar project in Japan is moving forward thanks to the country's aggressive incentives.

Terrifying images as Japanese volcano erupts, sending ash clouds at scrambling hikers

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A group of hikers on Japan’s erupting Mount Ontake volcano managed to capture footage of the pyroclastic flow as it approached them, according to Bad Astronomy blogger Phil Plait. The hikers spotted the wall of ash and attempted to run from it: However, it the cloud of volcanic ash quickly...

Report: Smash Bros. glitch is MASSIVE

A glitch in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which is currently available in Japan, sees Yoshi go through quite the growth spurt. If you've ever had fantasies of Godzilla in a Yoshi suit, prepare for them to potentially come true in...

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