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Japan seeks Jordan's help on gaining hostage's release

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

TOKYO (AP) — Japan sought help from Jordan and other countries Monday in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group, with no signs of progress on securing his release.

Kiehl’s x A BATHING APE

Kiehl’s Japan presents a new collaboration with A BATHING APE on a special edition design of their Ultra Face Cream. BAPE designed the packaging of the project. They used their iconic camouflage pattern, a design that they are best known… The post Kiehl’s x A BATHING APE appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Sony Auction for Special-Edition PlayStation 4 Unit Brings $129,000

You can buy a normal PlayStation 4 videogame machine for about $340 in Japan, but someone is ready to pay $129,000 for one.

This Otter House Has a Roundabout

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

The otter aquarium at the Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park in Miura City, Japan, is designed for optimal traffic flow. The otters don't have to spend a long time on their daily commutes because their tank includes a roundabout. You can see more photos of their transportation network at Kohan Studio (translation). -via NotCot

Japan's Economy Is Not In Recession

Robert Samuelson cautioned, somewhat reasonably, against over-optimism on the U.S. economy. His basic point is that other economies around the world don't look very good right now. Their weakness could spill over and dampen growth in the United States. Show More Summary

Japan Exports Grow Most In Year, Signaling Steady Recovery From Recession

By Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's exports grew the most in a year in December, helped by a weak yen and pickup in overseas demand led by the United States, an encouraging sign for the recession-hit economy even as doubts persist about the strength of global consumption. Show More Summary

Japan's Solution To Lack Of Sex: A "Handsome" Tax

It is well known that Japan faces a demographic crisis, as it's aging population (more than 1 in 4 over 65 years old) drags on economic potential. But at the other end of the age spectrum, Japan has a bigger problem: as Bloomberg's Emily Greenhouse calls it - a libido crisis. Show More Summary

Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

TOKYO (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.

Xenoblade Chronicles X - a closer look at Japanese retailer promo boxart

#XenobladeX mock box art for preorder in some stores. #wiiu #gaming #japan #jrpg pic.twitter.com/Wf1wfV9INt — DCharlie (@DCharlieJP) January 25, 2015

Obama sends condolences to Japan’s PM

Obama sends condolences to Japan over murder of ISIS hostage http://t.co/UPZFiQUAHp pic.twitter.com/2qylhfAGWC — NBC News (@NBCNews) January 25, 2015

Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.

Stunned Japan Slams ISIS' 'Unforgivable Act of Violence'

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe today blasted ISIS' apparent execution of hostage Haruna Yukawa as an "outrageous and unforgivable act of violence" and wasted little time in demanding the release of Kenji Goto, reports the New York Times. While the US and Japan are both still in the process of authenticating...

18 Massive Creatures of the Sea

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Giant Squid | Image: Tsunemi Kubodera of the National Science Museum of Japan/APThe article linked below features the largest creatures in the ocean as well as some of the most massive creatures of their type. The giant squid, shown above, is the second largest cephalopod in existence, growing to a size of 33-43 feet long. Show More Summary

Lamborghini Huracan gets wider and wilder

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

No one ever said the Japanese were subtle. Exotic car tuner Liberty Walk – or LB Performance – based just outside of Nagoya in Japan hit the supercar scene like Godzilla in 2009 with a modified, white Ferrari F40. They became a household name in the world of vehicle customisation by taking a brushed metal, [...]

You Light Up My Thighs / You Give Me Hope to Carry On

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

In what no one would be shocked to see as the next fashion trend in Japan, the Hikaru Skirt (which translates to "Shining Skirt") is a mini designed to illuminate the thighs of anyone c?e?r?t?i?f?i?a?b?l?y? ?i?n?s?a?n?e? brave enough to wear it. Show More Summary

What hostage crisis means for Japan

By: Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi The scene is like something from a horror movie. Saturday, a known supporter of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria posted a video online of one of two Japanese hostages holding up what looks like a picture of his beheaded compatriot. The video follows one released earlier in the week featuring […]

The Week That Was: Mazda CX-5, Alfa Romeo 4C, Holden Commodore

Mazda’s updated CX-5 arrived in Australia this week, bringing refreshed styling, new safety features and lower pricing. Thanks to the free trade agreement with Japan, the CX-5 now starts at $27,190 plus on-roads for the Maxx variant with manual transmission. Show More Summary

Japan Calls The Apparent Death Of An ISIS Hostage 'Outrageous And Unacceptable'

Japan early on Sunday strongly criticized a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants and demanded the immediate release of another captive depicted as appearing on the image. Show More Summary

A detailed look at Hyrule Warrior's sales

Wii U Hyrule Warriors ~130k Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper ~35k Fist of the North Star 2 ~15k Wii Samurai Warriors Katana - 35k Samurai Warriors 3 - 320k Samurai Warriors 3XL - 80k New IP Musou - sales in Japan for first game 340k - Dynasty...Show More Summary

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