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On 11 March 2011, at 2.46 pm, Japan was hit by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake which generated a tsunami on the coast. 18,500 people died, 90% of them drowned in the tsunami wave. The bodies of 2,561 people were never found. The law now prohibits living in areas destroyed by the tsunami. Only industrial or commercial activities are allowed, but very few have applied. Tairatoyoma beach, in the prefecture of Fukushima, 50 km from the nuclear plant, used to be one of the most popular areas with…

On 11 March 2011, at 2.46 pm, Japan was hit by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake which generated a tsunami on the coast. 18,500 people died, 90% of them drowned in the tsunami wave. The bodies of 2,561 people were never found. The law now prohibits living in areas destroyed by the tsunami. Only industrial or commercial activities are allowed, but very few have applied. Tairatoyoma beach, in the prefecture of Fukushima, 50 km from the nuclear plant, used to be one of the most popular areas with…

Au Japon, un homme frappe une lycéenne et lui vole sa jupe | DozoDomo

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AU Japon, une route qui semble mener dans le ciel...

Au Japon, une route semble conduire droit au château dans le ciel

House In Iizuka / Rhythmdesign. Photos © Koichi Torimura.  This house, on a site shaped like an umbrella, allows each room to face outward, with the dining room in the middle.  Clients did not want a living room.  http://www.archdaily.com/528884/house-in-iizuka-rhythmdesign/

House In Iizuka / Rhythmdesign

House In Iizuka / Rhythmdesign. Photos © Koichi Torimura. This house, on a site shaped like an umbrella, allows each room to face outward, with the dining room in the middle. Clients did not want a living room. http://www.archdaily.com/528884/house-in-iizuka-rhythmdesign/

"From the sovereign of the Land Where the Sun Rises to the sovereign of the Land Where the Sun Sets"  Written by semi-legendary Prince Shotoku in 605  and addressed to the Sui Emperor of China this letter marks the supposed first time in history that Japan is referred to as the Land of the Rising Sun (Nihon or Hi Izuru). This is just one of the many contributions from this incredibly important character in Japan's history.  Born in 574 to Emperor Yomei he like his father was a devout…

"From the sovereign of the Land Where the Sun Rises to the sovereign of the Land Where the Sun Sets" Written by semi-legendary Prince Shotoku in 605 and addressed to the Sui Emperor of China this letter marks the supposed first time in history that Japan is referred to as the Land of the Rising Sun (Nihon or Hi Izuru). This is just one of the many contributions from this incredibly important character in Japan's history. Born in 574 to Emperor Yomei he like his father was a devout…

Today is Yama-no-hi or Mountain Day a national holiday to contemplate celebrate and climb the many stunning mountains that cover Japan.  This public holiday is brand new having been officially established in 2016 however mountains have played an incredibly important role throughout the history of Japan.  They are particularly important in Shinto with every mountain protected by a Yama-no-Kami mountain deity. Almost every hill and mountain in Japan has at least one shrine on its slopes or at…

Today is Yama-no-hi or Mountain Day a national holiday to contemplate celebrate and climb the many stunning mountains that cover Japan. This public holiday is brand new having been officially established in 2016 however mountains have played an incredibly important role throughout the history of Japan. They are particularly important in Shinto with every mountain protected by a Yama-no-Kami mountain deity. Almost every hill and mountain in Japan has at least one shrine on its slopes or at…

Radioactive Fish in Japan Rivers: A mountain trout from a river in the same Japanese prefecture as the Fukishima nuclear disaster contained 114 times more radioactive cesium than government limits allow, according to Kyodo. http://news.discovery.com/earth/radioactive-fish-in-japan-rivers-dnews-nugget-121119.html#

Radioactive Fish in Japan Rivers: A mountain trout from a river in the same Japanese prefecture as the Fukishima nuclear disaster contained 114 times more radioactive cesium than government limits allow, according to Kyodo. http://news.discovery.com/earth/radioactive-fish-in-japan-rivers-dnews-nugget-121119.html#

Radioactive waste contained in thousands of black plastic bags are placed in rice paddies in the village of Katsurao, Fukushima Prefecture, where an evacuation advisory was lifted for most of the village. This is the first time that an evacuation advisory has been lifted for an area tainted with relatively high levels of radiation with annual doses projected at between more than 20 millisieverts and less than 50 millisieverts. The government allows 1,347 people in 418 households to return.

Radioactive waste contained in thousands of black plastic bags are placed in rice paddies in the village of Katsurao, Fukushima Prefecture, where an evacuation advisory was lifted for most of the village. This is the first time that an evacuation advisory has been lifted for an area tainted with relatively high levels of radiation with annual doses projected at between more than 20 millisieverts and less than 50 millisieverts. The government allows 1,347 people in 418 households to return.

The "Snow Corridor" in Japan's Aomori Prefecture is one the popular tourist sights, with snow walls reaching a height of 9-meters (30-feet), allowing visitors to enjoy magnificent views of the vivid blue of the sky contrasted against the white of the snow in perfect harmony.

The "Snow Corridor" in Japan's Aomori Prefecture is one the popular tourist sights, with snow walls reaching a height of 9-meters (30-feet), allowing visitors to enjoy magnificent views of the vivid blue of the sky contrasted against the white of the snow in perfect harmony.

The kanji 'wa' meaning harmony laid out in candles at Eifuku-ji temple in the small town of Taishi south east Osaka Prefecture.  Eifuku-ji is one of the most historically important temples in Japan but is comparatively unknown.  The reason for its significance lies in the fact that it holds the final resting place of Shotoku Taishi the semi-legendary prince and regent to Empress Suiko during the Asuka Period who worked tirelessly to allow Buddhism to take root in Japan.  His is a long tale…

The kanji 'wa' meaning harmony laid out in candles at Eifuku-ji temple in the small town of Taishi south east Osaka Prefecture. Eifuku-ji is one of the most historically important temples in Japan but is comparatively unknown. The reason for its significance lies in the fact that it holds the final resting place of Shotoku Taishi the semi-legendary prince and regent to Empress Suiko during the Asuka Period who worked tirelessly to allow Buddhism to take root in Japan. His is a long tale…

Teshima Art Museum | Teshima | Inland Sea ( Kagawa Prefecture)

Teshima Art Museum | Teshima | Inland Sea ( Kagawa Prefecture)

Lakonía is a Prefecture in Greece, located in the southern part of the Peloponnese. Olive oil production in Lakonía began around 1500 BC. Lakonía has hot, dry summers and mild winters that have allowed olive trees to thrive since ancient times.Rich soil is hard to find, and the Lakonía region has some of its best. The mountains are ideal for olive trees to gain rich exposure from the sun, while benefiting from the salty sea breezes of the Mediterranean coast.Lakonía's geographic location and…

Lakonía is a Prefecture in Greece, located in the southern part of the Peloponnese. Olive oil production in Lakonía began around 1500 BC. Lakonía has hot, dry summers and mild winters that have allowed olive trees to thrive since ancient times.Rich soil is hard to find, and the Lakonía region has some of its best. The mountains are ideal for olive trees to gain rich exposure from the sun, while benefiting from the salty sea breezes of the Mediterranean coast.Lakonía's geographic location and…

Kawagoe (川越) is located about 30 minutes by train from central Tokyo and is suitable as a day trip destination. Its main street, lined with Kurazukuri (clay-walled warehouse-styled) buildings, retains an ambience reminiscent of an old town from the Edo Period (1603-1867) and allows us to imagine the streets from past centuries. Thereby, Kawagoe became known as "Little Edo".

Kawagoe (川越) is located about 30 minutes by train from central Tokyo and is suitable as a day trip destination. Its main street, lined with Kurazukuri (clay-walled warehouse-styled) buildings, retains an ambience reminiscent of an old town from the Edo Period (1603-1867) and allows us to imagine the streets from past centuries. Thereby, Kawagoe became known as "Little Edo".

Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Naoko holds a degree in design and glassblowing from Tama Art University in Tokyo. She blows each piece of glass art, usually in two transparent colors, with a clear foot and normally engraves the design on the inside, with the transparency allowing the viewer to see the entire scene from any angle. She now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Naoko holds a degree in design and glassblowing from Tama Art University in Tokyo. She blows each piece of glass art, usually in two transparent colors, with a clear foot and normally engraves the design on the inside, with the transparency allowing the viewer to see the entire scene from any angle. She now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The prefecture of Alpes-Maritimes has scuppered a pro-burkini activist's plans to stage an Islamic beachwear party on Cannes' beach, explaining that all public demonstrations are forbidden for the duration of the film festival in the city.

La plus haute juridiction française doit examiner la légalité des arrêtés anti-burkini, très critiqués en France comme à l'étranger.

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