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Japan Mourns Cat Stationmaster, Will Elevate Her To Goddess

Tama the cat was made an official stationmaster, becoming world famous for greeting riders while wearing a stationmaster’s hat and a dark blue cape.


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Japan Apologizes For Naming New Monkey After Princess Charlotte

The Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden says it was flooded with angry calls and emails after announcing the name of the first monkey born at the zoo this year.



Godzilla Named Honorary Tokyo Resident

The famed movie monster with atomic breath was named tourism ambassador for the Japanese capital.


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Japan Releases Oregon Woman Who Was Held For Prescription Drugs

Carrie Russell, 26, was taken into custody for 18 days after receiving a shipment of Adderall, which contains amphetamines that are outlawed in Japan.


Poisonous gasses spewing from Mount Ontake make any attempt to find bodies near the volcano very dangerous. (Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan: 47 Bodies Recovered From Volcano Eruption Zone

One body recovered near the volcano’s peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators.


People in New Taipei City battle strong winds as typhoon Neoguri nears eastern Taiwan.  Japan is bracing for one of its worst storms in over a decade. (SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Typhoon Knocks Out Power And Transportation In Japan

600,000 people on Okinawa have been advised to leave their homes as Typhoon Neoguri batters southern Japan.


Pictured: the wrong way to hold a hamburger. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Scientists Find Best Way To Eat A Hamburger

Experts say you’ve been eating a hamburger all wrong.


New tetrapods are seen at a the construction site of a giant seawall along the Kitakama and Ainokama coastline on May 10, 2014 in Sendai, Japan. After the tsunami in 2011 the Japanese government has spent billions of Yen on the reconstruction of a 31.8 K seawall along the Sendai coastline which is slated to be finished in 3 to 4 months. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Skiff Found On Washington Coast Was Tsunami Debris

More than three years after the tsunami hit Japan, evidence of the disaster continues to haunt the West Coast where residents know they also are vulnerable.


There have been many reports of debris from the March 2011 tsunami reaching the Pacific coastline of the United States. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Possible Boat From Japanese Tsunami May Have Landed At Ocean Shores

State officials are inspecting what may be a boat that drifted from Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.



How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.