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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.

10/01/2014

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.

07/08/2014

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.

05/28/2014

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.

05/20/2014

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.

04/30/2014

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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.

04/18/2014

Japanese army soldier Hirro Onodo emerges from the jungle on March 11, 1974 after finally being persuaded that World War II had ended. (File photo: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan’s Last WWII Straggler Dies At 91

Hiroo Onoda hid in the jungle of Lubang Island in the Philippines until 1974.

01/17/2014

stock image from 2011 (Photo credit Kent Nishimura/AFP/Getty Images)

Island Of Japan’s Tsunami Debris The Size Of Texas Coming To US

An island of debris the size of Texas is floating in the Pacific Ocean heading straight to the United States, a new report states.

CBS Seattle–11/05/2013

Wladimir Balentien in 2007 (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Balentien Now One HR Shy Of Record

Former Mariners outfielder Wladimir Balentien has hit his 54th home run of the season to move within one of tying Japanese baseball’s record.

1090 The Fan–09/10/2013

Wladimir Balentien as a Mariner in 2009 (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Balentien HR Watch: 52, Now 3 From Record

Former Mariners outfielder Wladimir Balentien hit his 52nd home run of the season on Friday to move within three of Japanese baseball’s season record.

CBS Seattle–08/30/2013

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