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  • America’s First ‘Robot Sex Brothel’ Is Bad News for Our Culture

    10/03/2018 3:56:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 141 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 28, 2018 | Monica Burke
    Sex robots are coming to America, and Houston is the first battleground.The first “robot sex brothel” in America is set to open in Houston, Texas, this November. The mayor is currently investigating how to restrict or regulate it.The owner plans to expand to 10 locations in the U.S. by 2020.This disturbing development is sure to have a negative impact on society.The brand of brothels, KinkSdollS, is owned by Yuval Gavriel. The first location opened in Tokyo in 2017. Clients can test the merchandise and pay by the half-hour to be alone with a doll.Concerned citizens in Houston are right to...
  • Want Cheap Rent in Tokyo? Get a Haunted Apartment

    08/13/2018 11:41:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    mysterious universe ^ | Brent Swancer
    For such a modern and technologically advanced nation, the Japanese can be extremely superstitious, and this can even be seen in mega cities like Tokyo. One area where this superstition comes to the fore is in choosing a place to live, and one type of residence that is typically shunned are what are known as “stigmatized properties,” or jiko bukken in Japanese, which are places that have some association with death and suffering. Such apartments or homes come in several levels of stigmatization. For instance, if a place is located next to a cemetery this is seen as mildly stigmatized,...
  • Japan: 2,600 guns, swords found buried under school

    08/08/2018 9:24:38 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 08/08/18 | Chris Eger
    A Tokyo suburb is working on clearing a cache of long-buried ordnance unearthed while working on a local elementary school. The Nishitokyo Municipal Government has released details of stacks of seriously deteriorated military rifles, machine guns, swords, and grenades found last week during construction at Tanashi Elementary School. The vintage hardware came to the surface when crews performing drilling work started running into the items at a depth of 3-7 feet on July 27. Since then, an estimated 1,400 firearms, 1,200 “swords” and eight practice grenades have been cataloged. From the images, most of the well-decayed weapons are pre-1945...
  • USGS/Drudge: 5.6 Quake off Oregon-CA coast. At location of Future 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Quake.

    07/24/2018 7:57:45 PM PDT · by Robert A Cook PE · 110 replies
    Drudge Report, USGS, Oregon Live ^ | 24 July 2018 | RACookPE1978
    USGS reported 11 earthqaukes (the largest a magnitude 5.6) off the Oregon coastline today, right at the Oregon-CA border on the Juan de Fuca rise associated with the subduction zone of the Pacific plates and North American plates. This area, the Juan de Fuca fault subduction zone, has been quiet since 1700 - when a magnitude 9.0 quake occurred dropping land as much as 2 meters (9 feet) over the entire 800 mile Vancouver-Washington-Oregon coastline. That quake in 1700 caused documented 10 meter (30 foot) high tsunami's recorded in Japan that crushed many villages and towns. Many previous large earthquakes...
  • Japan hangs seven men for 1995 gas attack on Tokyo subway

    07/06/2018 12:22:34 PM PDT · by NRx · 64 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 07-06-2018 | Reiji Yoshida and Sakura Murakami
    Shoko Asahara, founder of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system — and a number of other horrific crimes in the 1980s and ’90s — was executed on Friday, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa confirmed. She also confirmed that six other condemned Aum members — Tomomasa Nakagawa, 55, Kiyohide Hayakawa, 68, Yoshihiro Inoue, 48, Masami Tsuchiya, 53, Seiichi Endo, 58, and Tomomitsu Niimi, 54 — were also executed. In total, Asahara, 63, whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto, was found guilty for his role in 13 crimes that led...
  • Japanese worker punished for starting lunch three minutes early

    06/21/2018 6:52:32 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 21, 2018 | Justin McCurry
    Japan’s commitment to addressing its dismal record on work-life balance has been called into question after a civil servant was punished for “habitually” slipping away from his desk a few minutes early to buy a bento lunch. The 64-year-old, an employee of the waterworks bureau in the western city of Kobe, was fined and reprimanded after he was found to have left his desk just three minutes before the start of his designated lunch break on 26 occasions over a seven-month period. Senior officials at the bureau then called a televised news conference, where they described the man’s conduct as...
  • The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

    02/12/2018 9:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2018
    Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month...
  • World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper Planned in Tokyo

    02/20/2018 5:21:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/20 | Holly Ellyatt
    A Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper with 90 percent of the building made of wood. Sumitomo Forestry says its wooden high-rise — dubbed the W350 — will be 350 meters tall and the planned structure will be a hybrid of mostly wood and steel. The 70-storey building, expected to be built in Tokyo, will comprise of stores, offices, hotels and private homes, the company noted in plans released earlier in February. Sumitomo Forestry, which notes on its website that "happiness grows from trees," said it aimed to create environmentally-friendly, timber-utilizing cities which "become forests...
  • Tokyo-bound flight returns to LAX after an 'unauthorized person' was found on board

    12/26/2017 7:51:58 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 160 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 26, 2017 | Jessica Finn
    A flight that was four hours into its course, bound for Tokyo's Narita Airport Tuesday, had to return to its origin of Los Angeles International Airport after an 'unauthorized person' was on-board. The flight from LAX to Tokyo is about 12 hours long. The total time for the flight to take off and return was just over eight hours.
  • Japan CPAC: In Searing Defense of ‘Trump Miracle’, Bannon Calls Out Chinese Regime

    12/17/2017 6:52:17 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Dec 2017 | Robert Kraychik
    The United States and East Asian allies must unify to constrain China’s “frightening, “audacious,” and “global” ambitions, said Breitbart News’s Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Sunday. President Donald Trump, he added, has begun ushering in an American resurgence toward this end.Bannon’s remarks came as he headlined a J-CPAC event in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by the The American Conservative Union.
  • Female Chief Priest and Her Two Attackers Dead in Tokyo Shinto Shrine Stabbings

    12/09/2017 2:19:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | DEC 8, 2017
    A violent attack with Japanese swords and survival knives at Tokyo’s famed Tomioka Hachimangu shrine has left three dead — including the chief priestess and her brother — in an apparent family feud that turned deadly. Head priestess Nagako Tomioka, 58, and the two suspected attackers, her brother Shigenaga, 56, and a woman in her 30s, died Thursday evening, Metropolitan Police Department sources said. After attacking his sister, Shigenaga Tomioka apparently killed the female suspect and then himself, police sources added. Nagako Tomioka’s driver, 33, was also seriously injured in the attack. Authorities suspect a row between the brother and...
  • North Korea 'Could Kill Almost Four Million People In Retaliatory Nuclear Attack'

    10/06/2017 5:14:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/06/17 | Rob Crilly
    A US military assault on North Korea could prompt a last gasp retaliatory nuclear attack by Pyongyang on Seoul and Japan killing as many as 3.8 million people, according to a new analysis of the destructive potential of Kim Jong-un arsenal. Donald Trump has repeatedly warned that all options remain on the table – including the use of force – in dealing with the North Korean threat. However, analysts say the US is hamstrung by Pyongyang’s growing weapons stockpile and the fact that major population centres lie well within its range. A detailed analysis by 38 North, a programme at...
  • United Airlines Barred From Russian Airspace ‘For Diplomatic Reasons,’ Pilot Announces

    04/12/2017 11:33:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 4-12-2017 | Chuck Ross
    A United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Shanghai, China was diverted from flying over Russian airspace for "diplomatic reasons" early Wednesday morning, passengers on the flight say.Those diplomatic concerns forced the flight to refuel at Tokyo's Narita airport, the flight's captain told passengers, several of whom posted about it on social media. On @United 857 enroute to PVG, diverted to NRT. Captain: Due to diplomatic reasons, Russia denied access to air space. Now refuelling-- brianlinca (@brianlinca) April 12, 2017 One passenger named Andy Brown says that the airplane almost ran out of fuel before landing at Narita. "Then they...
  • Japan | No Country for Islam - Here's Why

    02/11/2017 3:13:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    You Tube ^ | 17/1/17 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    0:00as the West grapples with attack after 0:03attack after attack from members of the 0:05religion of peace or Islam there is one 0:09country industrial an ally of the west 0:12and even hosting US military bases on 0:16its soil that seems immune japan while 0:19truck attacks that modown people have 0:22been used in France and Germany there 0:24have been bomb attacks and suicide 0:26attacks in london brussels and Madrid 0:28execution squads squealing analog bar 0:32murdered hundreds in Paris Volgograd 0:35Belson and Moscow in fact the new Muslim 0:39Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said that 0:42Islamic terror attacks are just and...
  • It's snowing!!

    11/24/2016 1:02:38 AM PST · by djf · 37 replies
    It's snowing! In Tokyo. First time in fifty years...
  • Patient is seriously burned when she breaks wind during operation and surgeon's laser ignites..

    11/01/2016 9:31:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct. 31, 2016 | JENNIFER NEWTON
    A patient in a Tokyo hospital has been left with serious burns after she passed wind during an operation that ignited the laser a surgeon was using during the procedure. The woman, in her 30s, was undergoing surgery at the Tokyo Medical University Hospital which involved a laser being applied to her cervix and lower part of her uterus. However, as the surgeon carried out the procedure, the patient passed wind as the laser was being used. It then caused the gas to ignite, sparking a fire, which set her hospital gown and legs ablaze. She suffered serious burns but...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Tokyo protests as China Coast Guard passes Diaoyutais

    08/21/2016 10:29:54 AM PDT · by traumer · 5 replies
    TEMPERATURE RISING:Tokyo has lodged at least 32 protests since Aug. 5 over what it says have been 30 intrusions in its waters by Chinese vessels Tokyo yesterday protested to Beijing after Chinese Coast Guard vessels sailed into territorial waters surrounding disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan said. Four Chinese vessels entered the waters around the Japanese-controlled Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚台) — known as the Senkakus in Japan — at about 10am, the Japan Coast Guard said, adding that the vessels left the waters within one hour. The two countries are locked in a long-running dispute over the uninhabited islets,...
  • World’s Biggest Pension Fund Loses $51 Billion in Stock Rout

    07/30/2016 6:26:17 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | July 30 2016 | Yuko Takeo and Shigeki Nozawa
    Japan’s $1.3 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund lost 3.8 percent in the year ended March 31, or 5.3 trillion yen ($51 billion), the retirement manager said Friday in Tokyo. That’s the biggest drop since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. GPIF lost 10.8 percent on domestic equities and 9.6 percent on shares in other markets, while Japanese bonds handed the fund a 4.1 percent gain.
  • 19 KILLED, 20 INJURED IN STABBING OUTSIDE TOKYO, AP REPORTS CITING JAPANESE MEDIA (headline only)

    07/25/2016 2:34:43 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 139 replies
    Just a headline now