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Female sports penis in sex-reversed newly discovered species

Lavras - Researchers have discovered little-known cave insects in Brazil with odd sexual habits. The troglodyte species has sex-reversed genitalia, the female sporting an elaborate spiked penis that penetrates an opening like a vagina in her male consort.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

Tokyo - Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial "research" whaling mission in the Antarctic after a United Nations' court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as science.
In the Media by AFP

Sony plans to sell its stake of Square Enix

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced its plans to sell its shares of Square Enix to the financial firm, SMBC Nikko Securities.
In the Media by Stan Rezaee

Japanese legislators dine on whale meat in defiance of ICJ ruling

In a blatant act of defiance of the United Nation's International Court of Justice ruling in March, Japan is showing they have every intention of resuming whaling in the Antarctic Ocean.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Bitcoin exchange MtGox placed in administration: CEO

Tokyo - Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox was Wednesday placed in administration by a Japanese court, with an order for bankruptcy expected to be issued soon, its administrator and chief executive said.
In the Media by AFP

Cash-rich global firms face calls to crack open war chests

Tokyo - Impatient shareholders are calling on the world's top firms to start spending some of the eye-popping $2.8 trillion in cash built up since the financial crisis, as analysts warn that their thriftiness could be holding back global growth.
In the Media by Peter Brieger (AFP) - 1 comment

Video: 'Persona 3 the Movie #2' Love Hotel trailer

The newest trailer has been streamed for "Persona 3 The Movie #2: Midsummer Knight's Dream" which hits theaters across Japan on June 7.
In the Media by Can Tran

Op-Ed: TEPCO floods wrong building with radioactive water

In what is becoming a macabre "Comedy of Errors," TEPCO officials are again beset with problems at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. This time, they are blaming the accidental dumping of 200 tons of radioactive water into the wrong place on four pumps.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Tokyo - Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Japan stem cell body splashes cash on luxury furniture

Tokyo - A publicly-funded research institute in Japan, already embattled after accusing one of its own stem cell scientists of faking data, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on designer Italian furniture, reportedly to use up its budget.
In the Media by AFP

Taiwanese tourists hurt in Japan deer rampage

Tokyo - Visitors to one of usually-safe Japan's most celebrated spots are being warned to be on the lookout, after two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a rampage by a wild deer.
In the Media by AFP

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south

Tokyo - Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after officials confirmed Sunday bird flu infections at a poultry farm in the south.
In the Media by AFP

Video: Japanese anime 'K — Missing Kings' 1st trailer

A teaser trailer has been streamed for the upcoming anime movie "K: Missing Kings" which is a sequel to the 2012 anime series "K Project."
In the Media by Can Tran

Video: 'Hotaru no Nikki' game play demonstration trailer

A new trailer has been streamed for Nippon Ichi Software's (NIS) upcoming adventure game called "Hotaru no Nikki" aka "Firefly's Diary."
In the Media by Can Tran

Only one Japanese elementary textbook to mention Fukushima

Teaching sixth graders about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster is apparently going to be difficult for Japanese educators next school year. Only one science textbook out of six approved by the education ministry met the guidelines.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan

Tokyo - A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected -- and with very surprising flowers.
In the Media by Shigemi Sato (AFP) - 1 comment

Sony issues battery-fire warning over 26,000 Vaio laptops

Tokyo - Sony on Friday warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk and said it may issue a recall.
In the Media by AFP

Japan approves new energy policy, reinstating nuclear power

In a stunning reversal of previous government plans to mothball nuclear power plants, Japan's cabinet on Friday approved the Basic Energy Plan, making it the first comprehensive energy policy since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 7 comments

Video: Japanese anime 'Mekakucity Actors' promo trailer

A promotional trailer has been streamed for the upcoming Japanese anime series known as "Mekakucity Actors" which streams and airs on April 12.
In the Media by Can Tran

Japan, US trade talks fail to close gap over TPP

Tokyo - Intensive talks between Japan and the United States aimed at breaking the deadlock over a huge pan-Pacific trade deal ended Thursday without agreement, as hopes faded of progress before Barack Obama arrives in Tokyo this month.
In the Media by AFP
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