Japan

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Kyu Sakamoto
On tonight's episode of the Music Club, we have for you a lost treasure from the early '60s. Read more...
At This Point In Taiji Slaughter, All We Can Say Is: Shame On Japan
The dolphin fishers in Taiji upped their annual slaughter of wild dolphins this year, after they rounded several hundred into a cove last week and then, over the past couple of days, have either placed them in captivity for display in aquariums and "swim with dolphin" facilities, or in the majority of cases, have killed them for their dubious meat. Read more...
Japan Proceeds With Largest Taiji Dolphin Massacre In Years
Watching yet another massacre of hundreds of dolphins -- and the capture and removal for aquarium display another hundred or more -- by Japanese captors in the town of Taiji is difficult to stomach. Those of us who have seen The Cove know what is going on behind their walled-off zone. Read more...
What The Hell Is Happening At Fukushima Reactor 3?
We don't know exactly what's going on at Fukushima. But then, we're not supposed to. Read more...
Ode to Joy sung by 10,000 singers in Japan, post earthquake. Amazing. Read more...

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Hundreds gathered in Tokyo on Saturday calling for an end to nuclear power as the second anniversary of the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility in northeastern Japan. Read more...
This may not happen, since the country may change political leadership, but it's certainly a milestone: TOKYO — Japan said Friday that it would seek to phase out nuclear power by 2040 — a historic shift for a country that has long staked Read more...
No earthquake, no tsunami. Just more of that "unusual" weather we've been having, those once-in-a-lifetime events that seem to be happening once a month now! Get used to it, this is our future - since no one seems inclined to even talk about it, Read more...
Anonymous supporters tidy up a park in Tokyo to protest against tough new copyright laws. Read more...
June 18, 1942 - Lines In The Sand And An Anniversary Of Sorts.
June 18, 1942 - News of Anglo-Soviet Pact. News of North African fighting. News of raids on Port Moresby in Australian front. Bulletins on Aleutians. Pending Japanese declaration of War on Russia. 2nd Anniversary of French Surrender. Read more...