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Sea Shepherd’s Bob Barker Collides with Japanese Nisshin Maru on Sunday

Sea Shepherd’s Bob Barker Collides with Japanese Nisshin Maru on Sunday

The militant anti-whaling campaigners Sea Shepherd’s ship, the Bob Barker, collided with a Japanese harpoon vessel, Nisshin Maru, on Sunday. The Netherlands government has been asked by the Japanese government to take necessary preventive measures against the Dutch-registered vessel, Bob Barker. Yoshihide Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary in Tokyo, blamed the Sea Shepherd’s ship to be responsible for this accident.

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Annual Slaughtering Dolphins at Taiji’s Cove Ends

Annual Slaughtering Dolphins at Taiji’s Cove Ends

The annual killing of bottlenose dolphins by the group of Japanese fishermen at the Japan’s Taiji Cove has come to an end on Tuesday. One of the fishermen revealed that about 500 dolphins were trapped by them for captive selection process this year, which is more than the average.

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Novartis Employees Possibly Breached Trial Protocol in Japan

Novartis Employees Possibly Breached Trial Protocol in Japan

Novartis Pharma K.K. (NPKK) acknowledged that employees of its Japanese subsidiary might have improperly handled data for a study of the cancer therapy, Tasigna. The Swiss drug maker claims that the employees had transferred data from research institutes to the University of Tokyo Hospitals for analysis, which is against the rules of the clinical trial.

In actual, the data was supposed to be transferred by research institutes directly to the hospital without being passed on by Novartis employees.

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Japanese Fishermen Capture 25 Dolphins in Taiji

Japanese Fishermen Capture 25 Dolphins in Taiji

Terming it as local tradition, Japanese fishermen in Taiji push hundreds of bottlenose dolphins in secluded cove every year. The fishermen capture around 250 dolphins which undergo selection process. Some of them will be sold to aquariums and marine parks. Some will be slaughtered for meat. The rest will be released.

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Ford Registered Better Vehicles Sales in China in 2013

Ford Registered Better Vehicles Sales in China in 2013

It has been reported that Ford Motor Co. and its local partners registered increased sales in China by about 50% in 2013. This increase in a sale is an indication that the company has surpassed Japanese giants Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. to start inroads into the world's largest auto market.

Ford had been left behind byJapan's big car makers for past more than 10 years. But, conflict between China and Japan on territorial front and release of new and revamped vehicles in 2013 has helped Ford a lot.

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Sea Shepherd Group shows Evidence for Killing of Whales by Japanese Whalers

Sea Shepherd Group shows Evidence for Killing of Whales by Japanese Whalers

According to Sea Shepherd conservation group, a number of protected whales inside the Southern Ocean whaling sanctuary have been killed by Japanese whalers. The Sea Shepherd fleet comprises of Steve Irwin, Bob Barker and Sam Simon is trailing down the Japanese ships.

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Volcanic Eruption in Japan Results in Formation of New Island which resembles Snoopy

Volcanic Eruption in Japan Results in Formation of New Island which resembles Sn

A volcano recently erupted in Japan and has led to the formation of a new island that is similar in shape to Snoopy. The active Volcano is approximately 170 miles south of Japan and is still in the process of forming a new island.

The new island was formed in the past few weeks in sea about 620 miles south of the Japanese capital, Tokyo.

Volcanic activity formed new land over a short period. The new island combined with an existing island. It resembles to the cartoon dog, named Snoopy.

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Sony, Panasonic to End OLED TV Venture

Sony and Panasonic to End OLED TV Joint Venture

Sony and Panasonic have decided to end the joint venture for OLED TV screens project. Organic light emitting diodes are generation-next thinner screens which can support higher resolution with brighter colors. Both companies will not work on the project as they were unable to develop low cost versions of the screens for mass production.

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Getto Plant from Japan Could Offer Longevity

Getto Plant from Japan Could Offer Longevity

People in South Japan enjoy long life-expectancy and Prof. Shinkichi Tawada believes that a plant called “getto” in local language may hold the key. The research team has experimented on worms. The worms fed on getto had 22.6 percent longer lifespan compared to control group worms.

Okinawa region in Japan has longest life-expectancy rate in the world. The local diet includes getto as an important ingredient. Getto is part of ginger family. Regular use of ginger is also considered very good for health.

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Japanese Officials Confirm its New Island Niijima

Japanese Officials Confirm its New Island Niijima

A photograph of a tiny new island that emerged from of the Pacific Ocean has been captured by a NASA satellite. It has happened after a volcanic eruption.

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