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Find an answer to the question of same-sex marriage

via The Japan Times    Feb 17, 2019

The government, lawmakers and other parties concerned should hold broad discussions on the issue to reach a concensus.

Forget oysters on the half shell, give frying them a try instead

By Makiko Itoh
- via The Japan Times    Feb 16, 2019

Not only raw: Kaki furai (fried osyters) are one of Japan's most beloved Western-influenced dishes. | MAKIKO ITOH

Japanese cuisine is well-known for its enthusiastic embrace of raw or barely cooked foods. Seafood in particular is frequently consumed when it’s raw; sometimes it’s ...

Colorado runner recounts killing mountain lion in ‘fight for survival’

via The Japan Times    Feb 15, 2019

A Colorado trail runner who survived a mountain lion attack by suffocating the animal said on Thursday that the encounter that has made him the ...

Twitter trolls with suspected Russia, Iran, Venezuela links sought to sow Canada divisions on pipelines, migrants

via The Japan Times    Feb 13, 2019

Canada’s public broadcaster said Tuesday it found in a trove of Twitter messages evidence of possible foreign actors trying to sow divisions between Canadians on ...

Global ‘catastrophic collapse’ of insects threatening pollination, food chains: study

via The Japan Times    Feb 12, 2019

This July photo taken in Locon near Lille, France, shows a bee on a flower. Nearly half of all insect species, vital to both ecosystems and economies, are in rapid decline worldwide, a scientific study said Monday, warning of a

Nearly half of all insect species worldwide are in rapid decline and a third could disappear altogether, according to a study warning of dire consequences ...

Historians challenge Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s ‘indentured servants’ reference to slaves from Africa

via The Japan Times    Feb 12, 2019

Then-Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam speaks during a campaign rally in Richmond, Virginia, in 2017. Can a politician be forgiven for racist behavior from the past? What if that behavior evoked the darkest chapters of American history, from slavery to segregation? That's a question Virginia has been grappling with since last week, when Gov. Northam was caught up in a row over blackface: the crude caricaturing of African-Americans as a means of entertaining white people since the minstrel shows of the 1830s. | AFP-JIJI

Historians say they were “shocked” and “mystified” when Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wrongly used the term “indentured servants” Sunday in reference to the first ...

DH talk brings back memories of reverse experiment

By Jason Coskrey
- via The Japan Times    Feb 12, 2019

One thing the current conversation about a possible universal DH in MLB is showing is that a lot of people have great disdain for the ...

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

via The Japan Times    Feb 12, 2019


Gordon Banks, the World Cup-winning England goalkeeper who was also known for blocking a header from Pele that many consider to be the greatest save ...

Climate change seen as top threat, but U.S. power a growing worry, poll finds

via The Japan Times    Feb 11, 2019

Dutch students protest for urgent measures to combat climate change in The Hague on Thursday. | AFP-JIJI

Climate change is the top security concern in a poll conducted by the Washington-based Pew Research Center, followed by Islamist terrorism and cyberattacks while respondents ...

Longest-serving member of U.S. Congress, gruff Michigan Democrat John Dingell, dead at 92

via The Japan Times    Feb 08, 2019

U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to Rep. John Dingell at the White House in November 2014. | AFP-JIJI

John Dingell, a gruff Michigan Democrat who entered the U.S. House of Representatives in 1955 to finish his late father’s term and became a legislative ...

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