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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 ...

Dancer aims to reinvent Minamata, long known for disease caused by pollution, into a city of samba

via The Japan Times    Feb 13, 2019

Masashi Ito (center) teaches samba in Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture, on Jan. 19. | KYODO

Minamata in Kumamoto Prefecture has long been known mainly for a deadly industrial pollution debacle that occurred decades ago, but a dancing teacher hopes he ...

Werder Bremen won’t allow Yuya Osako to play for Japan at Copa America

via The Japan Times    Feb 13, 2019

Japan striker Yuya Osako will not be able to participate in the 2019 Copa America in Brazil later this year, his German first-division club Werder ...

Bulgaria freezes suspicious payments from Venezuela

via The Japan Times    Feb 13, 2019

Bulgaria and the United States have halted what they believe could be a scheme to illegally channel money out of Venezuela, which is under sanctions ...

The state that accepted Japanese-Americans

By Kuni Miyake
- via The Japan Times    Feb 12, 2019

Shuichi Yamamoto (left),  the last resident to leave the Granada Relocation Center, in Granada, Colorado, bids goodbye to project director James G. Lindley as the War Relocation Authority camp is officially closed on Oct. 15, 1945.

The relationship between Japan and Colorado has been fantastic, in part because how the state's governor treated Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Europe and the new nuclear arms race

By Sigmar Gabriel
- via The Japan Times    Feb 12, 2019

With the likely demise of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Europe is entering a potentially dangerous period.

South America is a battlefield in the new cold war

By Hal Brands
- via The Japan Times    Feb 12, 2019

The Venezuela crisis is a test of Russian and Chinese power in America's backyard.

How good advice on skin cancer can be bad for your blood pressure

By Faye Flam
- via The Japan Times    Feb 12, 2019

A lack of sun puts darker-skinned people at greater risk for hypertension.

See Iran’s revolution as Iranians do

By Pankaj Mishra
- via The Japan Times    Feb 12, 2019

It was not about "Muslim rage." It was a rebellion against a Westernized, undemocratic technocracy.

U.S. in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections: source

via The Japan Times    Feb 09, 2019

Venezuelan soldiers stand guard at the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela, on Friday. | AP

The United States is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela’s military urging them to abandon President Nicolas Maduro and is also preparing new sanctions ...

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