Lights Out

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Lights Out: BABYMETAL, a heavy metal offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group Sakura Gakuin that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and death metal.

[laughingsquid.]

After Hours

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After Hours: Japan: Because you'd have to be crazy to want to be normal.

[reddit.]

Preadolescent Pro-Wrestler of the Day

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Preadolescent Pro-Wrestler of the Day: There comes a time in every professional wrestler's career when he must beat up on a 9-year-old girl. For Canadian Kenny Omega, that time was last week, when he took on up-and-comer Haruka at a Stardom show.

If I didn't know better I'd swear Japan's national motto was "Japan: Yeah, we got t

This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day

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This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day: A public meeting between members of Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission and residents of Fukushima did not quite go as the government officials had hoped, with attendees demanding to know what is being done to protect residents from elevated radiation levels detected outside the government's arbitrary 20km exclusion zone, and Nuclear Safety members responding that Fukushima residents

PROTIP of the Day

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PROTIP of the Day: Rolling down a window on one side of your car and "fanning" it with the other side is a far more efficient way of cooling down the interior than waiting for the A/C to do its thing.

Then again, who wants to cool down their car when COOKIES. (On second thought, babies.)

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Lights Out

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Lights Out: Japan.

[thanks osprey!]

Kids Suggest The Darndest Sake of the Day

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Kids Suggest The Darndest Sake of the Day: Akane Niikura, a 10-year-old girl certified as a sake expert by the Sake Service Institute of Japan, is profiled by Al Jazeera English.

[aje / japanprobe.]