Smile-Inducing Ad Spot of the Day

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Smile-Inducing Ad Spot of the Day: Japan Rail informed local residents that it will be filming an ad spot to introduce the new line connecting Kyushu to the bullet train system.

Everybody showed up.

[reddit.]

Scariest Tsunami Footage Ever of the Day

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Scariest Tsunami Footage Ever of the Day: Just when you think you've seen the scariest tsunami footage ever, along comes the scariest tsunami footage ever: Villagers in Iwaki City flee on foot from an oncoming tidal wave of cars and buses.

[producermatthew / hypervocal.]

Japanese Earthquake Update of the Day

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Japanese Earthquake Update of the Day: Japan was rattled again today by a  powerful 7.1 magnitude aftershock that struck 41 miles east of Sendai around 11:30PM local time.

The unwelcome jolt occurred less than four weeks since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake killed tens of thousands and set off a nuclear crisis that continues to be a major concern for the area and the world.

Anti-Zombie Fortress Footage of the Day

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Anti-Zombie Fortress Footage of the Day: Redditor pezz's bro lives in Fukuoka, Japan -- home of the world famous "Anti-Zombie Fortress" (an abandoned coal mine shaft so named for its ostensible usefulness in warding off a Zack Attack) -- and last night on Skype he "

BAMF of the Day

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BAMF of the Day: When the 2011 Sendai earthquake struck, boat captain Susumu Sugawara found he had no choice but to steer his trusty vessel straight into the heart of the tsunami.

"I knew if I didn't save my boat, my island would be isolated and in trouble," he told CNN. "I talked to my boat and said 'you've been with me for 42 years; if we live or die, we'll be together'."

Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day

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Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: Tail-wagging galore as Japan's Miracle Dog Ban reunites with its owner after being rescued from a drifting pile of debris off the coast of Kesennuma last Friday.

[rt / towleroad.]