Articles Tagged with Japan

Oil Prices Continue to Drop, Here’s Why

Gas prices lowest since 2004

As 2014 comes to a close, consumers have noticed a steep drop in gas prices. What’s behind the improvement? Well, a combination of factors have actually led to the change. According to a CBS News article, the national average price per gallon dropped below $3.00 this fall for the first time since 2004. Bob Darbelnet,… Read more »

Disrespectful Tourists At Japanese Temples Lead To Photography Ban

Japanese Temples

For the traveling tourist, Japan stands out from other locations. With its mix of tradition and unique modernization, the Land of the Rising Sun is a gem on its own. The Inquisitr previously reported on some of the wonders that Japan provides but mostly on their temples, in which some of them will perform a… Read more »

‘Cute Cats’ Are The Best Thing To Happen To Marshmallows! Prepare To Drink Nothing But Hot Chocolate From Now On! [Gallery]

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Over the years, many inventors (and innovators) have created some of the most interesting inventions ranging from awesomely unique to amazingly absurd. However, some of the best creations aren’t the ones that may benefit mankind, but indulge mankind’s appetite. The Inquisitr have kept up on the latest on such foodie delights, especially when Dominque Ansel… Read more »

Typhoon Vongfong Hits Okinawa, Heads For Japanese Mainland

Typhoon Vongfong from space, taken by the International Space Station.

The dreaded Typhoon Vongfong has finally made its way to the islands of Japan, striking the coast of Okinawa. Arriving shortly after the immense Typhoon Phanfone, Japan is enduring a second wave of powerful winds and water. According to AccuWeather, Vongfong means “the wasp” in Cantonese. The typhoon began its path of destruction in the… Read more »

Indonesia And Japan Rocked By Deadly Volcano Eruptions

Asia is rocked by a series of deadly volcano eruptions.

Indonesia and Japan have both been hit with a deadly volcano eruption in both nations, which has left dozens dead, many missing, and still others in harms way as hundreds of people flee for safety. The first was in Japan, where the volcano eruption claimed at least 55 lives, and dozens more are still missing…. Read more »

‘New 3DS’ And ‘New 3DS XL’ Show That Nintendo Is Listening

Nintendo announces the New 3DS and New 3DS XL.

Nintendo wants gamers to know that they’ve been listening. During yesterday’s Direct stream for Japan, Nintendo announced the New 3DS and New 3DS XL. Including the term ‘new’ in the actual name of the consoles is a gutsy move and gives the company a lot to live up to. So far, the news doesn’t seem… Read more »

Avril Lavigne Declares Her Love For Japan At Summer Sonic 2014

avril loves Japan

Avril Lavigne shared a secret during her performance at Summer Sonic 2014. The confession: She really, really loves Japan. While some people believed the Canadian rocker was throwing a serious amount of shade towards Japan with the “Hello Kitty” music video, it’s painfully obvious to anyone who follows Lavigne’s career that she adores the country… Read more »

15-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Murdering, Dismembering Classmate Arrested

Teenager Accused Of Dismembering Classmate Arrested

A 15-year-old girl has been accused of murdering and dismembering her classmate, Japanese officials claim. The girl, whose name has not been shared with the public, was arrested this week, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. According to the news site, translating from a report by the Kyodo news agency, said the suspect admitted to strangling… Read more »

Japan Urges Professionals To Follow A ‘Cool’ Dress Code At Work, The Reason Is As Bizarre As The Campaign

Casual Japan

Japanese businessmen and businesswomen have always dressed impeccably at their respective workplaces. Though in the business world such a practice is certainly praiseworthy, the local government doesn’t think so and hence has initiated a weirdly named ‘Super Cool Biz’ campaign to encourage people to dress casually at workplace. The campaign is an improved version of… Read more »

Mario Kart 8 And Mercedes Team Up For Awesome New DLC

Nintendo and Mercedes team up to bring new kart to Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart is a fun racing game franchise that allows players to pelt each other with shells of various colors and bananas, as well as many other strange bits of ammo. In the new version, Mario Kart 8, gamers get to go one step further and customize their karts in a way that has never… Read more »

Is China Preparing For ‘Inevitable’ War In South China Sea?

A report in a Chinese journal suggests China will fight wars of aggression over the next 50 years.

Is China preparing for an ‘inevitable war’ (or inevitable wars) in the South China Sea? When you hear that question, chances are that it conjures up images of xenophobic conspiracy theorists looking for additional reasons to stockpile an arsenal while they wait for a doomsday scenario half way around the world. After all, we’ve all… Read more »