Commentary: Nuclear threat still looms
On July 16, 1945, at around 5:30 a.m., 11-year-old Henry Herrera was outside his home in Tularosa, New Mexico, helping his father work on the radiator of their truck, when he saw a blinding flash of light. He thought he was witnessing the end of the world. In fact, he was witnessing the first ever use of a nuclear weapon — the Trinity nuclear test.A few weeks later, on Aug. 6 and 9, the newly tested weapons were used on Japan, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 150,000 to 246,000 innocent people. In 1946, nuclear testing began in the Marshall Islands; it would continue there until 1958, and in...
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Japanese Decoded: Washing Machines And Dryers
Know the right buttons!Whether you have a separate washing machine and dryer, a combined unit, or just a washer, doing your laundry is maybe not that easy. These appliances can be difficult to master in Japan, where the controls are almost always in Japanese only.To ease frustration and help you get your laundry done right in no time, check out the following list of characters that are commonly found on these machines.Washing MachineLaundry ProductsWashing ModesWaterDryers and Washers/Dryers comboIf we’ve missed any confusing or important buttons, leave us a comment. We hope with these decoded...
Hong Kong Disneyland shutting down again this week
Hong Kong Disneyland theme park will close down again because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Monday.“As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland will temporarily closed from July 15,” a Walt Disney Co. spokesperson said. The resort’s hotels will remain open at “adjusted levels of service,” the spokesperson said.Hong Kong Disneyland’s second shutdown comes amid Walt Disney World’s phased reopening of its theme parks. Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom park’s reopened to the pu...
The Chicago Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 11, is canceled for just the 2nd time in its history
For the second time in its history, the Chicago Marathon has been canceled before runners cross the starting line.Organizers on Monday announced the 43rd running of the race, scheduled for Oct. 11, will not proceed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Bank of America Chicago Marathon typically draws about 45,000 runners and wheelchair athletes to the city, with a record 45,786 finishers in 2019 from 50 states and more than 100 countries. Organizers estimate about 1.7 million spectators annually line the 26.2-mile course that starts and ends near Grant Park and travels as far north as Wrigle...
Yu Darvish hasn't closed the door on opting out of this Chicago Cubs season — particularly because of the COVID-19 testing delays in MLB
Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish still has trepidation about playing during the COVID-19 pandemic, something he expressed shortly after pitching the last game of spring training four months ago.And he hasn’t closed the door on opting out of this season, particularly because of the delays in testing that have pushed back the start of several workouts.Asked via an interpreter Sunday if he might change his mind at some point about pitching in the 60-game season, Darvish said: “Maybe. But at this point, no, I don’t think so.”Darvish, 33, became a prophet shortly after pitching his last spring train...
Japan sumo body to allow fans for July tournament
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's sumo association said Monday it would allow fans to watch its July tournament at a Tokyo arena despite a recent spike in coronavirus cases in the capital.About 2,500 spectators a day, or 25 percent of the indoor facility's capacity, will be allowed to attend the 15-day tournament, which has been delayed until July 19 by the outbreak, the sport's governing body said on its website.It will be the first "basho" or tournament of the ancient sport with spectators since January. There are usually six tournaments across Japan each year.The May tourney was cancelled following one...
Working In Japan: Useful Tips On Applying For A Work Visa
All about Japanese Work VisasIn order to work legally in Japan, you need to apply for a residence status that allows you to work here. We often call this "work visa," but what we mean is usually the status of residence that allows one to work.Is it possible to change a working holiday visa to a work visa? Is it allows to work on the side part-time? How long can a work visa be extended? In this article, we explain the dos and don'ts of applying for a work visa.Types of Work Visas for JapanThere are 17 types of work visas corresponding to different professional areas. For example, there are work...
Major Japanese carmakers’ June sales in Indonesia more than triple from May
JAKARTA, NNA – Major Japanese carmakers in Indonesia are getting back on a normal track in new vehicle sales as economic and social activities gradually reopen with lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 being eased.The combined sales of five passenger car and three commercial vehicle makers in June stood at 11,795 units on a wholesale basis, up from 3,124 vehicles in the preceding month, according to data compiled by NNA based on direct inquiries.Toyota Motor Co., the largest automaker in Southeast Asia’s largest automobile market, saw over a fivefold jump in June sales from May ...
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Sweet And Salty KITKAT SNAX And Chocolate Beer
KITKAT Japan surprises us with new exciting inventions every season but they are it is usually all about chocolate. For the first time ever, KITKAT releases a snack product that mixes sweet and salty flavors: KITKAT SNAX.The assortment in KITKAT SNAX includes KITKAT chocolate balls, salted roasted almonds, and rich cheese-flavored soybeans. The sweetness of KITKAT chocolate and the saltiness of almonds and soybeans make a great combination that goes very well with a variety of drinks.The new KITKAT SNAX apparently goes particularly well with beer so KITKAT collaborated with DD4D Brewing from E...
US bases on Okinawa locked down over virus spike
Tokyo (AFP) - Two US Marine bases in Japan's Okinawa have been put into lockdown after dozens of coronavirus infections, with local officials criticising the American military's containment efforts.Additional restrictions are also in place at the seven other Marine bases in the region after the spike in cases, a spokesman confirmed.There are tens of thousands of US servicemen stationed on the southern Japanese island, which has recorded roughly 150 civilian COVID-19 infections.Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said Monday that 63 cases have been detected in recent days among US forces, most ...