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Japanese Space One Kairos rocket explodes just seconds after launch

Japanese Space One Kairos rocket explodes just seconds after launch

Space One, a private Japanese firm, attempted to be the first Japanese company to put a satellite into orbit. Kairos, the 59-foot-tall, solid-fueled spacecraft, lifted off at 11:01 a.m. in the mountainous Kii Peninsula in western Japan on Wednesday. Five seconds after launch, the middle of the rocket erupted into a large explosion, and the […]

Publishing executive found guilty in Tokyo Olympics bribery case

Publishing executive found guilty in Tokyo Olympics bribery case

Toshiyuki Yoshihara, of Japanese publishing house Kadokawa, was found guilty of bribing a former Tokyo Olympics organizer on Tuesday. Yoshihara was sentenced to a suspended two-year prison sentence – meaning he will avoid jail time so long as he does not break the law in the next four years – for paying 69 million yen […]

North Korean Missile Launch Triggers Evacuation in Japan

North Korean Missile Launch Triggers Evacuation in Japan

North Korea launched a ballistic missile Thursday morning that sparked fear in Japan after the government’s emergency alert system warned citizens to evacuate. Millions of citizens received a J-alert, or evacuation order, around 8 a.m. to seek shelter as the projectile was expected to fall on or close to the northern island of Hokkaido.

US Skier Kyle Smaine Killed in Avalanche in Japan

US Skier Kyle Smaine Killed in Avalanche in Japan

Former halfpipe world champion skier, Kyle Smaine, died in an avalanche in Japan. Another man also aided during the avalanche, but he has not been identified yet. The 31-year-old pro skier had traveled to Japan for work, and as he said in an Instagram post, he was excited about the “unbelievable snow quality.”

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan for First Time Since 2017

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan for First Time Since 2017

North Korea launched a missile over Japan for the first time in five years, raising tensions over Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program and prompting Tokyo to issue a rare public safety warning.
The missile, which was launched on Tuesday, splashed down in the Western Pacific about 3,200 kilometers east of Japan, according to Tokyo officials, who added that there were no reports of damage. The launch was condemned by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol warned of a “resolute response.”

Best Beers to Try According to the World Beer Cup 2022

Best Beers to Try According to the World Beer Cup 2022

The Most Prestigious Worldwide Beer Competition was held this past May in Minneapolis, where 18 countries battled to get their breweries among the first places. Often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” the World Beer Cup is held yearly in a designated state of the USA. The next competition will be held in Nashville, on May 10th, 2023.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Shot

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Shot

The devastating news has been announced that the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, was assassinated today during a campaign rally in Nara. At 67 years old, Abe was the longest-serving Japanese Prime Minister, with two terms from 2006 to 2007 then again from 2012 to 2020; he stepped down from the position in 2020 due to poor health, but continued to speak at political events and campaign for other politicians.

World Music Day Celebrated Today

World Music Day Celebrated Today

World Music Day, also called Fête de la Musique due to its French origins, is an international celebration of music, observed every year on the 21st of June. It is a day to celebrate music from around the world and highlights the universality music has. Music can be enjoyed by anyone, even those who do not play any instruments or sing, and it can often cross cultural borders.

Japanese Scientists Develop Edible Cement

Japanese Scientists Develop Edible Cement

While the purpose is not snacking on this cement in the middle of a construction project, scientists in Japan have developed a method for turning food waste into building material. This is the first time that cement has been created entirely from leftover food, and scientists hope that it could solve several issues from food waste to global warming.

National Dishes are a Reflection of the Past and Poor

National Dishes are a Reflection of the Past and Poor

The national dishes of countries are as diverse as the cultures themselves. However, one commonality between the cuisines most countries are famous for is that they are more often than not, the cuisine of regular people. National dishes and famous meals from different countries are usually something that is enjoyed by everyone; recipes born from the childhoods of that culture.

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