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Dealing With Grief: Japanese Phone Booth Connects The Living And The Dead
Called "the phone of the wind," this device allows Japanese mourners to leave messages for those who died in the 2011 earthquake.
Humans Have More In Common With Monkeys Than Previously Thought, New Research Shows
Researchers long believed that only humans can know when their memory's off.
Inside Japan’s World War II-Era Reign Of Terror
During World War II, Japan fought with such brutality that even today Japanese scholars and diplomats have a hard time admitting these atrocities actually happened.
The Worst War Crimes The U.S. Committed During World War II
From Operation Teardrop to the Biscari massacre, these are the atrocities that the U.S. would rather forget.
Gorgeous Photos Of The Last Samurai
These unique images depict a way of life about to disappear forever.
Inside Ubasute, The Legend Of Abandoning Elderly In The Woods
Legend has it that in times of persistent hardship, Japanese families would abandon their elderly in the woods. Here's how it happened — that is, if it did at all.
Enormous Sinkhole Swallows Up Street In Japan
Underground construction to extend a train line has created a 98-foot-wide sinkhole.
The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive
This may be self-discipline at its most extreme.
The Atomic Bombing Of Nagaski Almost Didn’t Happen
Discover the seldom-heard story of the Nagasaki bombing -- how it happened and why it came very close to not happening at all.