Meet Japan’s Internet Café Refugees

With affordable housing out of reach for many low wage workers in Japan, internet cafes have assumed a new role: living quarters. These internet cafe “refugees”, many of whom consider themselves temporary workers–started appearing around the 1990s. As Japan’s recession depresses the already low wages of temporary workers (around 38 percent of the working population), the problem doesn’t show signs of abating any time soon. You can watch MediaStorm’s full series on the phenomenon here.

January In Japan

In case you’re feeling the need to get out of town in winter’s darkest hour (and we can’t say we blame you), this video may make you consider hopping a flight to Tokyo.

Tokyo From Above

Tokyo Aerial Photograph

One of the 47 prefectures of Japan, the most populous metropolitan area in the world almost looks serene from this vantage point.

10 Terrifyingly Beautiful Storm Satellite Images

Storm Satellite Images Moving

Source: NOLA

Although hurricane season usually peaks around mid-September, more than a handful of monstrous hurricanes, storms and cyclones have formed during October 2014. Bringing with them torrential rain and swift winds, the storms have touched almost every corner of the world. Check out these 10 terrifyingly beautiful storm satellite images that prove that Mother Nature is not a force to be reckoned with.

Super Typhoon Vongfong

Super Typhoon Vongfong from Space

Source: NBC News

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