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Japanese invent car that runs on water

This sounds too good to be true, but Reuters is reporting: Tired of petrol prices rising daily at the pump? A Japanese company has invented an electric-powered, and environmentally friendly, car that it says runs solely on water. Genepax unveiled the car in the western city of Osaka on Thursday, saying that a liter (2.1(…)

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Sinister Japanese Scarecrows

Sinister Japanese Scarecrows

From Tokyo Times: Opting for a similar approach to last year, and in no way content with merely looking sad or strangely serene, this season’s scarecrows are once again set on being sinister. Or, at the very least, a tad intimidating.

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi ‘To Be Released’ — (I’m not holding my breath).

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi ‘To Be Released’ — (I’m not holding my breath).

From Sky News: Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released in November just days after the first election there in two decades, officials say. The Nobel Peace laureate has been detained for most of the last 20 years since winning the country’s last poll in 1990. Unnamed sources told the AFP news(…)

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