Archives For Japan

Sakurajima volcano (Japan): new vulcanian explosion this morning

New menu item will only be served in Japan

Bus careened off mountain road

and Pics of Laura Bassett Being Comforted

Laura Bassett, England, World Cup

Cartoonist who chronicled postwar Japan


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Supporters of an annual dolphin hunt in western Japan say hunting for meat is a long-standing cultural tradition, but it has drawn the ire of conservation groups, who claim the hunt is about supplying the aquarium industry. A rare albino dolphin caught last week could fetch as much as $500,000, one conservationist claims. Seth Doane reports. Watch the video by clicking here.