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89-Year-Old Japanese Grandma Discovers Photography, Can’t Stop Taking Hilarious Self-Portraits Now
Most people think that technology is for young people, but nobody told Kimiko Nishimoto that. She's an 89-year-old Japanese grandma who's been snapping and editing her own pictures for the last 17 years, and as
photography  funny  japan 
yesterday by sfriedenberg
Thieves Steal $800,000 in Whisky From Legendary Parisian Liquor Store
PARIS—La Maison du Whisky—the “house of whisky”—is a high-end shop on a back street. The French president’s palace and various government offices devoted to intelligence and law enforcement are nearby.. 69 bottles estimated by the French press to be worth €673,000, or $794,000. Clearly, they knew what they wanted as they stowed the loot in a couple of sports bags and took off: The big-ticket item they were after wasn’t Scotch, bourbon, Irish, rye, or Canadian whiskey. It was a super-rare Japanese whisky they wanted... there are only 41 bottles in the world of Karuizawa 1960, known as “The Squirrel,” which comes in a bottle with a little gold box hanging around its neck. Because of its rarity, it could be deemed priceless, but the mercenary French press calculated its value at about €195,000 ($230,000).
oddly  beverages  Japan  France 
yesterday by thomas.kochi
The Booming Japanese Rent-a-Friend Business - The Atlantic
In Japan, you can pay an actor to impersonate your relative, spouse, coworker, or any kind of acquaintance.
culture  japan  society  business  family 
2 days ago by soobrosa
Ombrophilia | APOSIOPÈSE
Very cool sound experiment with water-filled bowls and hydrophones.
music  experimental  inaccessible  japan 
2 days ago by joel.winkelman

research  researcher  japan  decline 
2 days ago by incep
After Tokyo Commuter Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early, Company Apologizes : The Two-Way : NPR
Baseel writes: "It stands to reason, then, that at least a few people would miss a train if it left 20 seconds earlier than usual, and even if there's another coming in four minutes, adding four minutes to that leg of their commute might cause them to miss other transfers on the way to their destinations, with the effect snowballing enough that they end up being late for work or school."
public-transportation  japan  npr  bill-chappell 
2 days ago by yolandaenoch
Globalisation marches on without Trump
So while the Trump administration has focused on ripping up existing trade agreements, largely to try and address a US trade deficit in manufactured goods, the rest of the world is moving on and tackling rules that are likely to define commerce for decades to come.
globalization  trade  DonaldTrump  ft  china  japan  eu  asia  protectionism  nafta 
2 days ago by Kirk510620

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