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Category: Japan

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Japanese Mega-Submarine From WWII Discovered off Hawaii

Researchers find a giant aircraft-carrier sub that was captured and sunk by the U.S. Navy nearly 70 years ago.

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Six Things You Should Know About Tokyo

One hundred and sixty years after Commodore Matthew Perry “opened” Japan to the west, discover some surprising facts about the Japanese capital.

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Sunken Cities

As news breaks that Venice is (still) sinking, explore other cities that have slipped beneath the waves.

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Japan Pledges to Find Remains of Iwo Jima Dead

Japan has vowed to locate the remains of an estimated 12,000 troops still missing since the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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Did Lead Makeup Poison Samurai Kids & Topple Japan’s Shogunate?

A recent study of samurai families’ remains suggests that lead-based makeup may have contributed to the decline of Japan’s Edo period.