Japan http://kuow.org en Japan Bans Possession Of Child Pornography http://kuow.org/post/japan-bans-possession-child-pornography Japan has banned the possession of child pornography, with some notable exceptions: manga, animation and computer graphics.<p>Parliament's upper house <a href="http://www.shugiin.go.jp/internet/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/honbun/youkou/g18301022.htm">approved the measure</a> Wednesday; the lower house passed the bill last month.<p>The move expands a 15-year-old law that bans the production and distribution of child pornography. The new law makes the possession of child porn punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine of nearly $10,000. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:41:00 +0000 editor 36598 at http://kuow.org Japanese Retrace Path Of History-Making Castaways, 180 Years Later http://kuow.org/post/japanese-retrace-path-history-making-castaways-180-years-later <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042814TB_Castaways_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>After 180 years, it is not too late to say thank you. That is what a Japanese delegation did last week as it retraced the history-making path of three&#160; castaways to the Makah Indian Reservation on the Washington coast.<p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:47:11 +0000 Tom Banse 33514 at http://kuow.org Japanese Retrace Path Of History-Making Castaways, 180 Years Later Reconstructing Japan Three Years After The Earthquake And Tsunami http://kuow.org/post/reconstructing-japan-three-years-after-earthquake-and-tsunami <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton about Japan's efforts to rebuild after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:44:43 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 30312 at http://kuow.org Reconstructing Japan Three Years After The Earthquake And Tsunami Scientists: Stop Worrying About Fukushima Radioactivity In Fish http://kuow.org/post/scientists-stop-worrying-about-fukushima-radioactivity-fish <p>Following the 2011 tsunami in Japan, a nuclear reactor released hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water into the ocean. That sparked fear that contaminated water would reach the West Coast, but three years later, scientists say that radiation in our waters isn’t necessarily linked to the nuclear reactor.&nbsp; Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:36:30 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 27169 at http://kuow.org Scientists: Stop Worrying About Fukushima Radioactivity In Fish Bellevue SWAT, Japanese Farm Food, And Greendays Gardening http://kuow.org/post/bellevue-swat-japanese-farm-food-and-greendays-gardening <p><strong>Bellevue’s SWAT Team Comes To A Seattle Neighborhood</strong><br>Columbia City residents heard Monday night from Seattle and Bellevue officials about a shooting involving Bellevue police that happened in Seattle late last month. According to KUOW’s <a href="http://www.kuow.org/people/patricia-murphy">Patricia Murphy</a>, the Seattle Police Department is investigating the incident.</p><p><strong>Japanese Farm Food</strong><br>Nancy Singleton Hachisu moved from California to Japan intending to stay a year. Instead she fell in love with the culture, the food and a local farmer. Now — many years and three kids later — she lives on an organic farm in an 80-year-old traditional Japanese farmhouse. She writes about life, love and food in her cookbook "Japanese Farm Food."</p><p><strong>Greendays Gardening Panel</strong><br>Gardening is not just growing vegetables, pruning ornamentals or planting natives. Modern organic gardeners are trying to incorporate practices and aestheticism that works in any kind of garden. Our gardening panel is just the group to bring the ideas together this week and every week on KUOW. They answer your gardening questions live at 10:40 a.m. Call 206.543.5869 or email <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 11806 at http://kuow.org Bellevue SWAT, Japanese Farm Food, And Greendays Gardening Dreamliner Investigation Continues In Two Countries http://kuow.org/post/dreamliner-investigation-continues-two-countries <p>The hunt for a solution to the 787’s battery woes continues. Investigators are crisscrossing oceans looking for a cause to the battery overheating problems that have grounded the Dreamliner since January 16. Teams of investigators are fanning out and crossing paths.</p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:09:21 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 7580 at http://kuow.org Dreamliner Investigation Continues In Two Countries Two Japanese Airlines Ground Boeing 787s After New Problems http://kuow.org/post/two-japanese-airlines-ground-boeing-787s-after-new-problems <p>Major global news services are reporting that two Japanese airlines have grounded all of their Boeing 787 jets. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines made the announcements following an emergency landing Wednesday morning in Japan. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 03:33:37 +0000 Lisa Brooks & Deborah Wang & Associated Press 6644 at http://kuow.org Two Japanese Airlines Ground Boeing 787s After New Problems Oregon At Odds With Federal Government Over Japanese Tsunami Gift http://kuow.org/post/oregon-odds-federal-government-over-japanese-tsunami-gift <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/12/121812CL_tsunami_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – The state of Oregon is at odds with the federal government over how to use money from Japan meant for cleaning up tsunami debris. It can’t be used to reimburse the state for money it’s already spent.<p>The Japanese government donated $5 million to the US this fall to help pay for the cost of cleaning up debris from last year’s deadly tsunami. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:20:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 5385 at http://kuow.org Oregon At Odds With Federal Government Over Japanese Tsunami Gift