• Future Military Robots Explained
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    Future Military Robots Explained

    Our wars used to be fought on foot, but then we harnessed horses for battle. Swords were our weapon of choice until guns were invented. Chariots slowly evolved into tanks, and in less than 100 years this [picture of the wright bros], turned into this . But the change that’s now underway will be the most significant in human history, as soldiers from the world’s richest countries will soon rarely come face to face with their enemies. This is a profile of the robotic takeover of the world’s militaries. For years now, the military of the United States and our closest allies, the Europeans, Israel, and South Korea have been…

  • Why Does The U.S. Have So Many Military Bases Overseas?
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    Why Does The U.S. Have So Many Military Bases Overseas?

    Recently, citizens of Okinawa, Japan protested the United States’ military presence on the island. Most were concerned that a Marine Corps base posed a danger to nearby residents, and some held signs saying “ get out marines!” But Japan is not the only country currently hosting US defense forces. So how many military bases does the U.S. have? Politifact found that in 2011, there were US military personnel in 148 countries, and there were roughly 662 US bases officially listed, around the world. But the amount of American military personnel and bases on foreign land varied widely. Nations like Mongolia, Togo, Suriname and Gabon, may have less than 10 officials…

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    Empire of the Sun (Victory Scene)

    Empire of the Sun is a film which depicts the adolescent experiences of Jim, a wealthy boy living in Shanghai, who had split from his family during the Japanese invasion in 1941. He is forced to live on his own without a consistent source of food, and witnesses sickness, death, and destruction and is later captured and moved to an internment camp. In this scene, he is reunited with his parents after several years of separation. “Jim? Jim.

  • Hiking 7000 ft. Up to JAPAN’s Highest Hot Spring
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    Hiking 7000 ft. Up to JAPAN’s Highest Hot Spring

    A few years ago Bryan, Andrew and I went to Japan, saw the sights, ate the food.. and climbed Mt. Kumotori. Darrell an avid mountain climber in Japan.. saw our video, reached out, we met in real life.. and we decided to plan a climb for the next time I was in Japan. So, being back in Japan.. we set our sights on the highest hot spring in the country.. located 7000 feet up on the path to Mt. Tengu in the Yatsugatake mountain range. We got about three hours to get there, and then we’ve got three hours to hike to our first campsite. Let’s go. Darrell has arrived.…

  • A Day at a Japanese Cat Shelter in Tokyo / JAPAN VLOG
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    A Day at a Japanese Cat Shelter in Tokyo / JAPAN VLOG

    Hi there! So, today I’ll be going to a cat shelter with 2 friends in Tokyo. I think that it’s about the fifth time that I’m going but I still love it there every time! You’ll see why! 🙂 The concept of the cat shelter here is that they, of course, rescue cats, transport them to the shelter, take care of them rehabilitate them if necessary and then, people can go to the shelter first they have to pay 1000 yen (about 8 euros) as an entrance fee and then, they can get to know all of the cats with the main objective of adopting but you’re of course also…

  • Unbroken (Torture)
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    Unbroken (Torture)

    Based on a true story, Unbroken is a 2014 film showing the life of US Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini during World War II. “Bombs away. Bombardier to pilot, your ship.” “Roger.” “Okay…here we go.” This eye-opening film touches upon the horrific events of World War II through the eyes of a courageous young Zamperini, who was stranded in the middle of the ocean with two others, and later found at the mercy of Japanese soldiers. “Yeah. Just like Christmas.” As a teenager, Louis ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics at a time when Germany was under the early stages of Hitler’s Nazi regime. For many around the world, the 1936…

  • China vs Japan – Who Would Win – Army / Military Comparison
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    China vs Japan – Who Would Win – Army / Military Comparison

    China and Japan are two countries that have been culturally intertwined from as early as 400 AD. This relationship led to Japan adopting the Chinese writing system, the religion of Buddhism, similar political systems, as well as developing in matters of food, fashion, law, and more, under the influence of China. Although the countries are currently at peace, relations have remained somewhat tense over the last century. Today, we’ll compare the two nations in a hypothetical military match-up, in this episode of The Infographics Show, China vs. Japan. Don’t forget to subscribe and click the bell button so that you can be part of our Notification Squad. The USA has…

  • What Japanese Prison Food is Like  ★ ONLY in JAPAN
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    What Japanese Prison Food is Like ★ ONLY in JAPAN

    Only in Japan Welcome to the “Abashiri Keimusho, Abashiri prison” . This one has since been retired and has been turned into a museum the new prison a couple of kilometers away But what is great about this is. It gives you an inside glimpse into everyday life at a Japanese prison Abashiri is in northern Hokkaido on the sea of okhotsk It’s famous for its prison, this is the current prison which began operations in the mid-1980s Inmates have lighter sentences here not exceeding eight years A couple kilometers away is the old Abashiri prison opened in 1890 where the harshest sentences in Japan was served Looks warm in…

  • Ugly history: Japanese American incarceration camps – Densho
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    Ugly history: Japanese American incarceration camps – Densho

    On December 7, 1941, 16 year-old Aki Kurose shared in the horror of millions of Americans when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor. What she did not know, was how that shared experience would soon leave her family and over 120,000 Japanese Americans alienated from their country, both socially and physically. As of 1941, Japanese American communities had been growing in the US for over 50 years. About one-third of them were immigrants, many of whom settled on the West Coast and had lived there for decades. The rest were born as American citizens, like Aki. Born Akiko Kato in Seattle, Aki grew up in a diverse neighborhood where she never…

  • Sheikh Hamdan’s latest snaps are giving us serious vacation envy.
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    Sheikh Hamdan’s latest snaps are giving us serious vacation envy.

    Sheikh Hamdan’s latest snaps are giving us serious vacation envy. The ever-adventurous Crown Prince has been spending a few days in Japan… So far this year, we’ve seen H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai head to destinations around the world from Yorkshire to the Maldives, combining his love of travelling and photography to share some incredible snaps from his adventures. And this week has been no exception. For his latest travels, Dubai’s Crown Prince has returned to Japan for the second time this year. Back in April, we saw Sheikh Hamdan visit Tokyo, while it looks like for his latest venture he’s headed…