Japan-China Relations: Where is it Heading to?

Of all the countries that Japan had conquered in the past and have established friendly relations with later, it is China that has become so hostile in recent years. Many people including journalists are wondering why this is so when the others do not feel so much hatred towards Japan.

Despite its economic cooperation, China and Japan continue to be in conflict over several issues. These cover Japan’s wartime atrocities that caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Chinese and claims of ownership of the eight small islands off East China Sea collectively known as Senkaku/Daioyu among others.

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As tensions remain high between the two nations, their citizens (although not all) have somehow developed an awkward feeling towards each other. The Chinese have been very vocal about their protest for Japan’s wartime crimes while a rise in Japanese nationalism has been noted in recent years with the Japanese doing everything to clarify issues and make amends where needed. Keep reading »

5 Amazing Gift Ideas for Him

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Buying gifts for men can be both a lot of fun and a tough challenge. Some guys prefer funky gadgets, others appreciate more classy gifts, and some are just happy to get anything that isn’t tie.

Here’s a list of five items for the men in your life, to at least get you started in the right direction. Keep reading »

Will Google Kill Cable?

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I don’t have cable. I don’t even have a TV. I pay a couple of bucks a month for a Netflix subscription, use Pandora, and watch whatever I can find on Hulu.

I don’t find myself lacking for things to watch. Cable, it seems, is not long for this world. Since Google is riding the wave of alternative TV sources, it might just put the nail in the coffin for cable as we know it. Keep reading »

5 Tips From OSHA for Preventing Heat Illness This Summer

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With the hot summer months upon us, there’s a great need to keep yourself healthy in the heat. Heat illness is responsible for deaths around the world; even in the US, it can affect anyone, and it’s 100% preventable. By understanding the signs of heat illness and ways to treat and prevent it, you can keep yourself safe and healthy while you’re out this summer. Keep reading »

A New Way to Quit Smoking?

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Forget pesky patches and bad-tasting gum. The most popular way to kick your cigarette habit for good is electronic cigarettes. Also known as E-cigarettes, they use an electronic inhaler containing nicotine that enables the user to mimic the act of smoking a real cigarette.

While advocates argue that e-cigarettes are healthier than real ones, the Food and Drug Administration, along with other global health organizations, remain doubtful.

More than 45 million people in the United States smoke, and an estimated half of these people try to nip the habit in the bud each year. More and more are turning to electronic cigarettes for help. Keep reading »

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