Number of "noticeable" earthquakes in Japan last year, according to the meteorological agency
Number of these earthquakes that were aftershocks of the March 11 megaquake
Percent of Chinese people who say they are boycotting Japanese goods, according to a newspaper survey
American Make-Your-Own-Pancake Restaurant "Slappy Cakes" Imports Deliciousness to Japan
Slappy Cakes is a popular pancake restaurant in Portland Oregon that lets customers create their own custom pancakes at their tables. It's a fun time for those who want a completely new pancake experience. However, its popularity has resulted in some long wait times.
Luckily, Slappy Cakes' success has allowed it to expand, but rather than add another location in Portland they decided to set up shop in completely uncharted DIY pancake house territory: Shinjuku, Tokyo. We sent Mr. Sato to a pre-opening demonstration for a report.
The Tokyo Slappy Cakes is located on the 7th floor of the Lumine Est building right by the busiest train station in the world. Prior to its 31 January opening, only elite members of the press such as Mr. Sato were allowed entry to this preview demonstration.
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Japan looks west, holds its breath as mainland pollution heads its way
News On Japan via South China Morning
The choking pollution that has shrouded large parts of the mainland is moving east to Japan, threatening to push levels of health-threatening PM2.5 particles there beyond World Health Organisation health standards.
Japanese computer simulations show the fine air particulates could reach 40 micrograms per cubic metre today or tomorrow and cause smog in parts of western Japan such as Nagasaki.