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Japans “Cat Island” becomes a worldwide sensation. What Else is there?

Japans “Cat Island” becomes a worldwide sensation. What Else is there?   For those who live in Japan this is something we have all heard about but it still it is somewhat of a novelty. A island that had a mice problem brought in by ships, thus to combat the problem cats were introduced.   After years of breeding now the Cats in the island of Aoshima have multiplied and…

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Hay Fever / Pollen Forecast 2015 , How to Prepare in Japan

It is spring in North East Asia and in Japan specifically many people may be suffering from runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing. Even if you do not have these symptoms you might notice around you a large amount of people starting to wear medical mask in February and March. Before you start to think a new flue pandemic is underway remember that it is Hay Fever season and seasonally…

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Japans Sea Effect Snow, Westpacwx 101

Throughout winter in Japan the term “Sea Effect Snow” is repeated over and over again when discussing the winter weather and incredibly high snow totals that dominate snow country of northern Japan. In this episode of westpacwx 101 we will break down what sea effect snow is what causes it.   Now despite its name sea effect snow is NOT salty. As we all know when water evaporates from the…

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2015 Typhoon Names and Meanings

Here are the names, country of origin, and meanings, for tropical cyclones that will be used this season (2015) in the Western Pacific: International- Mekkhala (used) Higos (used) Bavi: Vietnam – A mountain chain in Hatay province (about 40 km west of Hanoi) with its peak of 1281 m, where there is a national forest. Maysak: Cambodia – A kind of tree. Haishen: China – The God of the Sea.…

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