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Why Does Japan Have So Few Trash Cans in Public Areas?

In many countries, public places such as city streets and local parks have a large number of easy to spot trash cans where you can easily dispose of your drink container, gum wrapper, or sandwich wrapping. However, one thing that soon becomes apparent to many travelers after being in Japan for any length of time…

Aum Shinrikyo: The Cult Behind the Sarin Gas Attacks

On the quiet morning of March 25th, 1995, the subway trains were moving along regularly in the complex Tokyo subway system, brimming with office workers, students, housewives, and children heading to school. On five different trains, sarin gas was let loose, killing 12 people and injuring over 1,000 others. The terrorists? Members of an extremist…