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Of the countless trains running on Japan's 20,000-kilometer (12,000-mile) rail network, a few are decorated with images of anime and manga characters, colorful ads, and designs by notable artists. Here is a small sample.
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is a group of one thousand paper (鶴 ) held together by strings. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. This makes ...
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This is a "Family Portrait" of China's 56 ethnic groups. Chen Haiwen, a photographer, recently lead a team of 14 photographers to create a book entitled,
The Town that spent 25 Years Underwater
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Learn Your Damn Homophones
It's about time that everyone learned their damn homophones. If you slept your way through the fourth grade or just skipped all of the grammar lectures because you were too busy sucking off that dude in the locker room, then maybe this table will he...