Japan

Anderson Japanese Gardens Opening Celebration is Saturday
I don't think you'd get much argument if you declared Anderson Japanese Gardens to be one of the most beautiful spots in Illinois, let alone Rockford. Ask anyone who's ever spent time there. If you're one of those folks who've never been to AJC, then make plans to join them …
Chocolate Covered French Fries are Here
Chocolate-covered. Those two words, used together, generally evoke images in your mind of strawberries, peanuts, almonds, pretzels, marshmallows, maybe even ants (grasshoppers and scorpions, too. You can even order them online from places like this)...
Author James Kunetka on the Building of the Atom Bomb [AUDIO]
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first atom bomb. 70 years ago, on August 6, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima—the second was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9. We recently were joined on the show by author James Kunetka to discuss his new book, The General and the Genius…
The World’s 1st Robot-Staffed Hotel Opens in Japan
When I read that Japan has just opened the world's first (for now) hotel staffed by robots, I thought to myself, "It's about time! I hope there's a robot velociraptor working the front desk, because otherwise it might not be as cool."
As the photo above would indicate…
World’s Oldest Man Dies at 112 [VIDEO]
As Riley often says on the show, it's a title no one holds on to for very long. And now, once again, "The World's Oldest Man" has passed away.
Sakari Momoi was a retired educator from Japan who lived to the age of 112. Officials say he died from kidney failure Sunday …
Japan’s Maglev Train Sets World Record
If you need to be somewhere in a real hurry, Japan's record-setting Maglev train is just the ticket.
From CNN:
A Japan Railway maglev train hit 603 kilometers per hour (374 miles per hour) on an experimental track in Yamanashi Tuesday, setting a decisive new world record...
The Deepest Snow in the World
Based upon the weather events of the last few weeks, it's understandable that you might think Boston would be the spot with the deepest snow. I mean, come on, Boston's been getting hammered with foot upon foot, yard after yard of snow.
As bad as it's been on America's eastern seab…