Tsunami Warning System

Tsunami two years on: Japan finally gets warning system that would have saved hundreds of lives Two years after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands, the country has unveiled an improved warning system that could have saved hundreds of lives. Operators at the Japan Meteorological agency checking the data of the seismic activity…

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February Prayer Letter

October 7th 2013 will mark our 30th year as missionaries here in Hokkaido, Japan.  We praise God for His graces in keeping us here for this length of time.  Our Lord has supplied our needs and we, like the apostle Paul, have learned to trust Him no matter what support came in month by month. …

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Accidental Acceleration Curbed

Nissan Motor Co. has developed a system of using cameras and sensors designed to suppress the acceleration pedal and apply the brake should the need arise. It applies the brakes if the driver mistakenly presses the accelerator when the car stopped. There are four cameras installed, one on each side and an ultrasonic sensor for…

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Hope still for today?

I am a grandmother–there were other parents and grandmothers and grandfathers involved in the horrible killing on this December day who now only have memories for this Christmas instead of special small ones to hold close and dear.  Mine aren’t close but at least I know others who will be able to hold them close.…

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Natto–purifying bacteria

Natto Natto is fermented soy beans. The beans are boiled, wrapped in straw and left to ferment for several days. They have vitamins, fiber and protein and thus are a good source of nutrition. Natto dates back at least 1000 years and eventually became a favorite of people living in Edo, the capital city of…

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