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      Koshu Nishiyama Hot Spring, Keiunkan is certified as "the world's most historical inn" in the Guinness Book of World Records
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      Presentador: El terremoto de magnitud 9 que sacudió Japón el 11 de marzo de 2011 fue uno de los más devastadores de la historia de ese país.
      [Japón. Ayuda para las víctimas del terremoto]
      Presentador: El terremoto provocó un tsunami que se llevó por delante muchas ciudades costeras del este de Japón. Un año después, los informes oficiales indicaron que más de 15’000 personas murieron y más de 3’000 seguían desaparecidas. En cooperación con las autoridades, los Testigos de Jehová trabajaron para cubrir las necesidades de sus hermanos y de otras víctimas. Establecieron 3 centros de socorro y 21 almacenes y centros de distribución de suministros.
      Testigos de todo el mundo enviaron sus donaciones para apoyar el largo proceso de reconstrucción. En tan sólo 2 meses se entregaron 250 toneladas de provisiones a la víctimas.
      J. R. Brown – Portavoz de la sede mundial de los testigos de Jehová: Sentimos profundamente lo que sufrieron nuestros hermanos e intentamos ponernos en su lugar, actuar con empatía, aunque haya ocurrido en Japón, nos sentimos como si nos hubiera ocurrido a nosotros mismos. Numerosos voluntarios nos han dicho que están dispuestos a ir a cualquier lugar del mundo para ayudar en lo que se necesite.
      Robert y Angela Theriault – Voluntarios: Cuando nos ofrecieron la oportunidad de venir a ayudar, ni siquiera lo pensamos 2 veces, lo vimos como un enorme privilegio. Queríamos hacer lo que estuviera en nuestra mano para ayudar a los hermanos y hermanas.
      David y Karmen Jannuzzi – Voluntarios: Todos se esfuerzan por ayudar a los demás. ¡Ha sido maravilloso experimentar ese espíritu!
      Alec y Marcia Demos – Voluntarios: El mundo es un pañuelo, y sin importar el lugar, Japón, Rusia, África, … todos somos hermanos.
      J. R. Brown – Portavoz de la sede mundial de los testigos de Jehová: No dejamos que nos afecten las fronteras que existen entre los países, tratamos de ver el planeta como un lugar sin fronteras y nuestra hermandad siempre está dispuesta a ir a cualquier lugar y ayudar, donde quiera que haga falta.
      Miyo Ueda: Primero vinieron y nos repararon las paredes, y luego nos dieron los aparatos eléctricos que necesitábamos. Nuestros 2 autos se hundieron, así que nos quedamos sin vehículo, pero ellos nos proporcionaron uno.
      Presentador: Aya Doi perdió a su madre y a su abuelo a causa del desastre.
      Aya Doi: No se limitaron al brindarme ayuda, realmente se interesaron en lo que me había ocurrido. Las labores de socorro de los testigos de Jehová, son muestra de su interés sincero por la gente, de veras se preocupan por cada persona.
      Presentador: Los vecinos se sorprendían al ver cómo los edificios reducidos a escombros se reconstruían por completo en cuestión de semanas.
      J. R. Brown – Portavoz de la sede mundial de los testigos de Jehová: Son nuestros hermanos y hermanas y no sólo de palabra, se trata de un sentimiento genuino del corazón.
    • By The Librarian
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      Un grupo de niñas japonesas Testigos de Jehová junto con una hermana que los acompaña al piano, interpretan un cántico con campanillas...
       
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      That's great, but there are still some big differences between filling up with gas and electricity.
       
      Japan has 34,000 gas stations, and now it has over 40,000 charging points for electric cars. This includes car chargers in homes and stations on the street, according to a financial report from Nissan.
      That sounds great, and it is, but there are some big differences between filling up with gas and filling up with juice. To begin with, gas is way quicker. You can fill your tank in a few minutes, whereas most car chargers drip-feed the batteries. This in turn changes the way we refuel. Usually we drive until we’re almost empty, then rely on the fact that we’re never far from a gas station (there are between 122,000 and 157,000 retail locations that sell gas in the U.S.).
      Electric cars need a little more planning. Even Tesla’s supercharging stations, which are claimed to be 16 times faster than typical EV chargers, need more than an hour to fill up a battery, although a half-hour top-up is good for up to 170 miles. That’s why Tesla puts its charging stations near restaurants and shopping centers, so you grab some groceries or a cup of coffee while your car fills up.
      The barrier to entry for a charging station is also lower than that for a gas station. No digging tanks for the gas, and no need for trucks to make deliveries. In future, it may be practical for a city-center convenience store to set up a few stations on the curb outside.
      Gasoline is still a great medium for energy storage, though, so it’ll be around in remote locations for a long time yet, but electric cars seem perfectly suited to urban transport, with its short journeys, and abundance of electricity. Let’s see how long it takes for U.S. charging stations to outnumber gas stations.
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      El 14 y el 16 de abril de 2016, dos fuertes terremotos sacudieron la isla Kyushu, en el sur de Japón. El primero registró una magnitud de 6,5 y el segundo, de 7,3. Después, hubo cientos de réplicas. En la zona afectada, hay más de setenta congregaciones de los testigos de Jehová, pero ningún Testigo murió ni resultó herido de gravedad. Sin embargo, más de setenta de sus casas sufrieron daños graves y diecisiete fueron destruidas. A causa de las continuas réplicas, se evacuó a más de cuatrocientos Testigos y se les llevó a Salones del Reino, o lugares de reunión, dónde recibieron alimento y cobijo. La sucursal de los testigos de Jehová de Japón ha organizado un comité de socorro con voluntarios que tienen experiencia en construcción para cubrir las necesidades de los afectados.
      Contactos para la prensa:
      Internacional: David Semonian, Oficina de Información Pública, tel. +1 718 560 5000
      Japón: Ichiki Matsunaga, tel. +81 46 233 0005

    • By The Librarian
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      On April 14 and 16, 2016, two massive earthquakes shook the island of Kyushu in southern Japan. The first registered magnitude 6.5, and the second, 7.3. Hundreds of aftershocks have since followed. Over 70 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses are located in the affected area, but no Witnesses died or were severely injured in the disaster. However, over 70 of their homes sustained severe damage and 17 were destroyed. Because of the continuing aftershocks, over 400 Witnesses were evacuated from their homes to Kingdom Halls, or places of worship, where shelter and meals were provided. The branch office of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Japan has organized a 
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  of volunteers with construction experience to care for the needs of those affected. Media Contacts:
      International: David A. Semonian, Office of Public Information, tel. +1 718 560 5000
      Japan: Ichiki Matsunaga, tel. +81 46 233 0005

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    • By TheWorldNewsOrg
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    • By JAMMY
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    • Guest Nicole
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      No one likes to talk about terminal illness, but the stigma surrounding this subject is being punctured a bit by a growing realization: In the U.S. these sorts of tragic situations are exacerbated by a lack of planning beforehand, unnecessary medical procedures and associated discomfort, and — less important — a great deal of expense that does little or nothing to improve outcomes. We “do” death worse than a lot of other wealthy countries.
      How can we improve this? One answer has to do with where people who are dying spend their final hours and days. There’s a growing pile of evidence suggesting it’s better to die at home, where you’re more likely to be surrounded by friends and family and be relatively comfortable, and less likely to be subjected to pointless invasive medical interventions. 
      This is an area where there haven’t been a great deal of large, careful studies, though, which is why a Japanese one just published in the journalCancer is so important. (There isn’t yet a link up, but I’ll add one once it is.)
      A large team of Japanese researchers led by Jun Hamano of the University of Tsukuba examined the records of 2,069 patients who died of cancer — 1,607 in the hospital and 462 at home. They were curious whether this would make a difference for survival time, measured from when they were first referred to the hospital in question for treatment. “To the best of our knowledge,” the authors write, “this is the first large-scale, prospective, multicenter study” asking this question. And it’s an important question to ask: If patients who spend their final days in a hospital live longer, after all, it would complicate the argument that dying at home is a preferable outcome: Different patients and families might have different opinions on whether an extra, say, ten days is “worth” a little more pain, potentially invasive procedures to extend life, and so on.
      What the researchers found, though, was that patients who died at home actually lived longer, or at least as long, as patients who died in the hospital. This has important ramifications for medical decision-makers in terms of how they frame the options available to patients and their families: The finding “suggests that an oncologist should not hesitate to refer patients for home-based palliative care simply because less medical treatment may be provided.”
      Importantly, the authors highlight two factors that could account for the fact that staying in a hospital didn’t increase survival time: Those who died in the hospital were given significantly more parenteral hydration (IV drips to keep them hydrated) and antibiotics. Neither treatment seemed to impact survival time, which tells a familiar story of hospitals doing procedures that might seem effective but that don’t actually extend patientlife.
      This was a study that took place only in Japan, so it could be the case that things work differently in the U.S. or elsewhere. Still, we have a trend on our hands here: Most of the evidence on end-of-life care seems to be pointing in the same direction, which is that deaths in nonhospital settings, when feasible, offer better outcomes. Not that this is an easy thing to discuss.
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    • By TheWorldNewsOrg
      Thousands protest outside the Japanese parliament in Tokyo against the relocation of a U.S. military base on Okinawa Island. Residents cite noise, pollution, and crime as reasons for not wanting a new base built.




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