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Japan’s “Hadaka Matsuri” Festival Falls Victim to Changing Demographics

Ōshū, Japan —  Steam rose as hundreds of naked men tussled over a bag of wooden talismans, performing a dramatic end to a thousand-year-old ritual in Japan that took place for the last time. Their fervent shouts of “Jasso, joyasa”…

The unexpected strength of the US economy can be attributed to a boost in productivity.

Washington —  Last year, Batesville Tool & Die faced the challenge of meeting customer demand and started searching for 70 new employees. This task proved to be difficult, as it was not easy to attract factory workers to the small…

Demonstrators from around the globe come together to call on Putin to put an end to the conflict in Ukraine.

On Saturday, demonstrators gathered globally to show their support for Ukraine on the two-year anniversary of Moscow’s invasion. They called for increased support from Western nations as concerns grow about Kyiv’s ability to defend against a more confident Russia. Crowds…

Dior has indefinitely postponed their fashion show in Hong Kong.

HONG KONG —  Dior has postponed a fashion show set to be held in Hong Kong next month, a city official confirmed Saturday, dealing a blow to the financial hub’s ambitions to boost its economy through major events. Hong Kong…

Chip Giant TSMC Shifts From Hotspot Taiwan With Japan Plant

TOKYO —  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., a leading chip company, launched its inaugural semiconductor factory in Japan on Saturday as a part of its continuous worldwide growth. At the ceremony in Kikuyo, TSMC Chairman Mark Liu expressed his sincere appreciation…

American manufacturers urge the US to prevent Chinese cars from being imported through Mexico.

WASHINGTON —  On Friday, a group that advocates for U.S. manufacturing stated that the government of the United States should prohibit the import of inexpensive Chinese automobiles and components from Mexico. They cautioned that such imports could potentially harm the…

According to UNICEF, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine is causing severe damage to the mental well-being of children.

GENEVA —  According to a spokesperson from UNICEF, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which has been ongoing for two years, is causing significant hardship and emotional turmoil for the children affected. Many of these children have been separated from their…

Zelenskyy Confident World’s Democracies Will Ensure Russia’s Defeat

On the two-year commemoration of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed gratitude to all those who have stood by Ukraine. He credited their collaboration for providing a sense of security to millions in Ukraine and neighboring countries, assuring…

A research reveals that older individuals find pleasure in using virtual reality technology.

POMPANO BEACH, Florida —  Retired Army Colonel Farrell Patrick taught computer science at West Point during the 1970s and then at two private universities through the 1990s, so he isn’t surprised by the progress technology has made over the decades….

The Russian government is using Russian history as justification for their actions in Ukraine.

TALLINN, Estonia —  Last month, during a conversation with Tucker Carlson, Vladimir Putin discussed his motives for the invasion of Ukraine in 2014 by providing a detailed explanation of Russian history. The 71-year-old leader of Russia spent over 20 minutes…