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A capsule containing soil samples from an asteroid named Ryugu was dropped from 220,000 kilometers from space by Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft.  It landed as planned in the Australian Outback on…
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The latest research suggests that the number of young adults who are currently living with their parents is increasing in the USA. The probable cause of this trend is the…
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In April of 2020, the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary released updates in order to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the English language.  These include ‘maskne’,…
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BTS has achieved its first No. 1 “Dynamite” on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, writing a new chapter in K-pop history as the first Korean band to do so.…
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Japanese companies have developed a plastic that can be used to make shopping bags that degrade in seawater to help reduce plastic waste in the oceans.  Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and…
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To test the potential of miniature cameras, researchers at the University of Washington in the US have developed a tiny wireless camera that can ride on the back of an…

Paternity Leave in Japan

Level B2, C1
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90 mins
CultureLifestyle
Although Japan is a world-leader when it comes to the provision of paternity leave, (a very generous one year), in reality only 6 percent of eligible fathers took child care…

Forrest Fenn’s Hidden Treasure Found

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90 mins
Lifestyle
A decade-long search for a treasure hidden deep in the Rocky Mountains that led to multiple people’s deaths is over, the man who hid the treasure announced.  Forrest Fenn, a New Mexican…

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