Japan’s Yakuza mobsters launch new, public relations website

Homepage of largest Yakuza gang, Yamaguchi-gumi

Japan’s biggest organized crime syndicate, the Yakuza, has launched its own website, the content of which, is not what you would expect. Spurred by a poor public image, membership in the Yakuza fell to an all-time low in 2013, slipping below 60,000 members for the first time. The Yakuza’s new website is an attempt to…

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Jaw-dropping brilliant blue crab baffles scientists.

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This beautiful lavender-colored crab was caught off the coast of Russia in the Bering Sea and subsequently shipped with a batch of red crabs to Hokkaido, Japan. Scientists are not sure what caused its brilliant-lavender hue but believe it is either a result of a unique diet component or some sort of mutation. Meanwhile, the…

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Giant squid finally caught on film by team of Japanese scientists!

Closeup of screen grab from footage captured by NHK and Discovery Channel in July 2012

A Japanese team of scientists from Japan’s National Science Museum have captured the first live images of a giant squid. The images, taken from a video, of the silvery, 10-foot-long cephalopod nearly one kilometer below the surface, were taken last July near the Ogasawara Islands, about 620 miles south of Tokyo, Japan. The scientists have…

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