Fukushima

Spotlight on Fukushima, Japan Headlines Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It’s Going To Get Worse) Fukushima’s nuclear signature found in California wine Embedded Tweets Fukushima- the largest release of radiation into the water in the history of the world. https://t.co/Y8PhdQRlcI — Zac Goldsmith (@ZacGoldsmith) October 2, 2016 Wikipedia Fukushima_(city) Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster Planeta.com …

Quanzhou

Photo: Tommy Wong, Sculpture Quanzhou was China’s major port for foreign traders, who knew it as Zayton,during the 11th through 14th centuries. The nomination of the Historic Monuments and Sites of Ancient Quanzhou (Zayton) as a World Heritage site was discussed at this week’s World Heritage Committee meeting, #42WHC and referred back to the state …

Bahrain

Photo: abcdz2000, Flag about Bahrain (source) Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands, the largest being Bahrain Island. Saudi Arabia lies to the west and is connected to Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway. Iran lies 200 km (120 mi) to the north across the Gulf. The peninsula of Qatar is to the southeast across the …

Pakistan Links

Pakistan flag Links related to Pakistan presented in somewhat random fashion: Flickr Shams the Guide Flickr Groups Towards Pakistan Pakistan Photographers پاکستانی فوٹو گرافرز About Pakistan Pakistani Trekkers Mountaineering Trekking in Pakistan Pakistan Wallpapers The Himalayan Regions Twitter @shamstheguide @pamirtimes Tourism Portals Pakistan Tourism Ecotourism Society Pakistan Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT) Ibn …

Recreating the handshake between North and South Korean leaders

Set-jetting fans, travelers are recreating the handshake between North and South Korean leaders. This movie set from Namyangju Studios near Seoul – which recreated the border truce village of Panmonjum for the 2000 hit “Joint Security Area” – is drawing tourists hoping to re-enact the historic handshake themselves. Twitter Moment Tourists are recreating the handshake …

Ikigai

Buzzwords Ikigai = the reason for which you wake up in the morning Embedded Tweets The Japanese concept of #ikigai boils down the search for meaning in life into four questions. 1) What do you love?2) What are you good at?3) What does the world need from you?4) What can you get paid for? I'm …

Korean Peninsula

The Korean Peninsula is a peninsula in East Asia. It extends southwards for about 1,100 km (680 mi) from continental Asia into the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by the East Sea to the east, and the Yellow Sea (known in Korea as West Sea) to the west, the Korea Strait connecting the first two …

Siberia

Siberia is an extensive geographical region, and by the broadest definition is also known as North Asia. Siberia has historically been a part of Russia since the 16th and 17th centuries. The territory of Siberia extends eastwards from the Ural Mountains to the watershed between the Pacific and Arctic drainage basins. – Wikipedia Key Links …

Java

Photo: Going home Java (Indonesian: Jawa; Javanese: ꦗꦮ; Sundanese: ᮏᮝ) is an island of Indonesia. With a population of over 141 million (the island itself) or 145 million (the administrative region), Java is home to 56.7 percent of the Indonesian population and is the world’s most populous island. – Wikipedia Wikipedia Java Planeta.com Indonesia