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· March, 2015

Stories about Arts & Culture from March, 2015

11 March 2015

Katsuo Ningen, the Humanoid Severed Fish Head That Won Japan's Heart

In a country used to mascots, even Japanese people are surprised by "Bonito Man," better known as Katsuo Ningen, who represents one of Japan's most isolated prefectures.

10 March 2015

Russian Imperialism's Internet Triumph

RuNet Echo

Packed full of twirling, burning, zooming images, the video is an uncompromising defense of Russian imperialism, and boasts impressive production value, as well as subtitles in ten languages.

A Candy-Powered Rocket in Japan? Challenge Accepted!

People from all over Japan participated in the Candy Rocket Project, embarking on a mission to launch a rocket. Candy maker UHA Mikakuto uploaded the results in cool YouTube video.

9 March 2015

Need a Creative Commons-Licensed Image? Germany's Saxon State and University Library Has a Million

The library in Dresden has given CC BY-SA 4.0 licences to parts of its collection, meaning images can be used for commercial purposes, as long as the source is cited.

8 March 2015

Finland's Eurovision Finalists Sing About Discrimination Against the Intellectually Disabled — From Experience

All of the members of Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät have intellectual disabilities. They recently won the competition to represent Finland in the Eurovision semifinals.

7 March 2015

Outrage as ISIS Destroys Ancient Assyrian City

The looting and destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud by the radical group ISIS has been called a "war crime" by UNESCO.

6 March 2015

A Week in the Life of a Tokyo ‘Salary Man’

A recent video by prolific YouTube vlogger has gone viral, reaching more than half a million views. The video highlights Japan's working hours, and government effort to address the issue.

2 March 2015

The ‘Unexpected Virtue’ of Being Mexican

Mexican movie-makers are no strangers to the Oscars, but this year they stole the show.