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Top 10 Sports on Google Earth

With high-resolution images all over the globe, Google Earth has captured many sporting events actually in-progress, so today we proudly present – The Top 10 different sports you can actually see people playing on Google Earth! As a bonus, we’ve…

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Tuesday, 13th February 2007

Toyosaki

Continuing last week’s post about inventive use of space in Japan, today’s feature is Toyosaki, a 160 hectare area built on reclaimed land. The development is just outside Tomigusuku City, and due to its proximity to Naha Airport they’ve made…

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Monday, 18th December 2006

Making Room In Tokyo

With a population of around 35 million people, Tokyo is officially the world’s most populous metropolitan area. As there’s so little space to go around, the people of Tokyo have to be a bit inventive with where they put things……

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Friday, 15th December 2006

Japan’s Giant Snacks

Floating away in the harbour of Tokyo is the Giant Japanese Battenburg storage depot. Japan is the world’s second largest producer of oversized snacks, and over to the East they’re also farming massive Twiglets. Seriously, can anyone solve the Battenburg…

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Friday, 20th October 2006

Iwo Jima (Island Week)

(It’s Island Week all this week at GGSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. Catchy name, huh?) The tiny volcanic island of Iwo Jima, part of the Ogasawara Islands, is just over 1000km south of Tokyo. It was…

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Monday, 28th August 2006

Curly Bridge Over the Seto Inland Sea

Check out this fantastic curly bridge, which connects mainland HonshÅ« to one of the tiny islands of the Seto Inland Sea, Japan. It looks a bit like a tiny Lotus Bridge, but instead of allowing traffic to swap sides of…

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Thursday, 27th July 2006
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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