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2010-11-11 12:09:00

VIENNA, Va., Nov. 11,( )2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, home entertaining expert Domenica Marchetti suggests a trend-worthy twist on the wine and cheese pairing party. The author of Big Night In says, "Embrace the season's bounty and involve the whole family: host an apple tasting!" To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/holiday-entertaining-twist-host-an-apple-tasting-107244518.html The holiday table...

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2009-11-04 07:48:10

Applying film to orchard floor increases fruit size, color in warmer environments In a research report published in a recent issue of HortTechnology, scientists Ignasi Iglesias and Sim³ Alegre examined the effects of covering orchard floors with reflective films on fruit color, fruit quality, canopy light distribution, orchard temperature, and profitability. The experiments were performed using Extendayâ“ž¢ and Solarmateâ“ž¢ films...

2009-10-02 08:00:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Along with cooler temperatures and changing colors, this time of year brings a bounty of hearty and healthy fall foods. Apples are a perennial favorite, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is making it easy to enjoy this year's harvest with Apple Fest. During the month of October, customers will find savings on apples and apple products as well as recipes and Paula Deen products in 2,000 Walmart stores nationwide. In addition,...

2009-08-05 09:29:00

BURLINGTON, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people over the age of 40 begin to experience Presbyopia which is the increased difficulty to focus on nearby objects. Although this age related phenomena is usually assisted by reading glasses, a current study performed at the Kajita Clinic in Tokyo, Japan and published in March, 2009 has shown significant improvement in the ability to focus on nearby objects in older subjects (mean age of 53.9 +/- 5.1 years) with supplementation of the...

2008-10-07 09:00:33

STUDIO CITY, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuji TV will expand its worldwide entertainment business reach through a new partnership with Studio City based Alan Ett Creative Group (AECG). Fuji TV is making this move to re-establish its North American footprint following last year's sale of its Windswept Music Publishing assets. Fuji TV enters into the deal with Alan Ett, CEO of Alan Ett Creative Group and Evan Medow, who for almost two decades served as CEO of Windswept Music, the...

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2008-03-25 15:30:00

A UK scientist has discovered clumps of previously-unreported callus hairs growing in the flesh of mature apples of Fuji and closely-related varieties, which may have storage implications for commercial growers."To find out something new about apples is really exciting", says Dr Mary Parker of the Institute of Food Research. "Apples have been cultivated for about as long as human history and Fuji apples are particularly prized for their crispness, sweet flavor and keeping qualities ".The...

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2007-06-13 09:10:00

Japan's majestic peak is also home to tons of discarded trash. FUJIKAWAGUCHI, Japan -- If you look up from the forests at the foot of Japan's Mount Fuji, the volcano's graceful slopes rise into the distance and peak in a nearly symmetrical, snowcapped cone. If you look down in the forests, however, you see something much less elegant: trash. Lots of it. Just below the surface of leaves and topsoil are discarded microwave ovens, construction debris, broken office furniture. Even rusting...

2006-06-01 07:35:25

By Isabel Reynolds OYAMA, Japan (Reuters) - They swapped their floral blouses for camouflage gear, their running shoes for heavy black boots and the comforts of home for narrow bunk beds and an early morning bugle call. Thirty-two young women got a taste of life in the Japanese military last week as they took part in the "Miss Parsley" tour, a public relations event aimed at women in their 20s, who the polls show to be least interested in defense issues. "Does it suit me? Does it...

2006-03-13 11:45:00

By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia auto correspondent TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. agreed on Monday for Fuji Heavy to build Toyota's Camry car at Fuji's Subaru plant in the United States and develop gasoline-electric vehicles using its partner's hybrid system. Fuji Heavy will build 100,000 Camrys a year at its Lafayette, Indiana factory from the spring of 2007 in a move that helps the maker of Subaru cars cut losses at its underused plant and gives Toyota cheap...

2006-02-10 02:45:00

TOKYO -- Japan's government is expected to announce this month measures to deal with a possible eruption for of its famed Mount Fuji, officials said, but they added there were no signs that the long-dormant volcano had become active. The 12,390-foot Mount Fuji has not erupted for nearly three centuries, but signs of increased seismic activity five years ago prompted the government to create a panel to begin work on an evacuation plan. The panel has already outlined ways to evacuate...


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Topographic Impacts of Mt. Fuji in Japan
2012-07-16 15:39:01

Image Credit: Joshua Kelly Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in the country of Japan. It does have a large impact on the weather in the region. The first impact is shown in the image to the left. This is known as a cap cloud as it sits snuggly on top of the mountain. This feature can be indicative of strong turbulence in the area for aviation purposes. The second impact that Mt. Fuji can have is the winter weather in the Tokyo area. When storm systems come in from the west they tend to...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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