memorial

New Japanese augmented-reality service lets you meet with deceased loved ones at their graves

What better way to say hi than by actually saying hi?

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Watch the touching animated tribute to late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata【Video】

The former Nintendo frontman is remembered in this short but incredibly moving animation.

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“Miracle Pine” Monument Honors Single Remaining Tree in Forest Ravaged By 2011 Tohoku Tsunami

The town of Rikuzentakata was once famous for its picturesque shoreline painted with 70,000 pine trees. However, when the ocean waters finally receded after the tsunami of March 11, 2011, only one tree remained. Standing proud at over 80 feet, this single pine battled on for 18 months after the tsunami until finally perishing due to the overwhelming amount of salt that was introduced to the surrounding earth. Although no longer standing tall, the memory of “the miracle pine” will live on thanks to a newly erected monument in its honor.

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