Although I have been to many of the World Heritage Sites myself, to learn the details on absolutely all of them I turned to the book Japan's World Heritage Sites: Unique Culture, Unique Nature by John Dougill.
We know how it works in our own backyards, like New England and Utah, but what about in far-flung locales?
Two weeks ago I wrote a piece entitled THE 5 KEY TRENDS IN GLOBALIZATION THAT ARE CHANGING AMERICA and THE WORLD. On account of on going geo/economic ...
Yes, Tokyo and Kyoto are famous and full of amazing attractions. Yes, you should spend some time there. But Japan is a vast and diverse country, and there's so much more to see.
It is one of those places that despite the abundance of foreigners, the shrine is still so inspiring that it's easy to overlook the commercialism, especially with the breathtaking Asakusa Shrine at the end of one of the market streets.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * ...
We still have some time left in 2014, and while I work on a "list" for 2015, now it's time to take a deep breath, review last year's predictions and see how I did.
There are hundreds of holiday traditions around the globe, many of which you've probably never heard of -- the giant goat made of hay (Sweden), the witch that brings candy (Italy), the burning pile of dirt (Guatemala).
Nearly every manager in the world wants to "do more great work," but very few people want to "do less bad work." We love peak performances.
The Philippines' attempt to haul China to an international tribunal is a problem because it is invoking the very compulsory jurisdiction which China has disavowed since 2006.
It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of the globalization top five from an American perspective.
Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.
"Each day, more than half the world's adult population read a daily newspaper: 2.5 billion in print and more than 800 million in digital form," according to the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
Thanks again, Japan.
While Japan and Ex-Im are considering pouring even more money into a coal industry that's on its last legs, all the signs show the smart money is going toward renewables. That's something to be thankful for.
Navigating my way through a meal of foraged forest vegetables coaxed into tastes of startling supremacy by Buddhist monks in a room of sliding doors and beige has left me wondering if I will ever return to a Mediterranean diet.