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Tasting the Tokyo Sugar Rush

Gail Nakada | Posted 08.17.2015 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Gift giving is a deep-rooted social obligation. People agonize over choosing something that reflects the value of the occasion, the recipient, and the giver. Gourmet chocolates, cakes and cookies play a huge part in this cultural give-and-take.

Tokyo Akihabara "Must See" Top Five

Gail Nakada | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

A carefully planned urban revolution has poshed the place up over the last couple of years. New high rises, open plazas, restaurants and cafes now spread out around the station. There are almost as many places to eat as shop.

ANA Airways Gives Visitors a 360° Look Into Japan

Gail Nakada | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

ANA had a tough time this year with the grounding of their shiny new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Recently they've been given the go ahead for test flights and should soon be cleared for passengers again.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Electric Marshmallows, Metallics, And Geishas By Natalia Fabia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Natalia Fabia WHAT: 'Fashionable Aftertaste Without End' WHEN: July 10 - August 7, 2010 WHERE: Corey Helford Gallery 8522 Washington Blvd. Cul...