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This Is What The Tokyo Olympic Games Looked Like In 1964

HuffPost Japan | Newsroom | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

Tokyo will host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games for the second time in 2020. The 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which took place only 19 years afte...

30 Places To See Before You're 30

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.

Does Japan Need to Be Involved in the Middle East?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 09.19.2015 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Despite having not taken part in the Syrian crisis, Japan is today being questioned for not taking in any refugees from the war-torn nation.

Explosion Hits Warehouse At U.S. Military Base In Japan

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.23.2015 | World

TOKYO, Aug 24 (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a warehouse at a U.S. military base in Sagamihara, Japan, but there were no reports of injuries, Japane...

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.

A Retrospective of Oscar Niemeyer: The Man Who Built Brasilia Arrives in Tokyo

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts

The style that Niemeyer would come to pioneer and embody blew these traditions away, creating a new visual language for the country that both imagined a technological, avant-garde future, but also reached back into the country's own traditions and imagery.

This Cafe Serves Stuffed Animals Only. No Humans Allowed.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.11.2015 | HuffPost Home

You might invite your favorite stuffed animal to tea parties, but you haven't shown your plush puppy, bear, kitty or bunny true love until you've...

Enter Through Door Number Two ... For Science!

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weird News

We like big exhibits and we cannot lie. That's why we're envious of Japan's Karada no Fushigi Daibouken -- translated as “The Mysteri...

Loving Nothing - Five Years in Finnish Lapland

Janne Riikonen | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
Janne Riikonen

As a five-year-old girl Hitomi Kuwada, 27, made a list of things she would like to do and achieve in her life. On the top of the list was her dream of...

The Japanese Way: How to Eat Japanese Food Like the Natives

KitchHike | Posted 08.04.2015 | Taste

When eating one's meal, there are a few points to keep in mind, particularly when using one's chopsticks. There are a number of taboos when it comes to using chopsticks, but here are some important ones to remember.

Navigating Tokyo's New LCC Terminal 3

Gail Nakada | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Low-Cost Carriers (LCC) now have their own terminal at Tokyo's Narita International Airport, Terminal 3. As you might expect, it's a bit more spartan than other areas of Narita with a real utilitarian look. Might as well get used to the pared down amenities before you board the flight, right?

Small Plane Crashes Into Tokyo Neighborhood

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.26.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A small plane crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo on Sunday, killing the pilot, a passenger and a woman on the ground, whil...

What Happened When An Introvert Got Lost In Tokyo

Quiet Revolution | Jenn Mattern | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Think of it as a reality TV show, I tell myself to quell the panic rising in my throat. Introvert: Trapped in Tokyo. The 150-square-foot flat i...

7 Tokyo Shops to Hit Your Sweet Spot

Fathom | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel

Born in Tokyo and raised in New York, Shigeki Abe has always enjoyed the best of both worlds.

Strong Earthquake Hits Islands South Of Tokyo, No Tsunami Warning

AP | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck off an island chain south of Tokyo, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami. Japan's Meteor...

Japanese Pick Tokyo's Best Sights

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Dreaming of a trip to Tokyo? Cherry blossoms, Ginza, Harajuku, the temples and shrines, Cos Play posers and that psychedelic Robot Restaurants you've heard so much about... You're not the only one. Tokyo is a top destination for Japanese travelers, too.

How to See Tokyo On a Long Layover

Viator | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel

One of the best ways to quickly see a city is en route to another one. Long layovers provide travelers with the opportunity to leave the airport and experience a new city without the cost of lodging.

Tokyo Disney Resort to Get Frozen

Gail Nakada | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Oriental Land Company Ltd., which operates Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, is breaking ground on expansive new themed areas for both Disney parks.

Celebrating Destruction

John Feffer | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
John Feffer

When the instruments of death fly above us, we still look up in admiration, not horror. As long as we celebrate destruction in this way, we will be doomed to repeat it.

I'd Ramen Be Alone

Ana Garcia | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Ana Garcia

It's not hard finding great ramen in Tokyo. It's the restaurant that's hard to find. Fortunately for me, my cousins led me on a gastronomic adventure to Ichiran ramen in Roppongi.

'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.

Tokyo Airport Running Track Gets Rat Race Ready For 2020 Olympics

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.26.2015 | Sports

Tokyo's airport prepares for even the non-Olympic runners.

Sustainable Business in LA: One Cup at a Time

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Is farmers' market produce trucked in from Fresno and Madera sustainable? Given the water and other input-intensive nature of raising beef, is it better to buy meat raised in Nebraska and shipped west or do I need to give up meat altogether?

6 Best Cities to See Spring Blooms

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

It's finally bloomin' spring, and nothing instills hope that winter is gone and summer is on its way like the darling buds of April and May. Chart a c...

Japan's Cherry Blossoms Make Us Want To Hop A Plane To Tokyo

HuffPost Japan | Talia Lavin | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel

It's almost April, and in Japan, that means one thing: The cherry blossoms are blooming. The flowers are a national symbol of Japan, and the annual di...