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As Goes Manila and Nairobi, So Goes Paris

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

When I last visited Paris, exactly two years ago, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, the Brussels and Istanbul airport attacks, and this year's other terrorist ...

10 Reasons Japan Is Awesome For Solo Female Travel

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 06.28.2016 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

I didn't go to Japan looking to test out its safety or to see if it was or wasn't a good place for solo female travel. I'm so used to traveling on my own these days that it seems normal to me, however I have to say, I was especially blown away by my solo experience in Japan.

Japan: 13 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

Paula Froelich | Posted 06.14.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

The land of the rising sun has seen a dramatic increase in tourism over the past year with Americans flocking to its islands in record numbers. While ...

You Can Dine Nude At This Eatery, Unless You're Old Or Overweight

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty

We haven't even seen the menu, but a new Tokyo restaurant has already left a bad taste in our mouths. Japan's first "naked restaurant" will open its ...

World's 'Loneliest Elephant' Dies After Decades In Concrete Enclosure

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Green

The oldest elephant in Japan, dubbed the world’s "loneliest elephant" by animal welfare activists, died Thursday at the age of 69. Hanako the elepha...

World’s Saddest Elephant Dies After 60 Years Alone In Her Cell

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.27.2016 | Green

Hanako, the world's loneliest elephant, has died....

Halsey Took Tokyo's Hilton By Storm

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

Halsey is one of a rare breed of pop singers that the masses haven't yet caught onto, but that can still be counted as a global superstar, at least in...

Tokyo Pride Parade-Goers Share Their Dreams For Japan's LGBT Community

HuffPost Japan | Sara Elkamel | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices

The Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade saw high levels of participation this year, with thousands of people marching through Yoyogi Park on May 7 and 8 to rai...

Tattooed Tokyo: A Combination of Factors...

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Prince Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, photo courtesy of Prince Gallery It was this past March, when the art fairs hit NYC in a big way. An artist whos...

World's Best Airport Bars | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel

Layovers and flight delays are good for one thing: airport drinking. And these are the bars to do it in. Bottoms up. Photo courtesy of Flughafen M...

Maurice Dekkers' Ants on a Shrimp: René Redzepi and the Creation of a Dream

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

"When you get close to the raw materials and taste them at the moment they let go of the soil, you learn to respect them." -- René Redzepi I've disc...

Life, Death and N.Y.C. Taxis

Jay Goldman | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Jay Goldman

I'm regularly being transported between points A and B by people I've never met and will likely never see again. Usually that's not a problem, but every now and then, #DrowsyDriving catches up and it becomes life threatening. Here's what happened to me.

Sumo Wrestlers Face Off In Ceremonial Honozumo Tournament In Tokyo

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.21.2016 | World

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nearly 8,000 spectators attended the ceremonial Spring Festival sumo wrestling tournament held outdoors at a controversial war shrin...

Sleep Inside A Bookshelf At This Cozy Japanese Hostel

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.20.2016 | Travel

There's nothing better than cozying up in bed with a good book… or, as in the case of this Japanese hostel, a few thousand of them. Book and Bed is...

Tokyo Seeking to Be the World's Most Sustainable Megacity

Yoichi Masuzoe | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Yoichi Masuzoe

Today more than half of the world's population live in cities. This fact places a great responsibly on the world's urban leaders to create and put in ...

10 Reasons Why You're Going to Love Tokyo

David Landsel | Posted 04.14.2016 | Travel
David Landsel

At once surprisingly familiar and unbelievably exotic, Japan is, quite simply, one of the best places you will ever travel. It all starts with Tokyo, a city that's equal parts perplexing and alluring, a place built to thrill even the most jaded traveler.

Tokyo's No Fear of Flying Temple

Gail Nakada | Posted 04.14.2016 | Travel
Gail Nakada

At a little Buddhist temple near Tokyo's Asakusa district, the priests take the concept of 'god is my co-pilot' to a whole other level.

Why A Tokyo Cafe Run By Monks Is Putting Buddhism On The Menu

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion

The hum of conversation and the clinking of spoons and coffee cups fills the wood-panelled cafe in a fashionable Tokyo neighborhood as more than a doz...

Zaha Hadid: A Warrior Architect's Legacy

Garo Gumusyan, AIA | Posted 04.06.2016 | Arts
Garo Gumusyan, AIA

In reality, especially in America, public places built over the past few decades like the New Museum, LA Live, or Penn Station are mostly unpleasant places that are there to be endured rather than enjoyed.

Gorgeous Photos Show Off Japan's Cherry Blossom Season

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.06.2016 | World

It's cherry blossom season in Japan, and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Traditionally known as hanami, the time to appreciate the flowering t...

Get Perfect Tokyo Cherry Blossom Pix

Gail Nakada | Posted 03.23.2016 | Travel
Gail Nakada

If you're lucky enough to visit Tokyo during cherry blossom season, you don't want to waste a moment of precious time. Why? Because you never know when a spring storm will sweep in and blow those perfect pink blossoms away. It happens nearly every year.

A Nuclear Reactor Operator Returns To The Fukushima Plant

HuffPost Japan | Sara Elkamel | Posted 03.11.2016 | World

TOKYO -- In 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the shores of Japan's main island, resulting in a tsunami that devastated the towns on the cou...

LOOK: The Eccentric Costumes Of Tokyo Marathon Runners

HuffPost Japan | Sara Elkamel | Posted 03.07.2016 | World

Ballerinas, Disney princesses, superheroes, and cartoon characters in running shoes were among the 36,000 runners who rolled through Tokyo, Japan, on ...

Returning Home

Lucas Spangher | Posted 03.03.2016 | Travel
Lucas Spangher

I had learned a lot while abroad. I had learned the incredible privilege we have speaking English as a native language, the joy of unique experiences, the wonderful, almost revolutionary joy of feeling as though the time I spent was truly and utterly my own.

10 Places Every 20-Something Should See Before Turning 30

Vogue | Posted 03.02.2016 | Travel

Whether or not you studied abroad in college, the wanderlust bug is sure to bite when you hit your 20s. One trip and you'll realize that--as cliché as it may sound--you truly haven't lived until you've traveled.