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What Matters in an Internship: Reconceptualizing the NGO Sector

Sophia Slater | Posted 11.29.2015 | Teen
Sophia Slater

Dharamsala, India, where I worked withthe Tibetan Women's Association When I tell friends and relatives that I interned at an NGO last summer...

6 Great Global Cities Made Affordable by the Strong Dollar

Sarah Stodola | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

The American buck has been having a rip-roaring time of it against a number of other currencies around the world, as well. As a result, some cities we think of as prohibitively expensive have suddenly become accessible.

From Tokyo to New York: Four Bowls of Ramen That Defined My Summer

Sam Stromberg | Posted 11.10.2015 | Travel
Sam Stromberg

As midnight neared at Tokyo Haneda International Airport, I wearily boarded my nine-hour redeye. Moonlight shone through the thick evening smog, gleam...

Tokyo Issues Japan’s First Same-Sex Marriage Certificate

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Holding rainbow fans and grinning from ear to ear, a couple in Japan was photographed on Thursday with a very special document clutched in their hand...

Womenomics Makes Headway

Kathy Kemper | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Kathy Kemper

Japan is getting serious about gender equality, and, despite doubters, recent signs point to progress. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made empowerment for women one of his top three reform "arrows" aimed at rekindling the economy two years ago and set about making policies to boost female participation in Japan's workforce.

Tokyo's Haunted Hills

Gail Nakada | Posted 10.20.2015 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Tokyo has seven or eight haunted hills depending on which sources you consult. Called Yurei Zaka or Obake Zaka -- both terms for ghostly or phantom hills -- most neighborhoods have been at great pains to change those names in modern times. Property values, you know.

'My Little Pony' Cafe Is A Bright Corner Of Tasty Nostalgia

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.20.2015 | Travel

For rainbows and ponies and all things pastel, you better book a flight soon: A "My Little Pony" pop-up cafe is now open in the Harajuku area of ...

The Local Secrets of Yokohama, Japan

Global Yodel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

"An outsider will be surprised by how modern life and history are mixed in Tokyo, Kamakura, and Yokohama. It's best to appreciate it by just walking and observing."

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 10.12.2015 | 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.