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7 Tokyo Shops to Hit Your Sweet Spot

Fathom | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Fathom

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
Viator

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...

Inside Tokyo's Cutest Theme Restaurants and Shops

La Carmina | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
La Carmina

If there was an award for "cutest city on Earth," it would go to the birthplace of Hello Kitty: Tokyo, Japan. Every time I visit, I discover yet another store or cafe where you can interact with round, big-eyed characters.

Writing and Solitude

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 05.13.2015 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

Writing is a solitary pursuit. There's something of the loneliness of the long distance runner in it. It often feels like an extreme sport. Hour after hour after hour of solitude. Time passing quickly if the work is going well, crawling if it's not.

Vintage Shopping Paradise in Tokyo

Fathom | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Fathom

One of my favorite things about Tokyo is that a five-minute train ride can land you in what feels like an entirely new country.

8 Best Chain Hotels You've (Probably) Never Heard of -- But Will Love

Oyster | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Chain hotels often get a bad rap. Admittedly, some of them, with uninspired beige decor, industrial carpeting, and airline-quality breakfasts, have earned it. But they're not all that way.

The Limits of Japan's Soft Power

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Japan is determined to be a force for peace and stability in the war-torn Middle East, yet until and unless its constitution is changed to permit the country to project its power in a meaningful manner militarily, its ability to influence events in other regions of the world will remain limited.

Tokyo's Champs Elysee: Harajuku, in an Hour, Part 2

Gail Nakada | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Gail Nakada

If you think Harajuku is defined by posing teens and pop culture, think again. The district is just as well known among locals for high-end luxury as low-end grunge. Part one of this walking tour was about teen fantasies, this time it's the grown-ups turn.

The Faithful Shopper: Lovely Lingerie

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.01.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Our great department stores and Victoria's Secret have lovely selections, but consider looking around a bit more. Whether your tastes are classic, demure or just a touch risqué, we have the boutiques that will keep love alive!

Is Japan Becoming Expansionist?

Ichiro Fujisaki | Posted 03.26.2015 | World
Ichiro Fujisaki

The majority of Japanese citizens are proud of what we have achieved over the last 70 years. No, we will never become expansionists again, never.

Playing With Fire and Facing Death in Savage Park

Linda Flanagan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Books
Linda Flanagan

It was the subtitle of Amy Fusselman's new book, Savage Park, that got my attention: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die.

Eat, Pray, And Live in Tokyo

Fathom | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
Fathom

I traveled with my twin brother, Patrick, and we spent a total of eight days in Japan: six in Tokyo and two days in Hakone. We toured the Tsukiji Fish Market, explored the Hakone Open Air Art Museum, relaxed in natural hot springs, and spent a date meditating at the Hakone Jinja Shrine.

Why We Travel: Anticipation and Arrival

Cliff Hsia | Posted 02.19.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

International travel has been an love affair I've had for over the last dozen years or so, ever since my first international trip to Japan for my study abroad year in Tokyo in 2001-02. I had never stepped off of American soil until the age of 20 and I was ready to burst my bubble.

A Giant Face Is Floating Over Japan, All In The Name Of Art

HuffPost Japan | Asahi Shimbun Digital | Posted 12.19.2014 | Arts

In the sky over Utsunomiya, a city just over 60 miles north of Tokyo, there floats what looks like the head of a gigantic middle-aged man, a phenomeno...

On Japanese Culture: Tokyo's Asakusa Shrine

Renee Blodgett | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

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.