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Sushi-Sushi-Themed KitKats Are Coming To Japan For Valentine's Day

Reuters | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.02.2017 | Taste

Nestle unveiled sushi-shaped versions of its KitKat chocolate biscuit bar in Tokyo on Thursday. The 3-piece sets are modeled on tuna, sea urchin and o...

Adult Swaddling Is Tokyo's Top New Trend

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 01.31.2017 | Weird News

Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo’s latest health trend can c...

An Artistic Train Journey through Japan

La Carmina | Posted 01.06.2017 | Travel
La Carmina

Japan is a wonderful destination for travelers who love art and culture. These local expressions range from pop culture cute to traditional Shinto arc...

And the City with the Most Michelin Stars Is...

Tasting Table | Posted 12.06.2016 | Taste
Tasting Table

With the 2017 guide, Tokyo lays claim to 227 Michelin-starred restaurants BY ANDREW BUI 11/30/16 Photo: Jiro Dreams of Sushi via Facebook With the ...

Sport and Society for Arete -Pearl Harbor-75th Anniversary

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.05.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

This piece on Pearl Harbor and Baseball was the fifteenth of this series of essays on Sport and Society. It dates from December of 1991 the 50th Anniv...

Japan's Important Role In Saudi's Vision 2030

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

To encourage such stability and protect busy trade routes, Japan seeks to assert a more active role in the region as a promoter of conflict resolution.

Japanese Eating Italian Food, Abruzzo in Japan

Vincenzo Prosperi | Posted 11.13.2016 | Taste
Vincenzo Prosperi

Japanese Eating Italian Food Abruzzo in Japan, authentic Italy in the heart of Tokyo. We all know that Italy undoubtedly is on top of the list of most...


Vincenzo Prosperi | Posted 11.10.2016 | Travel
Vincenzo Prosperi

Tokyo | Top 10 Things to do in Tokyo Vibrant, stylish, well-organized, ancient and futuristic at the same time. This is Tokyo, a metropolis of 13 mill...

The First Visual Japan Summit Was A Bewildering And Exhilarating Ride

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 10.31.2016 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

X Japan frontman Yoshiki playing to a crowd of tens of thousands during the first ever Visual Japan Summit (image courtesy of the festival) From the ...

Will Japan Stop Whaling and Killing Dolphins in Time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

Japan remains unmoved. Powerful rural legislators have joined with the Japan Fisheries Agency, the fishing industry and fishermen's unions in opposing any end to whaling and dolphin hunting.

30 Megacity Mayors Call Upon G20 for a Climate Safe World

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Anne Hidalgo

As the G20 Summit meets in Hangzhou this week, we, mayors of the major cities within the G20, call on our national leaders to work with us to build a ...

11 Places to See Before It's Too Late | Posted 08.31.2016 | Travel

We know you've read the story before -- there's even a 1,200-page book about it. But we can't help but to remind you of all the great sites on earth t...

Abused Girls Convey Reality of Child Prostitution at Tokyo Exhibition

AsiaToday | Posted 08.18.2016 | World

[An exhibition about child prostitution is being held in Tokyo on August 11-21./ Source: Colabo] By Um Soo-ah, Tokyo correspondent, AsiaToday - Whi...

The IOC Must Do More to Help Struggling Host Cities

William Morrow | Posted 08.16.2016 | Sports
William Morrow

Image Source First, the facts: The Olympic Games has just opened in Rio de Janeiro this month and this event is the 50th (counting the Winter Olympic...

The 2020 Olympics Just Got Way More Extreme

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.03.2016 | Sports

After two years of vetting extreme sports for the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday formally approved the inclusion of surfin...

The World Needs a Tokyo Like Early 20th Century Tokyo

Yuriko Koike | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Yuriko Koike

TOKYO -- With its inspirational vigor and inclusive cosmopolitanism, what better image could one have for Asia's future?

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 01.03.2017 | 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 el...

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...