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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 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...