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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 11.29.2016 | 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 12.19.2016 | 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.

Tokyo's Tsukiji: Going, Going, But Not Really Gone

Gail Nakada | Posted 02.22.2017 | Travel
Gail Nakada

The damp, dark, and endearingly dirty Tsukiji wholesale fish and produce market is being transported to a boring spit of landfill near Toyosu Station. Or so the headlines shout. That's not exactly true.

Off the Beaten Path in Tokyo

Dave Holtz | Posted 02.20.2017 | Travel
Dave Holtz

Last August, my girlfriend and I went on a nine day-long trip to Japan. Although we made excursions to Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, and Hakone, we mainly spent ou...

Lawson's Geek: My Love Affair With Japan's Convenience Stores

Nancy Snow | Posted 02.16.2017 | World
Nancy Snow

The Japanese landscape is draped in conbini (convenience) stores. If you aren't on a train, you are likely at a conbini. And you want to be there.

The Traveler's Wife -- Episode Two

Jackie Townsend | Posted 01.28.2017 | Travel
Jackie Townsend

"You should go visit the Imperial Palace." I peeled open my eyes. You were sitting on the edge of the bed staring down at me. Suited, ready to go, perhaps a little worried.

The Traveler's Wife, Episode One

Jackie Townsend | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
Jackie Townsend

We were in Tokyo for two weeks, you for work, me to be the low-maintenance writer wife who often accompanies you on these journeys. I came along on these trips to get what I could from you, and you from me, because otherwise, with your travel schedule, we'd never see each other.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries A/W 2016-17: 'Generation Africa' Tackles the Refugee Crisis with Fashion

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.18.2017 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Backstage at the 'Generation Africa' show, photo by Trevor Stuurman I'll admit that the fashion show I most look forward to at every edition of Pitti...

The Three Stages of Japanese Gift-Giving

Maika Koehl | Posted 01.12.2017 | Travel
Maika Koehl

Every winter, I make a 5,568 mile trek to Tokyo to visit friends and extended family. My most recent trip swirled with purikura booths, broken English...

7 Hours in Japan

Ren Dungari | Posted 01.07.2017 | Travel
Ren Dungari

Danielle's eyes began to water as she didn't want to disappoint her best friend. Instead, she smiled. If Bourdain could do it, she too, could enjoy the unknown parts of Japan... Even if was only for the first seven hours.

This Lesbian Japanese Teen Says It’s Been Really Difficult To Find Support And Information

HuffPost Japan | Sara Elkamel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In Tokyo’s Shibuya and Setagaya Wards, same-sex partnerships have started to be officially acknowledged. Societal acceptance towards the LGBT commun...