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Japan's Very Cool Personal Guide Service

Edward Schneider | Posted 11.03.2012 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Throughout the country, including in Tokyo, there are local associations of what are often called Goodwill Guides, most typically retired long-time residents who speak some English and welcome an opportunity to use it.

PHOTOS: 25 Ghastly Places Popular With Travelers

Viator | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Viator

The smaller islands in the lagoon that served as mass graves during Venice's many bouts with the plague. The one island that never saw disease, hosted an insane asylum that now stands abandoned.

10 Things To Know Before Going To Japan

Fodor's | Posted 12.11.2012 | Travel
Fodor's

On the bright side? If you do take the gamble on a dish and discover that the meat you're eating is not quite white, at least it will be delicious.

Life, Death and the Survival of the Fittest

Patrizia Chen | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Patrizia Chen

I was fascinated by a big aquarium in my cousin's living room in Japan. Fish of every shape and color revolved inside the tank, swimming between fake palm trees and fluttering plastic leaves.

Past Is Prelude In Japan

Jim Calio | Posted 11.21.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

On my last day in the city, I watched a businessman approach a shrine, waft incense smoke from a pot into his nostrils and then continue on to work, his leather briefcase in hand.

Student Attempts Kidnapping 12-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.07.2012 | College

An alert Japanese taxi driver foiled a college student's attempt to kidnap a 12-year-old girl in a duffel bag, several outlets reported. The suspec...

Hiking The World's Urban Jungles

George Hobica | Posted 10.18.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

From the fringes of New York to the heart of steamy Singapore, nature is everywhere you're not looking in some of Earth's most notoriously crowded big cities.

PHOTOS: The Shopkeepers Of Tokyo

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Anyone visiting Japan for the first time will quickly realize that the shopping experience is something special.

Around the World by Private Jet

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

In just 23 days, you can circumnavigate the world on a privately chartered jet. Check off most of your bucket list in one fell swoop.

PHOTOS: Summer Music Festivals Worldwide

Viator | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Viator

It's that time of year again, when music concerts swap sticky dive bar floors for well-tramped grass and enormous open-air stages.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson On Eating All Over The World

Jetsetter.com | Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Ethiopian-born, Gothenburg-raised and Harlem-settled chef Marcus Samuelsson took the flavors of his international past and infused them into his new memoir.

WATCH: One Week In Tokyo

Posted 06.29.2012 | Travel

Tokyo gets its close up in Vimeo user Lukas Backland's film shot during a week-long vacation to the Japanese capital. The city's metro, which gets ...

PHOTOS: 8 Ways To Experience Japanese Culture

Viator | Posted 08.26.2012 | Travel
Viator

This is a place where you can spend the afternoon at an elegant historical tea ceremony and the evening at a loud, blinking internet cafe.

The Most Expensive Cities In The World For Expatriates

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

Thinking about wrapping up the U.S. portion of your life and bouncing to Japan? First consider asking for a raise. That's because a huge number of ...

Tokyo's Underbelly Hits LACMA

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.31.2012 | Arts

Daido Moriyama has become one of the foremost contemporary photographers, known for the uncanny ability to turn ordinary objects into vessels of desir...

Traffic Solutions for the Future

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

After decades of urban and suburban infrastructure designed by traffic engineers who've delivered tangled and ever-slowing meaning to the word oxymoron, Audi is turning to the architecture community for new solutions.

HOLY TOKYO BAY, BATMAN! Escaped Penguin Spotted Alive

Reuters | Ruairidh Villar | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

By Ruairidh Villar TOKYO (Reuters) - After Penguin Number 337 made a daring bid for freedom from a Tokyo aquarium and vanished into the...

Mario Bellini on His Latest Projects (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

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A Grown-Up Treehouse

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home

By Karissa Rosenfield (click here for original article) You may remember Sou Fujimoto Architects radical House NA from this video we shared wi...

Earthquake Rocks Tokyo

Posted 04.24.2012 | World

A long earthquake shook Japan's capital Tokyo on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, according to reports. The preliminary magnitude reportedly was 5.5. Accor...

D.C.'s Search for the Next Steve Jobs & Other Artistic Pursuits

Roshanak Taghavi | Posted 06.20.2012 | DC
Roshanak Taghavi

Have you ever wondered how we'll find the next Steve Jobs?

Strangest Sights Of Tokyo

Lonely Planet | Rebecca Milner | Posted 06.20.2012 | Travel

Tokyo is full of baffling attractions. Even more mind-bending is that most of them actually make perfect sense when you stop to think about it. Tokyo ...

PHOTOS: 10 Great Baseball Stadiums To Visit This Season

Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel

Though Oakland and Seattle rendezvoused last week in Tokyo, Major League Baseball's 2012 season will arrive in America today, marking the beginning of...

Astoria Characters: The Jeweler Who Puts the Past Together

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.13.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Miwako Kimura's designs start in her head; once her mind sees something, she makes a sketch or sometimes simply pushes the pieces of vintage jewelry around until they fit together.

The World's Most Competitive City Is...

Posted 03.13.2012 | World

The most competitive city in the world? Yes. You guessed it right. No city in the world is better able to attract investors, capital, talent or touris...