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Japanese Entrepreneurs Aim For Silicon Valley

AP | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

TOKYO -- For an emerging generation of Japanese innovators, the dream isn't a job for life at a big company. They have new ambitions, and they're dete...

Experts: Chances Of Big Earthquake Hitting Tokyo In Next 4 Years As High As 70 Percent

GlobalPost | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

TOKYO, Japan — It is the seismic shift that Tokyoites dread most of all: a powerful earthquake that kills thousands and plunges Japan's political an...

Fearing Panic, Japanese Officials Reportedly Kept Nuclear Crisis Report Secret

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

TOKYO — The Japanese government's worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, incl...

You've Never Seen Silhouettes Like These Before!

Posted 01.20.2012 | Arts

In 2008, people living in urban areas outweighed the amount of people living in rural areas for the first time in history. This monumental shift towar...

PHOTOS: Exhibitions Worth Traveling To In 2012

Black Tomato | Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel
Black Tomato

There will be plenty of reasons to hit the road in 2012 for those eager to see the awe-inspiring, the innovative, and the unforgettable.

Making Celestial Waves: Artist Mariko Mori

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

The art world often sidelines humanist works for their accessibility and for their campaigns of universal mantras, but Mori has a history of meshing modern technology with ancient practices in a way that engenders contemplation for our place in the natural world.

PHOTOS: Great Film Locations To Visit Around The World

BootsnAll | Posted 03.17.2012 | Travel

While movies can instantly transport us to mythical lands to far off islands and from futuristic cities to places yet to be discovered, the journey doesn't have to end when the credits roll.

Member Of Cult Behind Tokyo Subway Attack Nabbed After 17 Years

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 03.02.2012 | World

TOKYO — A member of the doomsday cult behind a deadly Tokyo subway gas attack and other crimes turned himself in to police after 17 years on the...

Shiro Kuro -- A Tokyo-style Gastro-pub on the Sunset Strip

Jay Weston | Posted 02.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

This startling sophisticated, fun young people's hangout, translated from Tokyo to the Sunset Strip, is a real find.

PHOTOS: Green Cars Of The Future

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green

TOKYO — Green cars rolled into the spotlight at the Tokyo auto show as Japan's automakers look to fuel efficient technology to reinvigorate grow...

An All-Night Bath Experience In Tokyo (PHOTOS)

Karin Badt | Posted 01.01.2012 | Travel
Karin Badt

So at four in the morning, I went into the "massage room" and fell asleep while receiving a very decorous shiatsu massage by a man who kept reminding me to make sure my kimono was tightly shut.

Boeing Dreamliner Already An ANA Nightmare?

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

After a three-year delay in actually receiving the Dreamliner from Boeing, the first airline to take delivery of the airplane of the future should be flying sky high. Instead ANA is reassuring passengers that everything is A-OK for the second time in six weeks.

Tokyo Radiation Hotspot Linked To Old Bottles

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

TOKYO -- Japanese officials investigating a small radiation hotspot in Tokyo say it was caused by old bottles stored in the basement of an empty house...

Officials Find Small Radiation Hotspot In Tokyo

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Japanese officials have found a small area in Tokyo with higher levels of radiation than evacuation zones around the Fukushima nuclear p...

Japan's 10,000 Airplane Ticket Giveaway

Posted 12.10.2011 | Travel

Japan’s national tourism agency has announced plans to give away 10,000 free flights to the country to international travelers as part of an initiat...

Is This The World's Best Airport?

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.03.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

This is an airport that gets it. As in, it understands what air travelers need and accommodates those needs without crowding them, herding them or nickel-and-diming them.

Japan To Earthquake Evacuees: Welcome Home

AP | By ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

TOKYO -- Japan lifted some evacuation advisories around the tsunami-devastated Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant Friday to reassure tens of thousands o...

WATCH: Tokyo In Sweet Slow Motion

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

Filmmaker Alex Lee takes (@badassmusketeer) viewers for a slo-mo spin through Tokyo with a creative short set to Flying Lotus featuring Thom Yorke. ...

Strong Earthquake Hits Northeast Japan

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

TOKYO -- A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck off Japan's battered northeastern coast Thursday, but there was no risk of a tsunami and there were no imme...

Photos: Why To Visit Post-Quake Tokyo Now

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

On my first trip to Japan, I loved its capital so much and so instantly that I want to keep it as my favorite city for a while longer. London, Rome, Cairo -- forgive me!

A Chef's-Eye View Of Tokyo

David Myers | Posted 10.30.2011 | Travel
David Myers

It's easy to over-indulge in Tokyo, but everything from the sushi to the cocktails are moments not to be missed. Every time I visit, I see, taste and experience something new, which increases the emotional tie I have with this truly unique city.

Japan's Economy Shrinks For Third Straight Quarter

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Japan's economy contracted for a third straight quarter as consumer spending and factory production continued to suffer in the aftermath of t...

Another Earthquake Jolts Northeastern Japan

AP | Posted 09.29.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that another strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan, the same region struck by March's ma...

Tokyo Art Fair Returns: A Sign Of Japan's Recovery?

Posted 09.28.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Better late than never, they say, and this couldn’t be more true with regards to Tokyo’s premier art fair, triumphantly openin...

Strong Earthquake Jolts Northeastern Japan: Another Large Quake Strikes Same Area

AP | Posted 09.23.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that another strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan, the same region devastated by March'...