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Why We Travel: Anticipation and Arrival

Cliff Hsia | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

International travel has been an love affair I've had for over the last dozen years or so, ever since my first international trip to Japan for my study abroad year in Tokyo in 2001-02. I had never stepped off of American soil until the age of 20 and I was ready to burst my bubble.

A Giant Face Is Floating Over Japan, All In The Name Of Art

HuffPost Japan | Asahi Shimbun Digital | Posted 12.19.2014 | Arts

In the sky over Utsunomiya, a city just over 60 miles north of Tokyo, there floats what looks like the head of a gigantic middle-aged man, a phenomeno...

On Japanese Culture: Tokyo's Asakusa Shrine

Renee Blodgett | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

It is one of those places that despite the abundance of foreigners, the shrine is still so inspiring that it's easy to overlook the commercialism, especially with the breathtaking Asakusa Shrine at the end of one of the market streets.

Tokyo Tripping

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Trisha de Borchgrave

Navigating my way through a meal of foraged forest vegetables coaxed into tastes of startling supremacy by Buddhist monks in a room of sliding doors and beige has left me wondering if I will ever return to a Mediterranean diet.

Possible 'Black Widow' Spun Tangled Web Of Death

Associated Press | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.20.2014 | Crime

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police were looking for traces of poison in the home of a woman arrested on suspicion of killing her husband, one of six men w...

The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

If you've ever thought about taking a kidsmoon, I highly recommend it. It's one of the best things you can do for your marriage as well as being better parents.

Japan's Real National Security Challenge -- and What It Means For America

Aki Peritz | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Aki Peritz

Tokyo's greatest national security challenge isn't actually Beijing or Pyongyang. Rather, it's the rapidly aging population that seriously undermines Japan's long-term ability to adequately protect itself.

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Hopper.com | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

Lost and (Surprisingly) Found: 75% Of Lost Cash Returned To Owners in Tokyo

Charli James | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Charli James

What's behind this Japanese propensity to turn things in instead of keeping them for themselves? Is Japan just an intrinsically moral country?

Go Big or Go Home. Tokyo's Megastores Are Super-Sized Fun

Gail Nakada | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Tokyo superstores BicQlo, Shinjuku; Yodobashi Camera, Akihabara, and Don Quijote, just about anywhere in town; are big fun. They've refined the concept of 'shop 'til you drop' to the point where you can reach true retail exhaustion without ever leaving the building.

Before 2020 Olympics, Here's How Tokyo Can Upgrade the Foreign Tourist Experience

Charli James | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Charli James

Unlike host countries such as Brazil and Russia, Japan won't have to fight hard to curb crime and corruption ahead of the Games. But the 2020 Games will bring attention and international travelers to Tokyo in droves, and there are a few areas where Tokyo falls behind in foreign tourist friendliness.

11 Must-Try Japanese Foods You've Never Heard Of

Charli James | Posted 11.30.2014 | Taste
Charli James

Step outside your comfort zone and order one of these delicious alternatives to the California roll.

I Ate 15 Ramen in Tokyo and Here's What I Learned

Charli James | Posted 11.26.2014 | Taste
Charli James

My friends, there is an entire world of ramen in Tokyo.

Abenomics' Innovations Threatened by Failure on Contracting Reform

Sunil Chacko | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Sunil Chacko

Soon, China, Japan, Korea will be locked into an Asian and perhaps global competition for market share. This would be reminiscent of another time when that was indeed the case, in multiple ways. Clearly, Japan and Japanese companies would need to be at the top of their game, along with many changes made on the innovation side.

Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines

Hopper.com | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers -- connections between flights of more than 24 hours -- provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.

India-Japan Ties: Investing in the future

Samarth Pathak | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Samarth Pathak

The time is ripe to infuse energy into this historic relationship. Not only are both governments stable with visionary leadership but there is also a strong will among businesses and policymakers on both sides to build a mutually-beneficial partnership.

Can China's New Development Bank Succeed?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If China will publicly stress the importance of good governance as an essential component of making the development process work, the AIIB has a chance of being successful, and may work well in generating significantly more financial resources for the region.

Google Shows People Around The World Have Lots Of The Same Questions

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

If you are in New York and type the words "why am" into Google's search bar, the first two suggestions offered by Google's Autocomplete function are "...

How Glenn Casale Helped The Little Mermaid Find Her Feet After This Disney Stage Show Stumbled on Broadway

Jim Hill | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It took the stage version of Disney's The Little Mermaid quite a while to finally find its sea legs. When the original Broadway production opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater back in January of 2008, the critics were not kind.

Scared Of Flying? Watch This Gorgeous Sunrise And Fear No More

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel

What a view! This time-lapse video lets you see the sights on a flight from Tokyo to San Francisco in less than 90 seconds. Posted July 10 by ...

Man Sets Himself On Fire In Busy Tokyo Railway Station

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A man set himself on fire at Tokyo's busy Shinjuku railway station on Sunday in what appears to be a rare violent political protest. T...

The World's Ten Best Hotel Pools

Hopper.com | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Whether you prefer drifting in heated pools among ice-flecked mountain peaks or looking out over the Pacific from the tropical beaches of Tahiti, this selection of 10 jaw-dropping swimming pools will have something for you.

My Father Was a Doolittle Tokyo Raider and a Gold Medal Dad

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Pacific fleet. My Father was one of the airmen who became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders of the 17th Bombardment Group of the Army Air Corps. 80 men volunteered for "an extremely hazardous mission," without knowing the target, location, or the assignment.

The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World

minube | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
minube

From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.

Why MH370 Will Not Change Chinese/Malaysia Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of the bilateral tension created by MH370, China is likely to remain cautious about taking actions that could jeopardize its partnership with Malaysia, given the country's importance in the region's geopolitical landscape and its warming relations with Washington.