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20 of the Coolest Tour Experiences Around the World

Viator | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Viator

Many people equate the word "tours" with the typical big bus excursions led by flag-toting guides that seen at every major tourist attraction around the world. But not all tours are the same.

April Showers Hit Markets: Bring an Umbrella to Trade

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Forces at work from Tokyo to Kiev have been roiling the U.S. stock market for a couple of week. But the financial sushi that is now on the menu in Japan, and Russia's "Crimea of the Century" are only part of the story.

What Walking Backwards Through Tokyo Looks Like... Backwards

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts

Sometimes it's the simplest ideas that end up being the most magical. Take this for instance: film a man walking backwards through a foreign city and ...

Pretty in Pink: It's Cherry Blossom Time in Japan

Gail Nakada | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Japan's most iconic season is almost here. Cherry blossom time. Clouds of pink petals cover the nation as the flower front moves slowly north. Every village, town and city lets business-as-usual slide to indulge in days of hanami, flower viewing parties.

Think NYC Is Expensive? Try Living Here

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business

Hey New Yorkers, think your life is expensive? Take some solace in knowing it could be much, much worse. The city's cost of living is less than at ...

Japan's Recession-Proof Love Hotels

www.telegraph.co.uk | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel

From rooms kitted out like medical clinics, where couples can play "doctors and nurses", to grottos where it is permanently Christmas, Japan's "Love H...

14 Heavenly Candy Lands Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Think of this as your very own Valentine's Day bucket list of 14 candy kingdoms -- places where you can shop for sugar (and sweet treats) around the world.

The 10 Places on My Bucket List This Year (It Will Surprise You)

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

No, I haven't been everywhere, and some places I don't go to because I'm a conscientious objector (Zimbabwe, anyone?) but I can still dream. And plan. Because dictators, xenophobia and being broke wont last forever!

Japanese Women: No Sex If You Vote For This Guy

Posted 02.06.2014 | World

In Japan, a group of women have announced a sex strike against anyone who votes for the leading candidate in Sunday’s election for governor of Tokyo...

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

6 Things Do in Tokyo When the Train Stops Running

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Just because the train left your broke ass in the dust doesn't mean the party is over. Photo by: luxtonnerre Instead of curling up in a corner and ...

Tokyo's Shining 'Golden Shrine' Toshogu Reopens

Gail Nakada | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Ieyasu's shrine to himself and the mighty samurai class, Toshogu, was one of only a tiny number of buildings in the area that managed to survive this fierce final battle. So in-your-face reformers! Don't mess with this Shogun, even in death.

WATCH: Magnetic Levitation In Slow Motion Looks Like Witchcraft

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Want to levitate? All you need are magnets, liquid nitrogen and superconductors. Well, maybe not exactly. But if you want to make a model train le...

Tokyo's Luckiest Shrine for 2014

Gail Nakada | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Tokyo's colorful Asakusa district is just about the luckiest place in town, with shrines and temples to the Seven Gods of Good Fortune all within walking distance.

Top 10 Places to Toast the New Year

Cheapflights | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Whether you're looking for a fresh way to ring in the New Year or you're a fan of more traditional celebrations, check out Cheapflights.com's top plac...

These Are The Craziest Places In The World Where You Can Get A Drink

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

If you've grown tired of all the establishments within a five-mile radius of your house, know that the world is bursting with weird, creepy, and mind-...

Genki Sudo's World Order Returns With 'Last Dance' Music Video

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

World Order blew us away back in October with their music video for "Welcome To Tokyo." Combining sharp suits, smooth music and a slow-motion style co...

Harajuku's Magic Wishing Well Draws Crowds Rain or Shine

Gail Nakada | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Beautiful Meiji Shrine is already on most tour itineraries. The perfect stop before or after a ramble through Harajuku. Two very different -- but always compatible -- sides of this culture.

Biden Warned Against Repeating 'Erroneous And One-Sided Remarks'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

(Adds Hagel comments, paragraphs 24-27) By Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina BEIJING, Dec 4 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice Presid...

Christmas in Tokyo

Gail Nakada | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Traveling to Tokyo this December? Don't worry about missing out on holiday cheer. Japanese have embraced, if not the spirit, at least the traditions of the holidays with typical enthusiasm.

Meet the Hillary Clinton of Japan

Nancy Snow | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Nancy Snow

Japan is teeming with exceptionally hard-working, bright and articulate women who could be Japan's leading indicators of success.

6 Food Facts You Never Saw Coming

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 11.21.2013 | Taste

How much chocolate is lethal for humans?

My Dreams of Jiro

David D. Burstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
David D. Burstein

The eel which came second to last, had the lightest touch of wasabi between the fish and the rice. In one fluid motion, Jiro painted it with the sauce and put the sushi down in front of me. Eel is one of my favorite sushi dishes and I had never tasted anything like this eel before.

Japan's Influence in the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although it is not widely recognized as such, Japan is one of the most influential economic actors in the Persian Gulf -- something that is unlikely to change in the near or medium term.

Exploring Tokyo, the World's Most Populated City

Marcello Arrambide | Posted 12.19.2013 | Travel
Marcello Arrambide

If you can conquer the world's most populated city, amongst 35 million people, you will build the confidence you need for your next vacation.