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The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Hopper.com | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.26.2014 | 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 09.24.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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.

Get Lost In These Seven Cities

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.14.2014 | Travel

Sometimes you just need to put your map away and get lost. Losing your way in an unfamiliar city is something we all fear, but it also can be the ...

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Joe Cirincione

Godzilla is coming to a screen near you on May 16, Hollywood's latest action-packed thrill ride. But will it keep faith with the original Godzilla -- one of the world's first anti-nuclear movies?

20 of the Coolest Tour Experiences Around the World

Viator | Posted 06.15.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 05.17.2014 | 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 ...