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Typhoon Turns Deadly In Japan

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 12.15.2013 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Rescue workers were combing through piles of debris from mudslides that buried people and destroyed dozens of homes on a Japanese islan...

The Best Use Of Slow Motion And Classy Suits You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 12.12.2013 | Arts

For those unfamiliar with World Order, they are a unique Japanese band created in 2009 by former mixed martial artist, Genki Sudo, that incorporate mu...

Sockeye Salmon Sushi: Japanese Prime Minister Issues International Plea for Help Containing Radiation Leaks

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

In a stunning reversal of disclosure, Japan asks for immediate international assistance to stop radiation leaks into the Pacific. "We are wide open...

Around the World in Eight Days

Jamal Hammadi | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
Jamal Hammadi

The eight day trip started out with an absolutely must see stop at the Tsukiji Fish Market at 5 a.m. Even at that hour the place is bustling with activity.

Episode 6 - Tokyo With Three Local Characters

This Is My City | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Tokyo is a megalopolis. If you get to a vantage point like the top of the Mori Tower, in Roppongi, the city stretches out as far as the eye can see in every direction. Only Mt. Fuji in the distance suggests that there is an end to the urban undulations.

And The World's Riskiest City Is...

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

ZURICH, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Tokyo-Yokohama region is the riskiest place in the world to do business, in terms of the potential human and eco...

Japan Is Evicting This Man To Build An Olympic Stadium..

Reuters | Ruairidh Villar and Hyun Oh | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

By Ruairidh Villar and Hyun Oh TOKYO (Reuters) - Kohei Jinno fans out the black and white photos of his family posing proudly in front ...

Boyfriends For Hire?

HuffPostLive | Posted 11.17.2013 | World
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VICE reports on Host Bars in Tokyo, where women can buy male company for the evening....

This Week's Travel Tuesday Is...

Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel

On Sunday, it was announced that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics -- winning out over Madrid and Istanbul. Though that's a while from now, why no...

LOOK: Venues For The 2020 Tokyo Olympics

AP | BY JIM ARMSTRONG | Posted 09.09.2013 | Sports

TOKYO -- The venues planned for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo both look to the future and incorporate the past. A futuristic 80,000-seat main stadium wi...

Virginia's Fukushima

Tyler Lopez | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Tyler Lopez

In the event of a catastrophe (for instance, a large hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or attack), will Dominion similarly find itself scrambling for solutions? Though Virginia's Fukushima has not yet materialized, the political climate surrounding it is not unlike Japan's before 2011.

Tokyo 2020: The Whole World Is (Really) Watching Now

Nancy Snow | Posted 11.08.2013 | World
Nancy Snow

Tokyo may be celebrating, but there is a deeply concerning global angst about a city hosting the Olympic games about 220 kilometers (137 miles) from the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.

And The Host Of The 2020 Olympics Is...

AP | JIM ARMSTRONG | Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

TOKYO — Cheers and shouts of "Banzai!!" echoed across Tokyo just after sunrise as thousands of people started celebrating the city's successful bid ...

A Year in a Japanese Teahouse

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

I landed in Tokyo on a chilly March morning in 1985, my head filled with thoughts of moon viewing and cherry blossoms, rock gardens and snow-covered temples.

Tokyo Akihabara "Must See" Top Five

Gail Nakada | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

A carefully planned urban revolution has poshed the place up over the last couple of years. New high rises, open plazas, restaurants and cafes now spread out around the station. There are almost as many places to eat as shop.

Earthquake Rocks Southern Japan

AP | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green

TOKYO — A strong earthquake shook the Tokyo area and eastern Japan early Wednesday, though no injuries or damage was immediately reported. The ...

This Is My City -- A New Travel Show About Locals

This Is My City | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

When Tim and I traveled together we realized that the quickest and most exciting way into the heart and soul of a place was through the people who lived there. Tapping into the knowledge and of locals let us find the hidden gems that define a city's soul.

Tokyo's Real Life Superhero

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

TOKYO (Reuters) - In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strengt...

Hilarious and Genuine Foursquare Reviews of the World's Best* Airport Restaurants

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Could the world's most popular airport restaurant be a southern-and-sushi joint in the world's busiest hub?

Tokyo Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel

Below is the second largest photograph in the world. In September 2012, Jeffrey Martin, a photographer from The Guardian, shot from three different...

Top Things to Do in Japan

Viator | Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel
Viator

Most travelers have a list of major sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums, or neighborhoods to explore. But for many, Japan's unique culture is an attraction unto itself and simply being immersed into the unfamiliar is the best experience of all.

WALKING BILLBOARDS: Racy Ads Take Over Tokyo

Posted 07.23.2013 | World

A Tokyo public relations consultant has hatched the latest stunt in that advertising-saturated market: advertising on young women's thighs. Hidenor...

On Our Birthday: 14 Places We'd Love To Spend It!

Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel

Hey, guess what today is! It's someone very special's birthday. Today HuffPost Travel is three whole years old! It’s been three lovely years...

Japan's Hate Speech Problem: Part One

Nancy Snow | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Nancy Snow

The image of Japan abroad will become more negative if these hate speech demonstrations are not reported more often in the Japanese press or taken up as a growing problem by Japanese politicians.

Help for Japan Travelers WiFi Woes

Gail Nakada | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Despite Japan's high-tech reputation, there is very little free wifi in this country. People here are obsessed with their cell phones, not computers, and access the internet accordingly.