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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.

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 ...