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PHOTOS: Tokyo's Craziest Cabaret Cafe

Gail Nakada | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

It feels like a sequence in a Sci Fi film or a bonus stage in a video game.

PHOTOS: Watching Work Around The Globe

Global Yodel | Posted 04.07.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Nearly half the world's population commutes by bus, car, foot or beast.

PHOTOS: Fairytale Photos Out Of Snow-Clad Tokyo

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

Tokyo saw its first snowfall of the season on Monday, which left the Japanese capital covered in a thick white blanket. According to Bloomberg, sn...

The Big Burg Theory

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

Megacities create megaproblems. Say "cities" and the negative associations come cascading out: noise, dirt, housing projects, shantytowns, concrete, crowding, crime, drugs, pollution, gridlock, stress, alienation. But they also spur people to figure out megasolutions.

20 Outstanding Hotel Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
The Daily Meal

It used to be that a hotel was the last place any serious eater would venture to dine. That started changing about two decades ago when hotels began recognizing that their in-house restaurants could be an asset, crafted into destinations in their own right.

Car Safety 2013: 32,000 Dead -- Where's the Outrage?

Steve Parker | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Steve Parker

Some 32,367 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2011. That's nearly 100 a day dying on our nation's highways, yet any apparent outrage remains muted at best.

Holiday Shopping Havens Worldwide

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Tired of visiting the same designer boutiques, venerable chains and fluorescently-lit retail centers? So are we. That's why we decided to scour the globe for unique shopping spots; in these retail heavens, you'll find an eclectic array of boutique haunts, stylish department stores and secret discount venues.

You May Be Surprised By List Of The World's Most Expensive Cities

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2012 | Money

In a sign that the global economy is shifting, a recent list of the world's most expensive cities contained some surprises. A new cost of living su...

PHOTOS: Brooklyn Hipster Dining At Home In Tokyo

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.07.2012 | Food

Walk into Brooklyn Parlor and you'll find walls of warmly-lit wooden paneling and exposed brick, shelves lined with books, industrial-style metal tabl...

Zaha's UNBELIEVABLE Japanese Stadium

designboom | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
designboom

Zaha Hadid's winning design for the New National Stadium Japan It's confirmed! Zaha Hadid has been selected to design the New National Stadium Japan...

PHOTOS: 10 Amazing Works Of Architecture

Trippy | Posted 01.08.2013 | Travel
Trippy

Whether it's intricate carving on an ancient temple or steel bended in ways you never thought possible, the complexities of architecture never cease to amaze.

Japanese Bagel Heads: Dangerous? Trendy? Not. (VIDEO)

La Carmina | Posted 01.06.2013 | Weird News
La Carmina

"Oh my sweet, buttery bagels." Everyone's talking about Japanese bagel heads, or saline in the forehead. And most of these claims are grossly inflated.

When Flying First Class Makes Sense

Edward Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Having flown across the ocean countless times and having aged at least a few years since 1970, when I started doing so, I know that six or seven hours is about all I can take in an economy-class seat. So, when my wife and I started thinking about a far longer trip -- to Japan -- we knew we'd need to find a way to claw our way up to greater comfort.

Japan's Very Cool Personal Guide Service

Edward Schneider | Posted 11.03.2012 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Throughout the country, including in Tokyo, there are local associations of what are often called Goodwill Guides, most typically retired long-time residents who speak some English and welcome an opportunity to use it.

PHOTOS: 25 Ghastly Places Popular With Travelers

Viator | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Viator

The smaller islands in the lagoon that served as mass graves during Venice's many bouts with the plague. The one island that never saw disease, hosted an insane asylum that now stands abandoned.

10 Things To Know Before Going To Japan

Fodor's | Posted 12.11.2012 | Travel
Fodor's

On the bright side? If you do take the gamble on a dish and discover that the meat you're eating is not quite white, at least it will be delicious.

Life, Death and the Survival of the Fittest

Patrizia Chen | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Patrizia Chen

I was fascinated by a big aquarium in my cousin's living room in Japan. Fish of every shape and color revolved inside the tank, swimming between fake palm trees and fluttering plastic leaves.

Super Typhoon Bears Down On Tokyo

AP | Posted 11.30.2012 | World

TOKYO — A weakening tropical storm was speeding out of Japan on Monday after bringing gale-strength winds to Tokyo and injuring dozens of people...

Past Is Prelude In Japan

Jim Calio | Posted 11.21.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

On my last day in the city, I watched a businessman approach a shrine, waft incense smoke from a pot into his nostrils and then continue on to work, his leather briefcase in hand.

Student Attempts Kidnapping 12-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.07.2012 | College

An alert Japanese taxi driver foiled a college student's attempt to kidnap a 12-year-old girl in a duffel bag, several outlets reported. The suspec...

Hiking The World's Urban Jungles

George Hobica | Posted 10.18.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

From the fringes of New York to the heart of steamy Singapore, nature is everywhere you're not looking in some of Earth's most notoriously crowded big cities.

PHOTOS: The Shopkeepers Of Tokyo

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Anyone visiting Japan for the first time will quickly realize that the shopping experience is something special.

Around the World by Private Jet

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

In just 23 days, you can circumnavigate the world on a privately chartered jet. Check off most of your bucket list in one fell swoop.

PHOTOS: Summer Music Festivals Worldwide

Viator | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Viator

It's that time of year again, when music concerts swap sticky dive bar floors for well-tramped grass and enormous open-air stages.

Heavy Rain And Flash Floods Kill At Least 15 In Japan

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Heavy rain triggered flash floods and mudslides in southern Japan on Thursday, causing at least 15 deaths and leaving 11 more people missing....