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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....

Crucial Conference On Afghan Aid

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan will seek at least $4 billion from international donors this weekend at a crucial aid conference aimed at propping u...

Chef Marcus Samuelsson On Eating All Over The World

Jetsetter.com | Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Ethiopian-born, Gothenburg-raised and Harlem-settled chef Marcus Samuelsson took the flavors of his international past and infused them into his new memoir.

WATCH: One Week In Tokyo

Posted 06.29.2012 | Travel

Tokyo gets its close up in Vimeo user Lukas Backland's film shot during a week-long vacation to the Japanese capital. The city's metro, which gets ...

PHOTOS: 8 Ways To Experience Japanese Culture

Viator | Posted 08.26.2012 | Travel
Viator

This is a place where you can spend the afternoon at an elegant historical tea ceremony and the evening at a loud, blinking internet cafe.

One Day In Dubai, Buenos Aires, Paris, Tokyo And New York

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.15.2012 | Travel

The Associated Press sent reporters out on a tourist's itinerary for one day in five cities to compare experiences. Here are some of their impressions...

The Most Expensive Cities In The World For Expatriates

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

Thinking about wrapping up the U.S. portion of your life and bouncing to Japan? First consider asking for a raise. That's because a huge number of ...

Police Hunt Final Cult Fugutive

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan has mobilized thousands of police to hunt for the last fugitive suspected in a doomsday cult's deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's ...

Tokyo's Underbelly Hits LACMA

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.31.2012 | Arts

Daido Moriyama has become one of the foremost contemporary photographers, known for the uncanny ability to turn ordinary objects into vessels of desir...

Traffic Solutions for the Future

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

After decades of urban and suburban infrastructure designed by traffic engineers who've delivered tangled and ever-slowing meaning to the word oxymoron, Audi is turning to the architecture community for new solutions.

PHOTOS: The World's Tallest Tower

AP | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

TOKYO -- The world's tallest tower and Japan's biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Skytree, opened to the public on Tuesday. Nearly 8,000 visitors were e...

HOLY TOKYO BAY, BATMAN! Escaped Penguin Spotted Alive

Reuters | Ruairidh Villar | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

By Ruairidh Villar TOKYO (Reuters) - After Penguin Number 337 made a daring bid for freedom from a Tokyo aquarium and vanished into the...

Mario Bellini on His Latest Projects (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

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Tornado In Japan Kills 1, Injures Dozens

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green

TOKYO -- A tornado tore through a city northeast of Japan's capital on Sunday, killing one person, injuring dozens of others and destroying scores of ...

A Grown-Up Treehouse

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home

By Karissa Rosenfield (click here for original article) You may remember Sou Fujimoto Architects radical House NA from this video we shared wi...

7 Dead After Bus To Tokyo Disneyland Crashes

AP | Posted 06.29.2012 | World

TOKYO — A bus carrying dozens of vacationers to Tokyo Disneyland has crashed on a highway, killing seven passengers. Police say the other 38 pa...