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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...

Earthquake Rocks Tokyo

Posted 04.24.2012 | World

A long earthquake shook Japan's capital Tokyo on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, according to reports. The preliminary magnitude reportedly was 5.5. Accor...

D.C.'s Search for the Next Steve Jobs & Other Artistic Pursuits

Roshanak Taghavi | Posted 06.20.2012 | DC
Roshanak Taghavi

Have you ever wondered how we'll find the next Steve Jobs?

Strangest Sights Of Tokyo

Lonely Planet | Rebecca Milner | Posted 06.20.2012 | Travel

Tokyo is full of baffling attractions. Even more mind-bending is that most of them actually make perfect sense when you stop to think about it. Tokyo ...

PHOTOS: The World's 2nd Tallest Opens

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 04.17.2012 | Travel

TOKYO -- A Tokyo developer took visitors up the world's tallest freestanding broadcast structure on Tuesday, a 634-meter (2,080-foot) tower with speci...

WATCH: Typhoon-Strength Storm Kills 4

AP | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

TOKYO -- A powerful storm with typhoon-strength winds and heavy rain halted air and train traffic in Tokyo and killed four people around the country, ...

PHOTOS: 10 Great Baseball Stadiums To Visit This Season

Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel

Though Oakland and Seattle rendezvoused last week in Tokyo, Major League Baseball's 2012 season will arrive in America today, marking the beginning of...

Astoria Characters: The Jeweler Who Puts the Past Together

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.13.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Miwako Kimura's designs start in her head; once her mind sees something, she makes a sketch or sometimes simply pushes the pieces of vintage jewelry around until they fit together.

The World's Most Competitive City Is...

Posted 03.13.2012 | World

The most competitive city in the world? Yes. You guessed it right. No city in the world is better able to attract investors, capital, talent or touris...

1 Year After Japan Earthquake, Cyndi Lauper Supports Survivors With Music, Donations

AP | Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact

TOKYO -- Cyndi Lauper is admired in Japan for not running away after last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Now, the American singer is back...

PHOTOS: Two Weeks In Japan

Daniela Perdomo | Posted 05.11.2012 | Travel
Daniela Perdomo

The country is an incredibly beautiful, inspiring place. I was struck by the kindness and patience I was greeted with everywhere I went, despite my inability to speak the language and also with the resilience of the Japanese people in light of all the disasters they have faced in recent years.

DARING ESCAPE

Posted 03.06.2012 | World

A life spent cooped up with 134 others simply wouldn't do for one bird, so the year-old Humboldt penguin made a run for it. The Tokyo Sea Life Park...

Director David Gelb Talks About Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jiro Dreams of Sushi focuses on Jiro Ono, unassuming and routine-driven despite being proclaimed the greatest sushi chef in the world.

Getting Tattoos Around The World

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

A hell of a lot more permanent than a hostel hookup, travel tattoos are a great reminder of your life-changing adventures abroad. OTP's pinned down wh...

Pan Am Days: Aloha To Hawaii

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.23.2012 | Travel
Carole Mallory

Mother's one dimple creased as she smiled. We were excited to arrive in this tropical eden.

PHOTOS: The 12 Most Memorable Hotel Pools In The World

BootsnAll | Posted 08.10.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

Take a mental break from whatever you're doing to peruse the gorgeous pictures of these amazing hotel pools.

PHOTOS: 10 Destinations For The Broken-Hearted

BootsnAll | Posted 04.15.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

Some destinations are super-romantic and may not be ideal options if you're nursing a broken heart, but others seem tailor-made to help you get over your ex.

PHOTOS: The 10 Coolest Subways Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.06.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Subways aren't just a means of getting from point A to point B. The dark nether regions that swallow millions of people daily are often bright and creative spaces to be explored.

Japanese Entrepreneurs Aim For Silicon Valley

AP | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

TOKYO -- For an emerging generation of Japanese innovators, the dream isn't a job for life at a big company. They have new ambitions, and they're dete...

Experts: Chances Of Big Earthquake Hitting Tokyo In Next 4 Years As High As 70 Percent

GlobalPost | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

TOKYO, Japan — It is the seismic shift that Tokyoites dread most of all: a powerful earthquake that kills thousands and plunges Japan's political an...