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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...

Fearing Panic, Japanese Officials Reportedly Kept Nuclear Crisis Report Secret

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

TOKYO — The Japanese government's worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, incl...

You've Never Seen Silhouettes Like These Before!

Posted 01.20.2012 | Arts

In 2008, people living in urban areas outweighed the amount of people living in rural areas for the first time in history. This monumental shift towar...

PHOTOS: Exhibitions Worth Traveling To In 2012

Black Tomato | Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel
Black Tomato

There will be plenty of reasons to hit the road in 2012 for those eager to see the awe-inspiring, the innovative, and the unforgettable.

Making Celestial Waves: Artist Mariko Mori

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

The art world often sidelines humanist works for their accessibility and for their campaigns of universal mantras, but Mori has a history of meshing modern technology with ancient practices in a way that engenders contemplation for our place in the natural world.

PHOTOS: Great Film Locations To Visit Around The World

BootsnAll | Posted 03.17.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

While movies can instantly transport us to mythical lands to far off islands and from futuristic cities to places yet to be discovered, the journey doesn't have to end when the credits roll.

Member Of Cult Behind Tokyo Subway Attack Nabbed After 17 Years

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 03.02.2012 | World

TOKYO — A member of the doomsday cult behind a deadly Tokyo subway gas attack and other crimes turned himself in to police after 17 years on the...