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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...

Shiro Kuro -- A Tokyo-style Gastro-pub on the Sunset Strip

Jay Weston | Posted 02.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

This startling sophisticated, fun young people's hangout, translated from Tokyo to the Sunset Strip, is a real find.

PHOTOS: Green Cars Of The Future

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green

TOKYO — Green cars rolled into the spotlight at the Tokyo auto show as Japan's automakers look to fuel efficient technology to reinvigorate grow...

An All-Night Bath Experience In Tokyo (PHOTOS)

Karin Badt | Posted 01.01.2012 | Travel
Karin Badt

So at four in the morning, I went into the "massage room" and fell asleep while receiving a very decorous shiatsu massage by a man who kept reminding me to make sure my kimono was tightly shut.

Boeing Dreamliner Already An ANA Nightmare?

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

After a three-year delay in actually receiving the Dreamliner from Boeing, the first airline to take delivery of the airplane of the future should be flying sky high. Instead ANA is reassuring passengers that everything is A-OK for the second time in six weeks.

Tokyo Radiation Hotspot Linked To Old Bottles

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

TOKYO -- Japanese officials investigating a small radiation hotspot in Tokyo say it was caused by old bottles stored in the basement of an empty house...

Officials Find Small Radiation Hotspot In Tokyo

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Japanese officials have found a small area in Tokyo with higher levels of radiation than evacuation zones around the Fukushima nuclear p...

Japan's 10,000 Airplane Ticket Giveaway

Posted 12.10.2011 | Travel

Japan’s national tourism agency has announced plans to give away 10,000 free flights to the country to international travelers as part of an initiat...

Is This The World's Best Airport?

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.03.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

This is an airport that gets it. As in, it understands what air travelers need and accommodates those needs without crowding them, herding them or nickel-and-diming them.

Japan To Earthquake Evacuees: Welcome Home

AP | By ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

TOKYO -- Japan lifted some evacuation advisories around the tsunami-devastated Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant Friday to reassure tens of thousands o...