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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...

WATCH: Tokyo In Sweet Slow Motion

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

Filmmaker Alex Lee takes (@badassmusketeer) viewers for a slo-mo spin through Tokyo with a creative short set to Flying Lotus featuring Thom Yorke. ...

Strong Earthquake Hits Northeast Japan

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

TOKYO -- A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck off Japan's battered northeastern coast Thursday, but there was no risk of a tsunami and there were no imme...

Photos: Why To Visit Post-Quake Tokyo Now

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

On my first trip to Japan, I loved its capital so much and so instantly that I want to keep it as my favorite city for a while longer. London, Rome, Cairo -- forgive me!

A Chef's-Eye View Of Tokyo

David Myers | Posted 10.30.2011 | Travel
David Myers

It's easy to over-indulge in Tokyo, but everything from the sushi to the cocktails are moments not to be missed. Every time I visit, I see, taste and experience something new, which increases the emotional tie I have with this truly unique city.

Japan's Economy Shrinks For Third Straight Quarter

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Japan's economy contracted for a third straight quarter as consumer spending and factory production continued to suffer in the aftermath of t...

Another Earthquake Jolts Northeastern Japan

AP | Posted 09.29.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that another strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan, the same region struck by March's ma...

Tokyo Art Fair Returns: A Sign Of Japan's Recovery?

Posted 09.28.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Better late than never, they say, and this couldn’t be more true with regards to Tokyo’s premier art fair, triumphantly openin...

Strong Earthquake Jolts Northeastern Japan: Another Large Quake Strikes Same Area

AP | Posted 09.23.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that another strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan, the same region devastated by March'...

Top Ten Asia Finds

Ondine Cohane | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Ondine Cohane

My highlights from traveling the world's largest continent.

High-Profile Japan Murder Case Ends In Life Sentence

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

CHIBA, Japan — A man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for raping and killing a young British teacher in Japan four years ago, closing on...

The Surprising Truth About The World's Most Expensive Cities

Posted 09.12.2011 | World

Want to know where you'll spend and where you'll to save? Each year, consulting firm Mercer carries out its Cost of Living Survey and compiles a ranki...

PHOTOS: 10 Icons Of Modern Architecture

Tom Mallory | Posted 09.05.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

A few weeks ago ICOMOS' recommendation against the registering of 19 buildings designed by Le Corbusier in the World Heritage List provoked heated dis...

Report From Tokyo: Telling It Like It Is

David Wagner | Posted 09.02.2011 | World
David Wagner

In scathing terms, one of Japan's honest citizens lashed out the other day, claiming that rather than do what is in the best interest of the people, the government is simply making decisions to "prolong its own life."

Report From Tokyo: Living With Radiation

David Wagner | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
David Wagner

In Tokyo, we continue to face not only the threat of a sudden spike in radiation due to the unstable nature of the Fukushima plant, but also the constant issue of food contamination.

Report From Tokyo: No News Is Good News?

David Wagner | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
David Wagner

It's no surprise that much information received about how the crisis at Fukushima unfolded has been kept away from traditional and social media as long as possible. In the end, however, the truth does come out.

Report From Tokyo: Reading the Tea Leaves

David Wagner | Posted 08.14.2011 | World
David Wagner

Earlier this month, it was reported high levels of cesium were found on tea leaves in Shizuoka. Shortly thereafter, the Shizuoka Prefectural government asked the tea company that reported this to refrain from carrying information on its website.