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Japan PM sent prayer note to war criminal ceremony
Showa era martyr legal death memorial is seen in Koya town, Wakayama prefecture, central Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
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11:47 Toyota brings back original Land Cruiser to Japan
The 3.6 million yen Land Cruiser 70, the toughest of the Land Cruiser models, arrives at Japanese dealers Monday.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Asia's 10 Best Second Cities
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The Japan Times
Jazz artist Emi Meyer teams up with guitarist Seiichi Nagai for a warm, poppy album
Jazz artist Emi Meyer had plenty to be happy about in 2008. She had just self-released her debut album "Curious Creature," she was performing shows around Kyoto and major labels in Tokyo were attempting to woo her.
The Japan Times
EO: Top Kansai chef presents French cuisine with a twist
What makes a good restaurant? It's a pretty basic question, and one that I imagine is on most people's minds, even if you aren't actively aware of it.
There's a patent battle brewing between Capcom and Koei Tecmo
Osaka-based Capcom has filed a lawsuit against Koei Tecmo Games in Osaka District Court seeking roughly 980 million Japanese yen for patent infringement, according to a report from the Japanese news outlet Sankei interpreted by Siliconera .
The Japan Times
Buddhist dining in unexpected places
I've been aware of shojin ryori for some time. I've had in my mind the image of a Buddhist practitioner painstakingly preparing the seasonal vegetarian dishes, mindful of each ingredient.
Japan airports' Wi-Fi allows mail snooping
Such risks can be prevented by encrypting Wi-Fi connections, but the three airports refrain from doing so in favour of user convenience, as password entry would be required for encrypted Internet connections.
South China Morning Post
Xi Jinping 'emissary' Li Xiaolin planning Japan visit to improve relations, say sources
President Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe have had no official talks since the Japanese prime minister came to power, but both sides have recently made moves towards mending fences.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Viewing autumn leaves sites in Tokyo and Kyoto
The beautiful colors of autumn await you with sites in urban Tokyo where skyscrapers meet nature.
Top teacher takes trip to Japan
Fairmont High School teacher Ashley Berdeau arrives in Japan. Her visit to the Land of the Rising Sun was part of her prize after being declared Teacher of the Year by the Public Schools of Robeson County.
San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo considers proposal from China: Invitation to build new sister city relationship
An invitation from across the world has led San Mateo to consider forming a new sister city relationship if the public shows enough support.
Asia News Network
TOKYO: Japan expands tax-free list to encourage tourist spending
Come October, Japan is giving foreign tourists a new - and tax-free - incentive to visit.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
The Free Dictionary
Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers.
Movie Review: 'Gamera vs. Jiger'
It would be easy to dismiss Gamera vs. Jiger , as this film brings with it all the formulaic characteristics of the Gamera franchise, including the annoying kids.
KSDK-TV Saint Louis
Dogs enjoy day at the beach
AUGUST 23: Pet dogs wear life jackets and take a bath in the sea at Takeno Beach on August 23, 2014 in Toyooka, Japan.
Myanma Airways to launch Osaka flight
Myanma Airways International said it will inaugurate a flight linking Myanmar's biggest metropolis Yangon and Osaka via the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh three times a week on Oct 8. This will be the first scheduled flight, though technically operated as a charter service, to Cambodia from Osaka's Kansai International Airport, according to the ... (more)
Sat Aug 23, 2014
The Traditional Japanese City Where Americans Go to Unplug
Destinations around the world can appeal to travelers in even the most distant markets by branding themselves as exclusive places, the only where a certain kind of experience can be had.
The Kyoto Shimbun News
Rain Stops and Bonfires Emerge
"Gozan Okuribi" bonfires, an event to send off the spirits of ancestors who were welcomed during the O-bon holidays, was held in Kyoto City on the night of August 16. Although it rained heavily during the day, it had mostly stopped by evening.