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Jetstar Japan now serves 13 routes with 12 A320s; Matsuyama and...
Matsuyama Songshan Airport became Jetstar Japan's newest destination on 11 June, with the launch of flights to Tokyo Narita.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Japanese veteran entrepreneur advises on the creative economy
'I heard a creative economy is highlighted lately in Korea. I think the key words of the creative economy are 'moving people' and 'imagination'.'
Roppongi in midnight
This photograph was taken at midnight in front of Roppongi Station in Tokyo. Roppongi is a town where daytime is quiet.
Panasonic and UNESCO Renew Strategic Partnership Agreement
Panasonic Corporation and UNESCO announced the renewal of their strategic partnership agreement today.
Nikkei Net Interactive
'Mt Fuji Effect' Expected To Send Asian Tourists Flocking
Japan's tourism industry is hoping to parlay Mt. Fuji's imminent status as a World Heritage site into a growth opportunity, and Asian tourists are seen playing a central role.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
The Japan Times
Why workers can no longer wear their demands on their sleeves
Dear reader, where are you from? To what era do you belong? I was born in 1971 in Japan and grew up here, too, but I've never - in all my years visiting hotels, restaurants, shops or government offices - seen workers wearing vests, armbands, badges, ribbons or bandanas with political messages.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Palo Alto Weekly
At 90, Palo Altan looks back on service, philanthropy
Herb Kaiser, World War II veteran and a medical philanthropist, celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday, June 8, at his midtown Palo Alto home with neighbors, family and a white sheet cake that read "90 wow!" At his birthday party, Kaiser thanked the small gathering in his living room for attending.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Hong Kong ranks top ten worldwide in the Club Sandwich Index.
According to the latest Club Sandwich Index , the top 3 most expensive cities to buy a hotel club sandwich globally are Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France and Oslo, Norway respectively.
Haiku master Issa simply opens minds to poetry
Some of the stories about Kobayashi Issa, born Kobayashi Nobuyuki on June 15, 1763, reflect his career as one of Japan's celebrated poets and are told with the license poets can muster.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Context Launches Kyoto and Tokyo Japan Walking Tours
Context, the critically acclaimed walking tour company whose small-group, scholar-led "walking seminars" have revolutionized day tours in cities across Europe and North America, announces its continued expansion into Asia with the opening of tours in Tokyo and Kyoto.
Ascendas Hospitality seeks Japan hotel acquisitionsJune 15, 2013...
Ascendas Hospitality Trust is seeking investments in Japan where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to revive the economy is boosting the prospects of its hotel industry, Chief Executive Officer Tan Juay Hiang said.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Nikkei Net Interactive
Shinkansen Fares To Be Slashed Up To 35% In Western Japan
Operators of the shinkansen bullet train in western Japan plan to reduce fares by up to 35% in response to intensifying competition with budget airlines.
North Korean schools in Japan: Class action
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Asia Flights from $812+ R/T
American Airlines has discounted summer and fall flights to several Asian cities, including Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
A visit to eerie Hashima 'Skyfall' Island
Made famous in the latest James Bond movie, "Skyfall," Hashima Island is home to a ghostly uninhabited collection of apartment blocks -- all are ruined and crumbling.
Asia News Network
Japan's luxury summer gifts
Packages of summer gift sets containing wine and gourmet meat are displayed in Takashimaya Nihonbashi store in Chuo Ward, Tokyo.
The Japan Times
Japanese U.N. diplomat's shouts of 'shut up' to fellow delegates go viral, inflame
A merchant group in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward may have to pay some 9.8 million in taxes over the next 45 years for bronze statues of characters from the beloved comic strip "Sazae-san" that they installed to promote their district.
World's oldest person dies, aged 116, just days after rival passes
The late Jiroemon Kimura, who was world's oldest person, celebrates his 116th birthday with his town's mayor in April.
20 cities earning MOST tourist dollars
Although there are many cities that see large number of visitors, but not all are able to earn top dollars.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
The China Post
Department of Health issues travel alert for Japan over rubella outbreak
The Department of Health issued a level-one travel alert Tuesday following the reporting of a third case of rubella, or German measles, imported from Japan.