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14 hrs ago | Skift

Japan Likely to Adopt a Tourist-First Model for Its Casinos

Japanese citizens, like Singaporeans, may have to pay to get in while foreigners can enter for free when casinos open their doors for business in Japan, according to reports in a leading business daily.

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14 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Sunday Train: HSR from Houston to Dallas one step closer to reality

The Texas Department of Transport and Federal Railway Authority announced in June that they were beginning an Environmental Impact Study for the proposed private Texas Central Railways High Speed Rail corridor between Houston and Dallas.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Daily Kos

Sunday Train: HSR from Houston to Dallas one step closer to reality

The Texas Department of Transport and Federal Railway Authority announced in June that they were beginning an Environmental Impact Study for the proposed private Texas Central Railways High Speed Rail corridor between Houston and Dallas.

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Skift

Japan Likely to Adopt a Tourist-First Model for Its Casinos

Japanese citizens, like Singaporeans, may have to pay to get in while foreigners can enter for free when casinos open their doors for business in Japan, according to reports in a leading business daily.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Straits Times

Retreat to a ryokan

The sitting area in the room at Beniya Mukayu looks out on a tranquil scene of green and a communal onsen in the ryokan.

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The Japan Times

Tokyo rejects U.N. call to take blame for 'comfort women'

South Koreans gather in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Wednesday to protest Tokyo's position on the sexual slavery in engaged in before and during World War II during a meeting of top diplomats from the two countries.

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Wrexham.com News

Scouts Mark Year To Go Until Japan Trip

Distressed little boy has lost him. Please find him...he is called monkey!! 30 Scouts from North Wales will be boarding their plane for Japan in 12 months time to attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Park meets Tokyo governor amid diplomatic rift

South Korean President Park Geun-hye held a rare meeting with a Japanese politician Friday as she received visiting Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

South China Morning Post

Think tank urges Shinzo Abe to stay away from Yasukuni Shrine

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is led by a Shinto priest as he visits Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo in this December 26, 2013 photo.

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CNN

Exploring Japan's Toei Kyoto Studio Park

A fearsome group of Super Sentai in the Toei Kyoto Studio Park Anime Museum. The U.S. TV series "Power Rangers" was based on Japan's "Super Sentai" show.

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Related Topix: Kyoto, Japan Travel, Travel, Asia Travel, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Theater, Arts

Keystonepolitics.com

PA Legislators Accept Free Vacations with Ethics Committee Approval

Over the weekend, the AP released a report detailing privately funded trips which were taken by members of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation on the dime of special interests groups.

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Patch.com

NK Teacher Tours Japan, Tastes Culture, Meets Atomic Bomb Survivor, Sees Fukushima

Sandra Makielski, a seventh grade social studies teacher at Davisville Middle School, might be feeling some jet lag but it was worth it.

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The Globe and Mail

UN agency presses Japan for apology and compensation for WWII sex slavery

Former South Korean sex slaves to the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War and their supporters protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on April 15, 1998.

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The Globe and Mail

UN agency presses Japan for apology and compensation for WWII sex slavery

Former South Korean sex slaves to the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War and their supporters protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on April 15, 1998.

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Wall Street Journal

Boat Service Links Haneda, Yokohama

One is Yokohama-based marina company KMC Corp., which thinks visitors to Tokyo International Airport might want to get a quick start on sightseeing by jumping on a boat to Yokohama from the airport.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Wish You Were Here: Vacation tips from fellow travelers

CHILE: San Jose resident Mike Smithwick's recent trip was an "astronomy vacation."

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Malaysian National News Agency

Odaiba Decks Tokyo Beach Showcases Grand Fireworks Events Provide...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 -- Odaiba, a 15-minute car ride from Haneda Airport in Tokyo, has become an enormously popular destination among foreign tourists to Japan.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Japan Times

Chores, charges and chin-wags: the chonaikai ties that bind

Most foreign residents in Japan have probably been called upon to perform duties with a neighborhood association - known here as a chA naikai or jichikai .

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

O-R Online

Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free, legal trips

U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staff accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year, ranging from $20,000 in business-class airline tickets to Japan for Rep. Charlie Dent, left, and his wife to $300-a-night hotel rooms for congressional staff at a luxurious Las Vegas casino resort.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy, Representative Mike Kelly, Representative Patrick Meehan, Representative Tom Marino, Representative Keith Rothfus, Travel, Asia Travel

Philly.com

A history hike in Japan

From Kyoto to Tokyo, 11 days on foot on the ancient Nakasendo Way, where shoguns and samurai wore out their shoes.

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