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Summit to do to help boys enjoy their jamboree
Two Scouts have climbed the height of Japan's highest mountain to raise money for a trip of a lifetime to next year's World Scout Jamboree.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Japan working to solve shortage of tour buses: Taiwan travel agent
The shortage of tour buses has plagued popular destinations in , including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Tateyama Kurobe, said Roget Hsu, secretary-general of the Travel Agent Association of ROC, Taiwan.
Ascott Brings Its Premier Brand To Tokyo Through Partnership With MEC
CapitaLand's wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited , has brought its premier Ascott The Residence brand to Tokyo through a master lease agreement with Mitsubishi Estate Company , one of Japan's largest real estate developers.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
The Japan Times
This week is for Star Wars fans, train enthusiasts and mothers to be
Getting around Tokyo just got a little bit easier for visitors with the release of Tokyo Metro's new app, the Subway Navigation for Tourists.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
The Huffington Post
Don't Worry, Green Cars Don't Really Mean More Driving
Here's the good news: According to the wonks at the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute , the average car sold in March was 25.4 mpg, a new record.
The Japan Times
Tokyo underground: taking property development to new depths
With demand for commercial and residential space increasing on the surface in Tokyo, developers are exploring new ways to utilize space underground If you think the urban sprawl of Tokyo looks impressive from above, wait until you factor in the areas below ground.
Japan minister visits controversial war shrine: reports
A Japanese cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, in a move likely to cause anger in China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Japan Times
Korean buys on Tsushima rouse rightists' fears
South Korean businesses are increasingly acquiring real estate around the Maritime Self-Defense Force's base on Tsushima Island, arousing speculation that some of the purchases are related to espionage by Seoul.
Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Japan and China
Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, will travel to Japan and China from April 10- 15, 2014.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
News from around the Asia Pacific region, April 10.
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: Asian air traffic grows, Taiwan's first LLC, more Chinese visit Japan and more... Asian air traffic climbs in 2014 Airlines based in the Asia Pacific region carried a total of 41 million international passengers in the first two months of 2014 - 7.4% more than the same ... (more)
Global Voices Online
PHOTOS: Picnicking Under Japan's Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossom season is here. Viewing the delicate flower is a seasonal excuse in Japan for friends, family and colleagues to get together and enjoy food and beers underneath the full bloom of sakura .
Nikkei Net Interactive
Malls and department stores are what made Central Group Southeast Asia's biggest retail conglomerate, but the Thai juggernaut is steadily adding muscle in supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, hotels and TV shopping.
The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums: The first English language ...
Across 176 full-color pages, author and historian Sophie Richard delivers comprehensive insight on over 50 art museums and galleries throughout Japan, in her first book " The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums ."
Tue Apr 08, 2014
South Mississippi World War II veterans forge bonds of peace
Byron Dennis, Bettylu Dennis, Paul Hoffer and Ernest Pain returned to Gulfport on Tuesday evening after spending nearly a week in Japan on a friendship tour aimed at connecting the two countries and promoting peace.
Ukraine races to spend carbon cash after Japan sets deadline
Ukraine, battling political crisis, is having to find ways to finish spending $800 million it earned through Kyoto Protocol emissions rights sales, after Japanese officials warned Kiev it had a year before Tokyo would demand its money back.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Killer Katsu Curry and Japanese Comfort Food at Cutting Board in Seattle
HambA gu . Omu-rice . Napolitan spaghetti. These are examples of yoshoku : dishes developed in Japan that integrate Western influences.
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Tokyo wine bars : Ahiru Store
Shibuya , Tokyo Ahiru Store is a gem of a wine bar serving food and natural wines on the outskirts of Shibuya, it's rather on the Tomigaya side but an easy walk from the famed Shibuya Hachiko crossing.
Digital Game Developer
GMO Registry Announces New Domain .tokyo to Provide Global...
GMO Internet Group company, GMO Registry, Inc. today announced the opening of new geographic top-level domain , .tokyo, one of the first new domains to represent a truly global city.
Japan, Australia set to ink free trade deal: media reports
Japan and Australia will announce a free trade deal Monday, reports said, in a rare opening of Japan's protected markets, even as talks to ink a huge Asia-Pacific agreement run into trouble.
The Japan Times
Japan's Hutterites hold on to a dream for community
However, travel about 165 km north of Tokyo and you'll find it, tucked away in the northeast corner of Tochigi Prefecture.