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Seoul: Trains, Fast Cell Service, Palaces and Food
South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Kenya: ABE Initiative Helps Develop Industries
The Embassy of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, will today send off the 55 Kenyan youth who are going to study and work in Japan under the African Business Education Initiative for Youth, that is, the ABE Initiative.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
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.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Chinese group appeals to Japan's emperor over artefact taken from China over a century ago
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko bow before the altar during an annual memorial service for war victims in Tokyo on August 15, 2014 as the country marks the 69th anniversary of its surrender in World War II.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Tokyo: Top 10 Tips for a First-Time Visit to Tokyo
Tokyo consistently tops the lists of "must-visit" metropoli for tourism, and the first-time visit is one you're not likely to forget.
Asia News Network
More Malaysians holidaying in Japan
More locals are choosing Japan for international holidays, with Malaysian tourist arrivals to the Land of The Rising Son hitting a record high for the first half of the year.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
TV #24: Tokyo Toy Shopping /c 24e a ae ac e2 a a a a
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Wed Aug 20, 2014
April 2015 Opening Set for the 970-room Hotel Gracery Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan
Leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko Inc. announced it is now accepting reservations for a new Hotel Gracery, opening in April 2015 in Kabukicho, Tokyo's entertainment and nightlife hub, located in the Shinjuku area.
Hostile books fill shelves in Japan
Books and publications carrying disparaging content about South Korea and China have been growing in popularity in Japan to the point that some bookstores even have a dedicated corner for such xenophobic material.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Tokyo: Traveling to Tokyo? Try the Donuts.
From crullers and jam-filled, to cake and long johns, there's little doubt that Japan has a bit of a crush on donuts .
Fri Aug 15, 2014
As Japan marks WWII surrender, prime minister avoids controversial shrine
Two Japanese Cabinet members and a group of lawmakers marked the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II on Friday by visiting a Tokyo shrine that China and South Korea regard as a totem to Japan's militarist past.
Los Angeles Times
As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine
White doves are released during a ceremony at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine to honor Japan's war dead as the nation marks the 69th anniversary of its surrender in World War II.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Baltimore Sun
Japanese cabinet ministers visit shrine to war dead on anniversary of World War Two defeat
Japanese cabinet ministers paid their respects on Friday at a Tokyo shrine to war dead seen as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, a move likely to anger Asian neighbors and put at risk attempts to improve regional ties.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Chinese group appeals to Japan's emperor over artefact
The China Federation of Demanding Compensation from Japan has sent a letter to Japan's Emperor Akihito and the Japanese government, demanding that a 1,300 year-old stele taken from China over a century ago be returned.
The Japan Times
As olive branch to China, Abe expected to skip Yasukuni visit on surrender anniversary
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to refrain from visiting war-related Yasukuni Shrine on Friday, the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II, informed sources said.
A Seoulful Trip - Seoul, New Years 2013
When you land at Seoul Incheon Airport you quickly think one of a couple thoughts.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
RIP Ale, The World's Alleged Oldest Eel
The world's oldest eel is dead, at least according to Tomas Kjellman, a Swedish man who claims the 155-year-old creature lived in a well at his home in Brantevik until its recent death.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Toronto: All Jet, No Lag: Inside Premium Economy and Economy on Air...
Or, rather, the class between Economy and Business has been a popular addition to aircraft for many years now, every since Virgin Atlantic introduced it way, way back in 1992 , but some airlines have held off and, in turn, benefitted from the wait by introducing Premium Economy classes with all the latest bells and whistles.
Wall Street Journal
In Japan, Uber Isn't a Taxi Service-It's a Travel Agent
Uber Technologies Inc.'s name equals disruption in most parts of the world, but in Tokyo, the mobile car-hailing service provider is taking a more conciliatory approach.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
The Japan Times
Contest seeks your best shot of Tokyo; Hard Rock brings global burgers; art and pleasing the palate
With the 2020 Olympic Games, a recovering economy and the celebration of Japanese food culture, there are many reasons Tokyo remains one of the most significant cities on Earth.