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  1. Navigating Japan with a family at New Year'sRead the original story

    28 min ago | The Japan Times

    Let's be honest. We're adults. New Year's in Japan can be a bit hectic. And then static.


  2. No fiance? No problem! Japanese travel agency offers women chance...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mail on Sunday

    No fiance? No problem! Japanese travel agency offers women chance to be solo bride for the day If so, you're in luck. A Japanese tour operator is giving wannabe brides the chance to create their picture perfect Japanese or white wedding complete with dress, flowers and photographs - without the need for a groom.


  3. Chinese criminals blamed for record Japan bank cybertheftRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

    Japan is an easy target because of its wealth and close proximity, as well as a lack of experience dealing with computer hacking, according to Hiroshi Koide, an associate professor at Kyushu Institute of Technology. Japanese savers keeping their money in banks are falling prey to cybertheft in record numbers, and police say Chinese crime groups are increasingly to blame.


  4. YamazakiRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Age

    Nestled at the foot of wooded hills near the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, the Yamazaki whisky distillery feels a long way from the northerly glens of Scotch's spiritual home. Despite its unlikely birthplace, last month Yamazaki's Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 trumped more than 1000 challengers to be named the world's best whisky by prominent critic Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible 2015 .


  5. ShareRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Daily Star

    If you'll be starting 2015 as a singleton but are dreaming of your big day, then don't fret! You won't have to wait much longer for the wedding of your dreams. Japanese tour operator Cerca Travel is offering wannabe brides the chance to create the picture perfect Japanese wedding without the need to officially tie the knot.


  6. Chinese Criminals Blamed for Record Bank Cyberthefts in JapanRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Japanese savers keeping their money in banks are falling prey to cybertheft in record numbers, and police say Chinese crime groups are increasingly to blame. Criminals stole 1.85 billion yen from accounts at lenders including Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. in the six months ended in June, surpassing the full-year record of 1.41 billion yen in 2013, according to the National Police Agency.


  7. Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Independent

    If you type "crucified Santa" into Google Images, you'll see that various idiots have mocked up pictures of the jolly old soul nailed to a cross; or gone one better, donning Father Christmas outfits and posing like the dying Christ on crosses of their own; all in tribute to one of the world's great cultural confusions. The story goes that, some time after the American occupation of post-war Japan, its inhabitants were first exposed to the non-religious aspects of Christmas - elves, grottoes, sleigh bells and the rest - and came to understand that the fat man from the North Pole had something to do with the birth of Jesus .


  8. MomentumA Righteous NationRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | American Reporter

    Stopping into the Misawa bookstore for a fun book to read as I prepared to travel for another 10 days, I spotted T.C. Boyle's newest book, The Women. T.C. is the father of my son's best friend.


  9. Where Travel Writers Want to Go in 2015: Part 4Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Jaunted

    As 2014 quickly comes to a close, there's no better time than now to think through exactly where we want the next 12 months to take us. Forget trend pieces trumpeting generic destination hotspots; over the next week, we'll share with you where our own Jaunted contributors personally want to go in 2015 .


  10. Morris Rotary recruiting teens for Japan tripRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Morristown Green

    Ever dreamed of visiting Japan? If you're a Morris County resident between the ages of 16-19, you could get your chance next summer. Area Rotary clubs are recruiting 28 students from Morris, Sussex, Warren and Essex counties for an exchange trip from June 25-July 16, 2015.


  11. 10 Fascinating (Yet Random) Images You Might Not Have Seen BeforeRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | TechEBlog

    No, you're not looking at a futuristic space station, just the 9h capsule hotel in Japan. Nestled in Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, 9h features 125 modern capsules spread over 9-levels, complete with separate male and female quarters, designer locker rooms, showers, as well as a lounge.


  12. Issey Miyake: 50 years of making connectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Star Online

    The designer understood far earlier than most the value of incorporating the disciplines of technology and art in his work. In one of the six Issey Miyake boutiques that line a small, unnamed street in the Aoyama district, a sales assistant got ready to work some magic.


  13. Record tourist numbers lift Japanese railway and retail stocksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | South China Morning Post

    Investors are snapping up Japanese stocks in the retail and transportation sectors, thanks to a weaker yen that has lured a record number of foreign visitors in one of the few bright spots for the economy. The yen has tumbled to seven-year lows making Japan cheaper for tourists and helping companies that cater to tourists such as railway operators and some retailers.


  14. Right to privacy still tentative in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | JD Supra

    The Tokyo District Court has ruled in the case of a plaintiff who claimed his privacy rights had been violated because Google search engine results of his name included news articles suggesting he had a criminal past. The plaintiff also alleged he had received death threats because of these suggestions, making his claim for damages immediate and actual.


  15. TOKYO: Facing a thorny path, Japan's opposition party seeks leadershipRead the original story

    Monday | Asia News Network

    Whether the Democratic Party of Japan will be able to reconstruct itself will most likely hinge on how the race to replace DPJ President Banri Kaieda turns out. Much attention is focused on whether the new leader will try to reconstruct the party to regain the public support it once enjoyed or will aim to create a political force among opposition parties to counter the behemoth ruling camp.


  16. Japanese Cherry BlossomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Free Dictionary

    A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus , particularly the Japanese Cherry, Prunus serrulata , which is sometimes called sakura after the Japanese . Many of the varieties that have been cultivated for ornamental use do not produce fruit.


  17. Madison Rotary Seeks Local Youth for Cultural Exchange Trip to JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 |

    The Ross Redmond Short Term Youth Exchange Program, now in its 36th year, offers students ages 16 to 19 the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture, interact with Japanese students and form friendships that will last a lifetime. This three-week trip, tentatively departing on June 25, 2015 and returning on July 16, 2015, will visit major cities in southern Japan including Osaka, Kyoto and Nara.


  18. Pray for Romantic LuckRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Kyoto Shimbun News

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Kyoto Tower in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto will establish "Tawawa-jinja" Shrine, named after "Tawawa-chan," or the tower's mascot, on the observation deck on December 28, which is the anniversary of the tower's opening. The shrine will be promoted as the highest power spot in the city and they are planning to sell votive pictorial plaques and fortune slips.


  19. British Company Owner Acquainted with Kyoto Advises BitterlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Kyoto Shimbun News

    The number of foreign tourists continues to increase. It appears Japan is steadily moving toward its goal of 20 million foreign visitors annually in anticipation of the approaching 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


  20. Japan Tourism is Ready for 2015 with Attentions to Hokuriku RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | PRWeb

    With the opening date of the Shinkansen service approaching on March 14, 2015, Japan National Tourism Organization made the final push for the new Shinkansen service to the region of Hokuriku. In the exclusive showcase event held on November 19 in New York City, the detailed model of the new train car was displayed to the media, giving them a better sense of the train's design and engineering.