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  1. Road Testing the 2015 Boxster GTS: Moonlight Drives and Mountain ClimbsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    A life well spent around sports cars started in childhood, clicking stopwatches at Vintage Auto Racing Association events. An Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was my yowling first car, followed by a metal-dash MGB, nicknamed Humbert.


  2. Crossing Pacific, Balloonists Unofficially Set New RecordsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | National Geographic

    The view from the Two Eagles, which is filled with helium gas and has traveled more than 5,209 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to North America, shows the curve of the Earth. Moving at the speed and caprice of the wind, two pilots aboard a helium-filled balloon are closing in on the end of their journey from Japan to North America and have unofficially set new records for distance traveled and flight time in a gas balloon.


  3. Washoku World Challenge: Foreign chefs compete to master traditional Japanese cuisine in KyotoRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | SFGate

    Washoku isn't a concept known well outside of Japan, and the Washoku World Challenge sounds like a competition closer to WWF than Bocuse d'Or. Yet 10 chef finalists from around the world were in Kyoto today for this prestigious cooking competition celebrating "washoku" - a.k.a. Japan's traditional cuisine, which a year ago was recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.


  4. Mitsukoshi to target language barrier during Lunar New Year holidaysRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Department store Isetan Mitsukoshi will step up support for foreign customers over the Lunar New Year at its flagship store in central Tokyo. The Mitsukoshi Ginza Store in the posh shopping district plans to offer services that lower language barriers for foreigners, particularly Chinese and Taiwanese, in mid-February, when the traditional holiday will be observed, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. said Thursday.


  5. Around the world in 14 dumplingsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Take a trip anywhere in the world and you'd be hard pressed not to find at least one type of regional dumpling. Amble through the streets of Seoul and you'll find plastic baggies stuffed with plump mandu steaming next to paper-thin sheets of dried cuttlefish and cups of roasted silkworms.


  6. Venerable Children's Castle in Tokyo set to close after 30 yearsRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Children play with a xylophone in the music lobby of Kodomo-no-shiro in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward last Friday, ahead of the facility's closure. Below, young patrons and their parents listen to a music teacher inside the complex.


  7. TOKYO: Skymark downfall caused by 2 key management mistakesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Asia News Network

    Skymark Airlines has filed for court protection from creditors, the wings of Japan's third-largest carrier apparently clipped as a result of two major policy missteps. The airline's business performance deteriorated due to competition with fast-growing low-cost carriers, and its problems were exacerbated by excessive investment in aircraft, according to observers.


  8. Thoughts from the land of the rising sunRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Examiner

    I WAS meant to write this before I went on my break but I can be quite lazy when I put my mind to it - so I write to you, my dear reader, from the Far East. To be precise, I'm writing from an Indian restaurant in one of Tokyo's prime shopping and eating districts, called Shibuya.


  9. Asian markets fall as Fed reminds of rate hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The China Post

    HONG KONG/TOKYO--Global shares fell Thursday after oil prices plunged and the U.S. Federal Reserve issued a reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year. The release of weaker-than-expected retail sales figures in Japan was another reason for gloom.


  10. Why Vending Machines Are So Popular in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Kotaku

    Right now, I am visiting New York. There are not many vending machines here, like there are in Osaka, where I live.


  11. Is Henn-na Hotel in Japan the most futuristic hotel in the world?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Mail

    Henn-na Hotel at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park is situated just outside Nagasaki, and will be offering cutting edge technology that could set a precedent for the future. It is believed 10 robot staff will be sourced for jobs within the hotel, ranging from check-in to room cleaning.


  12. Hakuho leads sumo's Mongolian invasionRead the original story

    Thursday | The Japan Times

    Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Hakuho performs the New Year's ring-entering rite at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo on Jan. 7. The yokozuna captured his 33rd Emperor's Cup on Friday, surpassing the legendary Taiho and becoming the sole leader on the career tournament victory list. Hakuho returned to his corner for a third time to grab another fistful of salt, his face a picture of concentration, his eyes narrowed and focused as the crowd in Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena bristled with anticipation.


  13. 'Skin Garden', a K-Cosmetics Shop in Shinjuku, Gains Popularity As a Filming Site for TV Drama SeriesRead the original story

    Wednesday | PR-inside.com

    Skin Garden , a K-cosmetics shop located in the central area of the Korean wave shopping district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, is attracting popularity as a filming site for TV drama series. " >" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ..


  14. Back to the love hotel for ex-pink film directorRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Japan Times

    Interviews with people you know well can turn awkward if you try to be the probing questioner instead of the coffee-shop companion. No such worries with 61-year-old Ryuichi Hiroki, the former pink film director who made his commercial and critical breakthrough with the erotically charged youth drama "800 Two Lap Runners" in 1994.


  15. Destination: OsakaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Sun-Star

    The famtrip goup at the Osaka castle grounds. Present were Ma. Teresita Tatara of ATJ Travel, Sylvia Fortich of Sylmar Travel, Kenneth Capacio of Funtastic Travel, Matthew Poonin of Travelite, Sun.Star's Nelia Neri, Grand Hope's Baby and Nelson Dy, Beverly Li of Royal Prince Travel, TF's Honey Loop, PAL's Marijo Araneta and Concepcion Casenas, DSA of PAL Bohol.


  16. Young gun Kinoshita takes aim at traditionRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Japan Times

    Though for more than 300 years it's only been performed by men and boys, kabuki exists in the public imagination as actors engulfed in hair and makeup, wearing elaborate costumes and striking ostentatious poses on a vast stage. Despite this, works by the Kinoshita Kabuki company founded by Yuichi Kinoshita when he was at Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2006 are attracting both traditionalists and contemporary theater fans to their modern versions of the classics.


  17. South Korea, China warn Japan not to backtrack on apology over wartime pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Star Online

    South Korea and China warned Japan on Tuesday not to backtrack on its apology issued 20 years ago over its wartime past when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Japan's ties with South Korea and China have worsened sharply as Abe has adopted a conservative agenda, including a less apologetic tone toward the wartime past and bolstering Japan's defences.


  18. South Korea And China Warn Japan Not To Backtrack On Apology Over Wartime PastRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Switched

    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. Two Japanese cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo August 15 in a move likely to anger China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.


  19. Michael Kors to Open Flagship Store in Ginza DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Diamonds.net

    Michael Kors will open its largest Japanese flagship store this fall, on Chuo Street in Tokyo's renowned Ginza district. The store, which measures approximately 7,800 square feet, incorporates the retailer's new design concept that was unveiled at the Jing'An Kerry Centre in Shanghai this past year and includes a shimmering exterior facade inspired by the brand's signature use of metallics and texture.


  20. Japan - Of Elusive Things - Like Passports, Luggage, And Bus ReservationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Lou Dawson's Backcountry Skiing Blog

    I smirk when I complain about the difficulties of international travel. It's the equivalent of complaining about your cold face on a powder day, or how hard it is to choose skis from your massive quiver.