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  1. 'Omotenashi' a facade, wheelchair-bound consultant saysRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Unlike other students who enjoyed full mobility and could easily find jobs as convenience store clerks or waiters, the choices available to Toshiya Kakiuchi, 26, were limited as he sought to finance his studies at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. While juggling his studies with his part-time fashion designer job, however, Kakiuchi, who has spent most of his life in a wheelchair, entered a small Web design firm where he became the leader in sales, visiting more than a dozen clients a day.


  2. China cosmetic demand rises, but Hong Kong loses out to neighboursRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Hong Kong is being bypassed for Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei as wealthy mainlanders look to retailers overseas and online amid cosmetics spending boom China's cosmetics sector recorded retail sales of 333.86 billion yuan in 2013, and this is estimated to exceed 700 billion yuan in 2017. Photo: May Tse Many a teenage girl heads straight to the kitchen for her first facial, but an egg white mask is no longer cuts it for the fast-growing ranks of wealthy mainlanders who are splashing out on high-end cosmetics from France, Japan and South Korea.


  3. Japan is much more accessible than you may think as a thrilling holiday destinationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mirror.co.uk

    An acknowledgement that I've just accidentally bumped into the person standing next to me or a full-blown apology? As our guide, Mie, has just explained, making the right choice in Japan can be a minefield. I opt for 15 degrees and, to my relief, I get a smile and a similarly inclined bow in return.


  4. Only Non-Stop Flight from Canada to Osaka Departs from YVRRead the original story

    Friday May 1 | Canada NewsWire

    This new route is the only non-stop flight between KIX and a Canadian airport and will continue to bolster YVR's current service to "Just in time for our busy summer travel season, we are thrilled that Air Canada rouge has chosen YVR to expand their international route network with non-stop flights to offers B.C. businesses many opportunities to increase exports by taking advantage of its high demand for energy resources, raw materials, seafood and international education. Air in wages to the B.C. economy and an additional 123 jobs at YVR and B.C.'s hotel, restaurants and tourist attractions.


  5. 's Cultural Tune-Up: Music to Travel to for May 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | Jaunted

    JauntedA's Cultural Tune-Up is a monthly playlist-based guide for todayA's music loving traveler. Each installment spotlights songs you need to hear, by artists you need to know, from places you need to visit.


  6. Spring Airlines operates 36 international and 94 domestic routes. Photo: ReutersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | South China Morning Post

    The frugal founder and president of Spring Airlines believes firmly in the untapped market potential for air travel between China, Japan and Korea Wang Zhenghua, 71, who emerged as China's newest aviation billionaire after his Spring Airlines floated in January, is a notoriously frugal man. The founder, president and quarter owner of what is now Asia's biggest budget carrier by market value, Wang still chooses to live on a budget himself.


  7. adidas In Asia, Welcomed With Open ArmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Transworld

    Japan has seen huge changes in the last century; an industrial revolution born out of the remnants from a world war has seen it rise to the top of the ladder. The list of consumer goods designed out of Japan is endless, but what most have in common is great attention to detail-from cars to optics.


  8. Luxury Hotels Struggle as Japanese Stay AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Chosun Ilbo

    Luxury hotels here are struggling as profits dwindle amid a marked decline in high-rolling Japanese customers. Lotte Hotel, the biggest hotel chain in Korea, saw operating profit fall by half last year to W24.3 billion .


  9. A prairie homecoming: Japanese punk duo the Birthday Suits are backRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Star Tribune

    There are plenty of Twin Cities underground rock fans who missed maniacal noise-punk duo the Birthday Suits while they were on hiatus for a year and a half, but the band's frontman apparently isn't one of them. "I was living in Tokyo, so I had enough to think about and keep me occupied," Hideo Takahashi said with a nonchalant shrug.


  10. The roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Boulder Weekly

    The moon in Japan is not like our moon. There is no man in there, for one thing.


  11. MomentumA Righteous NationRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | 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.


  12. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to address joint session of United States CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The China Post

    Shinzo Abe will become the first Japanese prime minister to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress, expected Wednesday to bring a message of deepening economic and security ties in the face of mainland China's growing clout. Few Japanese politicians have ever addressed Congress and none have done so in a coveted joint session of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.


  13. 'Dreadful yet cute' Sapporo mascot Haunted Tokei Guy stalks touristsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Japan Times

    Sapporo Clock Tower has long been haunted by word it is one of the dullest tourist spots in the country. Many visitors feel deflated by the structure's small size, a sentiment intensified by the surrounding throng of high-rise office blocks.


  14. Visa overstayers march for right to remain in JapanRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Japan Times

    Visa overstayers facing deportation orders marched through Tokyo's Ginza district on Wednesday afternoon, pleading for permission to remain in a country that many have called home for decades. Organized by nonprofit organization Asian People's Friendship Society , the parade featured about 70 of visa overstayers from countries such as the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Iran, as well as their families and supporters.


  15. C.N.R. Rao, T.K.A. Nair to get top Japanese honoursRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Newkerala.com

    Four Indians, including leading scientist C.N.R. Rao and former principal secretary to prime minister T.K.A. Nair, are among the 85 foreign recipients of Spring Imperial Decorations announced by the Japanese government on Wednesday. The Order of the Rising Sun is conferred in recognition of distinguished accomplishments of an individual.


  16. In speech to Congress, Japan's Abe faces challenges on trade, wartime pastRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 28 | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    When Shinzo Abe becomes the first Japanese prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, he will face two formidable challenges: convincing skeptical lawmakers about a proposed Pacific trade pact and easing concerns about his views on Tokyo's wartime past. The Obama administration has rolled out the red carpet for Abe, seeking to showcase deeper defense ties and advance the long-delayed trade deal as the two allies work to counter China's rising power in the region.


  17. RickshawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | The Free Dictionary

    The rickshaw began as a 2-wheeled passenger cart, called a pulled rickshaw, generally pulled by one man with one passenger. The first known use of the term was in 1887.


  18. Japan's bitterest feud: Kansai vs. KantoRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 28 | WICU12 Erie

    The West and East coasts of the United States have traditionally been rivals, though lately it's been the two coasts versus the rural middle that defines the greater cultural split. In Japan, a rivalry that can be just as fierce lies between the eastern Kanto region and western Kansai region, both on the main island of Honshu. 2 comments

  19. Helsinki Airport becomes first in Europe to install passenger sleep podsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Stuff.co.nz

    Faced with a cross-continent voyage from their home in eastern Finland to a Turkish holiday resort, Hanna Nuutinen and husband Tuomo Hakkarainen were confronted with a common parenting quandary: How to fit in a nap. "Our daughter will soon turn three and we were thinking, "How do we handle this?" says Nuutinen, a 32-year-old career adviser.


  20. Megacity metabolism: Is your city consuming a balanced diet?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | EurekAlert!

    Led by engineers at the University of Toronto, an international team of researchers examined data on how resources pass through the planet's largest cities IMAGE: Megacities such as Seoul, Korea are home to 6.7 per cent of the world's population, yet they consume 9.3 per cent of global electricity and produce 12.6 per cent... view more New York is an energy hog, London and Paris use relatively fewer resources and Tokyo conserves water like a pro. These are just a few of the findings from a new study on "megacity metabolism"--the world's first comprehensive survey of resources used and removed in each of the world's 27 largest metropolitan areas.