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  1. Is the 'Sky Cycle' Japan's Weirdest Theme-Park Ride?Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

    See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. If you're looking for a breathtaking view and aren't afraid of heights, the "Sky Cycle" in Okayama Prefecture's Brazilian Washuzan Highland park is definitely worth a ride.


  2. Japan's Magnetically Levitating Train Tops 300 MPHRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | PSFK

    On Nov. 13, Japanese rail enthusiasts barreled between the cities of Uenohara and Fuefuki at breakneck speeds. Part of a series of planned tests for riders and engineers alike, the next-generation locomotive journey demonstrated technology that could revolutionize cross-regional - and very possibly cross-country - transit methods.


  3. Sackler exhibition takes a journey to AsiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Washington Post

    A new exhibition at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery puts the spotlight on travel to Asia, which largely began as trade missions and expanded to archaeological expeditions and tourist excursions. "The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia," which opened this weekend, features artwork created over five centuries depicting journeys along well-known routes in China, Japan and India, as well as lesser-known treks inland in search of ancient structures.


  4. Think holiday shopping's 'soulless?' This Japanese trend can fix thatRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Reuters

    The times when Black Friday and Cyber Monday were one-day events are long gone. Data from search engine giant Google show that close to 90 percent of shoppers have turned these days into "mini-shopping-holidays," rather than one-day events.


  5. Pre-eminent Japanese musicians and performers come to the Clark Art InstituteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The Bennington Banner

    WILLIAMSTOWN >> In a long gallery with the reflections of water rippling on the ceiling, one National Living Treasure will join minds with another. Takemoto Komanosuke, one of the first women to become a gidayu chanter, or storyteller, in Bunraku puppet theater, will perform in a place Tadao Ando designed.


  6. Sayonara: MLB stars head home after memorable tripRead the original story

    Thursday | Major League Baseball

    Eight thousand or so miles later, on a trip that wound 29 players through five cities, five stadiums and a stew of varied cultures and early wakeup calls, Major League Baseball's All-Stars in Japan are going home. Their 6-4 loss to Samurai Japan in Thursday's Okinawa exhibition gave them four defeats in seven total games, including their official 3-2 loss in the five-game series.


  7. Japanese firms stress on modern, safe societyRead the original story

    Thursday | Newkerala.com

    A leading integrated financial services group, Orix Corporation opened a large commercial complex "Kirarito Ginza" in Tokyo's renowned shopping district, Ginza. "The concept of the naming of "Kirarito Ginza" it stands for "brilliant", we designed this to be "The Happiest Place in Ginza" for celebrating the "brilliant occasions" in people's life stage," said Tetsuro Masuko, Orix Executive Officer and President, Orix Real Estate Corporation.


  8. Honoring a veteran volunteerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Highlands Today

    SEBRING – Clive “Bert” Moore quietly and reliably goes to his volunteer job eight to 10 hours a week, working behind the scenes, fixing electronic equipment and keeping it operating. But others at Highlands County Habitat for Humanity know there's a lot more to the 91-year-old volunteer besides tinkering with items at the Habitat ReStore and Moore would be the last to admit it.


  9. Japan Tests Bullet Train That Cuts 90-Minute Trips in HalfRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Skift

    The number of potential local riders is shrinking, suggesting that Japan's new bullet trains will be more often used by visitors who want to quickly experience the country rather than residential commuters. Japan is unveiling a train that travels even faster than a speeding bullet train.


  10. Fastest train ride: Japanese whooshed at 500 kmh on maglev test rideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Russia Taday

    In one of the fastest train rides ever, one hundred Japanese passengers have whizzed along the route in Yamanashi Prefecture on the lightning quick floating maglev train going 500 kilometers per hour. The passengers of the test ride were awe struck during the high-speed ride on the Japanese maglev train, travelling on the route between the cities of Uenohara and Fuefuki.


  11. Tokyo's Pass The Baton Adds a Personal Touch to Vintage: Our visit to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Cool Hunting

    Located at the edge of the Tadao Ando-designed Omotesando Hills shopping complex, a few floors underground into basement territory, is the "new recycle" shop Pass the Baton . The space hosts an orderly explosion of used and repurposed items, making customers feel as if they've walked into a wonderland where a sense of time and location dissipates.


  12. Be a Better Tourist, Tokyo EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | San Francisco Magazine

    With the 2020 Olympics on the horizon, Tokyo is beginning to change dramatically. If you want to experience the best of the city, a mosaic of neighborhoods that each feels like a city unto themselves, now is the time.


  13. Google Maps now lets you go back in timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The Straits Times

    Track the construction of Marina Bay Sands Resort using the new Street View feature in Google Maps on your desktop or laptop. The mobile version is not available yet.


  14. First Passengers Ride on Japan's 311mph 'Floating' Maglev TrainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Inhabitat

    The first 100 passengers hopped aboard Japan's new blazing fast 'floating' Maglev train last week. The Series L0 train developed by Japan's JR Central Railway Company is set to go into full service in 2027, but fans of super high-speed rail got their first taste of the 311mph train along a 27 mile route between the cities of Uenohara and Fuefuki.


  15. Toyota To Start Sales Of Fuel Cell CarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Manufacturing.net

    There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world's largest automaker announced Tuesday that it will begin selling fuel cell cars in Japan on Dec. 15 and in the U.S. and Europe in mid-2015.


  16. Where is the world's best billboard site?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | BBC News

    Piccadilly Circus and Times Square are poised for a billboard overhaul. But where are the world's "best" billboard locations? New York's Times Square has unveiled the world's biggest digital billboard.


  17. SapporoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Sun-Star

    OUR final destination in Hokkaido was its captial city of Sapporo, which, in 1972, had the distinction of hosting the first ever Winter Olympics held in Asia. It is also known for its annual Sapporo Snow Festival, a winter extravaganza featuring ice and snow sculptures of famous artworks, familiar characters, fantasy shapes, and even "walk in" palaces. 5 comments

  18. $12,496 a year - for one square metreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Sydney Morning Herald

    The influx of global brands like Zara has helped kick Pitt Street Mall rents back into the world's top five. Photo: Edwina Pickles With its swag of new international labels, Pitt Street Mall in Sydney has regained its place in a top-five list of the most expensive locations in the world to rent a store.


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    Wednesday Nov 19 | SFGate

    No. 1 Grand Bazaar, Istanbul Annual Visitors: 91,250,000 Hand-painted ceramics, lanterns, intricately patterned carpets, copperware, gold Byzantine-style jewelry, and more eye-catching products vie for your attention within this 15th-century bazaar's vaulted walkways. It has since expanded and become increasingly touristy, but locals, too, are among the millions of bargain hunters.


  20. The A350 XWB Embarks On Demonstration Tour Of AsiaRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Aero-News Network

    The Airbus A350-900 departed Monday from Toulouse for its very first demo tour taking it on an 11-day trip around Asia. This Asian Demo Tour follows the completion of the A350-900 flight test campaign which recently led to the EASA and FAA type certification.