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  1. TOKYO: 6 million elderly in Japan to face shopping woes in 2025Read the original story

    10 min ago | Asia News Network

    The number of people aged 65 and older who will have trouble purchasing daily necessities due to accessibility issues is expected to reach 5.98 million nationwide in 2025, up more than 2 million from 3.82 million in 2010, according to a government survey. The estimate compiled by the agriculture, forestry and fisheries ministrya a s Policy Research Institute defined such elderly people as having no cars and with the nearest shop selling perishable foodstuffs located 500 meters or more from their homes.


  2. High speed rail: Japanese bid to bring us into the gameRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Age

    "Australia invented 22 different railway gauges," Fischer told a conference audience, referring to that notorious situation in which the colonies built rail tracks different widths apart, which for many years prevented proper interstate travel. The anniversary of the opening of the first Shinkansen from Tokyo to Osaka in October 1964, a few days before Tokyo hosted the Olympic Games, is a moment of immense national pride in Japan.


  3. Yelp CEO Sought to Buy Japan Review Website TabelogRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    Yelp Inc. has expressed interest in buying Tabelog, a restaurant guide in Japan , the president of the Japanese website's parent company said. Yelp Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Stoppelman approached Tabelog earlier this year, according to Minoru Tanaka, who runs Tokyo-based Kakaku.com Inc. , which owns Tabelog.


  4. Treasures of the Shoso-in hoard on displayRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    The 66th annual exhibition of important cultural artifacts from the Shoso-in treasure house opened to the public on Friday with 59 items on display, including over a half dozen appearing for the first time. Included in the displays of artifacts from the Nara Period are a series of folding screens known as "torige ritsujo no byobu" , which feature women of the period under a tree in clothing adorned with feathers.


  5. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Launches "Hungry for Tokyo" Restaurant...Read the original story

    20 hrs ago | Digital Game Developer

    Creative offerings such as Oyako-don with Tokyo Scallion by Yakitori Totto in are just some examples out of many campaign dishes that will be featured. Upon ordering one of these dishes from a special menu, the customer will receive a copy of the "Tokyo Gourmet Guide: the Expert Edition," a customized booklet for this campaign containing insider information on the best foodie-destinations in restaurants will include acclaimed spots such as EN Japanese Brasserie, Sushi Nakazawa, Aburiya Kinnosuke, Sushi Zen, Yakitori Totto, and Speedy Romeo among others.


  6. Japan - 1965Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Downey Patriot

    In 1965 Charlene Farnsworth and her parents embarked on an adventure that is not uncommon today, but rather unique at that time - a world tour, including the Orient. Moreover, the ladies did their traveling in dresses and high heels, and the Japanese bullet train, Shinkansen, was only a year old.


  7. Tokyo Designers Week plays artistic matchmaker to attendeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Japan Times

    Someone needs to designate October as "culture month" in Tokyo. Almost every artistic discipline has offered up a major event in the capital this month: Tokyo Fashion Week, Tokyo International Film Festival, Red Bull Music Academy - day planners are full.


  8. Uber Debuts Taxi App in South Korea, but Is It Legal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Adweek

    Taxi app company Uber continues to make inroads in Asian markets, signing up independent cab drivers in Seoul, South Korea, despite regulatory pushback from the country's transport ministry and local authorities. The Wall Street Journal reports that Uber is paying its contract cabbies in Seoul a subsidy of $1.90 every time someone books a ride using its UberTAXI ride-booking app, which rolled out in Tokyo in August.


  9. Travelience Launches Online Professional Tour Guide Service for Tourists Traveling to JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | PRWeb

    TripleLights Service Only Uses Licensed, Professional Tour Guides and Provides Personal Videos, Profiles, Blog Posts, and Reviews of Each Guide Today Travelience officially launched TripleLights , the easiest way for American tourists and business travelers to find the best professional tour guides anywhere in Japan. Unlike other services, TripleLights only uses licensed professional tour guides to ensure that tourists can purchase the most engaging, fun and educational tours.


  10. Robot, Manga Projects Draw Buzz at Tokyo Content MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Hollywood Reporter

    The sales floor was still buzzing late Thursday at the Tokyo Content Market as buyers huddled in booths hammering out deals or laying the groundwork for future agreements. Across town, the Tokyo International Film Festival was preparing to roll out the red carpet for its opening night, which is expected to be attended by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe .


  11. Pacific Holidays Unveils Japan Vacation Specials with AirfareRead the original story

    Thursday | PR Leap

    October 23, 2014 - Pacific Holidays is happy to announce nine different Japan vacation specials for travelers. Each vacation package provides travelers with an exciting and intimate look at at the Land of the Rising Sun.


  12. Taiko Drum Concert Featuring World-Famous Eitetsu Hayashi and Buffalo ArtistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Art Voice

    Eitetsu Hayashi stands mid-squat position striking a stick to a large 800-pound drum; sweat merely beads on his face while the muscles of his back and biceps ripple in tune to the pulse-pounding rhythm. He leads four other drummers in a percussive dance that is a culmination of physical prowess, grace, mental fortitude, and cathartic chants.


  13. Seafood Proves Sweet Spot in Japanese Exports as Yen WeakensRead the original story

    Wednesday | The Washington Post

    Seafood is a sweet spot in Japanese exports this year that's pushing sales of food abroad to a record and gaining strength as the yen weakens. Food shipments increased every month this year through September as the currency fell 4 percent, putting them on course to exceed the all-time high of 436 billion yen in 2013.


  14. Reysol end Gamba's winning streakRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Japan Times

    Gamba Osaka's seven-game win streak came to a screeching halt in a last-gasp 1-0 defeat to Kashiwa Reysol as the former Asian champions tripped up in the J. League title race on Wednesday. Substitute Tetsuro Ota again scored a 90th-minute winner for Reysol, who beat Kashima Antlers over the weekend, also thanks to a last-minute goal from the 25-year-old striker.


  15. 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Is Fast and EagerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Hispanic Business

    Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting loose of heavy burdens. The smartly styled, 13-foot-long two-seater is so efficient in design, there's not a lot of room to carry extra baggage.


  16. Review: 2015 Mazda Miata MX-5Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Campbell Reporter

    This product image provided by Mazda shows the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring soft top. The rear-wheel drive MX-5 Miata, now in its 25th year, is in the Guinness World Records as the best-selling two-seat roadster on Earth.


  17. Hello ae ao , once againRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Mrbrown

    This is the scene that greeted me when I landed in Narita after a redeye flight from Singapore. Rain, gray skies and cold weather.


  18. Maglev line gets a green lightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Japan Times

    The government's go-ahead last week finally sets in motion the 9 trillion project to build an ultrahigh-speed magnetic levitation railway line linking Tokyo and Osaka, more than 40 years after the state's basic plan was adopted in 1973. Still, there does not appear to be any of the kind of excitement with which the nation greeted the debut of the shinkansen bullet train system 50 years ago.


  19. Fashion Week Turns World's Gaze on TokyoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Global Voices Online

    The six-day Mercedes Fashion Week kicked off in Tokyo on October 13 and culminated on October 19. Fashion Week is all about launching hot new 2015 fashions from the planet's biggest brands, with daily runway events and fashion exhibitions. For nearly 20 years Mercedes Benz has sponsored "fashion weeks" all over the world in fashion centers such as New York, Paris and Milan.


  20. Announcements: Tokyo Meet-up & Site FixesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Daily WTF

    Tokyo readers -- I am once again visiting your fine city this week, and thought it'd be fun to try for another Tokyo/TDWTF meetup. Earlier this year, we got together at an izakaya for nomihoudai: If you're unaware, nomihoudai is an easy way for a group of folks to get as much food and drink from the menu as they'd like for a set price over a set duration, without fussing over details like who ordered what and how many.