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  1. Japan Overtakes Korea in Drawing Global TouristsRead the original story

    51 min ago | Chosun Ilbo

    Japan overtook Korea for the first time in seven years in attracting foreign tourists thanks to the weak yen. The Chosun Ilbo and the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute analyzed Japanese immigration data from November 2014 until February this year and found that Korea lost to Japan in terms of global visitors for the first time since September 2008.

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  2. Japanese ramen museums celebrate the noodleRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Janesville Gazette

    Ramen museums: Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum and Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama, about 45 minutes by train from Tokyo. Websites have directions in English: raumen.co.jp/english and cupnoodles-museum.jp/english/ .

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  3. Road Testing the 2015 Porsche Panamera S: Performance and EfficiencyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 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.

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  4. Thai airlines face safety scrutiny, bans on new flights after aviation body finds problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

    Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged significant concerns about the country's aviation safety, officials said Friday. The ICAO's designation of Thailand as a "significant safety concern" has not been announced publicly by the U.N. agency but governments were informed last week.

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  5. Rajasthan CM to visit Japan April 6-10Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | Nerve News

    With an aim to attract investment in the state, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will travel to Japan April 6-10, an official statement said on Friday. The chief minister during her visit will meet senior business and political leaders and invite them to invest in Rajasthan, the statement said.

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  6. Quiz: How did Starbucks, other brands get their names?Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | Central Ohio

    With the backdrop of a Starbucks Coffee logo, a customer stirs a cup of coffee at Japan's first Starbucks coffee chain in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district Friday, May 19, 2000. / KATSUMI KASAHARA, Associated Press

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  7. U.N. Agency Says Thailand's Aviation Industry Is a 'Significant Safety Concern'Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Skift

    If someone can find us a positive story about Thailand tourism we'll give them $20. Heck, make it $50, since we know we won't have to pay up any time soon.

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  8. Backgrounder: Abe's equivocation on Japan's war pastRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    The year of 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the WWII and also the defeat of the Japan ese invasion in Asia-Pacific countries. China and other Asian countries have been lodging their complaints over Japanese rightist government's attempts to whitewash the history of Japan's Imperial Army during the war.

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  9. NTT Communications Launches Prepaid SIM Vending Machines for Foreign...Read the original story

    22 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    NTT Communications Corporation , the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT Group, announced today that it has begun operating vending machines to sell "Prepaid SIM for Japan" cards for short-term business travelers and tourists in two locations in Japan-AQUA CITY ODAIBA and New Kansai International Airport-starting today. The world's first such vending machines enable customers to begin using prepaid mobile service in as fast as two minutes after purchasing the sim card.

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  10. Learning to love stagnationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | New Statesman

    I travel back and forth between Japan and the United States, mostly Tokyo and New York and a few other American cities, several times a year. The contrast is jarring.

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  11. Treasure huntRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Economist

    IN GINZA, Tokyo's best-known shopping district, a dozen-odd tour buses disgorge crowds of determined Chinese shoppers at their first stop: a suitcase emporium from which they emerge with the extra capacity they need to cart home the cornucopia of Japanese goods they are about to amass, including what mainlanders now dub Japan's "four treasures"-brand-name rice cookers, vacuum flasks, ceramic knives and high-tech lavatory seats . In the funky boutiques of Daikanyama, Chinese dandies are hard to tell apart from local counterparts in cropped trousers and round, horn-rimmed spectacles .

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  12. SEOUL: Korean Air announces codeshare with Jin AirRead the original story

    Wednesday | Asia News Network

    Korean Air, South Korea's largest airline, said Wednesday that it would strengthen cooperation with its budget unit Jin Air by adding six codesharing routes to Japan and other Southeast Asian countries. Starting March 29, codesharing will be applicable on routes that the low-cost carrier currently operates from Incheon to Nagasaki, Okinawa, Macau, Guam, Kota Kinabalu and Vientiane.

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  13. Safety Considerations When Covering Depositions and Arbitrations AbroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | JD Supra

    Recently, The Economist Intelligence Unit, released a report entitled " The Safe Cities Index 2015: Assessing Urban Security in the Digital Age. " It's a very interesting read that reviews four different categories of safety and security to determine a ranking for the cities of the world Digital Security, Health Security, Infrastructure Security, and Personal Safety.

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  14. In the battle for Sea-Tac, here's how Delta and Alaska stack upRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Business Journal

    That's one way you could look at the route structures of competitors Alaska Air Group and Delta Air Lines , as the two square off in Seattle. Delta has fewer than half the number of total destinations from Seattle, non stops to 33 cities including international destinations, compared to Alaska's 79. Both airlines continue to add new destinations.

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  15. NTT DoCoMo rolls out smartphone-controlled wheelchairs in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | CIO

    Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo will start renting out smartphone-controlled wheelchairs to users in Japan amid a larger push to get personal electric vehicles on sidewalks and streets. DoCoMo is an investor in mobility startup Whill, which produces the Model A four-wheeled electric wheelchair.

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  16. Korean Air announces codeshare with Jin AirRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Korea Herald

    Korean Air, South Korea's largest airline, said Wednesday that it would strengthen cooperation with its budget unit Jin Air by adding six codesharing routes to Japan and other Southeast Asian countries. Starting March 29, codesharing will be applicable on routes that the low-cost carrier currently operates from Incheon to Nagasaki, Okinawa, Macau, Guam, Kota Kinabalu and Vientiane.

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  17. Noda's 'Egg' scrambles understandingRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Japan Times

    After his acclaimed French debut last year with "The Bee," news of Hideki Noda's return to the Theatre National de Chaillot in central Paris with his pop-war-and-Olympian extravaganza "Egg" created quite a buzz of anticipation. Premiered in 2012 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre where Noda is artistic director, the play starts with a very large, very open stage strewn with debris.

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  18. Immortality and other options.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Left Coast Sports Babe

    Still so impressed by Mo'ne Davis's gracious response to the baseball playing idiot who posted an offensive tweet about her. And my sense is we will be hearing about Mo'ne and what she accomplishes in her life for a long time.

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  19. IMPRESSED: Country musician Hank WangfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Darlington and Stockton Times

    A TEENAGER who staged a sell-out gig with a top country and western singer has raised enough money to fly himself to a scout Jamboree in Japan. As Scout fundraising events go, Patrick Hughes' idea for getting himself to the 23rd Scouts World Jamboree later this summer was ambitious.

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  20. Special Screening: "KanZeOn"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan

    The Film Committee is pleased to host this special screening of the sumptuously photographed documentary "KanZeOn," coinciding with this month's launch of the Japan Sound Portrait, a project to create a crowd-sourced "sound map" of Japan to share with the world as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics approach. "KanZeOn" envelopes viewers in the sights and sounds of Japan, moving evocatively from forest to temple to mountaintop, celebrating the deep resonance of sound within Japanese cultural identity - its songs, stories, rituals, performances, faiths and traditions - and exploring the mysterious bonds between the ancient and modern, between the spiritual and sensory.

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