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  1. Apple Watch begins global launch - quietlyRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | New Vision

    The Apple Watch made its global debut on Friday in a launch aimed at making the California giant the overnight leader in wearable technology. The event was noticeably low key compared with the fanfare of other Apple product launches: None of the smartwatches were available in Apple stores in New York or around the world, meaning no long queues.

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  2. Airports Provide Nordic Designer Pods for Weary FlyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Skift

    With more people flying longhaul and their bodyclocks often wildly out of sync with local time, a new range of air-side sleeping options has sprung up to offer guaranteed sleep for as little as $10. Pictured is a GoSleep pod at Abu Dhabi Airport.

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  3. Apple Watch begins global launch -- quietlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Yahoo!

    The Apple Watch made its global debut on Friday in a launch aimed at making the California giant the overnight leader in wearable technology. The event was noticeably low key compared with the fanfare of other Apple product launches: None of the smartwatches were available in Apple stores in New York or around the world, meaning no long queues.

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  4. Apple Watch Debut Marks a New Retail Strategy for AppleRead the original story

    Friday | The Washington Post

    The debut of Apple Inc.'s first new device in five years looked more like an event from the fashion world rather than the tech world. This time, there weren't long lines of faithful gadget lovers waiting for hours and days to buy the latest product from the Cupertino, California-based company.

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  5. Airports Provide Nap Time for Weary in Nordic Designer PodsRead the original story

    Friday | The Washington Post

    "Our daughter will soon turn three and we were thinking how do we handle this," Nuutinen, a 32-year-old career adviser, said in an interview. The solution came in the form of Helsinki Airport's latest passenger feature, the designer sleeping pod the size of a large bath tub, complete with a blind to conceal the occupant, a charging point for phones and a luggage compartment under the cocoon's reclining seat.

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  6. Aquino to visit Japan in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Sun-Star

    PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III will hold a state visit to Japan from June 2 to 5, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs . "The State Visit of the President is taking place at an auspicious and important juncture in bilateral ties, which are presently at their most dynamic and excellent levels heading into the 60th anniversary of relations next year," said the DFA.

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  7. Apple Watch debuts in Japan with little fanfareRead the original story

    Friday | The Japan Times

    The much-hyped Apple Watch went on sale to a muted fanfare Friday as shoppers came to terms with limited availability of the tech giant's first wearable gadget. Global demand for the smartwatch has been so high that Apple decided to restrict initial sales to online orders, preventing shoppers from buying the device at the company's stores on the day of its release.

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  8. Airports Provide Nap Time for the Weary in Nordic Designer PodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Bloomberg

    Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Helsinki, where millions of travelers change plane each year en route between Western Europe and Northeast Asia, this month became the third airport after Abu Dhabi and Dubai to install GoSleep Pods, six foot by two foot capsules in which the weary are invited to snooze in light- and sound-proof comfort.

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  9. The Margin: Godzilla, and the hotel that ate TokyoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | MarketWatch

    The new Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, in the wild heart of the city's Kabukicho nightlife district, opened Friday. And although this isn't the biggest piece of news in Asia this day - perhaps the real news was that there wasn't already a Godzilla-themed hotel - it's certainly worthy of a little armchair travel, courtesy of these photos from the hotel's owner Fujita Kanko Inc. Godzilla, of course, is the radioactive fire-breathing dinosaur, awakened by nuclear testing to claim his own franchise of Japanese sci-fi films from the 1950s onward.

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  10. Japan has done enough to apologize for w...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Korea Herald

    Japan has done enough to resolve grievances over the country's wartime sexual enslavement of women, a Japanese diplomat was quoted as saying Thursday, an indication Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is unlikely to offer a new apology when he visits the United States next week. Masato Otaka, a spokesman for the Japanese Embassy, made the remark to the Washington Post, saying Tokyo has made statements of apology and remorse, paid "atonement money" to some victims through a civilian fund and sent letters of apology to victims.

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  11. Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Several prominent Japanese ministers have visited the controversial Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo hours after the Japanese Prime Minister met China's President Xi Jinping. Japanese Internal Affairs and Communication Minister Sanae Takaichi listens to a question after visiting the Yasukuni shrine to honour the war dead durig the shrine's spring festival in Tokyo on April 23, 2015.

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  12. MomentumA Righteous NationRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | 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.

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  13. Ten great lesbian-friendly destinationsRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2015 | Xtra!

    Where are the best vacation spots for gay women? Does gay-friendly also mean lesbian-friendly - or will women find themselves the sole sisters in a sea of men? Read on for the top destinations where women will not only find a warm welcome, but will also discover a wealth of places to meet and mingle with other women, from bars to bookstores to cafA s to clubs. 1. San Francisco San Francisco is still the number-one getaway for girls.

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  14. Burritos rise again as Taco Bell returns to JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | ABS-CBN News

    Fast food chain Taco Bell returned to Japan on Tuesday, re-opening its first outlet in decades as more U.S. quick service restaurants plan to open shop in the country ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The YUM! Brands subsidiary, which sells tacos and burritos, first opened a Japanese outlet in the 1980s but later closed it down.

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  15. City will see big benfits from Skate Canada InternationalRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Lethbridge Herald

    There will be an estimated economic impact of $5.5 million when between 15,000 and 20,000 spectators hit the city later this year to see 60 of the world's top figure skaters. The 2015 Skate Canada International won't run until Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 at the Enmax Centre, but Mark Halliday, chief marketing officer for Skate Canada, was part of a group visiting Lethbridge on Tuesday.

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  16. Meet Aiko Chihira, the robotic humanoid who's greeting shoppers in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Digital Trends

    Just in case your shopping trips weren't exciting enough, Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store is bringing a new touch to your retail experience. Meet Aiko Chihira, the humanoid robot that began greeting shoppers on Monday.

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  17. Burritos take on sushi as Taco Bell returns to JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Reuters

    Crowds gather as American fast food franchise, Taco Bell, reopens its first shop in decades in Tokyo's busy shopping district, Shibuya. Helena Williams reports.

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  18. Rare Oarfish, Stuff Of 'Sea Monster' Legends, Washes Up In New Zealand, Then VanishesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Switched

    A bizarre-looking ocean fish that marine experts say could be the origin of some "sea monster" legends washed ashore in New Zealand last week -- then mysteriously disappeared. The nearly 10-foot-long oarfish was found at a salt marsh near Otago Harbor in Aramoana on Thursday , the Otago Daily Times reports.

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  19. Korea slams Abe for sending ritual offering to controversial war shrineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Arirang TV

    Korea's foreign ministry slammed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday for sending a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine. "Japanese leaders must be aware that by paying their respects at the shrine, they are going against international norms and violating international order."

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  20. Cooking something up: The worlda s 7 best sky-high restaurantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | New York Post

    Here's the world's top sky-high restaurants, that no matter the meal or time of day, will please thrill-seeking foodies. The hotel's 41st-floor French brassiere, Girandole, soars above other eateries when it comes to breakfast dining in the Japanese capital.

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