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  1. American Air Wants to Be Something Special AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | 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. One year after American Airlines merged with US Airways, Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker has settled on his most important destination: Asia.

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  2. Tokyo's Setagaya Ward to mull recognition of same-sex couples: mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    The mayor of Tokyo's Setagaya Ward said Thursday he will consider recognizing long-term same-sex couples as family members, following the move by another ward in the capital to do so by issuing certificates to such couples in what would be a first in Japan. "It's important to respect diversity in our society going forward," the mayor said, expressing hope to start official recognition of same-sex couples "as soon as possible."

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  3. In bloom: 2015 Cherry Blossom FestivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    It's sakura time in Japan! Photo is from 2014. Share your pictures with us by emailing tibbetts.meredith@stripes.com.

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  4. Persevering pear mascot 'Funassyi' hopes to be positive symbol of JapanRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    The popular "pear fairy" cartoon mascot Funassyi held its first press conference with the foreign media in Tokyo on Thursday, saying its unlikely path to success is a symbol of the country's admiration of perseverance in the face of adversity. The unofficial mascot of the city of Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, vowed to expand its activities overseas and said it hopes it can be a positive symbol of Japan.

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  5. Peevish Japan Curtails Description of KoreaRead the original story

    Yesterday | Chosun Ilbo

    The Japanese Foreign Ministry has deleted from its website a description of Korea as an "important neighbor sharing the basic values of liberty, democracy and market economy." The website now describes Korea more drily as the "most important neighboring country" -- a move perhaps prompted by ongoing conflicts amid Tokyo's lurch to the far right.

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  6. Japan ministry amends website wording of S.KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NHK World

    Japan's Foreign Ministry has deleted language from its website describing South Korea as a country that shares basic values, in a move that has prompted concern in Seoul. Senior government officials in Tokyo say the change is a routine update and has no bearing on how Japan views the relationship.

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  7. Ten great lesbian-friendly destinationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | 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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  8. Celebration of Asian cuisine in SeoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Korea Herald

    With spring looming, major hotels in Seoul are greeting the new season with flavorful Asian cuisine prepared by some of the top chefs from Japan, Hong Kong and India. The Westin Chosun Seoul has invited Japanese chef Hideki Ishikawa, owner-chef of the Michelin three-starred restaurant Ishikawa in Tokyo, who will present his nine-course kaiseki cuisine made with fresh seasonal ingredients on March 20 and 21 at the hotel's Japanese restaurant Sushi Cho.

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  9. Tokyo alters description of KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Korea Herald

    Japan's Foreign Ministry has deleted its description of South Korea as an "important neighbor sharing the basic values of liberty, democracy and market economy" from its website, a possible signal of discontent with Seoul. The website now describes South Korea as the "most important neighboring country," an expression that Korean critics say has lessened the value Tokyo attaches to their country.

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  10. 10 Great lesbian-friendly destinationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | 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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  11. Hong Kong's efficient transport system lifted it above other cities in China. Photo: Nora TamRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | South China Morning Post

    Hong Kong offers the best quality of living among cities in China but has fallen way behind its main competitor Singapore and major Japanese cities, according to a new survey. The city ranked 70th among 230 cities assessed in an annual quality of living survey conducted by consulting firm Mercer.

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  12. "Luxury Goods in Japan" PublishedRead the original story

    Tuesday | PR-inside.com

    There was growing demand for luxury brands in Japan in 2013, as the rising stock market led affluent individuals to boost their purchases of luxury goods. In 2014, luxury brands continued to record further strong results during the first quarter, thanks to a large last-minute shopping spree ahead of the tax hike.

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  13. Move to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in Japan Ignites DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Global Voices Online

    Our global community of volunteers work hard every day to bring you the world's underreported stories -- but we can't do it without your help. Support our editors, technology, and advocacy campaigns with a donation to Global Voices! See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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  14. U.S. seeks to calm Korea over JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Korea Herald

    The U.S. has stepped in to defuse a rising furor after a top official openly expressed frustration over ongoing historical feuds in Northeast Asia, tacitly blaming South Korea and China for exploiting "nationalist feelings" toward Japan for domestic interests. At a seminar in Washington on Friday, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said historical and territorial "disagreements" between the three countries are "understandable, but it can also be frustrating."

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  15. A long, leisurely lunch leaves no doubts at Chic Peut-etreRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The Japan Times

    Let's hear it for lunch. Long, leisurely sessions at the table, with multiple courses and an equal number of wines to go with them.

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  16. Prince William focuses on football and film on China tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | USA Today

    Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip SHANGHAI - Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1AzZK9s Britain's Prince William waves to students during his visit to a Premier League football training camp in Shanghai on March 3, 2015.

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  17. Prince William visits Japan and ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | KHOU-TV Houston

    If you go to Beijing, you have to see the Forbidden City, the vast palace compound of the Chinese emperors. So of course it was on Will's schedule on his first full day in China, March.

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  18. Cracks emerge between Korea, U.S. over J...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Korea Herald

    After pursuing a hard-line approach for years, South Korea may be seeing its policy toward Japan coming to a head as signs emerge of a rift with the U.S. With President Park Geun-hye's inauguration in February 2013, it seemed the relationship with Japan could not possibly deteriorate further. Two years later, ties are still frosty.

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  19. MomentumA Righteous NationRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | 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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  20. New Giants lefty Poreda settling in wellRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | The Japan Times

    Despite an initial phase of uncertainty about moving to Japan, new Yomiuri Giants lefty Aaron Poreda appears to be taking well to pitching in unfamiliar territory. On Sunday, Poreda got his first taste of his home park's mound with two scoreless innings in a 4-2 exhibition defeat to the Central League rival Tokyo Yakult Swallows at Tokyo Dome.

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