Topics :: Japan

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Cherry Blossoms Reach Full Bloom in Tokyo

Cherry Blossoms Reach Full Bloom in Tokyo

Mar 27
Japan's famous cherry blossoms have reached full bloom in Tokyo as spring-like weather descends on the nation's capital.

Niche Tours of Hidden Tokyo Reveal Grit and History

By Linda Lombardi | Jan 18
A new crop of tours in Tokyo reveal the city's underbelly in a way not often seen.

Cherry Blossoms Lure Admirers Around Northern Asia

Apr 11
China, Japan and South Korea may have their differences, but they mostly see eye-to-eye on cherry blossoms.

Japan Starts Weekend Early to Improve Work-Life Balance

Feb 27
As the clock reached 3 p.m., about 100 office workers raised champagne glasses in a cafe in the middle of Tokyo's central business district to toast "Premium Friday," a new initiative to promote better work-life balance.

Manga, Mario and Now Ninja: Japan's Hopes for Wooing Tourism

By Yuri Kageyama | Feb 23
Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism.

Art and Design: Naoshima, Japan

By Donna Bryson | Mar 14
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando had helped transform the small Japanese island of Naoshima into a destination for lovers of contemporary art and design.

'Rice Noodle Fish': Your Culinary Guide to Japan

By J.M. Hirsch | Oct 8
Just eat. Two words that encapsulate Anthony Bourdain's approach to travel and appreciation of other cultures.

Tokyo Ward 1st to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in Japan

By Yuri Kageyama | Mar 31
Fumino Sugiyama will finally be able to marry his girlfriend of four years. He couldn't before, because same sex marriages weren't recognized in Japan, and he is legally a woman.

Japanese Ladies Okanami-Yank It At Female Masturbation Bars

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 28
Japanese women are taking their pleasure into their own hands, so to speak, with female masturbation bars -- places for women to have a drink, browse sex toys and dig the vibes.

McDonald's in Japan Rations Fries

By Elaine Kurtenbach | Dec 18
Only small fries with that? McDonald's in Japan is limiting the serving size of fries as stocks run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast.

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