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Kyoto opens tourism office in Dubai
City Tourism & MICE office, said: "It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we are the first Japanese tourism authority to open a permanent promotional office in the City has been working closely with its local tourism and hotel industry to ensure cultural and religious needs are well taken care of, the statement said.
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
Nintendo's Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device's legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
The Star Online
Cycling in Japan: Touring the city of Tokyo while surviving on budget meals
A group of Malaysians take their folding bikes on a tour of a fish market in Tokyo and temples in Kamakura, while surviving on budget meals.
The Simpsons - 'Marge In Chains'
Homer sees an infomercial for "The Juice Loosener" on television and orders one.
The Japan Times
Make a splash on a family outing
Wet and wild: Spa World in Osaka is a family-friendly mix of children's water park and hot-spring retreat.
Burton helps make Japanese beer
A JAPANESE distillery has revealed that it has turned its hand to beer making and is taking tips from the home of brewing.
Japan gets first bitcoin ATM, two more on order
Formula One racing and cryptocurrency have nearly nothing in common -- except Suzuka.
Pacific Daily News
Japan's electronic music scene
If you're a big fan of electronic dance music on Guam, no doubt you've bemoaned the fact that the Krewellas and Martin Garrixes of the world never come to our little island.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
BOJ keeps upbeat view on regional Japan, sees limited tax hike impact
The Bank of Japan maintained its upbeat view on most of the country's regional economies, adding to reassurances from its governor that the world's third-largest economy can ride out the pain from a sales tax hike without additional stimulus.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Japanese lawyer says Abe's Yasukuni Shrine visit violates constitution
Japanese Prime Minister Shizo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shine last December violated Japan's constitutional separation of state and religion and should not be made again, Kazuo Okawa, lawyer of the Okawa Law Firm in Osaka, said Wednesday.
Sakura In Full Bloom
Made my first trip to Japan this year, and made it in time to see the Sakura bloom.
Scientist Apologizes for Mistakes in Stem Cell Research
A Japanese scientist who co-authored what was deemed breakthrough stem cell research issued an apology Wednesday over mistakes that were found in the research.
3 Strange and Creepy Abandoned Theme Parks in Japan
Photographer Reginald Van de Velde didn't go to Japan for the normal tourist attractions, but rather for the sole purpose of exploring its abandoned theme parks.
Thanh Nein News
Vietnam Airlines flight attendant released in Japan
A file photo shows Nguyen Bich Ngoc, a 25-year-old Vietnam Airlines flight attendant, being arrested March 26 on suspicion of involving in a ring which smuggled stolen goods from Japan to Vietnam Japanese authorities released a Vietnam Airlines flight attendant, who had been arrested in March on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods due to a lack of ... (more)
International Business Times
Japan's Whale Meat Eating Likened to Kangaroo Meat Eating in Australia
"Japan's whaling is based on scientific reasons, while counterarguments by anti-whaling groups are emotional, saying they are against the hunts because whales are cute or smart," Shunichi Suzuki, a Lower House lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said during an interview.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Northwestern Student Named Luce Scholar
Andrew Peters, a Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine first-year student, has been named a 2014 Luce Scholar to live and work in Asia.
The Japan Times
Hyogo blocks release of nuke crisis study data
Hyogo officials are blocking the release of data from a simulation run last year predicting what would happen to surrounding prefectures in the event of a meltdown crisis at one of Fukui Prefecture's four atomic plants.
The Japan Times
Group addresses growing old in U.K.
Aging throws up many challenges, but the problems can often be compounded if you choose to spend your final years thousands of miles away from your home country.
Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Bloomberg reports that humans are taking the place of machines in plants across Japan so workers can develop new skills and figure out ways to improve production lines and the car-building process.