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  1. The big-ticket gifts of Kumano-doriRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    As November grows chilly, I warm up with an urban hike to hunt out seasonal gifts for friends and family. Tokyo is a bastion of creativity and craftsmanship, and shopping the backstreets is like touring a gallery of desires you never knew you had.


  2. 'Zombienomics' yields another drop in GDPRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Regarding the editorial titled " Another back-to-back GDP drop " in the Nov. 21 issue, had there been any doubt left even in the staunchest right-winger's grasp of Japan's financial status, the latest reconfirmation of its demise must surely dispel it. Whatever Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vaingloriously dubbed his smoke-and-mirrors brand of money management, it is and always has been "Zombienomics."


  3. Taken for a super-fast ride?Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

    AUSTRALIA'S answer to National Lampoon's Clark Griswold has just set a whole new benchmark for Christmas tree trimming everywhere. IT'S the most important factor of a car for most people, but be careful that you're not getting completely ripped off.


  4. My HorizonsA Moment with Hugo ChavezRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | 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.


  5. The complexities of living too close to TokyoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Japan Times

    While traveling in the northeastern part of Japan last month, I was struck by the way quirky, alternative and avant-garde music carves out a space for itself in parts of the country that are isolated from the major cultural centers. Since moving on into the areas of the Kanto region that surround Tokyo, however, it has become clear that the challenges local musical communities must deal with here are in many ways the reverse of those facing more isolated areas such as Tohoku.


  6. Grand bullet train system sought as expansion threatens slow, parallel routesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Japan Times

    The shinkansen not only supported the spectacular postwar economic recovery, it also contributed to the development of high-speed rail systems in other countries. Following the launch of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line in 1964, the bullet train network expanded into other regions, including Tohoku and Kyushu.


  7. Tokyo stocks bounce back, topside heavyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Japan Times

    Stocks rebounded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday on the back of rises overseas and hopes for policy measures at home, but topside was heavy due to a lack of foreign investors. The Nikkei climbed 96.83 points, or 0.49 percent, to end at 19,944.41.


  8. Star Wars plane unveiled by Japan's All Nippon AirwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | Daily Mail

    Where the wild things are: Stunning pictures from the most remote places on earth where you can truly get away from it all The airport of the future: Ultra-modern glass terminal will be filled with trees, tropical flowers and giant dragons hanging from ceiling Drunk passengers could be banned by airlines for life and booze sales limited on problem flights to tackle rife alcohol-fuelled air rage Plane passenger films his flight through a TERRIFYING Queensland storm Out of this world: London tourist board wants train station re-named to Norwood INTERGALACTIC in a bid to attract visitors from Earth and beyond Why you really SHOULD get a room: New statistics reveal your sex life could be better in a hotel Passengers hospitalised after a plane hit ground so hard that its landing gear COLLAPSED and the left wing fell off There's something in the water: Take a tour of Tuscany's finest spa ... (more)


  9. Japan: surprisingly, sensibly and endearingly low-techRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | The Japan Times

    The common image of Japan abroad is of a high-tech country - a place of robots and flashing neon lights and the latest beeping gadgets in everyone's hands. As a British person living in Japan, I regularly get comments from people back home like: "Wow, Japan! What a high-tech world you must live in."


  10. Pacific Holiday Black Friday and Cyber Monday Dream Holiday Vacation BargainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | PR Leap

    November 25, 2015 - Specializing in premium vacation packages, resort experiences, and tours, Pacific Holidays is now offering unique discounts for three world class destinations . Customers are encouraged to take advantage of these exclusive deals which are to be made available on Black Friday through Cyber Monday and beyond.


  11. Escape from AT&T Park Live Event Invites Players to the Field in January 2016Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 24 | Digital Game Developer

    This escape game event is a major league homecoming for SCRAP, creators of the live escape genre, having run their popular Attack on Titan tie-in game in AT&T Park early this year as the first stop on a nationwide tour. A staggering 5,000 players came that day, a number that SCRAP plans to exceed with this all-new offering.


  12. October 2015 Monthly traffic updateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | Scoop

    Auckland Airport's international passengers were up 7.6% in October 2015 compared with October 2014. Growth was achieved across all regions and was led by Asian routes, which were up 17.8% due to new capacity from China Eastern's Shanghai service and additional Air New Zealand capacity on the Tokyo and Singapore routes.


  13. Nara Toyoko InnRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | Japan Visitor Blog

    Opened just this year, Nara Toyoko Inn offers a complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a desk and a mini fridge. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find hotel accommodation in the major tourist areas in Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Nara and Osaka, so please book early and try to aim for weekdays rather than weekends for stays in these cities.


  14. Delta and Virgin Crowd More California Flights into United's Denver HubRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | TheStreet.com

    The only problem is that some California companies say that with such frequent service to Denver, why bother to move there, said Tom Clark, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. "We want them to locate here, but they say 'why should I do that? I can be in Denver at 9 a.m. and turn around and get home at 6 p.m.,'" said Clark. "I get that, but I resent it."


  15. Can privatization turn KIA around?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | The Japan Times

    The sale of the rights to run Kansai International Airport to a consortium led by Orix Corp. and France's infrastructure operator Vinci SA should serve as a test case in Japan to see whether private-sector funds and know-how can turn around the operations of public infrastructure such as airports and expressways. It should be closely monitored to see if efficiency and profitability improves at the main international airport serving the Kansai region, which is currently run by a wholly state-owned operator.


  16. VIDEO: On board the world's fastest trainRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | BBC News

    It has been more than 50 years since Japan completed the world's first dedicated high-speed rail line between Tokyo and Osaka. It has become known around the world as the "bullet train".


  17. The Ritz-Carlton announces two sanctuaries of luxury in Asia.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | 4 Hoteliers

    The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and YTL Hotels have signed an agreement for the development of two new hotels in Asia Pacific, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui on the naturally beautiful island resort of Thailand and a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Niseko Village set at the base of Mount Niseko-Annupuri, the Japanese ski haven. Niseko is home to the largest ski resort in Japan, and is known internationally for being one of the world's leading ski destinations.


  18. Asuka StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Japan Visitor Blog

    On the left as you exit Asuka Station is a large Tourist Information Center with free maps and information pamphlets as well as a range of souvenirs on sale. There are toilets and an ATM here, too.


  19. How Japan is training an entire country to help with dementiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Aeon is Japan's version of Loblaws, but on steroids, with more than 18,700 supermarkets and stores. Two years ago, when Aeon opened its flagship mall, some 1,000 employees showed up for the enthusiastic "opening ceremony."


  20. Kansai's 'omotenashi' hospitality to foreigners may be model for all JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | The Japan Times

    Omotenashi hospitality services introduced by transportation companies in the Kansai region for foreign visitors are increasingly expected to be a model for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Dong Fang, a 28-year-old staff member of a West Japan Railway Co.