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  1. Mitsubishi Estate Plans Tokyo Project to...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | GlobeSt.com

    Mitsubishi Estate Co. plans to build a 61-story building near Tokyo Station that would likely become the tallest built structure in Japan.


  2. Takashi Homma's window on today's craftsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Broadly speaking, compared to Britain, Germany and the United States, France and Japan have shared an alternative approach to design since the industrial revolution, focusing more on the appreciation of handmade and luxury goods. This economic necessity reverberates today as a mutual affection of these nation's workmanship and craft traditions.


  3. Olympic wrestlers beware, Sudan's fighting giants are comingRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | GantDaily.com

    The walls are lined with spectators as the sun hangs low in the sky. It is 5.30pm on a Friday at the wrestling arena in Hajj Yousif, Khartoum, Sudan and the air is thick with anticipation as two wrestlers circle one another at the center of the sand-filled ring - bowed forward, with their eyes locked and foreheads just millimeters from touching.


  4. Sudan's Nuba wrestlers shoot for Olympic gloryRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | CNN

    Wrestling is very popular in parts of Sudan. Far more than just a game, it is a display of gallantry and valor, steeped in heritage.


  5. Kabuki to Takarazuka: the queer history of Tokyo's...Read the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | Xtra!

    With Japan's long, well-established tradition of genderbending for entertainment, taking in an act at Kabuki-za is an essential Tokyo experience. Japan is one of the world's most rewarding travel destinations , but its attitude towards homosexuality is something akin to Jekyll and Hyde.


  6. How a Set of Rediscovered 19th-Century Japanese Doors Leads to Frank Lloyd WrightRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hyperallergic

    The Japanese Phoenix Pavilion, known as the Ho-o-den, from the 1983 World's Columbian Exposition Last week, a trio of late-19th-century Japanese sliding door paintings, originally believed to be missing or destroyed, finally emerged after years spent hidden in a Chicago Park District storage facility. Decorated with long-tailed phoenixes and painted by artist Hashimoto GahA , the golden doors first appeared at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, which was an important six-month-long international event that attracted 27 million visitors from 46 countries.


  7. Eight Ways to See Mount FujiRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Switched

    Japan's highest mountain, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mt Fuji, has been a source of inspiration for artists and pilgrims throughout the ages. You're likely familiar with the nearly symmetrical, often snow-capped cone of Fuji-san -- as the mountain is known locally -- through images of Japanese classical artworks, most famously in the print series by Hokusai, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji .


  8. Report Published: 'Alcoholic Drinks in Portugal'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PR-inside.com

    Portugal faced a dismal economic performance for much of the review period, with the majority of years being characterised by real GDP decline. This had a heavy impact on sales of alcoholic drinks as consumers sought to economise, while economic constraints in many other countries around the world also impacted tourist demand.


  9. Katana swordplay exercise is a hit with Tokyo womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Japan Times

    Samurai may be known as a man's pursuit, but feudal Japan produced a number of legendary female warriors who took to the battlefield with a sword that still holds a high cultural position today. The image of the katana sword continues to draw interest from women, and enthusiasts in Tokyo are now learning ancient fighting techniques adapted into an energetic sports-like activity.


  10. #GrandtourofAsia two months of the good, the bad and uglyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Duncanriley.com

    I've been told before I should start travel blogging, and there might be some logic in that but likewise wellI haven't, but here's a summary of 2 months in Asia. Upfront experiences may not be typical for everyone; the trip was done on a strict budget using discount airlines although I did have some leeway during the time, and fortunately I was still working on the road and getting paid.


  11. Japan eyes defense budget hike to fortify island chain facing ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Reuters

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Force during the JSDF Air Review, to celebrate 60 years since the service's founding, at Hyakuri air base in Omitama, northeast of Tokyo, in this October 26, 2014 file photo. Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force armoured tanks fire during an annual training session near Mount Fuji at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, west of Tokyo, in this August 19, 2014 file photo.


  12. On Native GroundFEAR not, Class of '09. Knowledge is Still PowerRead the original story

    Yesterday | 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.


  13. Japan's Coolest Looking Capsule HotelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kotaku

    If you are visiting Japan, stay in a capsule hotel. At least for a night. It's part of the experience.


  14. Schensul: Where to stand on escalators and other pedestrian rules of the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NorthJersey.com

    You may not agree with their solution, but at least Japanese transit officials have taken a stand on a worldwide problem: Escalator etiquette. Just what are riders supposed to do when getting on these modern conveniences? This form of "vertical transport" appeals to two very different types of users during escalation - seeing them as stairs with benefits or how the heck can they get by all those passive riders.


  15. MomentumA Righteous NationRead the original story

    Sunday | 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.


  16. TOKYO: Duty-free stores coming soon in GinzaRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 29 | Asia News Network

    A series of new duty-free stores will open in Ginza, Tokyo, from this autumn to cater to the growing number of foreign customers coming to the shopping district. "Airport-style duty-free shops" - where not only the consumption tax, but also customs, alcohol and other taxes are waived - are scheduled to open for the first time in Tokyo.


  17. Murashita To Release "Inescapable Damnation" EPRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Mi2n

    Website: http://www.masakimurashita.com Renowned guitarist, producer and engineer Masaki Murashita has announced the upcoming release of Inescapable Damnation, the debut EP from his solo project MURASHITA. Inescapable Damnation, which features the talents of David Ellefson , Kevin Talley , Kelly Conlon and Rodney McGlothlin , is set for an October 16 release.


  18. Players bring hoops overseas in exchange for food, All-Star votesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | USA Today

    Harrison Barnes was just thrilled to see pandas at a panda breeding center, while Kenneth Faried decided to take a bit of time off training to enjoy exploring the world with his girlfriend. Andre Iguodala meanwhile was deciding between going shopping with his wife and eating as much food in Tokyo as possible.


  19. New Zealand Based Vista Entertainment Solutions, a Company of Vista...Read the original story

    Friday Aug 28 | Boxoffice

    Global Leader in Cinema Software Partners with One of Japan's Largest IT Companies to Herald New Age of Innovation and Best Practices for Japan's Cinema Exhibition Sector. Japan Is Fifth Largest Global Market by Total Screens [Auckland, New Zealand and Osaka, Japan; August 26, 2015] -- Vista Entertainment Solutions , a company of Vista Group International and the leading cinema management software supplier with 40% global share, has signed a distribution agreement with VINX Corporation , a leading software services provider in Japan to enable the sale and distribution of VES software to the Japanese cinema marketplace for the first time.


  20. Mukainada StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Japan Visitor Blog

    Mukainada Station is just two stops south of Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo or Kure lines. Note that express trains do not stop here and you will need to catch a local.