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  • Top 10 Tokyo sites not often visited by tourists
    Tokyo’s top 10 non-tourist sites to explore
    You'll find parks, mountain, public bath, fashion district, train line, bridge, fish market, and others are just some places in Tokyo not many foreign tourists know about. There is so much more to see in Tokyo, Japan besides the popular...
  • 'Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #30: Ninjas and Samurai by Mary Pope Osborne
    'Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #30: Ninjas and Samurai by Mary Pope Osborne
    For those readers who enjoyed the "Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas," comes the "Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #30: Ninjas and Samurai." This nonfiction companion to Jack and Annie's adventure is filled with...
  • Colorless Tsukuru and his Years of Pilgrimage
    Japanese novelist Murakami returns with introspective masterpiece
    Haruki Murakami writes some of the best novels of any working writer. His last effort, the massive dystopian 1Q84, turned out to be a masterpiece of Murakami's weird stories, but it is his new release that speaks more deeply to the human soul....
  • New pet retirement home opens in Japan
    Pet retirement home is the first of its kind in Japan
    Japan is now home to its first ever retirement home…for pets. Here in the U.S., we surrender pets to shelters for many reasons, including inability to care for them any longer due to our own ages. We also have pet retirement homes here, but...
  • Japan London 2012 huddle
    Asian Para Games draw announced
    Wheelchair Rugby will be featuring at the Asian Para Games for the first time and on Tuesday the draw for the tournament was made official.Japan, ranked number four in the world, will go in as heavy favorites for the tournament, with Korea the...
  • Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
    Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum shares history of baseball and Baltimore
    Yankee fans, baseball lovers and those fascinated with the history of downtown Baltimore will enjoy walking through the tiny row house of Babe Ruth. Take a peek of the beginnings of Babe Ruth's birthplace, a tiny row house set in a run-down...
  • Typhoon Phanfone hits Japan with one dead, two missing
    Typhoon Phanfone hits Japan with one dead, two missing
    Typhoon Phanfonehit Japan early Monday morning local time. According to CNN, the deadly typhoon washed three U.S. airmen out to sea on Sunday. The worst of the storm is scheduled to hit Tokyo around noon on Monday.One of the three U.S. airmen...
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    Helpful tips while traveling to Tokyo
    So you've finally made up your mind to travel overseas. You've read too many manga and watched way too much anime to just sit at home. Now you want to go and experience the scene in Japan. First things first, make sure you get your...
  • Japan volcano eruption strands over 250 at one point, one dead, seven missing and 32 seriously injured.
    Japan volcano: Scores of injured hunker down in mountain lodges, 7 missing
    Hikers admiring the fall foliage found themselves in the middle of a volcano eruption in Japan, killing one woman and injuring 40, with 32 people being reported as seriously injured. Seven people are missing in the eruption. The sounds of the...
  • Volcano Eruption in Japan
    Volcano eruption in Japan kills one and leaves 30 stranded
    Mount Ontake, a Japanese volcano, erupted on Saturday killing one woman and injuring more than 30 others. The mountain is a popular destination for hikers who come to see the autumn scenery. “It was like thunder,” recounted a woman who...
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    Akihabara Street Market
    For fans and collectors of almost anything anime, Akihabara(or Akiba for short) is the mecca you've been searching for. Whether is older anime from the 70's like Gaogaigar or Captain Harlock and other space anime, to more recent ones like...
  • Girls from Tokyo Game Show 2014
    Girls of Tokyo Game Show 2014
    As with many of these game shows and conventions, the booth girls are almost as big as an attraction as the games themselves. This year was no exception as nearly everybody, from the large Nintendo, Konami, Sega, Sony, and Microsoft booths, to the...
  • Tokyo Game Show 2014
    Tokyo Game Show 2014
    Another year of the Tokyo Game Show has come and gone, and we got to see plenty of exciting things scheduled to come out in 2015. By the numbers, TGS was not quite as big a their record breaking 2013 crowd, but it was still big enough to be the...
  • Designer Japanese toilet paper
    Shortages of critical consumer goods hurt Japan, Venezuela
    Shortages of critical consumer products in Japan and Venezuela alert governments to action. At opposite ends of the body, citizens are reaching out for an answer.With a possible toilet paper shortage in Japan, September is ‘Toilet Paper...
  • UFC star Miesha Tate fights Rin Nakai in Japan
    UFC Fight Night: What should Miesha Tate wear for her weigh-in with Rin Nakai?
    According to a Sept. 15 report from MMA Mania, one of the most hotly-anticipated weigh-ins in UFC history is set for this weekend, as former bantamweight title contender, Miesha Tate, goes toe-to-toe with Japanese superstar Rin Nakai. Tate, 28,...