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  • Tokyo Disney expansion plans revealed
    Tokyo's $4.2 billion plan adds new lands and attractions
    Tokyo Disney's top of the line theme parks, often considered the best in the world, are about to get even better. The Oriental Land Company, official owners of the resort, have announced significant additions to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo...
  • Paul McCartney at Budokan
    Paul McCartney honors 'Help!' 50th anniversary with surprise for Japanese fans
    The fans at the Paul McCartney show at the Tokyo Budokan April 28 got quite a surprise when he played a song he'd never played live before. The song, “Another Girl,” comes from the soundtrack of the movie “Help!,” which...
  • United States and Japan BFF
    United States and Japan BFF
    Last night, while some of us were sleeping, having dinner or just easing our minds and bodies across and around America, a state dinner took place in somewhat of a low-key manner for our friend and ally, Japan. Our current president, Barack Obama,...
  • The First Lady is stunned to see her full set of china
    See the new Obama State China and Japan State Dinner menu
    No one is happier than the Curator's at the White House and at The Presidential Culinary Museum to see the latest edition of state china unveiled! All of our china on display here, seven days a week in the museum is delighted in and admired by...
  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
    Japan looks to strengthen military ties with United States
    Japan’s military hasn’t had much of a regional presence, much less a global one, for about 70 years. During World War II they had one of the strongest navies and air forces in the world, to say nothing of their army. A combination of...
  • SumoShinto
    Sumo: Lords of the Ring
    Sumo is the official national sport of Japan. Sumo is built around the simple concept of two nigh-naked men battling within a small circular ring, but actually has a far deeper meaning, which encompasses both Shinto beliefs and Japan’s most...
  • Ghost photo Boots
    Ghost photo: Boots behind young girl in Japan from a photobombing samurai ghost?
    A mysterious photo of “ghost boots” is lurking about the Internet this week. The photo was taken by a vacationing father in Japan of his young girl and it showed a bit more than expected. Behind the legs of this posing four-year-old...
  • Ghost boots photo: Viral photo of girl at beach with an eerie ghost standing behind her showing only his boots
    Ghost boots photo 'legitimate' says dad: Eerie boots appear behind girl (Pics)
    A little girl is photobombed by a pair of ghost boots as she stands innocently on a beach overlooking the ocean while posing for a scenic picture. At first the photo looks like a generic snapshot of a child’s trip to the ocean, but look...
  • Tiger Woods plans to play Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament
    Tiger Woods set to jet to Asia for golf promotional tour
    Nike Golf athlete Tiger Woods will visit Asia from April 24–26 to help stoke local interest in the sport of golf and inspire athletes in China and Japan.The 14-time Major champion makes his first stop in Shanghai on April 24 before he...
  • Vacation photo with a ghost wearing boots goes viral
    Vacation photo with a ghost wearing boots goes viral
    Martin Springall, took a photo back in 2014 of his daughter on the beach of Zushi, Japan that has many on social media claiming it is a photo of a Samurai ghost as it was taken near a graveyard.Martin said he took five photos at the same spot, as...
  • Bellagio showcases installation by sculptor Masatoshi Izumi and Japanese culture
    Bellagio showcases installation by sculptor Masatoshi Izumi and Japanese culture
    Bellagio is honoring the Japanese culture with a Japanese garden in Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and Masatoshi Izumi sculpture installation at the entrance. On view through May 11, incorporating Japanese Golden Week, several...
  • Beached dolphins Japan: 150 dolphins beached on Japan's coast, over 100 died
    Beached dolphins Japan: 150 dolphins beached on Japan's coast, over 100 died
    Beached dolphins in Japan were found covering a six-mile stretch of beach in the Ibaraki region Friday morning. Nearly 150 of the cetacean mammals had beached themselves in the Ibaraki Prefecture along the eastern coast of main island of Honshu....
  • 150 beached dolphins in Japan had volunteers frantically trying to save them, but only 3 survived
    Beached dolphins Japan: Frantic attempt to save 150 beached dolphins ended sadly
    Over 150 dolphins that were stranded on a beach in Japan had volunteers running with buckets of water to keep the dolphins from drying out. Some of the volunteers covered the beached creatures with wet bath towels while others rubbed the...
  • The power of love prevails in 'Ponyo'
    The power of love prevails in 'Ponyo'
    Loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Little Mermaid”, Hayao Miyazaki's story “Ponyo” is unique retelling of a classic story about a curious and charming princess who lives in the sea. One day,...
  • The Dalai Lama in Tokyo
    The Dalai Lama is visiting Japan to give Buddhist teachings
    Buddhists and others in Japan are very fortunate to have an extended visit from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Tibet Sun reported on April 2, 2015, the Dalai Lama has started his visit to Japan. On Thursday the Dalai Lama arrived in Japan as he...
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