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The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association has agreed to standardize the array of confusing symbols that appear on Japanese toilets and baffle... Read More

Each spring, Japan is blanketed in stunning shades of pink thanks to its famed cherry blossoms. It can be a challenge to catch the breathtaking views,... Read More

For two weeks in April or May, the streets in Japanese cities such as Kyoto and Tokyo are filled with breathtaking cherry blossoms—and tourists.The... Read More

It's no surprise that the world's coral reefs are in bad shape, but the Japanese environment ministry just shared another shocking statistic... Read More

In 2011, an earthquake and tsunami tore through Japan. Almost 16,000 people died during the natural disaster and many communities across the country... Read More

This story originially appeared on FWx.com. A 466-pound Bluefin tuna sold in Tokyo today for about $632,000: the second-highest price ever paid for... Read More

This story originally appeared on Time.com. French companies with more than 50 workers have been required to guarantee employees a “right to... Read More

2016 is set to be a record year for U.S. travelers.According to National Travel and Tourism Office, the rate of Americans traveling abroad has increased... Read More

Coca-Cola may be a classic, but that doesn't keep the company from experimenting to try to keep consumers interested.The popular soda's latest... Read More

This story originally appeared on FWx.com. Christmas is right around the corner, meaning people in Japan will be seeing plenty of that bearded old... Read More

Japan is home to roughly 600 ski and snowboard resort and some of the world's heaviest snowfalls, making it an increasingly popular spot for winter... Read More

This story originally appeared on FWx.com. Related: Drinks From the latest craft beer to best new cocktail bars.After news of a Hot... Read More

Universal is teaming up with Nintendo to bring a nostalgic treat to its theme parks in Osaka, Orlando, and Hollywood. The new immersive attractions... Read More

A city in Japan is teasing plans of the world’s first spa-themed amusement park.In a concept video, Beppu City on Japan’s Kyushu island showed off an... Read More

This story originally appeared on Fortune.com. Not content with ordinary bi-pedal delivery guys, Domino’s Pizza in Japan is training new charges to... Read More

Only two weeks after it opened, a Japanese ice rink with embedded frozen fish was forced to close after public backlash.Space World theme park, in Japan... Read More

The opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics are always a huge spectacle, creating a theatrical performance, often featuring music, cultural... Read More

A strong earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan just before 6 a.m. local time Tuesday morning. The USGS downgraded an original 7.3 magnitude... Read More

Today’s Tokyo is a clash of extremes. On one end, traditionalists guard centuries-old convention, wary of losing or diluting their cultural heritage in... Read More

Dinosaur fans could soon have a new destination on their list: Japan. At a recent expo, Japanese entrepreneurs announced plans to build an... Read More

If geology were an art form, this Japanese museum would be the Louvre.Chinsekikan—translated, that's “The Hall of Curious Rocks”—has been housed in... Read More

This story originally appeared on Time.com. That was quick, and impressive. Nearly a week after a giant sinkhole opened on a five-lane... Read More

Vacation days, and the number of days that employees actually use, vary greatly by country.On Tuesday Expedia released its 2016 Vacation Deprivation... Read More

According to the travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor, hotel booking activity skyrocketed for 10 international destinations after November 9... Read More

Theme parks compete for the “most” extreme roller coasters all the time: There's the fastest, the tallest, the longest, the loopiest—and the steepest... Read More

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