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Facebook and Instagram photos have long served as a kind of cultural cache for users — a measure of social status, however superficial.Creating a... Read More

This story originally appeared on do they still come with a free hat?Long gone are the days when Krispy Kreme was known exclusively... Read More

By the end of March, the Japanese Ministry of Justice will put into effect new rules allowing foreign workers to become permanent residents faster than... Read More

Thanks to airlines that offer free stopovers, you can explore two cities for the price of one.Instead of having customers wait for connecting flights at... Read More

It’s human to be haunted by the ghosts of lovers past. But there’s one love hotel in Japan that some locals believe may actually be haunted.When it was... Read More

The company that brought us the robotic dinosaur hotel is adding another bucket list item to its resume: a floating capsule hotel. Needless to say, ... Read More

This story originally appeared on Japan is considering installing universal, transgender-friendly toilets in venues hosting Olympic and... Read More

Travelers based in cities all across the United States—from the West Coast to the East Coast and plenty of destinations in the south—can take advantage... Read More

Cherry blossoms in some areas of Japan may bloom later than usual, according to a new forecast from Weather Map. Visitors can still expect blooming in... Read More

The Takagoyama Nature Zoo in Futtsu, Japan killed 57 snow monkeys after discovering they possessed "alien genes" earlier this year. It... Read More

This article originally appeared on FWx.comOne idea for a quick breakfast might be coffee and toast. Meanwhile, an even quicker breakfast idea would be... Read More

Cherry blossoms have made an early appearance in the Japanese town of Kawazu. Although the cherry blossom bloom in Japan is typically in March or April... Read More

Step through the curtains hanging outside most Japanese sushi restaurants and you could wind up eating sea urchin, live prawns, even whale. That’s... Read More

Despite the controversy that arose over a Japanese amusement park using frozen fish in an ice skating rink last year, a new sculpture featuring some... Read More

When you're traveling with family, not any destination will do.While a quiet seaside resort could be the perfect getaway for two, it could prove too... Read More

The world’s first spa-themed amusement park is expected to open this summer, in Japan’s Beppu City (about an hour-and-a-half flight from Tokyo).Beppu... Read More

Still trying to decide where to go in 2017? We have an idea.For as little as $747 round-trip, travelers can visit Singapore and Japan anytime between... Read More

From its launch in 1988, the Hokutosei train was a hit.The 750-mile journey was the first to use Japan’s Seikan tunnel to provide service from Tokyo to... Read More

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 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 French companies with more than 50 workers have been required to guarantee employees a “right to... Read More

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