Japan

Glittering flowers in winter: Japan’s biggest light show returns

Glittering flowers in winter: Japan’s biggest light show returns

A hot springs resort turns into a flower park in Japan’s most extravagant light display each winter
Japan aquariums to stop taking slaughter dolphins

Japan aquariums to stop taking slaughter dolphins

Japanese aquariums avoid being thrown out of global industry body by agreeing to stop buying dolphins caught in the controversial Taiji hunt
Japan’s bitterest feud: Kansai vs. Kanto

Japan’s bitterest feud: Kansai vs. Kanto

Japan may seem homogeneous, but the country’s eastern (Tokyo) and western (Osaka) regions can be worlds apart
Japanese train sets world record: 603 kph

Japanese train sets world record: 603 kph

It's a bird -- it's a plane -- it's an insanely fast Japanese bullet train
Inside a samurai's bedroom: Visiting secret samurai homes

Inside a samurai's bedroom: Visiting secret samurai homes

With no cars or lampposts in sight, a remote section of Kyushu gives you a taste of authentic warrior Japan
May the force be with ANA's awesome new

May the force be with ANA's awesome new "Star Wars" airplane

The Japanese carrier's five-year "Star Wars Project" includes a new Dreamliner painted with an R2-D2 livery
Asiana Airlines plane skids off runway

Asiana Airlines plane skids off runway

An Asiana Airlines plane overran a runway while landing at Japan's Hiroshima Airport on Tuesday evening
Does this mountain have the world's best powder?

Does this mountain have the world's best powder?

Backcountry skiers flock to Hokkaido's own "Fuji mountain," an active volcano, for some of the finest snow in the world
Japan's 31 most beautiful places

Japan's 31 most beautiful places

Is it possible to take an ugly photo of these stunningly scenic destinations in Japan? We don't think so
Battlefields and bunkers: Okinawa's World War II history

Battlefields and bunkers: Okinawa's World War II history

The largest battle of the Pacific War was fought more than 65 years ago, but evidence and relics are easily found around the islands
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