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Robot hotel opens its (automatic) doors in Japan

Robot hotel opens its (automatic) doors in Japan

When the reception desk is staffed by a robot dinosaur, the chances of a room upgrade are going to be fairly slim.
Tama the cat, Japan's cutest stationmaster, has died

Tama the cat, Japan's cutest stationmaster, has died

The country is now mourning the beloved feline who saved a rural train station from financial ruin
Japan shakes off 67-year ban on dancing after midnight

Japan shakes off 67-year ban on dancing after midnight

Since 1948, Japan's dance culture has been forced to hide in the shadows. That's now set to change
10 ways to avoid tourist trouble in Japan

10 ways to avoid tourist trouble in Japan

Keeping abreast of customs can be a minefield for visitors to Japan, as Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick is finding out
Artist creates beautiful Tokyo street scenes on coffee cups

Artist creates beautiful Tokyo street scenes on coffee cups

Australian illustrator's panoramic renditions of everyday life become an Internet hit
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
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
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
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