Japan

World music: It's Okinawa's turn

World music: It's Okinawa's turn

Unique melodies float from every doorway along Naha's Kokusai-dori, Okinawa's main entertainment drag
15 of the world's most spectacular fountains

15 of the world's most spectacular fountains

People never cease to find amazing ways to make water more incredible than it already is. Here are some powerful examples
Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

UK's Heathrow Airport pairs destinations with fragrances to evoke long distance travel. We do too
World's most spectacular footbridges

World's most spectacular footbridges

Up in the mountains and across deep chasms, these bridges are both spectacular and terrifying
'Avant gardens': When art, design and a whole load of plants collide

'Avant gardens': When art, design and a whole load of plants collide

Traditional ideas about gardens are being replaced by a more sculpture-like approach -- and with fantastic results
Japan to launch new commercial passenger plane

Japan to launch new commercial passenger plane

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, aka the MRJ, is Japan's first new commercial jet in over 50 years
How to eat sushi like a master

How to eat sushi like a master

With chopsticks or fingers? Wasabi or no? A double Michelin-starred Tokyo chef sets the record straight and shows us the sushi way
Secrets from a Japanese master: How to make sushi

Secrets from a Japanese master: How to make sushi

Nigiri zushi is a bundle of rice with raw fish laid on top. Sounds like the easiest dish to make? Wrong!
Adventures in ramen: Japan's ever-changing soup scene

Adventures in ramen: Japan's ever-changing soup scene

After slurping down noodles in 1,000 stores, the "ramen guy" untangles the complex flavors of Japan's diverse dish.
Ultimate guide to Japanese beef

Ultimate guide to Japanese beef

Kobe beef has the bigger name, but Wagyu beef can be as flavorful and important in a Japanese restaurant
Japan’s hottest new souvenir: Schoolbags

Japan’s hottest new souvenir: Schoolbags

Thanks to Zooey Deschanel, traditional randoseru schoolbags see a surge in popularity among travelers
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