Japan

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
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'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
Japanese cafe serves whole frog burger

Japanese cafe serves whole frog burger

Just don't ask for a Diet Croak! Yokohama fast food eatery's menu goes amphibian
Welcome to Japan's 'Cat Island'

Welcome to Japan's 'Cat Island'

A cat lover's dream, felines vastly outnumber the human population on the Japanese island of Tashirojima
11 of the world's top food museums

11 of the world's top food museums

From kimchi to mustard, chocolate to potatoes, these food shrines offer insight into local delicacies. In some cases maybe a bit too much

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Asia food trends in 2015
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