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How Asia is chasing the Chinese tourist dollar

How Asia is chasing the Chinese tourist dollar

By 2020, more than 200 million Chinese will go overseas, double the number that did in 2013
Andy Warhol in Hong Kong: 'Deeply superficial' artist's works on show

Andy Warhol in Hong Kong: 'Deeply superficial' artist's works on show

A colorful Chairman Mao and 450 more of the artist’s pieces are touring Asia. Here's where to see them
Mesmerized by Okinawa's dramatic underground caves

Mesmerized by Okinawa's dramatic underground caves

iReporter Michael Lynch takes a tour of the ancient caves in Okinawa and discovers glowing streams, psychedelic stalactites and lots of bottles of booze
Tokyo company takes your stuffed animals on vacation... without you
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Tokyo company takes your stuffed animals on vacation... without you

Sounds like the latest version of "Toy Story,” but for some the service is proving to have therapeutic benefits
Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Different year, same pictures. But still very cute
Quality Japanese wine? It's no oxymoron
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Quality Japanese wine? It's no oxymoron

Put down that sake. Nearly 100 vineyards at the base of Mount Fuji are beginning to produce tasty bottles of vino
Gallery: Okinawa hosts world's biggest tug-of-war

Gallery: Okinawa hosts world's biggest tug-of-war

Hundreds of thousands in Naha pull together on 43 tons, 200 meters of rope
50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city
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50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city

With the 2020 Olympics locked up, the city from the future just got even cooler
Toilets, corrupt officials, chicken coops: 10 weird tours

Toilets, corrupt officials, chicken coops: 10 weird tours

In Jamaica, pot farmers now offer guided tours cannabis plantations. Here are more tours featuring less traditional "attractions"
All by my selfie! Blogger takes travel pics with imaginary girlfriend

All by my selfie! Blogger takes travel pics with imaginary girlfriend

A Japanese blogger has gained Internet fame for taking selfies with a fake lover. Here's his sad/uplifting tale
The place where two earthquakes hit every hour

The place where two earthquakes hit every hour

Every day, every 30 minutes, Tokyo's Earthquake Simulator Center prepares people for the worst
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