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Asia's 50 best restaurants 2015
Victory for Indian chef's eatery in Bangkok marks second year of success for Thai capital in San Pellegrino Asia's 50 Best Restaurant Awards

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
And the world's safest city is...

And the world's safest city is...

Asian, European capitals dominate top of the list of safe cities according to a new study
Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

It's going to be a great year for foodies, with top restaurants exporting their brands to other countries while others open new ventures at home
Japan’s hidden people: Ainu try to keep ancient traditions alive

Japan’s hidden people: Ainu try to keep ancient traditions alive

Outdoor museum in Hokkaido offers insight into a little-understood ethnic group
‘A beautiful life’: The Australian woman who became a geisha

‘A beautiful life’: The Australian woman who became a geisha

One of the few westerners to enter the traditional Japanese profession, Fiona Graham reveals its mysteries
CNNGo in Hokkaido: Snow, onsen and 300+ beers

CNNGo in Hokkaido: Snow, onsen and 300+ beers

CNNGo explores Japan's northernmost island, a winter paradise for lovers of snow, hot springs, seafood and beer
The incredible park that became artist’s ‘final act’

The incredible park that became artist’s ‘final act’

The last work of iconic Japanese-American artist Isuma Noguchi is one of the most intriguing landscapes in the country
Tokyo Station: 100 years of trains, tourism and secret tunnels

Tokyo Station: 100 years of trains, tourism and secret tunnels

The rail gateway to Japan's capital celebrates its centennial this month. We're celebrating with 10 wild facts about Tokyo's top traffic hub
'Ocean Spiral' proposed as giant underwater city

'Ocean Spiral' proposed as giant underwater city

This is what you get if you cross Atlantis with screenplay for Kevin Costner's 1995 hit movie "Waterworld"
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Riding the Seven Stars: Japan's answer to the Orient Express

Riding the Seven Stars: Japan's answer to the Orient Express

In Japan's super-speed train culture, Seven Stars is a slow affair limited to 30 passengers that takes in volcanoes, onsen and shorelines around Kyushu island