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Japan's scary 'Skyfall' island: World's creepiest tour?

Japan's scary 'Skyfall' island: World's creepiest tour?

Tour operators have been offering trips to Hashima island since 2009, but access is limited and security is fierce. Here's why
15 sights that make Tokyo so fascinating

15 sights that make Tokyo so fascinating

Let us count the ways Japan's capital city engages, puzzles and bewitches
Gallery: UNESCO adds 12 sites to its World Heritage List

Gallery: UNESCO adds 12 sites to its World Heritage List

From the deserts of the Middle East to the coffee plantations of Colombia, here are 12 more places to add to your must-go list
Sushi at 5 a.m.? Tokyo's early-bird fish restaurants

Sushi at 5 a.m.? Tokyo's early-bird fish restaurants

Sushi Dai restaurant in Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo is good enough to lose sleep over
The best of the Tokyo Toy Show 2011

The best of the Tokyo Toy Show 2011

From magic floating carpets to virtual fishing games, 3D paint brushes and robots made from garbage, it’s all here
Dreamliner suffers 'setback'

Dreamliner suffers 'setback'

But the issue did not involve overheating lithium batteries, officials say
Yuasa: Birthplace of soy sauce

Yuasa: Birthplace of soy sauce

The quaint Japanese town where soy sauce is king is also filled with Edo-era treasures
World's best unknown hike: Japan's Kumano Kodo

World's best unknown hike: Japan's Kumano Kodo

There are a lot of steps, but trust us. It's worth it
10 snapshots of Tokyo life after the quake as residents pull together

10 snapshots of Tokyo life after the quake as residents pull together

In spite of media hype and the definite problems elsewhere in Japan, it's business as usual in the capital
Japan OKs 787 Dreamliners to fly again

Japan OKs 787 Dreamliners to fly again

Decision follows directive from U.S. aviation authorities
The best place to live in Tokyo is... Nakano?

The best place to live in Tokyo is... Nakano?

But Kichijoji is the place Tokyoites most want to move to
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