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Gallery: Snapshots of Japan's blistering summer

Gallery: Snapshots of Japan's blistering summer

Swimmers, sun worshippers, festivals and jumbo lotteries are just a few of the sights of the sweltering Japanese season
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
Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover
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Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover

How a unique island culture is taking its own version of "local" a step further
iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReporter shows how to make geishas look even more enticing than they already do with Instagram
Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Check out this surreal gallery to find out what's behind the frozen armies taking over the Yamagata hills
Last chance to be first to enjoy Japan’s 2014 cherry blossom season
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Last chance to be first to enjoy Japan’s 2014 cherry blossom season

In Okinawa, the pink beauties are now in full bloom. Here’s where to see them before they’re gone
The stories behind the most gorgeous dishes in Japan

The stories behind the most gorgeous dishes in Japan

The menu at Tokyo's Takazawa restaurant is one of the most coveted in the world. These photos show why
Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in action

Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in action

The world’s best-known seafood market is the jewel in Tokyo’s tourist crown
Niseko's best restaurants: Where to eat in the 'Aspen of the East'
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Niseko's best restaurants: Where to eat in the 'Aspen of the East'

This Japanese resort town has become a world-class winter destination with a fantastic food scene to match
Gallery: The weird and wonderful faces of Japan after March 11

Gallery: The weird and wonderful faces of Japan after March 11

Photo show organizer Liezel Strauss asks the world, “What does Japan mean to you?”