Japan

Japan's future 'dream technology': Maglev trains

Japan's future 'dream technology': Maglev trains

Train company JR Tokai plans to build a $100 billion track between Tokyo and Nagoya
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"
The enchanting forests of Japan's 'Eden'

The enchanting forests of Japan's 'Eden'

The island of Yakushima has ancient forests and mountains that come straight out of a magical Studio Ghibli production
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
12 amazing underground tourist attractions

12 amazing underground tourist attractions

Including: a town that lives underground, a medieval salt mine full of statues and the original city of Seattle
Gallery: 10 scariest places in Asia

Gallery: 10 scariest places in Asia

Robert Joe, host of National Geographic's "I Wouldn't Go In There," takes us in there
Tokyo travel: 11 things to know before you go

Tokyo travel: 11 things to know before you go

Cabs cost a fortune. "Kawaii" means cute. Here's more vital information you'll need before hitting Japan's sprawling capital
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
Typhoon Wipha hits Tokyo, kills at least 14

Typhoon Wipha hits Tokyo, kills at least 14

More than 500 domestic and international flights canceled at Tokyo airports

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