Japan

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
Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Different year, same pictures. But still very cute
Geisha-in-training hit the streets:

Geisha-in-training hit the streets: "We are alive and well"

Young apprentice geisha try to drum up a tourism revival for typhoon-hit Kyoto
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
How Google mapped Mount Fuji

How Google mapped Mount Fuji

CNN's Diana Magnay and her crew join Google's trekking team to map the climb to Japan's most iconic mountain
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
Fantastical fishy art on show in Tokyo

Fantastical fishy art on show in Tokyo

Of all the bizarre art niches out there, "goldfish aquarium art" must rank fairly high -- yet this artist's made a career out of it
Trekkers swarm Mount Fuji on first day of season

Trekkers swarm Mount Fuji on first day of season

World Heritage Site listing of Japanese national symbol spurs huge interest among travelers
Now air-con grounds a Dreamliner flight

Now air-con grounds a Dreamliner flight

An All Nippon Airways 787 Dreamliner is held in Tokyo after a mechanical problem, the fourth such incident for Dreamliners in 10 days
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
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

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