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Japan beaches you should visit

Japan is an archipelago made up of 6,852 islands — albeit several that are just 3,000 feet in circumference. Even so, it has an astonishing 18,486 miles of coastline, putting it at the top of the list of shoreline-rich countries. (Only Canada, Greenland, Russia, Indonesia, and the Philippines have more, and of those, the first three have frigid waters.) That means that Japan is awash in wonderful beaches. It also has its very own, unique beach culture. On your next trip to Japan, make sure to...
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Travel News: March 21, 2019

Viking Expands European River Fleet With Launch Of Seven New Ships Travel Pulse Viking welcomed the latest additions to its river fleet, with the naming of seven new river ships during a celebration on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. Of the seven ships, six are Viking Longships—Viking Einar, Viking Sigrun, Viking Sigyn, Viking Tir, Viking Ullur and Viking Vali—which will be deployed on Viking’s most popular itineraries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. The seventh new ship—Viking Hel...
Tags: Travel, Japan, California, Portugal, Tokyo, Airbus, Disneyland, Jetblue, Viking, News And Deals, Rhine River, Basel Switzerland, Tokyo Bay, Douro River, Lake Elsinore, Viking Vali


Japan, elevated: 10-city tour

JAPAN, ELEVATED A 10-city tour for experiencing the best of the country T o truly experience Japan, you need to go beyond the well-known sights — Tokyo is the perfect starting point, but it’s just the beginning. And to truly experience Japan, you need the only airline that brings you Japan, elevated. Enter All Nippon Airways. When you fly ANA, you’ll enjoy authentic Japanese dishes crafted by master chefs. You’ll be met with the Spirit of Omotena...
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Endangered bluefin tuna sold for $3.1 billion to sushi tycoon

A recent predawn auction at Tokyo’s new fish market brought a record-breaking bid for the endangered bluefin tuna. Sushi tycoon Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns the Sushi Zanmai chain, paid $3.1 million for the enormous fish, more than double the price from five years ago. Kimura’s Kiyomura Corp has won the annual action in the past, but the high price of the tuna this year definitely surprised the sushi king. Nonetheless, Kiyomura says: “the quality of the tuna I bought is the best.” The 612-pound (27...
Tags: Japan, Design, Tokyo, Pacific, Oma, Tsukiji, Tokyo Bay, Kiyoshi Kimura, Sushi Zanmai, Kimura, Kiyomura Corp, Kiyomura, Jamie Gibbon


You need to see this giant unicorn robot in Japan

Standing tall with its glowing eyes fixed on the horizon, an enormous mecha overlooks Tokyo Bay.            [Author: USA TODAY 10Best]
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Former President George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. The World War II hero, who also presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the final months of the Cold War, died late Friday night at his Houston home, said family spokesman Jim McGrath. His wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, died ...
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Former President George H.W. Bush dies at 94, family spokesman says

A young boy, left, reaches out in an attempt to shake the hand of President George H.W. Bush, center, as the walks amongst hundreds of surprised beach-goers at Corona Del Mar State Beach after the president made an impromptu visit to the beach in Newport Beach Friday, June 19,1992. Sunbathers were shocked to look up and see the president of the United States strolling by with a contingent of Secret Service agents and media. President Bush walked from the parking lot onto the sand shaking hands...
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Hawaii Friends of NRA Hold an NRA Dinner Like No Other ~ VIDEO

Opinion by LtCol (ret) Willes Lee Hawaii – -(AmmoLand.com)- It was my good fortune to attend the Hawaii Friends of NRA Banquet last week. We enjoy many varied and yet similar Friends dinners in cities across the United States. These are evenings of raffles, giveaways, meeting Second Amendment supporters, silent auction, live auction, dinner, short program, and friends in the hallway catching up. Hawaii is different, perhaps unique, in several ways. It is Hawaii. It was 52 degrees and cloudy whe...
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What to Do in Tokyo in 5 Days: Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Things to do in Tokyo

A side street in Shinjuku, Tokyo What to Do in Tokyo in 5 days UPDATE 2018: It’s official, the Tsukiji Fish Market has now closed. The outer market remains open, though, and the new complex opens on October 16th at Toyosu. As a result, we’ve updated our guide to 5 days in Tokyo. Because if there’s one place you don’t want to be, it’s at a fish market at 5 in the morning only to discover it isn’t there any more. You’re welcome ;-) A handpicked selection of secret and not-so-secret...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Hollywood, Bill Murray, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Starbucks, Scarlett Johansson, Nagasaki, Mario Bros, Yu, Yanaka, Shibuya, Akihabara, Royal Palace


Famed Tsukiji fish market uneasy over move to new site

TOKYO (AP) — After years of delays Tokyo's 80-year-old Tsukiji fish market is closing on Saturday to move to a more modern facility on reclaimed industrial land in Tokyo Bay.The new, 569 billion yen ($5 billion) facility at Toyosu... [Author: [email protected]]
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The best views of Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most famous sights, and everyone wants to catch a glimpse of it. It’s one of Japan’s Three Holy Mountains and, at 12,388 feet, the highest peak in the country. It’s designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, one of Japan’s Historic Sites, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. And while this extraordinary mountain is an active stratovolcano, fortunately, the last eruption was in the 1700s. Hiking the revered natural wonder is one way to see it, but the best way t...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Tokyo, Travel Tips, Fuji, Unesco World Heritage, Buddha, Mount Fuji, Kamakura, Tokyo Bay, Hakone, Fuji Five Lakes, Kawaguchiko, Lake Kawaguchiko, Kanagawa Prefecture, Sagami


2018 Fireworks #3-5

The continuation from previous Tokyo Bay are Fireworks. This was the second one just after the...
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Tokyo 2020 triathlon to start early to beat the heat

Triathlon events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be staged on the large man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay and will start early in the morning to counter the heat that is expected in the Japanese capital            [Author: AP]
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Read an Exclusive ‘Story of Science Fiction’ Interview Excerpt Featuring James Cameron and Steven Spielberg

In the new book James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, the renowned filmmaker sits down with Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg and more to get their perspectives on the importance and impact of the sci-fi genre. Below, you can read an exclusive excerpt from the interview Cameron conducted with Steven Spielberg. James Cameron Steven Spielberg Interview STEVEN SPIELBERG’S UNPARALLELED CAREER has spanned five decades and encompassed ever...
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You need to see this giant unicorn robot in Japan

There's a new Gundam guarding Tokyo Bay            [Author: USA TODAY 10Best]
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Mile-high skyscraper by 2045

The metropolitan region of Tokyo is home to more than 36 million people, making it the most populated metro in the world, but a few architects have their eyes on a new record for the Japanese capital: the first city to have a mile-high skyscraper. The project began in 2016 when the architecture firms Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Leslie E. Robertson Associates proposed the tower and its surrounding structures as a way to shield Tokyo Bay from natural disasters while accommodating a growing ...
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The US's newest, most advanced attack sub is ready to prowl the seas — check out the USS Colorado

The latest addition to the US sub fleet was commissioned on Saturday and has an array of sophisticated technology that's become the standard for US submarines. The USS Colorado also has a new feature: An Xbox gaming system controller used to guide its photonics masts, which replaced periscopes. It is the 15th Virginia-class submarine, designed for deep-sea and near-shore environments. The Colorado will carry out the sub force's seven core competencies: anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfa...
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10 Days in Japan Itinerary for First Time Visitors

Planning a trip to Japan? After spending years looking at beautiful and exotic photos of Japan, we knew we needed to visit Japan and see the country for ourselves. We wanted to see the colorful temples and shrines, eat the world’s best sushi, ride on a bullet train, be dazzled by its neon lights and soak up Japanese pop culture. We did all of this and more on a wonderful 10 days in Japan itinerary that focused on the best sites in Tokyo and Kyoto. Where to go in Japan? There are so many fabul...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Disney, Unesco, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Manga, Kyoto, Destinations, Osaka, Higashiyama, Viator, Sakura, Nara, Mount Fuji


Why Disney’s trackless rides can be a lot more fun than their predecessors

Visitors ride Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl, a holiday version of Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim on Wednesday, Dec 29, 2017. Luigi’s is a trackless ride that allows free-motion instead of routing riders on a traditional fixed track. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Albert, a mischievous monkey, is the delightful instigator of a series of fun mishaps in Mystic Manor in Hong Kong Disneyland. Albert’s childlike curiosity harken...
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Navy recommends sweeping changes after ship collisions

By LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON — U.S. Navy leaders are recommending a sweeping list of changes in sailor training, crew requirements and safety procedures to address systemic problems across the Pacific fleet that led to two deadly ship collisions earlier this year that killed 17 sailors, according to a copy of the report obtained by The Associated Press. A critical report scheduled to be released Thursday calls for about 60 recommended improvements that range from improved training on seamanshi...
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Ikebukuro Move Puts Tokyo Market in Growth Mode, says Yasushi Shiina

The relocation of the TIFFCOM market from the Tokyo Bay area to a new venue in Ikebukuro, was needed for growth, says Yasushi Shiina, the market’s new chief. Former director of the Tokyo International Film Festival and executive at media powerhouse Kadokawa, Shiina took over as the CEO of TIFFCOM. His first move was to […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Tokyo Bay, Ikebukuro, Tokyo International Film Festival, Yasushi Shiina, Kadokawa Shiina


What makes Tokyo so special?

A side street in Shinjuku, Tokyo What to Do in Tokyo in 5 days A handpicked selection of secret and not-so-secret things to do in Tokyo for those who wonder what makes the place special. Tendrils of smoke curl and float past scarlet pillars. Fingers fold white paper into prayers. Heads bow, hands wash in water, and the soft, sonorous chime of a gong, flecked with gold, reverberates through the crowd. This is the Asakusa Shrine, or Sanja-Sama (the shrine of the three gods,) in...
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Things To Do in Tokyo: See the City in Five Days

A side street in Shinjuku, Tokyo What to Do in Tokyo in 5 days A handpicked selection of secret and not-so-secret things to do in Tokyo for those who wonder what makes the place special. Tendrils of smoke curl and float past scarlet pillars. Fingers fold white paper into prayers. Heads bow, hands wash in water, and the soft, sonorous chime of a gong, flecked with gold, reverberates through the crowd. This is the Asakusa Shrine, or Sanja-Sama (the shrine of the three gods,) in...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Hollywood, Bill Murray, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Starbucks, Scarlett Johansson, Nagasaki, Mario Bros, Yu, Yanaka, Shibuya, Akihabara, Royal Palace


Comedy in Tokyo

ONCE IN HAITI, I listened to an English-speaking man tell a joke through an interpreter to a group of locals who only spoke Creole. He said, “God must be a fan of coffee, because ‘He-brews'”. The interpreter looked a little puzzled, but did his best. No one in the crowd laughed or even chuckled at the joke. But there were groans from the Americans in the group. Imagine trying that kind of wordplay in any language. Japanese humor is no different, with some types of comedy more appreciated than o...
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Hiroshima: The moment the US deployed the most powerful weapon known to man

On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m local time, the world entered the atomic age. The Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress bomber, deployed the most powerful weapon then known to man over Hiroshima. The southern Japanese city was " an important army depot and port of embarkation, " but its location and population also appealed to US officials who wanted to showcase their new weapon's destructive power. Sunday marks the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, ordered by President Harry Truman in th...
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Hand-Colored Photographs from 19th Century Japan: 110 Images Capture the Waning Days of Traditional Japanese Society

What we euphemistically refer to as the “Opening of Japan” catalyzed a period of seismic upheaval for the proud formerly closed country. Between the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1853 and the Meiji restoration in 1868, Japanese society changed rapidly due to the sudden forced influx of foreign capital and influence, much of it destructive. “Unemployment rose,” writes historian John W. Dower, “Domestic prices soared sky high…. Much of Japan was wracked by famine in the mid 1860s…. As if all ...
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Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning - container ship captain

By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the much larger ACX Crystal container ship collided in clear weather south of Tokyo Bay in the early ho...
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Tokyo to close doors on world’s oldest fish market — for now

Relocation of the historic market to a Tokyo Bay site has been in the works since 2001, but cost and environmental concerns have stalled the project.
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The cruel business of accountability

A few days ago the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald tragically collided with a large Philippine container ship just south of the entrance to Tokyo Bay. Seven American sailors were killed and several injured, including the captain, Commander Bryce Benson, who had been in command for only a short time.
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How The 2020 Olympics Will Reshape Tokyo's Skyline

For Architectural Digest, by Nick Mafi. If the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro were any indication of what to expect in 2020, city officials in Tokyo have their hands full preparing for the upcoming Olympic games. Some 500,000 foreigners traveled to Rio, purchasing the 7.5 million tickets. Accommodating this massive surge of attendees and providing transportation throughout the city proved no easy task. Preparing a city for the Olympic games often requires updating existing infrastructure, w...
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