World’s Most Luxurious Train, and Most Expensive Train Ride, Opens in Japan

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | May 04, 2017 08:55 AM EDT

A ticket costs from $2,860 to $10,000, depending on the itinerary. read more

Trump Seeks Tokyo's Support to Counter China's Growing Influence in Asia

Desiree Sison   | Nov 12, 2016 06:59 AM EST

US President-elect Donald Trump is set to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week in what experts believe would be the start of US-Japan talks on measures to counter the growing influence of China in Asia. read more

Honda Establishes AI Research Center in Tokyo

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 01, 2016 11:09 AM EDT

Honda announced recently that the company will be focusing its artificial intelligence research and development efforts on the newly-built research center in Tokyo. read more

India, Japan Join Forces to Counter China's Assertiveness in Disputed Territories

Desiree Sison   | Oct 30, 2016 08:32 AM EDT

India and Japan are expected to strengthen military ties to counter China's increasing assertiveness in disputed territories when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays a visit to Tokyo for an annual summit next month. read more

China Likely to Raise THAAD Deployment Issue During Talks With Japan, South Korea in Tokyo

Som Patidar   | Aug 23, 2016 10:09 AM EDT

China is likely to raise its concerns over the planned deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system to Korea during trilateral talks with Japan and South Korea. read more

Japan Knife Attack: 19 Dead at Care Home for People With Disabilities; Suspect was Fired From Facility

Kat De Guzman   | Jul 27, 2016 08:43 AM EDT

Nineteen people have been confirmed dead, and 26 more are injured after a knife-wielding man attacked people at a care home for people with disabilities. The attacker had reportedly been fired from the facility. read more

Amazon Japan Offers Buddhist Rituals Online

Alexis Villarias   | Feb 06, 2016 12:03 PM EST

In Japan, many local Buddhist temples are increasingly losing offerings and business within their communities with the emergence of online temple services. Now, Amazon Japan offers ritual services online at a cheaper rate compared to temples. read more

Let Bygones Be Bygones: Godzilla Now an Official Tokyo Resident

K.E. Pulumbarit   | Jun 08, 2015 07:37 AM EDT

There's a new kid in town! The Shinjuku ward of Tokyo recently welcomed Godzilla as its newest citizen and tourism ambassador. read more

Japanese Maglev Train Breaks World Speed Record

David Curry   | Apr 21, 2015 03:36 PM EDT

These speeds will allow the common traveler to travel from Tokyo to Nagoya in under 40 minutes. read more

Apple Watch Stores Coming to Tokyo, London and Paris on April 10

David Curry   | Mar 29, 2015 11:33 AM EDT

To make sure everything goes smoothly, Apple is buying new retail estate dedicated to selling the Apple Watch. read more

Big Hero 6 US Release Date and Spoiler Alert

Joseph   | Oct 28, 2014 07:00 AM EDT

Disney is about to release another promising animated film called Big Hero 6 on November 7, 2014. It already made its debut during the Tokyo International Film Festival and it already has earned $5 million last October 23, 2014. read more

American Airman Dies, Two Still Missing in Japan due to Typhoon Phanfone

Rafael Ross   | Oct 06, 2014 01:41 PM EDT

One of the three American Air Force personnel who were swept by big waves out to sea is confirmed dead. The other two are still missing. read more

National Palace Museum's Meat-shaped Stone To Be Part Of Japan Exhibit

Acsilyn Miyazaki   | Oct 02, 2014 07:00 PM EDT

One of the most treasured artifacts of Taipei's National Palace Museum would be shipped to Japan for an exhibit. read more

Asia Has the Top 3 Most Sleep Deprived Cities on the Planet: Tokyo, Seoul, and Singapore

David Perry   | Sep 22, 2014 03:08 AM EDT

It's official: with an eye-watering average of just five hours and 46 minutes of sleep a night, Tokyo has taken the dubious title of the world's most somnambulant city. read more

Japanese MMA fever rising says Takanori Gomi as he prepares for Myles Jury

Jaime Luis Aldecoa   | Sep 20, 2014 01:24 AM EDT

Japanese lightweight Takanori Gomi says that MMA is definitely back on the rise in Japan. read more

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