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

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

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

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

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.

The Honda logo is seen on the outside of a building at the Honda car assembly plant following the announcement that the firm is to axe 800 jobs on January 11, 2013 in Swindon, England.

Honda Establishes AI Research Center in Tokyo

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

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

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

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.

China, Japan

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

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.

Japan Knife Attack

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

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.

Tibetan Buddhist monks gather during Monlam or the Great Prayer rituals

Amazon Japan Offers Buddhist Rituals Online

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.

Godzilla statue in Los Angeles, California

Let Bygones Be Bygones: Godzilla Now an Official Tokyo Resident

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


Japanese Maglev Train Breaks World Speed Record

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


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

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

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 US Release Date and Spoiler Alert

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.

U.S. Air Force C130J Hercules Aircraft

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

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.

meat-shaped stone

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

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


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

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.

Takanori Gomi fighting in the UFC

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

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

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