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Woman who’s travelled for five years reveals how she can afford it

Nina Ragusa, now 31, from Florida, US, departed for Bangkok, Thailand a month before her 26th birthday — and has only returned home twice since.<p>She …

South-east Asia

How a Religious Sect Rooted in Yoga Became a Terrorist Group

Shoko Asahara admired Hitler, so it was perhaps fitting that when the cult leader set out to terrorize Tokyo, he used a nerve gas called sarin, first …

World War II

Japan Population Problem: Government Adopts Paternity Leave, Nursery School Measures To Increase Birth Rate

Japan's government approved Friday a set of initiatives aimed at reversing what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet called a "critical situation": …

Miss Universe Japan is Country’s First Mixed Beauty Queen

Ariyana Miyamoto made history this month as the first biracial Miss Universe Japan. The stunning beauty was born to a Japanese mother and African …

Get lost in Japan’s ancient samurai town

Kanazawa’s narrow, winding streets confound visitors, just as they confused intruders centuries ago.<p>It was early morning in Kanazawa’s historical Higashi Chaya district, a row of old latticed teahouses in a town that’s convoluted in both its layout and history. Steam wafted up from the stone road. …

Japan