Michael Amon

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How much money should I bring to Japan? Travel budget for visiting Tokyo!

Visiting Japan can mean different things to different people, but the kind of trip you will have depends to a large extent on what kind of budget you …

Japan

Beautiful Urban and Nature Photos of Japan by Taro Moberly

Stunning landscapes of Japan by <b>Taro Moberly</b>, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and traveler from America who currently lives and works in …

‘Implicit Bias’ Is Very Real and It Infects Every One of Us

Few Americans admit to being racist or prejudiced, and yet all of us are shaped by the often buried but intractable prejudices that affect how we see …

Outgrowing autism? Study looks at why some kids 'bloom'

Karen Melville remembers when her son Danny was diagnosed with autism so severe that his doctor feared he might never even talk, much less go to school. “It was like a freight train hit,” said Melville, a 39-year-old mother of two who lives in Brunswick, Ohio.<p>Five years of intensive therapy have …

Autism

So many Japanese people die alone, there’s an industry devoted to cleaning up after them

Every country has elderly people, but none experiences 'lonely deaths' quite like Japan, where over a quarter of the population is over 65<p>KAWASAKI, …

Forget 5-star restaurants and celebrity chefs — the best place in Japan to try Japanese food is in a department store

Japan, perhaps more than other destinations, is a place you travel with your taste buds.<p>There are so many local specialties, from sushi and yakitori to okonomiyaki and shumai, that it'd be a shame to not try everything Japan's culinary tradition offers.<p>The best place to find and sample Japanese …

A psychological ailment called 'hikikomori' is imprisoning 500,000 Japanese people in their homes — and it's more of a threat than ever

Hayashi Kyoko started becoming a social recluse when her high school principal started talking about university entrance exams on the first day of school.<p>"The fun high-school life I was looking forward to transformed into nothing more than a period of test preparation," the Japanese native told the …

Artist Creates a Beautiful Series of Animated GIF Illustrations Inspired by Her 2017 Trip to Japan

<i>Looping Japan 2017</i> is a beautiful series of animated GIF illustrations, created by artist Clara Christine Wijaya, that were each inspired by sights …

A Long History of Japanese Women Warriors

Long before the term "samurai" came into usage, Japanese fighters were skilled with the sword and spear. These warriors included some women, such as …

World History

Japan Deal: $434+ U.S. Cities To Tokyo - Round Trip On Singapore, ANA & More...

Tokyo – the best city in the world, the future host of the summer Olympics and the place travelers just cannot get enough of. There’s so much to do, …

Japan

Why Mieko Kawakami Is the One Japanese Writer You Should Be Reading

Mieko Kawakami is emerging as one of Japan’s most prominent young literary voices, with thoughtfulness and eccentricity at the heart of her …

Literature

Dense Tokyo as Seen Through the Lens of Tatsuto

all photos by Tatsuto | used with permission<p>It’s well-documented that Tokyo is amongst the world’s most densely-populated cities. And you don’t have …

9割強の女性たちが「両立不安」を抱える日本社会

共働き夫婦の最新離婚事情…… イクメンに疲れた夫が離婚を切り出すケースも!?

Here’s what to expect when you come off antidepressants

Improved mood, wanting to avoid unpleasant side effects or the convenience of being prescription-free – there are many reasons you might decide …

Depression

36 hours in Osaka, Japan

Tourists from other Asian countries have it figured out: Osaka is the new place to be in Japan. The city’s visitor statistics are soaring, yet most …

Japan

Supreme Court takes on major Fourth Amendment case

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court grappled with a major case involving privacy in the digital age on Wednesday, discussing how to apply established legal rules to rapidly changing technology.<p>Several of the justices struggled with the Trump administration's position that the government does not need a …

Bill Clinton

NKorea launches ICBM in possibly its longest-range test yet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After 2 ½ months of relative peace, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, claiming a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could put Washington and the entire eastern U.S. seaboard within range.<p>The North …

North Korea

Ghost ships wash up in Japan with skeletons on board

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> At least four ships have washed up on Japan's west coast this month, some with bodies on board, and while authorities haven't confirmed their origin, signs suggest they're from North Korea.<p>Eight skeletons were found in the hull of one wooden boat that washed ashore on Miyazawa beach …

The Guardians of Painter Miwa Komatsu

Miwa Komatsu grew up in the mountainous regions of Nagano, Japan. The hills and forests was her playground; the animals her friends. She remembers …

15 Fascinating Books to Read Before Visiting Japan

I always like to read about a destination before I visit and Japan is perfect for this. It has a unique and fascinating culture and learning more …

Japan

The ultimate city guide to Kyoto, Japan

It was such a cliché it could have been a scene from a film. Across the narrow and fast-flowing river was a brightly lit restaurant. In the window …

Big Stupid Baby Dumps Load Of Fish Food On Japanese Koi Pond [Update]

America’s most rapacious infant strapped on his travelin’ diaper and journeyed to Japan over the weekend, his second stop in a five-country tour …

Why pain can feel so good

For many people, the act of enduring pain is in fact quite pleasurable.<p>Think of those guys you see at the gym who are wrestling with heavy weights as …

Japan’s Second City: The Only Osaka Travel Guide You’ll Ever Need

Tokyo may be Japan’s biggest, busiest city, but Osaka is its most vivacious. With a population of 2.7 million, it’s the second largest city in Japan …

Japan

The beauty of Japan's lonely vending machines

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vending machines are a mainstay of Japanese culture. There are over 5.5 million in the country -- one for every 23 people, the highest ratio in the world.<p>They're ubiquitous and almost always outdoors, making them immediately stand out to anyone visiting Japan. They sell nearly everything -- …

A Broke Traveller's Guide to Living Out of Konbini For a Week in Japan

From cafés that can fulfil any need and desire, through to the many vending machines on every street corner, Japan is the ultimate nation of …

Japan

Shinzo Abe Keeps Winning

Despite his unpopularity, Japan’s nationalistic prime minister will likely get a big boost in Sunday’s snap elections.<p>When Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, called a lower house snap election in September, he appeared to be imperiling his supermajority and risking a Theresa May nightmare …

Japan