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The 50 Best Hip-Hop Diss Songs

What's beef? Is it when your mom ain't safe up in the street? Or is it actually the fifth element of hip-hop? Dating all of the way back to when Big …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Behold The Stealthy BMW Motorrad Japan Ignite Straight Six Motorcycles

The BMW K1600 GTL gets a double helping of custom goodness courtesy BMW Motorrad Japan and the results are pretty phenomenal, in two distinctly …

Average Rent in Japan by Prefecture

We recently posted articles on the average rent in Tokyo, and for the Kinki region (Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe). In this follow up, we’ll look at average …

Japan

Allies: Why Japan, Rather Than Israel, Should Be the New Britain

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan's new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America's most important ally in the early 21st century.<p>It's a status that Abe certainly seems to embrace. In his …

Geopolitics

#GoHomeIndianMedia: Here's why the Nepalis are mad as hell at Indian press - Firstpost

Has the Indian media collectively jumped the shark?<p>If Twitter on Sunday was any indication, then the answer is a resounding 'YES'.<p>Angry Nepalese …

The customs of Japanese public schools – Is there a ’clean up time’ at schools in your country?! – Japan Info

Even if you come to Japan on a trip, it is difficult to know about Japanese schools.<br>Therefore, today, I would like to introduce some Japanese public …

All you need to know about Japanese hot springs – Japan Info

Thanks to the abundance of volcanic activity all along the Japanese archipelago, Japan’s ancient custom of bathing in hot springs is legendary. The …

A Survival Guide to Japanese Misbehavior

Japanese kids have it rough, there are no two ways about that. As a teenager, being rushed through cram school, club activities and university …

Japan

Deal: Get a third night free at nine Hong Kong hotels

Dorsett Hotels is offering a third night free in May or June at nine hotels in Hong Kong.<p>The deal: The free night applies to hotels including the Kwun Tong, Dorsett Mongkok, Dorsett Tsuen Wan and Cosmpolitan Hotel in the Wan Chai neighborhood. The hotels toss in extras such as free Wi-Fi, a pillow …

9 Indian Special Forces That Are Among The Best In The World

Ranked as the 7th largest country in the world and flanked by a few difficult neighbours, it is definitely a Herculean task to safeguard a country …

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages.<p><b>1. Some continents have more languages than others</b><p>Not all continents are equally diverse in the number of spoken languages. Whereas Asia leads the …

Language

Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup in 2015 and 2016 | Reuters

(Reuters) - Japan have been reappointed as hosts of the FIFA Club World Cup for the next two years, the sport’s world governing body announced on Thursday.<p>FIFA said the annual tournament would be held in Japan in 2015 and 2016 with this year’s edition scheduled for December 10-20.<p>“This is a country …

FIFA Club World Cup

How babies learn languages: TED talk

Just came across this fascinating video. I like the last point where she mentions that human interaction is the most important thing for babies to …

iPad

Your Game of Thrones Refresher: Where Did We Leave Off?

This weekend, <i>Game of Thrones</i> returns for its fifth season of death and sex, intrigue, and lemon cakes. By now, the many characters and crossing plot lines can be difficult to keep straight, even for book readers—is Gendry still rowing?—but as the HBO series has passed its midpoint, it’s more …

How to Navigate Tokyo, the Greatest Shopping City on Earth

Style<p>It's no secret that Tokyo is packed with cutting-edge fashion and high-design gear, but good luck finding it all without a guide. That's why whenever we go, we call up designer Steven Alan, who's been scouting the city for twenty-five years—and now he's sharing his favorite Tokyo haunts with …

5 Brilliant Jokes Almost Everyone Missed In Famous Movies

Just because you can't see something, it doesn't mean it's not there. I thought everyone understood that (especially the dangerously overweight men …

42 Spiritual Quotes From India's Greatest Philosophers

Ved Vyasa (The Bhagavad Gita)<p>Painting: Ramanarayanadatta astri (Gorakhpur Geeta Press)<p>Chanakya<p>The Tree Of Wisdom<p>Prajñadanda (The Staff of …

Hinduism

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …