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Visit Tsukiji, a ‘Great Wonder of the World,’ While You Still Can

If you're visiting Tokyo and looking forward to eating well, chances are you’ve been told not to miss Tsukiji, the oldest and biggest fish market in …

Japanese Internet cafe chain evolves into Internet hotel great for backpackers, budget travelers

<b>Private rooms</b> with lockable doors, <b>showers, mail delivery service</b>, and online reservations in English.<p>One of the surprising things about the Japanese …

In Japan, single mothers struggle with poverty and a ‘culture of shame’

OSAKA, Japan — The country suffered a “lost decade,” and then another one, after its bubble burst some 25 years ago. To this day, despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to reinvigorate it, Japan’s economy remains in the doldrums.<p>Now, experts are warning of a “lost generation” — a whole tier of …

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17 Charts For People Who Love Plants But Can't Keep Anything Alive

You'll be a pro in no time.

Cuteness knows no boundaries with new bunny bags for all your small belongings

By keeping these <b>adorable pouches</b> full, you’ll never feel lonely again!<p>We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it many times over, Japan is a land of …

A caterpillar that eats and digests plastic in record time

In an accidental discovery, it has been found that larvae of the greater wax moth eat and digest polyethylene plastic bags in record time. Will this …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Japanese Twitter goes crazy for impromptu piano performance at Yodobashi Camera store in Kyoto

Two strangers came together over <b>the theme song from an 80s film starring David Bowie</b>.<p>For all the amazing Final Fantasy concerts and anime-themed …

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The Frog Slime Cure for Flu

A compound found in the protective slime of an Indian frog blows apart flu viruses and might become a powerful new drug to treat influenza, researchers reported Tuesday.<p>The compound, a small structure called a peptide, cured mice of killer doses of human flu, the research team reported in the …

17 anti-aging products dermatologists actually use

Ever wish you could sneak a peek inside the medicine cabinets of the country's top dermatologists for their anti-aging secrets? Now you can!<p>Ever wish you could sneak a peek inside the medicine cabinets of the country’s top dermatologists? Now you can! Here, they share the products they actually use …

Inside the Botanical Laboratory of Japanese Flower Artists AMKK

The duo moved to Tokyo wanting to be grunge musicians. They ended up reinventing the traditional art of ikebana flower arrangement.<p>When artistic duo AMKK moved to Tokyo in the 90s, the intention was to start a grunge band. Somehow they ended up owning a "botanical laboratory" and honing the craft …

16 Cheat Sheets For If You're A Foodie But Also Lazy AF

Easy and foolproof.

For the Best Food in Tokyo, Go Underground

Some say it’s impossible to grasp the scale of Tokyo’s food scene until you touch down in the city. But even then it takes years to learn how to navigate the tangle of eateries that make Tokyo the most Michelin-starred city in the world. With <i>ramen-yas</i>, sushi bars, bakeries, alleyway yakitori …

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These ingredients aren’t usually seen at home – but their presence opens up a realm of cocktail possibilities<p>Every working bartender will be familiar with this scenario: you go to visit friends or family on one of your nights off, and someone suggests that you whip up a round of mixed drinks for …

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Chinese billionaire offers biggest education prize

<b>A Chinese technology billionaire is offering the world's most valuable education prize.</b><p>The Yidan Prize will award nearly $8m (£6.64m) every year to two research projects that have the potential to "transform" global education.<p>Charles Chen Yidan, who co-founded China's internet company, Tencent, …

Soup kitchens have sprung up to provide meals for some of the estimated 3.5 million children officially living in poverty in one of world’s richest countries<p>The smell of beef stew wafts from a kitchen as a brigade of volunteers put their cooking skills to use on a recent Saturday evening in Tokyo’s …

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Victoria’s Secret Hair How-To Tutorial: Secrets Straight From the Angels' Hairstylist

For the latter part of the millennium, Victoria’s Secret hair has been big, sexy, tousled, and about as unattainable as Gigi Hadid's abs. Even if you're the biggest Angel fangirl (no judgments), watching the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show has always felt a little like a masterclass in things we'll …

Best air-purifying houseplants, according to NASA

NASA recommends one air-purifying plant for every 100 square feet of space<p>While architects are raving about the benefits of plant-covered facades, you don’t need to entirely mask your building with greenery in order to get the same benefits. Starting in the 1980s, NASA scientists began to study the …

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The Difference Between Streets, Boulevards, Avenues, and Other Roads

As you drive around a city, you’ll see streets, avenues, lanes, courts, parkways, and more types of roads than you can count. Turns out, those naming …

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

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7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

How To Set Yourself Free And Live Your Dream!

I often love to start the day reading inspiring messages that lift me up enough to go full speed ahead and start my day off with a bang. However, only once, I read something that made the blood in my veins freeze instantly.<p>When I read this quote, my whole life flew past me. It really does sound …

How to Make Sure Your Kids Have 'Grit,' Backed by Research

What makes kids persist? What gives them the “grit” to keep working hard in school, to get good grades and ultimately be successful in life?<p>A big …

The Wine Guide For People Who Can Never Remember Anything About Wine

<i>Caldera is the newest bottle from Bellus Wines, with a label designed by Cherry Bombe creative director Claudia Wu. A portion of its sales benefit the environmental nonprofit Earth Justice.(Photo: Chad Silver)</i><p><i>By Jordan Salcito as told to Catie L'Heureux</i><p>Choosing which wine to buy for a party depends …

They Say Never To Go Into The Old Northeastern Woods Alone And Now I Can Tell You Why

“But why do you have to go alone?”<p>My fiance and I had been through this about a half dozen times already, but even as I was putting the finishing …

This crazy instrument was built to 'play nature'

First "Pokémon Gym" Opening in Japan

Sanoyas Interactions has announced plans to open a Pokémon EXPO Gym in Osaka on November 19th. There's a 500yen admission fee, which comes with …

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Ekiben: The Special Japanese Railway–Only Bento Box – Japan Info

The word ekiben comes from a combination of the words “eki” (station) and “ben” (short for “bento”, meaning lunch box). Basically, ekibens are the …