Cherry Blossoms

Slippery Stairs Is The Japanese Game Show The World Never Knew It Needed

This. Is. Awesome.<p>Most of us never knew that watching six contestants trying to climb a slippery staircase could be so compelling, but here we are in the upside-down we call 2017.<p>An episode from a Japanese game show featuring a set of slippery stairs appeared on YouTube this week, and it has …

Weird

15 Washington, D.C.-themed gifts actually worth buying

Just in time for the holidays!<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Hey, Secret Santas. It's that time of the year again, so you better step up your gift-giving game. That's right. We're talking about gifts that will …

Shopping

Does tournament confetti point to Sakura's Street Fighter return?

Schoolgirl Shoryukens in 2018?<p>This weekend saw some of <i>Street Fighter V's</i> finest players gather in Boston, Massachusetts for the North American Finals …

Cherry Blossom

Lunch Break: Escape with us to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

One of Brooklyn's most beloved institutions is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Founded in 1897, the garden has served as a quiet refuge from the hustle …

Home

The ultimate city guide to Kyoto, Japan, from foodie hotspots to the top 5 temples

Kyoto was the Number 1 city in Wanderlust's Reader Travel Awards, a romantic vision of Japan with geisha, temples and tea shops. Here are the city's …

Japan

So… We Know What Fragrance Channing Tatum Wears

Whether your obsession with Channing Tatum started circa 2006 when he played bad-boy dancer Tyler in <i>Step Up</i>, when he starred in <i>Magic Mike</i> in 2012 or, …

Beauty

Was Kim Kardashian West's baby shower a decoy?

It all started at sunrise on November 11, 2017. I woke up quite early on the east coast to a newsfeed already populated by cherry blossoms. Kim Kardashian West had a baby shower and the theme was “a tea for three”<p>“A baby shower,” I whispered.<p>It was a naturally classy affair for the mother of two, …

Kim Kardashian

‘It was a tough decision’: Kim Kardashian reveals REAL reason she didn’t invite her surrogate to her baby shower

In case you missed it, <b>Kim Kardashian</b> threw a mega lavish baby shower over the weekend as she prepares to welcome her third child with <b>Kanye West</b> via …

Tristan Thompson

Anime fans object to plan to plant cherry blossom trees at movie’s real-life location in Japan

Fans of handsome swimming boys <b>anime Free!</b> don’t think gardeners should be free to plant sakura wherever they want.<p>Through the late ‘90s, <b>anime</b> …

Anime

Kim Kardashian on Why She Didn’t Invite Her Surrogate to Her Baby Shower

Last weekend, Kim Kardashian had a baby shower for her third child, which she and Kanye West are expecting via surrogate. The surrogate was not invited—but only because she had just met Kardashian’s family earlier that day, Kardashian said on <i>The Real</i> Thursday (via E!).<p>"It was like a weird decision …

Kim Kardashian

The Definitive Guide to the 10 Most Confusing Emojis

What do these strange looking emojis actually mean? Probably not what you expected.<p>Last month, Apple released hundreds of new emoji as part of iOS 11.1, putting a slew of striking text-ready visuals into the hands of iPhone users, including those who got their hands on the most advanced version of …

Language

Getting a Japan visa will be a lot easier from January

An application for a multiple-entry-visa will now need just three documents<p>Starting January 1, 2018 the Japanese embassy will issue multiple entry …

Immigration

20 Aromatherapy Products to Help You Through the Holidays

Aromatherapy is valued by many for its use of natural and essential oils and aromas in order to promote restoration, relaxation, stress relief, and general emotional well-being. For those who appreciate the value of aromatherapy, everyone has their favorite essential oils, whether it's for …

Skin Care

Imperial Palace's Inui Street to be opened on Dec. 2-10

The Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday that it will open Inui Street, running through the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, to the public on …

Japan

Is This Your First Look at Khloé Kardashian's Baby Bump?

It's definitely there. Right?<p>Khloé Kardashian just posted a photo for her Good American clothing line, and you can most definitely see a hint of a baby bump in the photo. I think. I mean, we still don't even have confirmation on the actual pregnancy! Mama Kris is a publicity genius!)<p>“You guys are …

Babies

It's Kim Kardashian's Baby Shower and She'll Wear a Tiny Little Crop Top If She Wants To

Kim Kardashian celebrated her third baby shower with a "tea for three"-themed party. She and Kanye are expecting via surrogate around Christmas, and that's more than enough reason to decorate with cherry blossom trees and an abundance of white flowers. For the occasion, Kim slipped into a …

Fashion

Inside Kim Kardashian's Star-Studded Shower for Baby No. 3

Everything's coming up cherry blossoms for <b>Kim Kardashian</b>'s baby shower for baby no. 3.<p>The <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> star had a "Tea for 3" baby …

Celebrity News

See All the Sweet Photos From Kim Kardashian's "Tea For 3" Baby Shower

Kim Kardashian is ready for baby number three. The 37-year-old reality star, who is reportedly expecting a baby girl via surrogate next month, threw a "tea for three"-themed baby shower on Saturday. "OK, guys, my baby shower for baby number three," Kim said in a Snapchat video documenting the …

Kim Kardashian

These are the most unusual holidays in the world [INFOGRAPHIC]

While India’s Holi Festival and Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival are famous worldwide, there are plenty of other fascinating regional holidays that …

Low Earth Orbit

Hong Kong video production company Visual Suspect created this awesome time-lapse footage by sending a drone into circular flight trajectories around …

Time-lapse Photography

A local's free guide to an EPIC Seoul South Korea Bucket List

A local’s free guide to an EPIC Seoul South Korea Bucket List<p>November 11, 2017<p>Seoul South Korea Bucket List from a Local? Pssh, Kelly you are so NOT …

Asia Travel

Fascinating and Modern Japan: 10 Things to Know

If you are thinking about travelling to Japan, there are some things you need to know beforehand. It is a magical and enigmatic place to visit. There …

Japan

New Release: Seiko Presage Cocktail Time extended with two additional watches

DEPLOYANT - Luxury watch reviews & horological lifestyles - Luxury watch reviews & horological lifestylesThe Seiko Presage collection welcomed the …

Watches

Connect With Beautiful Japanese Nature by Taking a Ride on This Sightseeing Train

At this time of the year, there are many autumn tours being offered in Japan. One undeniably awesome traditional experience you can try is riding the …

Japan

10 Yoga Gift Ideas For The Chick In Your Life Who's Basically In A Relationship With Her Yoga Mat

OK, real talk: The literal second that Halloween was officially over, I started blaring my holiday music like nobody's business — in the shower, in …

Dating

Another Watergate Scandal: the Hotel Now Offers $400 High Tea

Afternoon tea in England is a beloved ritual in many households. But in Washington, it’s a fancy event that’s mostly relegated to luxury hotels. A …

Tea

Cherry Blossom Festival: Bloom no show, yet show must go on

Written by Kallol Dey | Shillong |<p>Pink cherry blossom flower.<p>Delhi air pollution LIVE updates: Air quality worsening, says Sisodia; schools shut till …

Japan

Omarosa Manigault Was Banned From Posting Her White House Wedding Photo Shoot Online

A backdrop can make or break wedding photos, but, for former <i>Apprentice</i> star and, yes, White House aide Omarosa Manigault, it can do both. That's because the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump administration tried to use her own place of employment as a setting …

Donald Trump

Donald and Shinzo’s Excellent Adventure

On Tuesday, Donald Trump concluded a three-day visit to Japan, inaugurating his Administration’s first official tour of Asia since Trump took office. It was no accident that the event kicked off at a Japanese country club. Shinzo Abe is one of the few world leaders to enjoy a close rapport with the …

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