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Tokyo tranportation tips

Transportation Tips! The Best Ways To Get In & Around Tokyo

BY WENDY HUNG There are many options when it comes to traveling to Tokyo or getting around the city. For first-timers, read through the info below so you can make the most adequate plans for your trip! Getting in and around Tokyo can be stressful since you probably don’t speak Japanese and there are MANY transportation options […]

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Backstage With MONO: Japan’s Most Passionate Band

BY EVAN MOLINEUX, MICHAEL SWIFT Chris Mølina Takaakira Goto is a man that loves his job. Lead guitarist and main composer of Japanese band Mono, he has had a long and successful international career making music and touring the world and from the sound of it, he doesn’t intend to slow down. On the band’s […]

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Japan Opens World’s First Robot Hotel, And It IS Strange

BY JST NEWS In February, Jetset Times reported Japan was set to open the world’s first robot hotel. The day has come. SEE ALSO: Apparently, Hotels Staffed By Robots Is The Next Big Thing Henn-Na Hotel (translation: Strange Hotel) opened on July 17 and it’s currently run almost entirely by robots. Word on the street is that it […]

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Solar Impulse aircraft

Why This Solar-Powered Plane’s Record-Breaking Mission Is Paused

BY JST NEWS YouTube André Borschberg remains confident even if his dream is delayed until April 2016. On July 3, Solar Impulse 2, the first around-the-world aircraft solely powered by the sun, landed in Hawaii after its flight from Japan. After five days (117 hours and 52 minutes,) the aircraft’s batteries overheated, causing an enormous speed bump […]

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Mount Fuji

There’s WiFi At Mount Fuji, So You Can Induce Major FOMO

BY JST NEWS Mount Fuji gets WiFi!! @sunrise963972am gives you tunes for a steep climb, wherever it may lead! See us at the top ;) pic.twitter.com/amWc1dgbo3 — Shabnam Dutta Sahi (@shabbysahi) July 13, 2015 When you reach the top of Mount Fuji, coaxing a FOMO moment via Instagram is completely do-able. SEE ALSO: Happy 50th Birthday To […]

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Flickr Kevin Poh Shinjuku Tokyo

19 Tokyo Neighborhoods: A Breakdown MADE For Travelers

BY WENDY HUNG Flickr/t-mizo Planning a trip and getting around Tokyo are about discovering the cosmopolitan, modern yet quirky neighborhoods that each has to offer. This multifaceted city has plenty of nooks full of ancient landmarks, fabulous restaurants and cheeky bars. Here’s an easy and quick breakdown of 19 neighborhoods in one of the most major cities in […]

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BBC Japan bullet train suicide

Suicide In Japan Bullet Train Kills Two

BY JST NEWS Courtesy: YouTube Travelers on Japan’s Shinkansen today were on an unexpected and unfortunate incident. On route from Tokyo to Osaka, the bullet train was forced to make a stop near Odawara (45 miles south of Tokyo) due to a man who was believed to have poured a flammable liquid over his body […]

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