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6.6 Earthquake Shakes Up Locals & Travelers In Taiwan

BY JST NEWS On Monday morning, at 9:42 a.m. local time, a 6.6 earthquake shook the island of Taiwan. The quake lasted for almost 30 seconds, leaving many locals and travelers disoriented. Even for people in Taipei who are accustomed to frequent earthquakes, some were shaken up by swaying buildings that seemed to last much longer than […]

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Chopsticks Over History Books: 9 Must-Eats Of Okinawa, Japan

BY LENA KAZER When I made the puddle-jump from Taiwan to Okinawa, I knew very little about the impending flavor-lottery I would soon find on the Japanese prefecture. I anticipated engorging myself on raw fish and seaweed, cramming decades of youth-revitalizing vitamins into my body before heading back to the land of white bread and […]

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This Documentary Exposes The Dark Side Of Japan’s Internet Cafes

BY TEAM JST Courtesy: Vimeo If you’ve been to Japan, you’ve probably spent a few days fixated on its animated popular culture: cosplay in Harajuku, praying at the temple in Asakusa, or singing your heart out at karaoke. Then, you probably came to discover a darker side of Japan when your train was often delayed because […]

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8 Random Things You’ll Learn In Tokyo

BY JUDY WU Photo: Flickr/OiMax 1. Fresh produce is expensive If I lived in Tokyo, I would never eat fresh fruit or vegetables. It simply wouldn’t happen. After buying a two-pound watermelon for $21 and three tomatoes for $6,I decided to save my money for the karaoke bar. 2. Street vending machines everywhere Vending machines […]

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A Glow-In-The-Dark Ride? Nissan Went There.

BY TEAM JST Courtesy: YouTube Your road trip just got a lot more neon-happy. Let’s control the excitement, apparently these cars can’t be bought just yet. But we’re loving Nissan Leaf with a totally organic paint coat which not only contains Strontium Aluminate (a biologically solid odorless, nonflammable compound) but it also comes in the coolest […]

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Apparently, Hotels Staffed By Robots Is The Next Big Thing

BY JST NEWS A hotel full of Bicentennial Men. It’s really happening. This July 17, Japan’s Henn-Na Hotel (translation: Strange Hotel) will open and word on the street is that it will eventually be fully staffed by humanoid robots. SEE ALSO: Will.I.Am’s “#thatPOWER” Takes You to A Futuristic Tokyo According to CNN, the hotel will be opened by and […]

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Meet JST Instagrammer Of The Week: @DiningTraveler

BY DESIREE CONSTANCE CHOY Born in New York and raised in Puerto Rico, Jessica van Dop DeJesus had a taste of many cultures from an early age. Jessica caught the travel bug as a young Marin Corps officer on an assignment in Okinawa, Japan, and since then, has lived in the U.S., Puerto Rico (some […]

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