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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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Italian gelatos are to die for. Eating them on a daily basis during your trip to any city in Italy is an absolute routine. There's not a better treat on a lovely summer day! (Photo credit: Flickr/Derek Key)

9 International Foods That Dominated Your Feed In 2014

BY TEAM JST 2014 was the year of snapping photos of your food before touching it with your lips. Sure, all of us love to show off about the exotic cuisines we devour on the road. From vintage wines in Europe to a never-before-seen appetizer which can only be found off the coast of a […]

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Guess What’s Back On The Menu At McDonald’s In Japan

BY JST NEWS If you were traveling in Japan during the last several weeks, you’ve probably noticed that medium and large french fries weren’t on local McDonald’s menus while you could order extra chicken nuggets for merely 100 yen. That’s because the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants was experiencing a shortage of french […]

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Happy 50th Birthday To Japan’s Fastest Bullet Train!

BY JERRY LEON Ceremonial launch of 1964 shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka. Photo: telegraph.co.uk Central Japan Railway (JR Tokai) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the country’s first shinkansen “bullet train”, in a ceremony at Tokyo’s central station. Company workers and guests were in attendance as the N700A, the company’s newest high-speed rail train, took […]

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Tokyo Streets Dominated By Real-Life Mario Karts

BY JST NEWS Your childhood dream comes true every month on the streets of Tokyo. This weekend, large groups of your favorite characters from Mario Kart zipped through big road to tiny alleys, in full on cosplay fashion. Thanks to a go-cart rental company Akiba Cart who organizes monthly events in Japan’s capital for fans […]

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New Smartphone Technology Ensures You’re Buying Prada, NOT Prado!

BY TEAM JST Many girls travel to Asia with the hopes of scoring luggage full of fake handbags, making the counterfeit bag market a multi-billion dollar business. The market has gotten so large that it’s hard to identify which ones are Prada or Prodo. NEC – a large Japanese multinational provider of IT services and products – […]

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How To Eat Like A Samurai In Japan

BY DRISANA MISRA During the Edo Period (1603-1868), a typical samurai meal consisted of a bowl of husked rice, an unassuming grilled fish, and a dish of some sort of pickled vegetable, perhaps garnished with shaved daikon radish. Unadorned, yet riddled with nutrients, these meals reflect what we understand today as bushido aesthetic and discipline. Nowadays, […]

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