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One of the most unique things in Japanese culture is the Japanese anime….from Super Mario to even Hello Kitty…this is one of the most coolest things you can find in Japan.

Read on below on this unique report about anime.  Excerpt from straitstimes.com:

 

A portable shrine (above) decorated with Lucky Star anime characters. PHOTOS: YOMIURI SHIMBUN, LEE SEOK HWAI The country hopes to use the global attraction to its manga and anime to help draw tourists, whose numbers the Abe administration ambitiously hopes will swell to 40 million by 2020. As the curtains fell on the Rio Olympic Games, one man stood out as the biggest star of the moment: Super Mario. Or rather, his alter ego, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. […]

Ancient Chinese vase set to fetch more than S$10 million in Hong Kong

 

Are you serious?  This is insane!  A few million dollars for a small ‘ancient’ vase (Read the original article below).  Imagine if you were the winning bidder, and went up on stage to receive the vase, and then you tripped and dropped the vase on the floor. reddit ask  Damn that would suck big time! Ha!

Its like that time I remember there was a hockey event and the team won the championship and the captain of the team who was holding the trophy dropped it on the floor by accident!

What other crazy million dollar bids you seen people snatch up before?  Share your stories below!

A Chinese Guan Vase of the Southern Song Dynasty is shown to the media in Hong Kong on Monday. The rare vase is expected to fetch more than 60 million HKD at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2015 which will take place on April 7. — PHOTO: AFP HONG KONG (AFP) – A simple Chinese vase made over 800 years ago and unveiled in Hong Kong Monday is expected to fetch HK$60 million (S$10.6 million) […]

Tainan kitchen kings: Around Taiwan\'s food capital in 19 dishes

 

YUM!!!

Danzai noodles – These oil noodles with minced pork and shrimp make one of the most iconic snacks in Tainan. Yes Taipei is the island’s most famous destination, but many of the dishes it was submitting were rooted from its oldest city, Tainan. Here, dishes are whipped up in makeshift kitchens and cheap food — particularly seafood — is king. The challenge is locating the best flavors in a city where public transport isn’t readily available and many older […]

In Asia, Tastes of the Sea

Sushi in Tokyo The chef David Kinch writes about a meal in Tokyo that changed his mind about sushi. During a 2008 visit to Tokyo , a friend surprised me by taking me to lunch and walking me unknowingly into Sushi Mizutani. I had heard of its chef, Hachiro Mizutani, a one-time student of the legendary sushi chef Jiro Ono and a national treasure in his own right. Sushi Mizutani had recently received three Michelin stars. But I failed […]

Living in: The world’s most visited cities

Time to plan for a trip but don’t know where to go? Here you go, the most visited cities!

London, most visited cities The same attractions that prompt people to love visiting a city – top-ranked restaurants, vibrant nightlife, diverse neighbourhoods, iconic sights – can entice them into staying longer term. In fact, many of the world’s most visited cities, as ranked by 2014’s Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index released in July, are also popular destinations for expats. But being a resident of one of the world’s most visited cities is not without its unique set of challenges. […]

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Oversize Expectations for the Airbus A380

To get a sense of the Airbus A380’s size and ambition, walk up the grand staircase of an Emirates version of the aircraft, past the showers and the first-class suites and then through endless rows in business class to the bar at the back of the upper deck. This sleek semicircle, alluringly underlit and fully stocked with pricey spirits like Grey Goose vodka, is undoubtedly one of the defining features of this aircraft, which can hold more than 500 […]

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And the world's best airline is...

Here comes the world’s best airline, you might want to mark it down for your next trip.

Lufthansa took 10th place in this year’s World Airline Awards. The airline is known for providing sleek economy seating with ample legroom. Comfortable with stylish fittings, Etihad airways offer business class seating to make you feel at home. The airline took 9th place in this year’s World Airline Awards. South-Korean based Asiana airlines has a five star rating and has maintained sky high standards since its inception 26 years ago. Garuda Indonesia scored eighth place in this year’s awards. […]

 

Fierce Typhoon Neoguri threatens Japanese island of Okinawa

For those who are currently in Okinawa or going there these few days, do take note and be extra careful.

But CNN International Meteorologist Ivan Cabrera warned that Typhoon Neoguri could still be cause for concern for Okinawa residents.

But CNN International Meteorologist Ivan Cabrera warned that Typhoon Neoguri could still be cause for concern for Okinawa residents.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Typhoon Neoguri is expected to strengthen into a super typhoon It’s forecast to pass close to Okinawa on Tuesday “This is scary stuff,” CNN’s Ivan Cabrera says, warning of a potential storm surge (CNN) — A large, powerful typhoon is growing in force as it barrels toward the Japanese island of Okinawa. Typhoon Neoguri is expected to strengthen into a super typhoon over the course of Sunday, meteorologists say. By the time it nears Okinawa early Tuesday, […]

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Geisha hunting in Kyoto: 7 things to know before going to Gion

There are 7 things that you need to know about Geisha, let find out more from the post!

Geisha are found throughout Japan, but Kyoto is considered the birthplace of geisha culture. The city’s historic Gion district is probably the most popular place for seeing geisha. Geisha are found throughout Japan, but Kyoto is considered the birthplace of geisha culture. The city’s historic Gion district is probably the most popular place for seeing geisha. There are easy ways to distinguish between maiko (apprentices, pictured) and geisha. A maiko will have decorations such as flowers in her hair; […]

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Can Vietnamese comics win readers' hearts?

Let read some Vietnamese comics!

Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print Hanoi Nguyen Thanh Phong’s Dragon General The Dragon General is about a military leader who fought off a Mongol invasion Continue reading the main story Related Stories A boy held captive in wooden stocks stares straight ahead, his gaze piercing. In the background, a woman sits on a hammock fanning herself. The arresting image graces the cover of a new Vietnamese comic entitled Long Than Tuong – The […]

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