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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. […]

Have you ever dreamed of living in a tree house?  I mean a real tree house where you can actually sleep, and cook dinner!  This is so elaborate and mind blowing.

Read on below, excerpt from cnn.com:

Photos: Eco-luxurious tree houses around the world In an instant, plain-planked interiors propped in the trees transformed into faraway lands, forts and hideaways. Brothers Andy and Simon Payne were no different. Growing up in Kenya, the two spent a great deal of time constructing zip wires, jungle swings and rudimentary tree-top homes. But the Paynes never gave up on their childhood dreams of building elaborate houses in the trees, and have continued to design and build impressive, eco-friendly tree […]

If you LOVE Japanese Manga…then this is pretty cool…he is back!

Read on below….expert from BBC.com:

Miyazaki, 75, is the co-founder of Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli As Oscar-winning film Spirited Away marks its 15th anniversary with a re-release in US cinemas, the BBC’s Tessa Wong looks at the impact its director Hayao Miyazaki has had on the world of animation. It would be no exaggeration to describe Hayao Miyazaki as the godfather of animation in Japan – some might even say the world. Since his directorial debut in 1979, his gentle and whimsical children’s […]

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 […]

Kyoto's Sagano Bamboo Forest: One of the most beautiful groves on Earth

Wow! This place is amazingly beautiful!

Kyoto, Japan’s Sagano Bamboo Forest is often featured on website lists highlighting the most beautiful woodlands in the world. Hogon-in Temple is found inside Tenryu-ji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the five major temples of Kyoto, located near the entrance of the Sagano Bamboo Forest. Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, are the most northerly-living non-human primates, say scientists. Mount Arashiyama’s Iwatayama Monkey Park is home to some 100 of the cute — but occasionally aggressive — […]

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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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Incredible photos of secret abandoned palaces

Polish photographer Patrycja Makowska takes incredibly detailed shots of ruined buildings but refuses to divulge their location. Polish photographer Patrycja Makowska takes incredibly detailed shots of ruined buildings but refuses to divulge their location. Makowska began shooting about 12 years ago after visiting a ruined castle in Muszyna in southern Poland. Makowska says she doesn’t want people to find the location of her images because “these places are destroyed and devastated, it’s better for them to have been forgotten.” […]

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China meat scandal hits Starbucks, BK, Papa John's

Fast food for Wednesday, anyone?

The Chinese meat scandal expanded to at least three new, major fast-food brands and one new nation on Tuesday, and more are expected to soon join the embarrassing fray.

Burger King, Starbucks and Papa John’s all said they, too, have stopped using any meat from the suspect supplier. At the same time, the crisis spread to Japan, where McDonald’s confirmed some of its Chicken McNuggets were made with meat from the supplier, Husi Food.

 

AFP CHINA-US-COFFEE A Starbucks store in China.(Photo: Frederic J. Brownm, AFP/Getty Images) The Chinese meat scandal expanded to at least three new, major fast-food brands and one new nation on Tuesday, and more are expected to soon join the embarrassing fray. Burger King, Starbucks and Papa John’s all said they, too, have stopped using any meat from the suspect supplier. At the same time, the crisis spread to Japan, where McDonald’s confirmed some of its Chicken McNuggets were made […]

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A 51-year-old male schoolgirl? Meet Tokyo's inspirational cross-dresser

Woohoo… Who is this pretty lady?

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Japanese society is generally quite traditional and conservative Following an alternative lifestyle can be difficult, but Hideaki Kobayashi took the plunge a few years ago Dressed as a uniform-clad schoolgirl, he gets a lot of attention, both positive and negative He’s been held up as an example of being true to yourself Tokyo (CNN) — In Japan, a country where structure, conformity and security are bedrocks, it is often hard for individuals to break free and follow […]

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. […]

 

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