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Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner Has a Battery Problem

Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner Has a Battery Problem Getty Images Japan Airlines grounded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft today "after detecting smoke or gases that may have come from faults with the main battery," according to the BBC. Last year, all 787s were grounded for three months, CBS reports, after a "fire in a...

There's a Japanese Travel Agency for Stuffed Animals (Because of Course There Is)

There's a Japanese Travel Agency for Stuffed Animals (Because of Course There Is) Unagi Travel, Facebook You think you're feeling cooped up and need to get out and explore? What about that teddy bear of yours that hasn't emerged from your storage closet since 1985? A Japanese travel agency, Unagi Travel, which calls itself a "travel agency for stuffed...

Dreamliner Toilet Malfunction Grounds Japan Airlines Flight

The Dreamliner hasn't been such a dream thus far. Problems have been popping up with the Dreamliner since its first flight. The latest problem occurred with a Japan Airlines flight departing from Moscow. The plane had to turn around mid-flight today because of a problem...

Snakes On A Plane... Again

Snakes on a plane is a ridiculous movie concept, but the release of the movie has certainly helped us all to pay a bit more attention to real-life snakes on a plane scenarios. A Qantas flight from Australia to Japan was delayed for a full day recently when a Mandarin rat...

6 Weird Ways To Get Your Food Served Around The World

6 Weird Ways To Get Your Food Served Around The World Monik Markus, Flickr Now that food trucks are a staple in pretty much every metropolis, people have to get really creative to think about how to serve food in an edgy manner. But from fries in a vending machine to sparkling water in a public fountain, there are plenty of...

The Universe In A Moment At Ryōanji

The Universe In A Moment At Ryōanji Candace Rose Rardon It's a Sunday morning in Kyoto and I am sitting on the long wooden steps of the hōjō, the abbott's residence of Ryōanji Temple – one of 1,600 temples in this historic city. At my feet is the temple's famous karesansui, or dry rock garden....

Forget Cronuts. Try These 6 International Food Combinations.

Forget Cronuts. Try These 6 International Food Combinations. hirotomo t, Flickr Everyone loves a good food trend or weird restaurant. In fact some people even travel for them. But sometimes trends quickly turn to obsession. This year that has been the cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid bred in New York and quickly copied around the...

'Wannabe Ninja' Tourists Can Train In Japan

'Wannabe Ninja' Tourists Can Train In Japan specialoperations, Flickr Have you been aching to test your skills with a bō staff ever since watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a kid? Now you can do just that at a ninja training camp in the town in Iga, just east of Osaka, Japan. During the hour-long class, ninja...

Fake Plastic Food In Japan Evolved From Less Than Appetizing Origins

Fake Plastic Food In Japan Evolved From Less Than Appetizing Origins Mathieu Thouvenin, Flickr Walk through any food court or eatery in Japan and you'll find yourself face to face with walls of plastic food. These displays are designed to show potential diners exactly what they'll receive if they order a particular dish, from the portion size...

Great Comeback Cities For Travel

Great Comeback Cities For Travel Flickr, Michigan Municipal League Recently, the former automotive boomtown of Detroit made history by filing for bankruptcy, making it an easy butt of jokes on Twitter and in the news. However, Motown has also been making strides to become America's great comeback city, with...

Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park

Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park Flickr, Sarah Ackerman High Manhattan hotel prices ruining your summer travel plans? If you'd like to try urban camping -- sleeping under the skyscrapers of New York City -- you can try your luck for a spot at one of the city's summer Family Camping sessions. The Urban Park...

Yuka The Woolly Mammoth Goes On Display In Japan (VIDEO)

A 39,000-year-old woolly mammoth has gone on display in Yokohama, Japan. Dubbed "Yuka," the mammoth died at the age of 10 and was frozen in the Russian snow until it was discovered three years ago. Yuka is the best preserved example of her species, which went extinct...

Dispatch From Darwin: Discovering Asia In The Outback

Dispatch From Darwin: Discovering Asia In The Outback loop_oh, Flickr I was sitting in the Speakers Corner Café in the stunning (and unexpected) Parliament House in Darwin, a rare marriage between a Southeast Asian bungalow and a po-mo shout in light and glass; all around-as everywhere in central Darwin-were plaques...

Video Of The Day: Everybody Do The Wave

We just made it through the summer solstice, and these next few hot months will have many of us running toward any available water sources to keep cool. It can be disappointing to arrive at our favorite watering hole and find it packed with people, but the theme park-goers...

Mount Fuji And More Designated As UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Mount Fuji And More Designated As UNESCO World Heritage Sites Midori, Wikimedia Commons On Saturday, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee announced this year's newly inscribed locations to their list of World Heritage Sites from their 37th session in Cambodia. Each year, the UN agency evaluates the most culturally and naturally...

Japan Tests New 311 MPH Maglev Train

Japan Tests New 311 MPH Maglev Train Dom Pates, Flickr A new maglev train purported to reach speeds of 311 mph was tested for the first time on the Yamanashi test track in Japan this week. When put into service in 2027, the high-speed, magnetically levitated train will connect Tokyo with Nagoya, reducing the...

Photo Of The Day: Koyasan, Japan's Temple Town

Photo Of The Day: Koyasan, Japan's Temple Town hktang, Flickr Between the gentle peaks of the Kii moutain range, just south of Osaka, sit over 100 Buddhist temples in a beautifully dense forest. This seemingly hidden town of Koyasan, has possibly the densest concentration of temples anywhere in Japan, all of...

Five Scenes From A Spring Sojourn In Kyoto

Five Scenes From A Spring Sojourn In Kyoto Grant Martin, AOL I've just returned to Japan to lead a tour of Kyoto and Shikoku for two and a half weeks. In my first 24 hours here, in Kyoto, I've tried to pay special attention to everything because I know that our first impressions in a place are always the freshest....

What's the Best Country In Asia For Eating?

What's the Best Country In Asia For Eating? From the 17th to 19th century, Grand Tourists (usually from England) would set out on a journey of discovery. This excursion had a near-cemented itinerary, a list of places a young man (it was almost always a man) would have to visit to have a well-rounded education. Paris,...

80-Year-Old Climbers Vie For Record Of Oldest To Summit Everest

80-Year-Old Climbers Vie For Record Of Oldest To Summit Everest Two octogenarians are preparing to go head-to-head to determine who will hold the record for the oldest to summit Mt. Everest; 81-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan of Nepal and his 80-year-old rival Yuichiro Miura of Japan are both currently in Everest Base Camp on the South...

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