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Woman to row from Japan to B.C. as part of global trip
CTV - Apr 27, 2012

(Sarah Outen, 26, began her epic journey on April 1, 2011 and has already journeyed by bicycle from
London, England, across Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia. )

A British woman who is attempting to become the first woman to travel around the world on her own steam is about to begin what may be the most difficult leg so far -- rowing from the coast of Japan all the way to Vancouver. (CTV)
Shibuya revitalization kicks off with Hikarie opening
Japan Times - Apr 26, 2012


News photo
(In the bag: Bags, cosmetics and "zakka" products are displayed on Shibuya Hikarie's shopping floor
during a media preview Tuesday in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward.)

The high-rise Shibuya Hikarie shopping and entertainment complex next to Shibuya Station opens Thursday, kicking off projects to revitalize the area known as a teen fashion mecca. The 34-floor glass tower with three basement floors boasts nearly 200 shops, 26 eateries, design and art galleries, office floors and a musical theater with 2,000 seats. (Japan Times)

Japan resort ranked number one in Asia
Daily Examiner - Apr 26, 2012
CLUB Med Sahoro in Japan, has come out tops in the hotel rankings in Asia, in the latest ratings by TripAdvisor.
(Club Med Sahoro in Japan.)

Club Med Sahoro in Japan, has come out tops in the hotel rankings in Asia, in the latest ratings by TripAdvisor. Club Med's win is seen as a global pat on the back for its famous team of multicultural GO's (staff) and its signature gourmet buffets that they are renowned for, when staying at one of its four and five Trident Resorts, at 80 locations around the globe. (Daily Examiner)

70% of adults want to go up Tokyo Sky Tree: survey
Japan Times - Apr 26, 2012

Tokyo Sky Tree, the world's tallest free-standing tower, opens May 22 and people nationwide are keen to go up it. Almost 70 percent of the 1,288 people polled in an April 6-9 Jiji Press survey want to take in Sumida Ward's new landmark, although some balked at the ticket prices. (Japan Times)


More Japanese flock to Southeast Asia
Japan Times - Apr 24, 2012

An increasing number of Japanese are relocating to Southeast Asia, not just to spend their retirement years in countries with temperate climates, but to do business and give their children a chance to master English. (Japan Times)

Russia Japanese to travel visa-free to Kurils on new boat
RIA Novosti - Apr 24, 2012
Japanese tourists will travel to the disputed South Kuril Islands in Russia on a visa-free exchange basis onboard a new boat
(Japanese tourists will travel to the disputed South Kuril Islands in Russia
on a visa-free exchange basis onboard a new boat)

Japanese tourists will travel to the disputed South Kuril Islands in Russia on a visa-free exchange basis onboard a new boat, the Etopirika, on Tuesday, an organizer said. Visa-free exchanges between Japan and the South Kurils, the subject of a territorial dispute between Russia and Japan, began in 1992 as part of a deal to improve ties between the countries. (RIA Novosti)

Narita's second runway marks 10 contentious years
Japan Times - Apr 24, 2012
News photo
(Ready for takeoff: Narita airport's contested second runway (top right), which marked its
10th anniversary on Wednesday, is shown in October 2011.)

Ten years have passed since Narita airport opened its long-delayed second runway, and its operator is hoping the stubby strip, which can accommodate the smaller aircraft favored by budget airlines, will be the key to fending off competition from other airports in Asia. (Japan Times)

Jessica Alba hits the tourist trail on family holiday in Japan
Daily Mail - Apr 23, 2012
Relaxing: Jessica got in a bit of meditation during her visit to the temple
(Relaxing: Jessica got in a bit of meditation during her visit to the temple)
A holiday to remember: Jessica Simpson shared this photo of her family visiting a Buddhist temple on Thursday in Kyoto, Japan
(Happy family: Jessica Simpson shared this photo of her family visiting a Buddhist temple
on Thursday in Kyoto, Japan)

Jessica Alba loves to keep her fans up-to-date by tweeting personal pictures and now she's sharing new snaps from her family vacation in Japan. The Sin City actress and husband Cash Warren are continuing their jaunt around Japan, this time visiting Kyoto with their two daughters, Honor and Haven. (Daily Mail)

JAL launches direct Narita-Boston flights
Yomiuri - Apr 23, 2012

Japan Airlines launched a regular direct flight connecting Narita International Airport and Boston on Sunday, the first new route for the airline since it came out of bankruptcy proceedings. JAL is the first airline to operate nonstop services between Asia and the U.S. city. It will initially operate four flights a week on the route and start daily flights in June. (Yomiuri)

Jetstar to intensify aviation battle
Yomiuri - Apr 23, 2012

With Jetstar Japan launching services this summer, competition among it and the nation's two other low-cost carriers and major airlines is likely to be intense. Jetstar Japan, backed by Japan Airlines and Qantas Airways, announced Tuesday six routes and corresponding fares for flights out of Narita and other airports, which will begin in July and August. (Yomiuri)

Japan to start random body searches at its international airports
MSNBC - Apr 22, 2012

Some passengers traveling through international airports in Japan can expect body searches beginning in June, the Kyodo news agency reported, citing transport ministry sources. Kyodo said about 10 percent of passengers at all airports with international flights would be randomly selected for a body search and baggage check. (MSNBC)

Sleeping giant Japan turns to tourism to wake up its economy
Independent - Apr 22, 2012

Takata, a shaven headed forty-something with 15 years training in the Japanese art of Inami wood carving, sits cross-legged as he chisels an incredibly ornate dragon's head for a nearby temple. A few feet away, the Asahi brewery hands out free samples of its wares, which are readily snapped up by thirsty Westerners who will later feast on thinly sliced, melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu beef. (Independent)

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