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Cool Japan / The other Japan: Past prefect

The other Japan: Past prefect
Huffington Post - May 25, 2012

There are two Japans. One is the tangible, modern nation of today, the LED-spangled cities and bullet trains. The other is more ephemeral, the mystical psychological landscape of the nation's past. Always present, always just out of reach, it is the kingdom of the geisha, kabuki and the ryokan, the traditional roadside inn. (Huffington Post)
Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dane-steele-green/the-other-japan-past-prefect_b_1463241.html
Tokyo Skytree opens to public
Yomiuri - May 24, 2012



Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world, opened to the public Tuesday. Tokyo's new landmark in Sumida Ward opened after construction began three years and 10 months ago, finishing with a height of 634 meters, and surviving the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11 last year. (Yomiuri)

(Visitors take pictures from the base of the tower on Tuesday morning.)

A visit to Kyoto, Japan
about.com - May 20, 2012

Home to Nintendo, kimonos, and famous temples -- Kyoto, Japan, is always a big hit with visitors to Japan. But don't expect a small, Japanese village. Kyoto is home to nearly 1.5 million people, but still manages to retain a cultural charm that keeps people coming back; a whopping 30 million annual tourists, in fact! (about.com)
Link: http://goasia.about.com/b/2012/05/20/a-visit-to-kyoto-japan.htm

Preparing fugu, Japan's poisonous fish dish
BBC - May 18, 2012

The Japanese delicacy of fugu, or blowfish, is so poisonous that for decades chefs in Tokyo who prepare it have been strictly licensed. (BBC)
Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18102811

'Fire Fighting Water Pageant' underway in Harumi
NewsOnJapan.com - May 15, 2012

Many families gathered in Harumi on Sunday for what the Tokyo Fire Department is calling the customary "Fire Fighting Water Pageant." (NewsOnJapan.com)

Low-cost airlines may change travel culture in Japan
Mainichi - May 13, 2012

(Peach Aviation's inaugural flight arrives at Fukuoka Airport in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, on March 1.)

When it comes to travel, low-cost airlines have caught the spotlight this year in Japan more than anything. In March, Peach Aviation Ltd., whose shareholders include All Nippon Airways (ANA), began operating out of Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture. (Mainichi)

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