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10 Best Places for Travel Adventures in Asia & the South Pacific in 2018

Asia and the South Pacific have long been favorites with backpackers. Maybe it's the sunshine or the ocean, but in this part of the world, everything seems so much more wholesome or exotic. The food's some of the most diverse on the planet and the vistas simply stunning. Just remember to pack your s

THETREKTODAY.COM - 2018-03-21 17:02:05

Trump congratulated Putin on his victory. Other world leaders stopped short of that.

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events President Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in 2017 in Hamburg. (Evan Vucci/AP) It's a friendly tradition for one wor

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 14:34:00

Amazon, Netflix Gain Ground in Japanese Streaming Market

CREDIT: Courtesy Sanrio Amazon nearly doubled its share and Netflix grew strongly in Japan's streaming market last year as the two global services try to raise their profiles in Asia. Total SVOD sales last is estimated at 183 billion yen ($1.7 billion), a 12.2% increase from the year before. GEM for

VARIETY - 2018-03-21 13:48:09

Spring flowers and cherry trees bloom 24/7 at this Las Vegas resort

Cherry trees are part of the Japanese-inspired display at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas. (Al Powers) Spring comes to Las Vegas - indoors, anyway. The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has just unveiled a Japanese-themed spring exhibit full of fragrant flowers and

LA TIMES - 2018-03-21 13:15:00

Making a splash: Japan's floating solar panels

Take a look at some solar panels - as you have probably never seen them before! More than 50,000 of them are on the reservoir of a dam near Tokyo, generating electricity at a newly operational solar power plant, one of the biggest in Japan. Annual output is expected to equal the power consumed by ab

EURONEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 13:13:27

China edges Japan as No. 2 filer of int'l patents behind US

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N.'s intellectual property agency says China has eclipsed Japan in the No. 2 rank among countries filing international patent applications and is on track to surpass the United States in the top spot within three years. Referring to China, Director-General Francis Gurry of the Wo

DAILY MAIL - 2018-03-21 11:45:25

Japan Quietly Hosted a Blockchain Roundtable for Central Banks, Regulators

Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA), the country's financial regulator, has revealed details of a closed-doors roundtable between regulators and central banks from a number of countries as a part of a wider multilateral joint research project on blockchain technology. Central banks and financial

CNBC - 2018-03-21 10:59:29

Russian FM threatens to 'hit back' at Britain over spy poisoning

Speaking after a meeting with Japanese counterpart Taro Kono, Sergei Lavrov said: "If the British government continues taking some anti-Russian measures, we will hit back under the principle of reciprocity." Lavrov urged the British government to "respond calmly" over the March 4 attack on former sp

24MATINS.UK - 2018-03-21 08:34:02

Revising Japan's Peace Constitution: Much Ado About Nothing

Changes to Japan's security policies tend to elicit fear among its neighbors. When Japanese leaders have sought changes to the post-World War II framework, which was meant to put the genie of Japanese militarism back in the bottle, critics tend to warn against military normalization or even the retu

WARONTHEROCKS.COM - 2018-03-21 07:55:36

Japan Cherry Blossom Festival 2018: Where and When to Visit

In Japan, spring is an occasion for social outings, serene walks in nature, and plenty of selfies taken next to cherry trees coated in candy-pink blossoms. Sakura matsuri, or cherry blossom festival, is recognized all over Japan in April - but with such a short bloom period, locals must make the mos

TRAVEL + LEISURE - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

The responsibilities travelers have to the places they visit

When you book a trip to the beach, your favorite city, or for an exotic jungle adventure, how often do you consider the impact that your actions will have on your destination? Unfortunately, that seems to be a secondary concern of many travelers - if it enters their minds at all - and, as a result,

MATADORNETWORK.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Russia's foreign minister threatens to 'hit back' at Britain over response to nerve agent attack

Russia's foreign minister threatened on Wednesday to retaliate against Britain for "anti-Russian measures", with the two countries at loggerheads over the poisoning of a spy in southern England. Speaking after a meeting with Japanese counterpart Taro Kono, Mr Lavrov said: "If the British government

TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-21 06:30:00

West Divided In Reaction To Putin Winning Presidential Election

The West has been sharply divided in its reaction to Vladimir Putin's decisive win in the Russian presidential election; while some European leaders have sent warm wishes to Putin in the hope of closer ties with Moscow, some others have taken advantage of the moment to say the strained relations wou

EURASIAREVIEW.COM - 2018-03-21 05:22:50

GOP senators criticize Trump for congratulating Putin on win

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Republican lawmakers are criticizing President Donald Trump for calling Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election. Sen. John McCain of Arizona said, "An American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham el

AP - 2018-03-21 04:29:40

The Talks Regarding Korean Comfort Women Between South Korea And Japan Continue

Shinzo Abe is the Japanese Prime Minister. He revisited an agreement from 2015 on Friday regarding the South Korean comfort women while talking with the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in. He stated the deal was based on two way ties and a promise between the nations. Shinzo Abe additionally stat

T2CONLINE.COM - 2018-03-21 04:05:00

Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa to open in August 2018

The first Hyatt beach resort in Japan, the luxury hotel is slated to open in late August 2018. Presently under construction on its own island less than 60 kilometres or approximately one hour from Naha Airport by car, the 344-room Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa faces the East China Sea in Onn

EHOTELIER.COM - 2018-03-21 02:51:28

Australia edges higher ahead of expected Fed rate hike; Japan closed for holiday

Australian markets gained early in the session on Wednesday, with markets focused on the Federal Reserve after it kicked off its March meeting. U.S. stocks rose overnight, with most in the market expecting an interest rate hike at the end of the Federal Open Market Committee's two-day meeting. The

CNBC - 2018-03-20 23:20:01

33 Photos Of The Hiroshima Aftermath That Reveal The Bombing's True Devastation

The blasts of air-raid sirens were a familiar sound for the approximately 245,000 residents of Hiroshima that still remained in the city center in August 1945 as World War II neared its conclusion. At the time, American B-29 bombers regularly (dubbed "Mr. B" by the Japanese) soared over the nearby c

ALLTHATSINTERESTING.COM - 2018-03-20 23:00:00

Uniqlo’s Latest Graphic Tee Design Celebrates Japan’s Top Ramen Shops

Uniqlo Ramen isn't necessarily one of those foods we need to remind you about. Since the dorm days, when super cheap, sodium-infused packets filled the air, ramen has been the noodle king. More recently, Americans are starting to think outside the packet and real, traditional (or as close as folks c

UPROXX - 2018-03-20 22:06:51

Japanese documentary 'Ramen Heads' extols the joy of slurping

Ramen is just noodles and broth, right? Well, no, it's actually much more, as we learn in the entertaining Japanese documentary "Ramen Heads." The dish has a fanatical following in Japan, where the movie's central figure, Chef Osamu Tomita, is celebrated as the king of ramen. He's a tireless perfect

LAREDO MORNING TIMES - 2018-03-20 21:34:08