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12 fun things to do in Tokyo that will cost you absolutely nothing

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With soaring housing costs and relatively high-priced consumer goods, it is no wonder that Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. But having fun in this sprawling metropolis need not always involve huge amounts of cash if you know where to look. In fact, tourists can have a… Read

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Why a Republican won't beat Trump in 2020

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Two days before being sworn in to the U.S. Senate, Mitt Romney wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post outlining his concerns about President Donald Trump “not rising to the mantle of the office.” Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, did not exactly break new ground. His column… Read

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Customize your own car keychain, with number plate for free

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Maintenance DVD Shop MKJP, a Nara-based company that makes car maintenance tutorial videos, also sells special keychains with an illustration of a car. The keychain design has a lineup of 312 car models and 12 colors to choose from, so you can customize it to look like your own car.… Read

Food

Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

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A hamburger a week, but no more — that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report… Read

Travel

Vietjet launches Hanoi-Tokyo flights

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Vietjet has launched flights between Hanoi and Narita International Airport near Tokyo. The new Narita service follows the launch of Vietjet flights between Hanoi and Osaka route and Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) - Osaka. The route will operate on a daily basis with a flight time of around six hours… Read

Health

Fund battling AIDS, TB and malaria seeks $14 bil to invigorate fight

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At least $14 billion is needed to accelerate the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and quell stubborn epidemics that still kill millions, the head of a global health fund says. Announcing a fundraising target for the next three-year cycle, Peter Sands, director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,… Read

Lifestyle

Experiencing life with art

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One of the things I love most about Mori Building is the obvious appreciation for art. From the ever-engaging and unique exhibits at the Mori Art Museum to the art displayed inside MORI LIVING residences and in public areas around the HILLS, there is always something beautiful to see. And… Read

Lifestyle

Buying property in Japan? This mini tower house can be yours for ¥1.3 mil

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People often say that Japan is a land of contrasts. It’s a country where faxes coexist with futuristic robot technologies, ancient shrines peer out from the shadow of city high rises, and women in kimono strut around on streets where you’ll also find some of the craziest cosplay. And while some of the smallest houses on tiny plots of land can… Read

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Mini bronze medical patches

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Panasonic's CoriCoran patches can be attached on the neck, back, shoulder, and so forth to improve blood circulation and relieve muscle stiffness. These new patches are small and round size, about 3 centimeters in diameter, so they can be used without getting in the way. The medical patches rely on… Read

Travel

Manga Art Hotel Tokyo welcomes foreign guests with over 5,000 manga, including English editions

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Japan’s capsule hotels are sometimes scoffingly referred to as “rent-a-coffins” in English guidebooks, and even among Japanese people, they have a stigma as cramped, bare-bones accommodations. Because of that, in their marketing many capsule hotels make a point of mentioning how surprisingly comfortable their facilities are, giving you every assurance that you’ll… Read

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