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Grand Hyatt Tokyo unveils holiday, New Year menus

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Grand Hyatt Tokyo has announced its holiday and New Year menus that highlight the flavors of the season. The 10 restaurants and bars will be offering a range of holiday-inspired menus perfect for gatherings meant to share joy and happiness during this special time of year, including: • Elegant Christmas… Read

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KitKats team up with No. 1 sweets souvenir seller for gold caramel banana flavor

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While Japanese KitKats are widely known for their range of Japan seasonal and regional exclusive flavors from around the country, one of their most successful iterations thus far has been a Tokyo-inspired flavor. A strong gift-giving culture in Japan, particularly when one visits a different region for work or holiday, encourages bringing… Read

Lifestyle

Could you marry an otaku? Japanese people rank the geek hobbies they’d let slide for love

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Japan is home to a wide variety of otaku “geeks” that show their fandom for things like trains, manga, anime and video games. However, being classified as an otaku comes with a stigma attached, as the term is often connected to individuals who choose to escape from the real world by staying at home and indulging… Read

Travel

ANA to add 5 cities to its international service

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) will expand its international network by adding five cities (Istanbul, Milan, Moscow, Shenzhen and Stockholm) from Tokyo Haneda International Airport, starting in the summer schedule of 2020, with tickets going on sale in mid-December. The addition of these routes will bring the total number of international… Read

Opinions

Men in UK and U.S. seen growing less comfortable with women leaders

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Less than 50% of American men would be "very comfortable" with a female head of government, according to a survey that found men in Britain and the United States growing less comfortable with women in positions of power. The Reykjavik Index for Leadership, launched in 2018 by a group of… Read

Health

Renewables could cut power generation health impact by 80%

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Switching to renewables could cut the health impacts of air pollution from power generation as much as 80 percent by mid-century, experts say. Scientists and environmental groups have long advocated a switch to low-carbon power to cap the rise in global temperature to two degrees Celsius (3.6 Farenheit), as stipulated… Read

Travel

If you’re in search of a genuinely authentic onsen experience, Kinosaki should be your next getaway

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Lonely Planet named this unbelievably quaint town in northern Hyogo as one of Japan’s best onsen destinations. It has everything you need for a weekend of relaxation and proper Japanese hospitality. The famous hot springs of Kinosaki were discovered in the 8th century. Today there are seven public baths staggered throughout town,… Read

Health

Fujitsu improves efficiency in cancer genomic medicine in joint AI research with University of Tokyo

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Fujitsu has announced the results of a joint research project it has been conducting with the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo since April 2018. As part of this joint research Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd has successfully developed and verified AI technology to improve the efficiency of treatment… Read

Food

Robochef: Sony cooks up new AI unit for food revolution

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Cooking robots and tastier recipes: Japanese electronics giant Sony on Wednesday launched a new artificial intelligence unit they hope will change the way we cook and eat. The new research arm, Sony AI, will operate in Japan, Europe and the United States and also focus on the traditional areas of… Read

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NASCAR bullish on future after promising rebound

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The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated. Just how cool is NASCAR these days? Michael Jordan said before Sunday’s championship race he sets his clock to watch every week. NASCAR needs more fans to want to be like Mike, and… Read

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