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How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.

04/18/2014

A catastrophic tsunami – caused by an undersea earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude – destroyed the coast of Japan. Almost 16,000 were killed by the resulting flash floods, with thousands more injured or missing. The devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. (Photo credit by Noboru Hashimoto/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Fukushima Protest Marks Japan Earthquake Anniversary

Bay Area residents were marking the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident Tuesday with events including a protest outside the Japanese consulate in San Francisco – one of many planned at consulates across the United States.

03/11/2014

A world map shows the earthquakes recorded on March 11, 2014 and days prior. (USGS)

Flurry Of Earthquakes On Anniversary Of 9.0 Kobe Earthquake

A cluster of earthquakes around the world hit just before the third anniversary of the devastating 9.0 Kobe earthquake that set off a tsunami causing widespread destruction and triggering a nuclear meltdown in 2011.

03/11/2014

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Japanese Tourists Label Golden Gate Bridge Among ‘Most Overrated’ U.S. Attractions

The skyscraping span that is synonymous with San Francisco has apparently been a real letdown for many visitors from across the Pacific.

02/27/2014

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

UC Berkeley Researchers Study Kelp For Possible Radiation From Japan Fukushima Plant

The project “Kelp Watch 2014″ hopes to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.

02/06/2014

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

Internet Postings Stoke Bay Area Fears Of Nuclear Radiation Fallout From Japan Fukushima Disaster

The fears of fallout from the Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plan disaster are spiraling on the Internet and in the Bay Area.

01/31/2014

Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport

Japanese Airline Increases Dreamliner San Jose To Tokyo Flights

Non-stop service between San Jose and Tokyo that just resumed in June began daily departures Wednesday, two months ahead of schedule.

07/10/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (credit: James Morgan/Boeing Australia via Getty Images)

Tokyo Dreamliner Flights Return To Mineta San Jose Airport

All Nippon Airways Dreamliner flights to Tokyo return to San Jose’s airport this Saturday after the FAA grounded the fleet of 787s in January for their faulty batteries.

05/30/2013

Japanese Vice Consul Yoshiaki Nagaya is accused of felony assault and domestic violence against his wife. (San Mateo County Sheriff)

Japanese Diplomat Living In San Bruno Sentenced For Domestic Abuse

A San Francisco-based Japanese diplomat who pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges was ordered Monday to serve a year in jail.

03/18/2013

Alex Rios #51 of Puerto Rico is greeted by Mike Aviles #14 and the rest of the Puerto Rico team after he hit a two run home run that scored Aviles in the seventh inning of their game against Japan in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic at AT&T Park on March 17, 2013 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Puerto Rico Eliminates Defending Champ Japan In WBC Semifinal At AT&T Park

Even with a roster devoid of major leaguers and a mere six months to prepare his club, Japan manager Koji Yamamoto still felt immense pressure to continue his country’s dominance in the World Baseball Classic.

03/18/2013

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