Backpackers Guide To AsiaTravel guide for three of the best countries to visit in Asia for backpackers
Bay Area Startup Challenges Japan To Giant Robot BattleMegabots Inc., an Oakland, California-based startup, has built a 15-foot mechanical gladiator called the Mark II and challenged a Japanese firm to an international battle for robot supremacy.
7.0 Earthquake Hits Southern Coast Of JapanAn earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southern coast of Japan Friday.
Japanese Video Blogger Frantically Tries To Snuff Out House Fire In YouTube VideoA Japanese live-video blogger inadvertently filmed himself as he frantically tried to put out a fire in his apartment.
SF Supes Approve 'Comfort Women' Memorial To WWII Sex Slaves For Japanese SoldiersOvercoming the opposition of the Japanese government and some Bay Area Japanese-Americans, San Francisco Supervisors have voted to build a memorial to so-called "comfort women" who were sex slaves during World War II.
Working Abroad: Countries With Easily Obtainable Work VisasA look at five countries with easily obtainable work visas for Americans
Disney Apologizes For Poorly-Timed Tweet On Nagasaki AnniversaryWalt Disney Japan has apologized after a tweet sent from its corporate Twitter account wished readers "congratulations on a not special day" on the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
Disney Friendship Gives Netflix A BoostNetflix isn't done flying to record heights, as its stock soared Wednesday following Disney CEO Bob Iger earnings conference comments that he considers Netflix more of a friend than foe, and that products like Netflix are attractive because they offer a user-friendly and often times cheaper way for people to watch television.
Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Comes To Japan's Sacred Mount FujiClimbers who reach the summit of Mount Fuji will now be able to share their achievement via free Wi-Fi.
Nintendo Games To Feature Same-Sex Marriages Between CharactersNintendo confirmed that the new Fire Emblem role-playing games will introduce same-sex marriage to players.
Strong Earthquake Strikes South Of TokyoA strong earthquake has struck off an island chain south of Tokyo, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami.
7.8 Magnitude Quake Strikes Japan Saturday, No Tsunami Risk Due To Quake's DepthA strong 7.8 magnitude quake struck the open ocean, 543 miles south of Tokyo early Saturday morning.