Tokyo

Disney characters Mickey (L) and Minnie Mouse (R), dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos, wave to greet guests from a float during the theme park's annual New Year's Day parade at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, suburban Tokyo on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people visited the theme park to mark the start of the New Year's holiday, the biggest one of the year in Japan.     AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Disney Apologizes For Poorly-Timed Tweet On Nagasaki Anniversary

Walt 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.

08/10/2015

A display for the Nintendo 3DS (Toshifumi Kitamura/Getty Images)

Nintendo Games To Feature Same-Sex Marriages Between Characters

Nintendo confirmed that the new Fire Emblem role-playing games will introduce same-sex marriage to players.

06/24/2015

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Strong Earthquake Strikes South Of Tokyo

A strong earthquake has struck off an island chain south of Tokyo, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami.

06/23/2015

Blue Bottle Coffee Co.'s New Orleans-style Iced Coffee will be available at grocery stores nationwide. (photo via Bluebottlecoffee.com)

4-Hour Wait For Blue Bottle Coffee In Tokyo

The company, which began in Oakland, California in 2002, hopes its early popularity is more than a passing fad.

05/25/2015

Inside Fukushima's destroyed reactor (Tokyo Electric Power Photo)

New, Haunting Video Inside Ground Zero Of Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Shows Colossal Radiation

The first video and photos taken inside ground zero of the Fukushima nuclear powerplant that melted down in the 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami show a devastating radioactive mess.

04/14/2015

An Asiana Airlines plane flies above Incheon International Airport in Incheon, west of Seoul on June 18, 2011. (PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Asiana Plane Skids Off Runway In Japan Injuring 20

An Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway Tuesday after landing in western Japan, and about 20 people were injured slightly, officials said.

04/14/2015

This picture, taken on June 3, 2004, shows Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan in Tokyo. Ekuan, who created a classic soy-sauce bottle that decorated store shelves and kitchen counters across the world, died at 85 at a hospital in Tokyo on February 8, 2015. One of the key pioneers in the modern Japanese industrial designs, Ekuan designed a sauce dispenser for Kikkoman in 1961.  AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS    JAPAN OUT        (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Designer Of Iconic Soy Sauce Bottle, Bullet Train Dies

The Japanese industrial designer responsible for the iconic red-capped soy sauce dispenser and other designs and logos died on Sunday.

02/09/2015

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Study Says Music Helps Young Couples Fall In Love Easier

Those who believe in “love at first sight” thing might have to rethink things—it’s looking like music may have a surprising impact on young lovers.

02/05/2015

Stephanie Robesky

San Francisco Entrepreneur Completes ‘Bachelorette’ Tokyo Dinner Date Contest; Has Plans For Other Finalists

A San Francisco entrepreneur who secured a highly-coveted reservation to an exclusive restaurant in Japan has pulled off her much-publicized online ‘Bachelorette’-style contest to find a dinner date – and now has additional plans for those applicants who didn’t make the cut.

01/29/2015

Stephanie Robesky. (CBS)

San Francisco Woman Takes Applications For Dinner Date At Prestigious Restaurant In Japan

A Bay Area woman beat incredible odds to snag a table for two at what has been declared the best restaurant in the world, but she doesn’t have a date. She is deciding to take applications and more than 150 men have applied so far.

01/12/2015

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