The most popular places in Japan for viewing sakura in 2024, according to local travel agency

Here are the most popular picks for cherry blossom-viewing in both eastern and western Japan, based on bookings.

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Nestlé will release the ultimate perfected KitKat in honor of its 50th anniversary in Japan

The company has arrived at the best possible balance of chocolate and wafer in the beloved treat in a new version that’s hitting shelves soon.

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How to properly eat a traditional Japanese tonkatsu meal

A lesson in etiquette to help guide you through the way of the tonkatsu.

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Does Tokyo’s King of Tonkatsu live up to its name? We find out 【Taste Test】

Can a bento shop really have the best tonkatsu?

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2016 on track to be (subjectively) worst year yet, so here’s a bunch of amazing cats!【Photos】

Here’s a roundup of the best pictures of cats from Japanese Twitter users.

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Chinese website votes for the best “moe” male and female characters of 2015

Chinese website bilibili recently took a reader poll to find the most “moe” characters of 2015. Not only was the competition fierce, but the “cute dudes” top 8 was extremely surprising.

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2014: The 10 best airports in the world

Skytrax has released the results of its annual World Airport Awards and, once again, Singapore’s Changi Airport has taken the top spot.

It’s no surprise that Changi came out on top again. The international transit hub has incredible amenities, such as a butterfly garden, rooftop pool, movie theaters, hotels, spas, and showers — and even a four-story slide.

Skytrax based its rankings on 12.85 million customer nominations across 110 nationalities and included 410 airports worldwide. It incorporated passenger satisfaction across nearly 40 categories, including service and shopping and security and immigration.

All the airports commended last year made the 2014 list, but in a slightly different order.

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JAL voted most reliable airline in the world

There’s nothing worse than having to take a 12 hour plane ride before getting to your relaxing exotic vacation. That is, unless your flight is delayed. Then it turns into a nightmarish trudge to your final destination, with missed connecting flights and more pulled hairs than you care to lose. As the saying goes, “It’s not the destination, but the journey” and if that’s true, you’re sure to have the most enjoyable trip on‘s list of the top ten airlines that get you to your destination on time. Japan Airlines leads the pack with an amazing 93 percent on-time departure rate. Take a look at the full list and choose your airline accordingly.

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