Man, 22, pleads guilty to girlfriend’s murder

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stabbing his former girlfriend to death last October in a high-profile stalking-murder case in Mitaka, west Tokyo. (Japan Times) News On Japan

China food scandal drags in other chains, spreads to McDonald’s Japan

A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc. and others, as well as products of McDonald’s Corp. as far away as Japan. (Japan Times) News On Japan

Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

Want to see Thailand’s gibbons? Visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project in Phuket to check out these amazing, adorable creatures. About.com Thailand Travel: Most Popular Articles

Japan’s New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Japan’s new politics challenge some basic assumptions about U.S.-Japan alliance management. Tokyo, Japan Travel News

Cost of Living in Malaysia going up, up, up!

Certainly the cost of living in Malaysia is going up all the time (as do all countries in the world). It is the natural progression in a vibrant economy. However, it needs to be check by the government. They would need to come up with policies to improve the people’s income and cap the inflation… … Continue reading

Ask Fodor’s: Should I Drive from Prague to Zagreb?

Our column this week features a question from Patrick Salhab via Facebook: Hello guys, I'm planning to visit Prague, then go to Zagreb by car. How feasible is the idea? Any helpful suggestions? Road trips are one of my favorite ways to explore a new place (or see a different side of somewhere you've already … Continue reading

The Mori Art Museum Presents Mam Project 022: Jacob Kirkegaard, 9/20-1/4

Mori Art Museum is delighted to present “MAM Project 022: Jacob Kirkegaard” from Saturday, September 20, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015. Tokyo, Japan Travel News

Bad Day, Parking Summon and Car Accident

When trouble comes, it comes in waves. And today was most unusual to have two in row. The first was my own fault for parking on a yellow line. It hadn’t occurred to me that parking in residential area with a yellow line would be a parking offence. Most residential area with a no parking … Continue reading

Chores, charges and chin-wags: the chonaikai ties that bind

Most foreign residents in Japan have probably been called upon to perform duties with a neighborhood association – known here as a chA naikai or jichikai . Japan Travel News