Japan

  • 1 Chinese New Year celebrations around the world
    Millions gathered all over the world on Friday to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the spectacular and most important festival in the Chinese calendar which is widely celebrated across Asia...

  • 2 Olympic Games 2020: pros and cons of the contending capitals
    Around 3,000 journalists from around the world are gathered in Buenos Aires as the rest of us wait for the chosen host city of the 2020 Olympic Games to be...

  • 3 Top five festive cities to spend Christmas
    Sprinkle some magic into this year's Christmas by visiting one of the world's most festive locations. With sleigh bells ringing, frosty snow falling and the commencing of the advent calendar...

  • 4 Houses to take your breath away
    The German publishing house Taschen specialise in lavish, but affordable original editions with exceptional photos on a range of topics particularly design, architecture and lifestyle. This time, with the two...

  • 5 Getting to the top in Tokyo
    The cutting-edge Sky Tree construction project is almost complete after nearly four years of work. At the start, it was unclear just what the final height of this stylish free-standing...

  • 6 The world's best toy shops
    Hamleys, LondonEstablished in 1760, the seven-storey toy shop on Regents Street is a treat for any family shopping day in the capital. Rocking horses, dolls and other traditional toys, educational...

  • 7 Autumn colours in Kyoto
    Recently the readers of U.S. magazine Conde Nast Traveler name Kyoto the best Asian city, ahead of Bangkok and Hong Kong in a survey whose result pays tribute to the...



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