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I Wish Annoying Tourists Would Leave The Tsukiji Fish Market Alone
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I Wish Annoying Tourists Would Leave The Tsukiji Fish Market Alone

I’m crazy for pictures. You put a picture of a cheeseburger in the menu of a five-star restaurant and that’s what I’m ordering. Screw the caviar, unless there’s a picture, it’s losing out to the photo option. Apparently, my quirkiness also works for travel. In particular, I recently came across […]

5 Crazy Crowd Videos From Japan
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5 Crazy Crowd Videos From Japan

Just outside Shibuya Station is perhaps the world’s most famous crosswalk next to Abbey Road’s. Billed as the world’s busiest crosswalk, this mind-numbing stroll is only accentuated by the pulsating video projections overhead. Tokyo’s subway stations are crowded already, but throw in the prospect of a fireworks show, and you’ve […]

Are The Japanese Anti-Traveler?
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Are The Japanese Anti-Traveler?

There’s been some buzz lately here in New York about fake signs cropping up in the NYC subway system. Designed to look like official decrees from the MTA, these posters instruct riders to avoid doing those ever-so-annoying things you’d be surprised people actually do, and quite often I might add, […]

Japan’s Ramen-mania And The Perfect Bowl
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Japan’s Ramen-mania And The Perfect Bowl

My last step on Asian soil was at Tokyo’s Narita Airport. The week before I headed home, I was soaking up as much as I could of the Japanese culture, history, sake, and food. It wasn’t long into the wide-eyed lostness of trying to find my hostel that I noticed a grumble in my belly and […]

Japan In Pictures
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Japan In Pictures

By Jon Wick To see more shots of my recent adventures through Japan, Vietnam (and once I have some free time, Korea), please visit my Flickr photostream.

Tokyo: The Electronics Promised Land
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Tokyo: The Electronics Promised Land

I’ve never been to Norway, until that happens, I won’t know what it’s like to visit the place of your ancestry. For the last couple days, this question has been spinning through my mind as I took my little Sony camera through the streets of Tokyo. Not quite the futuristic, […]

TheExped Is Japan Bound!
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TheExped Is Japan Bound!

As I wrap up my time in Asia, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to squeeze in a trip to one of the most idyllic of Asian destinations out there: Japan. A few hostel reservations have finally been made between my scouring of the guidebook, forums, and posts here. With […]

Is Tokyo’s Best Ramen Shop Run By A New Yorker?
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Is Tokyo’s Best Ramen Shop Run By A New Yorker?

Self-confessed “ramenjunkie” and Culinary Institute grad (and later NYC chef) Ivan Orkin decided to give up his life in the high-end world of NYC dining and pursue his dream by starting up a 10-seater ramen shop named, appropriately enough, Ivan Ramen, in a Tokyo suburb, all for the love of […]