Nov 3, 2014

Plans to redo Boston's iconic Quincy Market stir debate

The market at Boston’s historic and spiritual center, steps from where Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty stoked the fires of rebellion against Britain and a colony took its first shaky steps toward nationhood, is up for a 21st century facelift. Quincy Market, ...

Oct 17, 2014

Five Japanese missing in Himalaya snowstorms

Five Japanese tourists were among numerous people missing in avalanches and snowstorms in the Himalayan Annapurna Region in Nepal, it was learned Thursday. The Japanese Embassy in Nepal was trying to confirm whether they are safe. According to officials there, the embassy lost contact ...

Seibu vows to attract more tourists to Japan

Sep 22, 2014

Seibu vows to attract more tourists to Japan

Seibu Holdings Inc. will step up efforts to attract more tourists to Japan, Takashi Goto, president and chief executive officer of the rail and hotel conglomerate, said in a recent interview. The Tokyo-based group “wants to attract more and more foreign visitors to areas ...

Narita airport to open first capsule hotel

Jul 19, 2014

Narita airport to open first capsule hotel

A capsule hotel catering to those who take early morning flights is scheduled to open Sunday in a parking garage adjacent to Narita International Airport’s Terminal 2. The hotel, called nine hours, offers overnight stays starting from ¥3,900 in sleeping pods about a meter ...