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Booking a flight with a layover in the city that’s the real destination for the traveler can net big bargains, but airlines prohibit the practice.
LIFE
Aug 19, 2023
'Skiplagging' flights could land you big deals or a lifetime ban
Known as "skiplagging," this travel hack sees consumers buy a ticket for a connecting flight with a layover in the city that’s the real destination.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 22, 2023
Extreme travel rescue operations are expensive, and who pays is unclear
The expense for the search for the missing submersible is likely to be great, and it is unclear whether taxpayers will be required to pay it.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 13, 2023
The fur is flying — for top dollar on private airlines
Flying with a pet? It'll cost an arm and a paw to avoid the cargo hold.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 11, 2022
Wildfire in Yosemite National Park imperils century-old trees
The fire, now entering its fourth day and fueled by timber and brush, is active in the Mariposa Grove, the largest and most popular of the park's three giant sequoia clusters.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 16, 2022
Flooding chaos in Yellowstone, a sign of crises to come
Scientists are raising the alarm that in the coming years, destruction related to climate change will reach nearly all 423 U.S. national parks.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 14, 2022
Tattoos, still illegal in South Korea, thrive underground
Tattoo artists, long treated as criminals for their work, say that it is time to end the stigma against their business.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 14, 2022
Ivan Reitman, director of ‘Ghostbusters,’ is dead at 75
Ivan Reitman, a producer and director of a string of movies including 'Ghostbusters” and 'National Lampoon's Animal House” that imprinted their antics on the funny bones of a generation of filmgoers, died Saturday at his home in Montecito, California.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 5, 2012
Exposing new spins on old-school photography
For a truly fresh outlook on Tokyo, run, don't walk, to the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography to see Sohei Nishino's exciting photo-collages of Tokyo and nine other cities, on display through Jan. 29 along with works by other up-and-coming Japanese photographers.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan