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Tourists trading in their Japan guidebooks for Instagram

Aug 5, 2018

Tourists trading in their Japan guidebooks for Instagram

by Won Jae Ko

Tourism is booming in Japan, but a growing number of visitors are ditching their guidebooks for an app best known for celebrity snapshots and images of food: Instagram. The social photo-sharing service is proving to be especially popular among those seeking destinations off the beaten ...

Jul 15, 2018

Flood-hit Okayama cram school opens doors to other students

A cram school in the Mabicho district of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, has reopened to accept both its own students and others whose schools were damaged by the region's deadly rains this month. In the wake of the disaster, the city's education board decided to keep ...