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    Japan's New Robot Could Become Your New Travel Companion

    A new smartphone robot can serve as your tour guide around Japan.

      Recently, solo travel has been increasing in popularity. Many travelers find traveling independently to be more rewarding, giving them more freedom when making plans and pushing them outside of their comfort zone. However, there are a variety...

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    How Today's Currency Symbols Originated

    Today's currency symbols have more unique stories than you may have thought.

      From dollars to euros to pounds, every currency we use has a symbol unique to it. Ever wonder how these symbols came to be? We’ve got a few stories that explain the origins of these common symbols. The U.S. Dollar We can trace the dollar b...

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    Top 21 Countries Bringing International Travelers to the U.S.

    The National Travel and Tourism Office has released the top 21 countries bringing travelers into the U.S. as well as projections through 2022.

      The National Travel and Tourism Office has released its six-year forecast for international travel to the United States. Taking a look at recent travel trends, the forecast estimates almost all of the top ranked incoming travel countries will...

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    5 of the World's Most Unique New Year's Eve Traditions

    A look at how country's around the globe ring in the New Year.

    ... Are New Year's Traditions in Japan   A post shared by Visit Japan International (@visitjapanjp) on Oct 31, 2017 at 1:10am PDT New Year’s in Japan is also referred to as Shogatsu or Oshogatsu...

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    U.S. Treasury Semi-Annual Report Refuses to Call China a Currency Manipulator

    China remains on the U.S. Treasury’s monitoring list, along with other countries.

      The U.S. Treasury has chosen not to label China as a currency manipulator. The debate over China’s status as a currency manipulator has been ongoing as a variety of China’s actions draw attention from the Treasury Department. While the depart...

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    5 Best Travel Photos of 2017 Announced By National Geographic

    Here's an insider look at some of our favorite breathtaking destinations.

    ...ndash; 6,000 CLP) 3. Tamba, Japan   A post shared by Visit Japan International (@visitjapanjp) on Jan 16, 2018 at 12:06am PST Honorable Mention, Nature: Have you ever gotten the chance to see...

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    Top 10 Most Traded Currencies in the World

    The Japanese yen comes in 3rd among the world’s most traded currencies.

      Did you know $5.1 trillion worth of currency is exchanged each and every day? Well it's true according to Business Insider. While this number doesn’t tell us much, there’s more to learn about the currencies that make up this number. Check out...

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    Currency Market Trend Analysis: July 11, 2016

    These are the market highlights for some foreign currencies.

    p{ text-align: justify; } USD - U.S. Dollar The U.S. Dollar is taking a turn to new highs with an employment increase of 287,000 in June. As the unemployment rate went up slightly to 4.9 percent, it is a good sign according to a report the U.S...

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    Weekend Wanderlust

    Top social media posts our fans love from April 8 – 14.

        Twitter: Red Bull and Atlantis Transform Water Park for Daredevils Red Bull partnered together with Aquaventure, Atlantis the Palm Dubai’s best waterpark to bring every skateboarders' dream to life. Check out this insane skate session in...

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    Japan Announces Plan to Double Tourism By 2020

    The Japan National Tourism Organization reveals how they will increase overseas travelers.

      The Japan National Tourism Organization announced in January “that a record 19.73 million foreign tourists visited the country in 2015, up 47.3 percent from the previous year,” according to The Japan Times. And now Japan unveiled its plan to incr...

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    Japan's Economy Bounces Back Into Recession

    Abenomics plan might have hit rock bottom for the second time.

      Japan's economy contracted in the third quarter as business investment fell, confirming what many economists had predicted: The nation fell into its second recession since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in December 2012. Gross domestic ...

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    Currencies Change In Speculation Of Fed Meeting

    Waiting for the Fed: Here’s how central banks reacted before today's Fed meeting.

      The Fed rate might increase at today’s meeting at 4 percent and at about 35 percent by year end, as policy makers wrestle with slower growth in China and weak commodity prices that have weighed on inflation. Sweden’s central bank stepped up qu...

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    17 Incredible Images That Will Inspire You To Visit Japan

    Explore the spirit of endless discovery in Japan, so what are you waiting for?

      Photographer Takashi Yasui captures the beauty of Japanese streets. “Photography is a more of a pleasure, it is a passion,” he writes on his website, although Yasui’s images convey more curiosity than emotion: his camera watches as people pass by,...

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    Weekly Wanderlust

    Top social media posts our fans love from July 23 - 29.

      Facebook: 5 Reasons You Should Be Talking About Visiting Kyoto Japan Did you know Kyoto also spells Tokyo? Which probably explains why Kyoto was once the capital of Japan for more than one thousand years. There are literally thousands of ...

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    5 Reasons You Should Be Talking About Visiting Kyoto Japan

    Kyoto, Japan has been rated as the #1 travel destination for 2015. Find out why now.

    ...s in the culturally rich city of Kyoto.   A post shared by Visit Japan International (@visitjapanjp) on Dec 30, 2017 at 12:06am PST   3. Entertainment and tourist attractions Traditional ...

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