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116-year-old Japanese woman Kane Tanaka holds a Guinness World Records certificate naming her as the world's oldest person living during a ceremony in Fukuoka, Japan.

World’s oldest living person honored by Guinness Book of Records — she’s 116, lives in Japan, and has a favorite board game

The Guinness World Records honored a Japanese woman as the world's oldest living person at age 116. Kane Tanaka enjoys waking up early and doing math.
Ghosn leaves the detention center in Tokyo dressed as a laborer.

The Japanese media is having a field day over the ‘amateur plan’ to sneak Carlos Ghosn out of prison dressed as a worker

"The plan failed," Ghosn's lawyer wrote. The incident "threw mud on his lifetime of fame."
Carlos Ghosn

Disgraced former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn reportedly approved for $9 million bail

Ghosn was arrested on November 19 and is facing multiple allegations of financial misconduct.
Shinkansen

I took a ride on Japan’s legendary bullet train and there’s one thing I would change for my next trip

On a recent trip to Japan, I had the chance to travel from Tokyo to Kyoto on the nation's legendary Shinkansen.
Starbucks' new Roastery in Tokyo, Japan.

Starbucks just opened its largest store ever, complete with pizza, cocktails, and cotton candy-topped lattes

Starbucks opened a massive, four-story Roastery in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday. Here is what it looks like inside.
An undated photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, released in August 2017. His government reportedly confirmed that a noodle shop worker suspected to be kidnapped by the regime in the 1970s is indeed living in Pyongyang.

North Korea reportedly says a Japanese noodle shop worker it was accused of kidnapping 41 years ago is living in Pyongyang, but he doesn’t want ...

Minoru Tanaka, a noodle shop employee in Kobe, disappeared in 1978. North Korea reportedly said he lives with his wife and children in Pyongyang now.
Jigokudani Monkey Park is located in Yamanouchi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

12 places you should visit in Japan that aren’t Tokyo

There are plenty of places in Japan that are worth a spot on your itinerary. From beach towns to ancient cities, here are 12 places worth visiting.
The chocolate ramen is limited edition.

A restaurant in Japan is now serving chocolate ramen made with cocoa butter and a whole chocolate bar

In Japan, a restaurant is serving up chocolate ramen in a cocoa butter and soy sauce broth. It's even topped with a hunk of chocolate.
Japan serves some classic fast-food options and some with its own unique twist.

27 fast-food menu items from US chains that you find in Japan

You can find McDonald's, Burger King, and Dominos all over the world, including in Japan. These menus also feature some must-try items.