Pair of Japanese melons

This guy just paid $12,400 for a pair of Japanese melons

A single pair of premium melons fetched an eye-watering 1.5 million yen ($12,400) at an auction in Japan on Friday.

Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe

Obama, Abe to dine on fusion food with Hawaiian twist

At a state dinner Shinzo Abe, Barack Obama and hundreds of guests will tuck into an array of food that links Japan and the United States.

Hachiro Mizutani

Why foreigners aren’t allowed to eat here…

Sushi Mizutani, which has two Michelin stars, has an “across-the-board policy” of not accepting bookings by non-Japanese customers.

Suiran Kyoto

Starwood opens first Luxury Collection hotel in Japan

The doors are now open to Starwood’s latest hotel: Suiran, part of The Luxury Collection portfolio and the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty scheme.

Japanese mangoes

Pair of Japanese mangoes sold for $2,500

A deep pocketed Japanese department store shelled out an eye-watering 300,000 yen ($2,500) Monday for a pair of mangoes.

Henn na Hotel

Hotel staffed entirely by robots to open in Japan

After robot servers and concierges, Japan is set to open a hotel staffed entirely by robots.

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