Our collective imagination of East Timor ‘s recent history is one littered with images of burnt out churches and widespread devastation. Four years after its people voted overwhelmingly for independence, the newest nation on earth is now opening its doors to the world. It is a unique opportunity for visitors to explore a beautiful, Read More

37 people died and 15 others were injured at a Lantern Festival in Miyun County Park, northeast of downtown Beijing, last Friday February 4 when a visitor stumbled on an overcrowded bridge and in the resulting confusion and panic thousands of people were crushed. The victimsincluded an eight-year old boy and a 62-year old, Read More

As previously suspected bird flu cases in three provinces were confirmed and new suspected cases were reported in seven other Chinese regions, an increasing number of Chinese localities are taking measures to handle the deadly disease as well as to ensure a safe and sufficient supply of poultry on the market.  After a suspected, Read More

Visitors and participants of academic courses and conferences from developed, developing and least developed countries often wonder how Bangladesh should have gained such a negative image of being the number one country in the list of corrupt nations. They have suggested improvement of performance of relevant quarters who have obligations to contribute to the, Read More

Special Event “New Year’s Holidays” January 1 – January 7, 2004 The Park celebrates the New Year in Japanese style with Mickey Mouse and his pals all dressed up in kimono. Traditional decorations, merchandise and menus can be enjoyed. Special value Passport good from 5 p.m. for a limited time only! Winter Night Passport, Read More

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (November 20, 2003) – For those looking to explore a timeless destination that’s rich in history and culture, Ritz Tours presents its eight-day Japan Experience program, highlighting the sights, sounds and tastes of Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto. And, in keeping with its commitment to offer the best quality tours to China and, Read More

Poor consultation leads to more victims of terror in affected countries, says Tourism Concern As thousands of Australian citizens and politicians flock to Bali on October 12 for the anniversary of last year’s bombings, a new report says Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice to British tourists is causing devastation to most Balinese families. FCO, Read More

New Mori Art Museum Opens Joins 200 Flagship Stores, One-of-a-Kind Restaurants MINATO-KU, Tokyo, Japan (October 29, 2003) – Tokyo is abuzz about Roppongi Hills. Since its opening April 25, the $4 billion city-within-a-city has attracted 25 million visitors to its observation deck, luxury hotel, multiplex cinema and 200 designer boutiques and one-of-a-kind restaurants –, Read More

Japan welcomes tourists enchanted by acclaimed film “Lost in Translation.” Film goers dazzled by the vision of Tokyo in director Sofia Coppola’s critically acclaimed new film Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray, can now check into two Tokyo hotel packages inspired by the film. The new Oakwood Residence Aoyama is where director Sofia Coppola, Read More