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What To Do If You Booked Travel To Tokyo For The 2020 Olympics

What To Do If You Booked Travel To Tokyo For The 2020 Olympics

The Olympics were scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan beginning July 24. On March 24, the International Olympic Committee announced the Tokyo Games would be postponed until July 23, 2021. The Paralympic Games will also be postponed and start on August 24, 2021. Which leaves people who had flights…

This Japanese Hotel Charges $1… If You Live-Stream Your Stay

This Japanese Hotel Charges $1… If You Live-Stream Your Stay

Last year, we wrote about the troubling problem of Airbnb rentals with hidden cameras, spying on guests. (Back in April, a family even found a hidden camera live-streaming their stay at an Airbnb in Ireland.) But in our latest edition of Hack or Wack, we ask another important, related question:…

What It’s Like To Raise Kids In Japan

What It’s Like To Raise Kids In Japan

Shima and Jenny live in Tokyo with their two young daughters, Velvet Jean and Birdie Moon. Shima was born and raised in Japan, while Jenny grew up near Chicago and moved to Japan 10 years ago. I spent a day with the family to learn about all that is wonderful…