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Japan Open for Safe Travel

New York City, NY-- The first month after its major earthquake has been an important recovery time for Japan, despite international media releasing floods of extensive coverage on the post-catastrophe situation. Thanks to international relief and Japan’s...

Japan Travel Advisory

New York, NY, March 15, 2011-- We are grateful for the warm support and thoughts from many people after the historic earthquake in Japan on March 11. While painstaking rescue and recovery efforts continue in the severely struck Tohoku region, the capital city Tokyo...

Eating on the Cheap in Japan

In spite of a woefully light wallet, I ate like a king during my time in Japan. When conventional wisdom dictated that I would be subsisting on dehydrated noodles and vending machine sodas, I said “balderdash,” and took to the streets in search of cost-effective...

Camera Talk: Framing the Subject

Another element of composition sometimes used in photography is called Framing. Frames come in all sizes, shapes and designs when you go looking for them in stores. I’ve seen standard horizontal and vertical ones, triangular, circular, ovals and even some heart,...

New in Tokyo

As most readers know, I have just returned from Japan. It may be my favorite place on Earth. For me a big statement. The following is todays news about Japan's favorite city. Also be sure to visit ITKT's Japan pages. Enjoy --dg-- New York City, New York, March 26,...

Feeling at Home, Arriving in Japan

How strange to be so far from home, so very far, and yet, at this moment, it feels like I am blocks away. "It was so easy and the words so sweet," Regina Spektor sings as her video plays on the television. My phone charger plugs into the wall without an adapter. I am...

Peace Found at a Japanese Ryokan

The floor of my room is covered in tatami mats. There is almost no furniture, no bed. There is a very low table where tea is served upon your arrival. Sadly, I came too late in the day and too close to dinner to partake.  At night, house keeping lays out a futon...

Camera Talk: Resizing Photos

Photos that you want to email someone, post on a photo sharing site or maybe even a blog, should be resized or shrunken. The smaller they are sized, the faster they will upload on your end and the easier it is for the recipient to download on the other end. Nobody...

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