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Akiho Ishikawa

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Hit 2016 in full swing: How to stay true to your resolutions. Looking back at the year that was: The stories of 2015. Get out of bed and get on the slopes: Snowboarding & skiiing in Honshu. Also: Hand-crafted elegance at Wabist gift shop, people, parties, and places, movies, agenda and more.

Ice climber: Sealing Japan’s frozen heights. Running the city: The Tokyo Marathon turns ten. Hidetoshi Nakata: A soccer all-star on the sake trail.

3/11: Five years of recovering and rebuilding. Omotenashi Selection: products from every corner of the country. Maestro on the decks: Techno legend Jeff Mills goes orchestral. Also: Celebrating hanami with a touch of class, Yoshikazu Fujita gets ready for rugby in Rio, movies, events, and much more.

Hirotada Ototale: No legs, no arms, no limits. Also: Natsumi Hoshi swims for Rio gold, getaways for golden week, Tokyo area guide, the evolution of Cirque du Soleil, and much more.

Climb this staircase and other top reasons to visit Hakone. Also: M83 review, sake beauty secrets, faces of Tokyo’s LGBT community, Hiromi Miyake lifts for gold, best new restaurants.

Beck: Plus nine other festival acts to watch this summer. Chinatown: Explore Yokohama’s more colorful side. “I opened for the Beatles”: Remembering that Budokan show 50 years back. Also: Where to go hang gliding, how to plan a wedding in Tokyo, and meet “King Kohei” - Japan’s Champion Gymnast.

Guess where we’re going this summer: Into the heart of Tohoku. Also: Why you shouldn’t buy a pet in Japan, Q&A with Hibana author Naoki Matayoshi, and Judoka warrior Ami Kondo.

Far from the madding crowd: Secret diving spots, an organic farm, a mountain onsen, and other dreamy gateways. Also: Rediscovered from WWII, change the way you watch TV, summer drinks and a rio sports roundup.