A funeral before dying
When former Komatsu President Satoru Anzaki was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he decided take charge of his own funeral, and make it an event to say thank you and farewell on his own terms.
Coffee on the rise in Indonesia
High-end coffee culture is rising in Indonesia, with consumers developing more refined tastes and coffee growers benefiting greatly from the growing reputation of Java coffee at home and around the world.
Taiwan's favorite tour guide to Japan
For many Taiwanese tourists wanting the ideal trip to Japan, it's "Yoshida-san" or nobody, as the Chinese-speaking Japanese tour guide uses his 600,000 Facebook followers to organize events and shake up the traditional travel package.
Off the beaten tourism path in Laos
Oudomxay Province in northern Laos is not the typical destination for tourists in the country, but recently the area has invited visitors to see what life is like for villagers who make up part of Laos' ethnic minorities.
Thai cats, a breed apart
Revered in ancient texts and admired by kings, Thai cat breeds had until recently been nearly forgotten in their home country. But now breeders, monks and ordinary citizens are working to celebrate and popularize their homegrown felines.
A taste of Mumbai street foods
Mumbai is a city known for its variety of street foods. Three of the most popular offerings -- pav bhaji, bhel puri and vada pav -- are prepared and tasted.
Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island ready for the big time
The island of Phu Quoc is quickly becoming the next big resort destination in Southeast Asia. And with new resort hotel, special economic status, and even a casino under construction, Vietnam's largest island is ready to welcome the world.
Making mohinga, Myanmar's soul food
One family-run restaurant in Yangon shows Nikkei Asian Review's Gwen Robinson how they make their special recipe of Mohinga, a fish-based soup commonly eaten for breakfast.
Eating streetside in Penang
Reporter C.K. Tan explores the dinner offerings of street stalls in Malaysia's George Town, including the region's signature noodle dish of Asam Laksa.
A taste of Thailand through street food
The Nikkei Asian Review's Gwen Robinson and her food critic friend explore the offrerings of Soi 38, Bankok's place to be for great street food.
A prison hotel fit for tourists
The century-old Nara Juvenile Prison has closed, but in a few years it will welcome tourists as a hotel. The plan is not just to bring more overnight tourists to Japan's ancient capital, but to also preserve the prison's architectural history.
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