TOKYO -- Japan's warning sirens blared when the North Korean missile was launched and again when it passed overhead.
TV stations warned people to get inside buildings and go to the basement.Read more
THE fourth stop on Day 4 in Kyoto was a most interesting temple (and I dare say the most magnificent) I’ve seen by far. The Kiyomizu-dera Temple is the third UNESCO World Heritage Site (listed in 1944) visited for the day.Read more
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for more weapons launches targeting the Pacific Ocean to advance his country's ability to contain Guam, state media said Wednesday, a day after Pyongyang for the first time flew a ballisRead more
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before plunging into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said Tuesday, August 29.Read more
THE two sand cones lured me to the Shinto shrine of the Kamigamo (Upper Kamo Shrine). It was the first stop on Day 4 in Kyoto.Read more
IN MY travels around Japan or anywhere else across the globe, have I ever seen a Zen rock garden? I honestly can't even recall. If I did, this one erased all my memories of the others, and if not, then I’m in luck.Read more