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Sapporo

Japan

Spirit of romance

He stole the secret of whisky and a wife - and his drop is among the best, writes Stephen Phelan.

Japan

One happy gang

Club Med Sahoro

If only all ski holidays could be like this, writes Anna Anderson.

Japan

Ice castles and ale

Snap frozen ... Mickey Mouse gets a brush up at the Sapporo Snow Festival.

Stephen Phelan braves the elements at Sapporo's Snow Festival before seeking shelter and a glass of beer.

Japan

Oh, for oxygen

Unspecified

Keith Austin takes in the purified air in Japan and gets a buzz.

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Japan

A year of celebration

Crowd pleasers ...  dancers at the Gujo Odori  Festival.

The Japanese have a festival for every season. Maria Visconti dons her dancing geta and joins the fun.

Photo galleries

Asia's wildest festivals

Ati-Atihan Fiesta Parade. Kalibo, Aklan province, the Philippines. The Ati-Atihan Fiesta is the Philippines' craziest festival. Like a big fat Rio-style jamboree, Ati-Atihan serves up a riot of primal, raucous fun but is more complicated than it appears.

Nowhere celebrates like Asia, and there's a festival for everyone.

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Travel News

Teen survives stowaway flight drama

Rough around the edges ... Hawaiian Airlines.

4:27pm | The FBI says a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

US Supreme Court: Airline can drop annoying frequent flier

1:23pm | The US Supreme Court decided unanimously Wednesday that an airline had the right to dump a frequent flier who complained too much.

New Zealand lifts visa ban on Nigella Lawson

10:06am | Nigella Lawson has been granted special permission to work in New Zealand after being blocked from travelling to the United States for using cocaine.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International: Mumbai's new T2 airport terminal doubles as art museum

8:54am | Travellers passing through the new T2 at Mumbai Airport can enjoy a bit of art while they wait for their flight.

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