TIME Japan

These Are Japan’s Coolest New Trains

Japan has unveiled several new luxury trains, most recently East Japan Railway Company's Cruise Train, designed by Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama. Here's a look at the new opulent way to travel around Japan's most scenic routes

TIME royals

120 Years Of Royal Infants On Camera

They may be born to greatness, but here's photographic proof that even royals start small.

TIME Music

Weird Al Yankovic: A Life in Photos

See the comedic artist evolve over the course of his career

Musician and master parodist Weird Al Yankovic is releasing eight music videos in eight days. Take a look back at his wacky antics over the years.

TIME Philippines

Typhoon Rammasun Rips Through the Philippines

The storm left at least seven dead and caused widespread power outages

TIME Baseball

10 Not-to-Miss Moments From the MLB All-Star Game

Derek Jeter went 2-for-2 in his 14th and final All-Star Game performance and the American League defeated the National League 5-3

Fans gathered at Target Field in Minneapolis Tuesday night, to watch the American League face off against the National League in the All-Star Game. Here are 10 of the best moments from–and Derek Jeter’s last appearance at–the annual celebration of baseball’s finest.

TIME Japan

Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant Boasts Fembot Battles and Ninja Stage Hands

The restaurant opened in the Kabukicho district at a reported cost of $10 million

What more could you ask for in a restaurant than large female robots, ninja costumes and gold urinals? You’ll find all of the above at Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant.

The neon-flashing, techno-blasting eatery opened two years in Tokyo’s Kabukicho district at a reported cost of about $10 million. And with a $35 entry fee as well as a dress code, admission can be selective.

But Japanese yuppies and college students find the cost worthwhile to watch bikini-clad women direct battles between large female robots while stage hands dressed as ninjas assist offstage. Everyone wins at the Robot Restaurant.

TIME animals

Survival of the Sneakiest: Animal Smuggling Attempts at Airport Security

Airport security is perhaps the world's harshest, most competitive ecosystem, with the latest species — 67 live giant African snails — intercepted Monday at the Los Angeles International Airport. Take a look at some shocking attempts at wildlife smuggling, a dangerous and notorious practice that often results in animals dying from inhumane or improper care

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