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How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.

04/18/2014

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Sole Survivor Of Arizona Crash To Join Grandparents In Japan

Nine-year-old Rinka Hirayama, the lone survivor of a fiery car crash last month on a desert highway near the Grand Canyon in Arizona has returned to Vernon Hills, but only for a few weeks. Once her grandparents settle her parents’ affairs, Rinka is expected to return to her native Japan with them.

04/18/2014

Mike Blogett. (Family provided photo)

Former Batavia Man Missing In Japan Located

A former BAtavia man who had been missing in Japan has been located, according to the man’s sister.

03/30/2014

Masahiro Tanaka, right, with Yankees manager Joe Girardi. (Getty Images)

Yankees Pitcher Tanaka Charters Boeing 787 For Party Of Five — And His Dog

The Yankees newest jewel started his trek to spring training in style.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

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Japan-Bound Flight Returns To O’Hare With Ill Passenger, Who Later Dies

The 81-year-old man, whose identity was not immediately being released, was taken to Resurrection Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

10/07/2013

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Chicago Music Students Traveling To Japan

The kids in the Merit School of Music Suzuki-Alegre Strings program gave their parents a concert before heading off to Japan.

03/23/2013

A ceremony with Japanese drums marked the opening of the exhibit. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Exhibit Marks Anniversary Of Fukushima Tsunami

A special photo exhibit has opened at the Thompson Center, marking two years since the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

03/11/2013

Sino-Japanese Diplomacy Dispute

NU Expert: Sino-Japanese Dispute Over Islands Won’t Erupt Into War

An Asian affairs specialist from Northwestern University says economics will ensure there will be more words, but likely no bullets, flying between China and Japan as they continue arm-wrestling over five uninhabited islands.

WBBM Newsradio–09/21/2012

The sun is reflected in a pool at the Osaka Garden in Chicago. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Osaka Garden

This 1890s-era gift from Japan is tucked away behind the Museum of Science and Industry. CBS 2′s Kate Sullivan pays a visit.

08/17/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Wants 50 Million Tourists Per Year In Chicago By 2020

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to open new Chicago tourism offices in three new countries this year, and hopes to have 50 million tourists coming every year by 2020.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

International Home And Housewares Show

Housewares Show Honors Japan 1 Year After Earthquake

The annual International Home + Housewares Show opens in Chicago Saturday, with special attention this year to Japanese manufacturers struggling to recover from the earthquake and tsunami one year ago.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

The Japanese women's soccer team celebrates its World Cup title. (CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Women’s World Cup Final Breaks Twitter record

The Women’s World Cup final set the record for tweets per second, eclipsing the wedding of Prince William and Kate and the death of Osama bin Laden.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Alex Morgan walks away after the U.S. blew the World Cup Final against Japan.

Bernstein: Soccer Fans Pretending U.S. Didn’t Choke

Just look carefully at how the narrative has changed since the U.S. women’s team blew the chance of a lifetime in a loss to a vastly inferior Japanese team in the World Cup final.

670 The Score–07/18/2011

Japan's players celebrate after the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. (Photo credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan Wins 1st World Cup Title In Penalty Shootout

Japan has won the Women’s World Cup, stunning the United States 4-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after finishing in a 2-2 tie.

07/17/2011

A "HELP" sign is written on the ground of Ohara Primary School near a sea coast covered with the rubble in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011, three days after a massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami hit Japan's east coast. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

State Sending Aid To Disaster-Ravaged Japan

The state of Illinois is preparing to send aid to Japan to help in the recovery from the March earthquake and tsunami.

WBBM Newsradio–04/15/2011

Billy Dec’s Fundraiser For Japan

Chicago’s Billy Dec is holding a big fundraiser this coming Friday (April 15), and all the proceeds will go to relief efforts for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

04/13/2011

John Hancock Lit For Japan

Big John Lit Up For Japan

The lights that illuminate the crest of the John Hancock Center are bedecked in red and white, in a push to raise awareness of relief efforts for Japan.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

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Radiation From Japan Found In Chicago Area

Low levels of radiation from Japan have been detected in the Chicago area, in Will and DuPage counties.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

Parents Patty and Andrew Breun with their two sons. (Facebook)

Chicago Area Man Travels To Japan To Find Wife, Kids

A Glen Ellyn man took matters into his own hands after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami devastated the small village where his wife and two sons were living.

03/28/2011

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin (CBS file)

Kirk, Durbin Grill Nuclear Safety Experts

The U.S. senators from Illinois say they have concerns about nuclear plants here, now that vulnerabilities have been exposed in Japan.

03/25/2011

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