2021 Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Logo The 2020/2021 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad is an international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place  July 23 – August 8 in Tokyo, Japan. Key Linksolympic.org/[email protected] tokyo2020.org HeadlinesTokyo Olympics “Focused on Hosting” Amid Cancellation TalkTick-Tock: The Tokyo Olympics hit the 200-days-to-go mark Embedded Tweets Official Spin …

Afghanistan

Photo: Water Alternatives, Flood plain cultivation in Wakhan Afghanistan is bordered by Iran in the west, Pakistan in the south and east, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Qoi5DMa2UmNj1gNK9 HeadlinesAfghanistan’s enigmatic food secret 2021US troops to withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11 WikipediaAfghanistanLanguagesDariPashto Planeta.com

Mumbai

Photo: Vidur Malhotra , Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EahuYRchEzntX9Fo7 Recommended ListeningOn the tip of a billion tongues: Mumbai …

Wild China

China Flag Planeta.com continues to update this guide to Wild China – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. WildlifeChina’s rich and abundant flora and fauna is attributed to its diverse climate and geography. China is home to giant panda, Siberian tiger, Yangtze river …

Japan

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Kyoto Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands. The country is located in the Pacific Ocean and nearby neighbors include China, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, and Taiwan. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Japan? = 地元の人々は日本を知るために何を訪問者のようになるだろうか?(Jimoto no hitobito wa Nihon o shiru …

China Links

China Flag Links related to China presented in somewhat random fashion: TimeCurrent time in BeijingChina Standard Time HeadlinesChina’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/07/a-preview-of-your-chinese-futureIconic buildings: China’s Hanging MonasteryWorking with an Environmental NGO in China – Transitions AbroadChina’s biodiversity declines as human demands growChina Living Planet Report – …

Kathmandu

Photo: Scilla Kim, Boudhanath Kathmandu (1,300 meters or 4,265 feet) is the capital and the largest city of Nepal. The city is located in Kathmandu Valley. The original inhabitants of Kathmandu are called Newars, who speak a language called Nepal Bhasa. Nepali is the most widely spoken language. Google Maps Newshttps://kathmandupost.comhttps://kathmandupost.com/editorial/2019/07/17/[email protected] Elsewhere on the WebCurrent …

Mount Everest

Photo: Andrew Purdam, Trekker’s classic view from Kala Patthar Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the center of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. HeadlinesEverest Gets A Growth Spurt As China, Nepal …

Hanami

Buzzwords Wikipedia: Hanami (花見, “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers Embedded Tweets WikipediaHanami Planeta

Tokyo

Photo: Marc Veraart, Scene from a park Spotlight on Tokyo Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/FxnYURs6SJxizDMR6 HeadlinesLessons from parks in Japan – @topeteThe underground cathedral protecting Tokyo from floods – BBCTake one last stroll through Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market before it closes – Quartz ReferenceCurrent Local Time Recommended ListeningLost and Found: Tokyo Elsewhere on the WebSake Tours – @saketours …