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Aviation

“We can’t wait”: Virgin all set to defeat Qantas in battle for Tokyo slot

by Huntley Mitchell

Have you noticed Virgin Australia staff walking around with puffed-out chests and singing Queen’s “We Are The Champions” today? Discover the cause here.

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Destinations

Typhoon Hagibis update: More than 50 killed and a third of Hokuriku bullet trains submerged

by Christian Fleetwood

Emergency crews are racing against time to rescue dozens of people unaccounted for, after Japan was ravaged by its most powerful typhoon in decades.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Venice’s new tourist tax, Tokyo hit by typhoon, California bans mini-hotel shampoo bottles + MORE!

Our favourite part of Monday morning is putting together this delightful wrap up of destination news for our faithful readers. Just kidding! We don’t like anything about Mondays.

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Tonga’s Rugby World Cup team breaks into song mid-flight in Japan

Passengers onboard a flight in Japan have been treated to some unique inflight entertainment courtesy of Tonga’s national rugby squad.

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Japanese city urged to bolster beer supply ahead of Rugby World Cup

by Christian Fleetwood

Japanese locals are worried Oita could run out of one key commodity during the Rugby World Cup, and it rhymes with “cheers”.

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TV news show replaces New Zealand with a map of Japan

In more evidence that practically every child slept through Year Nine geography comes this momentous blunder.

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Travel Agents

Agent wrap: Constellation Journeys’ agent incentive winner, TravelManagers Vietnam famil highlights + more

Have you been hankering for a famil opportunity lately? Well, Christmas has come early with this week’s agent wrap!

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Mass stabbing near Tokyo leaves one child dead and 17 people injured

One child is dead and 17 other people injured after a man went on a callous attack near Tokyo, Japan.

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Tourism

Aussie woman dies while walking Japan’s Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail

A Melbourne woman has been found 40 metres below a cliff in Japan by passers-by after reportedly falling to her death.

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Tourism

The most powerful passports in the world have been revealed

All this passport talk has reminded Travel Weekly’s editor to renew his own. The current photo of him looks like it was taken during a gurning competition.

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TUNE IN: Intrepid showcases Japan on Sunrise

We haven’t been awake in time to watch breakfast TV since 1997, but for this, we might consider making an exception.

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Tourism

Study: the six best destinations for solo female travellers

by Christian Fleetwood

New research has uncovered the safest destinations for solo female travellers. Travel Weekly can reveal that Afghanistan and Chad did not make the list.

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