Booking a hot-spring ryokan in Japan just became easier Hoshino Resorts launches English-language websites for all of its 14 upscale KAI properties. Plus a free extra night’s accommodation offer from Rosewood Hotels By Adam Nebbs 16 Jun 2017 Full steam ahead Finding and booking a good-quality hot-spring ryokan in Japan recently became mercifully easier with the launch of English-language websites for all 14 of Hoshino Resorts’ upscale KAI properties.
Imperial plans Japan’s Imperial Household Agency has just released a multilingual smartphone app designed to help foreign visitors get around the imperial palaces of Tokyo and Kyoto. Reported to have been a year in development, it’s an easy-to-use app that uses your phone’s GPS function (no internet connection required) to explain, with the help of current and historical images, exactly where you are and what you are looking at.
The 15th edition of Lonely Planet’s long-running guide to China will be published on June 1. This hefty tome first appeared in 1984, as China – a travel survival kit, a title changed to simply China from the sixth edition, in 1998. The page count has, of course, grown over the years – from 819 to 1,056 – not much considering that Hong Kong and Macau were included only from the fifth edition, in 1996, and that the country is much more open to foreign tourists than it was in the mid-1980s.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".