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Travel reporter Kaoru Kanetaka took Japan out of comfort zone

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11.01.2019

Kaoru Kanetaka, the trailblazing Japanese travel reporter who died on Jan. 5 at age 90, was known for her always classy, elegant language.

"Did you know there's an 'onsen' hot spring resort even in a desert in the Middle East? I didn't know, and I was quite surprised," she once commented on a popular TV travel show.

For 31 years, she hosted "Kanetaka Kaoru no Sekai no Tabi" (Travels around the world with Kaoru Kanetaka) aired by TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System).

The total distance she traveled through those decades was equivalent to circling the globe more than 180 times.

The show began in 1959. Featuring not only well-known cities such as Paris and Rome, it also introduced the reality of........

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