Anthony Bourdain explains why, even after touring 80 countries, his favorite destination will always be Japan

If you ask him, as Business Insider did earlier this year, what his favorite destination is, he will immediately tell you it's Japan. "Japan is endlessly, endlessly interesting to me," he said. And even after going on nine filming trips there, "I don't ... ( read original story ...)

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