Current TV is my favorite background noise these days. Several of their Urban Nation segments have featured different entertainment options that are popular with young adults in Japan. These segments have been so well-produced that they make me want to jump on a plane to Tokyo! Never mind that I don't speak a word of Japanese. I'm just dying to try some of the food and games that have been deemed too odd or quirky to be exported to the US.
Whenever I start feeling the desire to travel like this, my very next thought is that I haven't explored even one-third of what my own country has to offer. Since I am a bit anal, I know that I will never get to Tokyo until I make it across America. It just wouldn't seem right.