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No nudes please, we're Asian: Leslie Kee tests Tokyo's photographic ideals

No nudes please, we're Asian: Leslie Kee tests Tokyo's photographic ideals

With his new book, "Super Tokyo", one of Asia's most celebrated, but controversial, photographers hopes to appeal to Tokyo's liberal side
Gallery: 60 years of Sony audio equipment

Gallery: 60 years of Sony audio equipment

Tokyo's Sony museum showcases its audio electronic evolution, from the 1950 Type-G tape recorder up to 2009's latest high-spec roll out
5 of Asia's most overlooked cities

5 of Asia's most overlooked cities

Sometimes the best times are had away from the tourist trails. Here are 5 lesser-visited Asian cities that provide just as much culture and fun as their more famous alternatives
Meisa Kuroki meets Angelina Jolie: 'I have been inspired by her ambition'

Meisa Kuroki meets Angelina Jolie: 'I have been inspired by her ambition'

Japanese actress Meisa Kuroki talks to CNNGo about Jolie's strong but vulnerable persona, and how the American has provided her with inspiration for her own life and career
The Tokyo buskers who don't want your cash

The Tokyo buskers who don't want your cash

Tokyo’s street musicians are providing great live gigs for free on the city's streets as they busk not for money, but for fans
Nara: The two time capital of Japan shines again in 2010

Nara: The two time capital of Japan shines again in 2010

Nara aims to showcase its remarkable history with a series of events throughout this year celebrating its birth as Japan's capital 1,300 years ago
Fantasy fairs: Tokyo theme parks for the stressed

Fantasy fairs: Tokyo theme parks for the stressed

Some of the theme parks around Tokyo provide an excellent way to escape the daily grind, with wonderfully eccentric, if slightly bizarre, themes and rides. Here are 5 of the best less-known
Rocking across the city: Tokyo’s 10 best live houses

Rocking across the city: Tokyo’s 10 best live houses

Tokyo’s small music venues offer the perfect portal into Japan’s diverse but sometimes impenetrable music scene
100 ways to amuse yourself at the Tokyo Toy Show

100 ways to amuse yourself at the Tokyo Toy Show

Pop-up pirates, swaying mushrooms, robotic butterflies and many others all compete with golfer Ryo Ishikawa for your attention at the Tokyo Toy Show
Tales from a budding Tokyo model: Dora Yoder

Tales from a budding Tokyo model: Dora Yoder

The first in our new Making it in Japan column looks at the highs, lows and obstacles that need to be overcome by models trying to break into the Japanese industry
Japanese rice art: Bringing pictures to the paddies

Japanese rice art: Bringing pictures to the paddies

The Japanese twist on crop circles can be seen at its best this month, with anime samurai and other characters adorning rice fields across the country
5 Tokyo hair salons for the bold, the brave, and the beautiful

5 Tokyo hair salons for the bold, the brave, and the beautiful

Whether you're a model, a rock star or a geek, these salons can match your style
The 5 most picturesque beaches for Tokyo day-trippers

The 5 most picturesque beaches for Tokyo day-trippers

When the city becomes unbearable, escape to the sea
Keisuke Honda: The making of a Japanese football fashion icon

Keisuke Honda: The making of a Japanese football fashion icon

After Nakata and Miura, Keisuke Honda has big (designer) shoes to fill, but he's making a strong play to be Japan's new soccer style icon
Picture imperfect: Toy cameras in Tokyo

Picture imperfect: Toy cameras in Tokyo

Who said photography needs to be hi-tech? We head to the Lomography Gallery store on Omotesando road to play around with their wonderfully lo-fi cameras
Making pineapple wine at Nago Pineapple Park

Making pineapple wine at Nago Pineapple Park

Nestled in the hills of northern Okinawa, Japan, the Nago Pineapple Park winery has turned into a major tourist attraction
Talking toys with a top Japanese collector

Talking toys with a top Japanese collector

We talk with Kazunori Saito, one of Tokyo’s most renowned toy collectors, as he puts his 2,000 items, collected over the last 25 years, on show for the first time
Tokyo's monuments of an alternative future

Tokyo's monuments of an alternative future

Struts and Frets: Julian Worrall and Erez Golani Soloman prepare a lecture on the wonders of modern Tokyo architecture
A surprise package: Tokyo indie band Go!Go!7188

A surprise package: Tokyo indie band Go!Go!7188

CNN Producer and avid photographer Alex Zolbert dives into the unpredictable indie music scene in Tokyo
All white in the night with Mademoiselle Yulia

All white in the night with Mademoiselle Yulia

The fashion icon and DJ in-demand temporarily trades in her trademark multi-colored image for plain white
Tokyo graffiti: Brightening up the walls

Tokyo graffiti: Brightening up the walls

Coming out of the shadows -- Tokyo's graffiti pros are now being offered huge public canvases