Japan

Kuroba-tei: Kagurazaka's gem
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Kuroba-tei: Kagurazaka's gem

We travel to 'Little Kyoto' to experience Japan's traditional answer to 'slow food' under guidance by a famed owner
Eating whale: The taste of controversy
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Eating whale: The taste of controversy

While environmentalists battle it out with Japanese conservatives over the issue, whale meat remains widely available in Tokyo. Make sure to ask before you eat anything that looks like beef
CNN's Talk Asia: Japanese architect Kengo Kuma
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CNN's Talk Asia: Japanese architect Kengo Kuma

With nearly 60 projects on the go across the world, Kuma's search for perfection is all consuming
McDonald's exploits white American nerdiness to sell burgers
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McDonald's exploits white American nerdiness to sell burgers

Love him or hate him, McDonald's Japan's new mascot Mr. James is the talk of the internet
I got two, babe: Japanese brand Cher's new mook and eco bags
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I got two, babe: Japanese brand Cher's new mook and eco bags

Popular brand Cher is phasing out their Takarajima mook series, and this time they are going out with a bag -- or two
Master Concierge: Whirlybird it to Narita in style
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Master Concierge: Whirlybird it to Narita in style

Mori Buiding's new high-priced aerial service to Narita Airport cuts travel time in half
4 best Tokyo wine bars
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4 best Tokyo wine bars

Sick of sake and asahikirinsapporosuntory? Class it up with world-class vintages at these well-stocked bars
Clothe the robot! Gundam needs his giant t-shirt
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Clothe the robot! Gundam needs his giant t-shirt

Finally some clothing to cover the naked Gundam out in Odaiba. Anyone with a spare pair of giant robot pants?
GQ gets first look of Jil Sander's new +J Uniqlo line
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GQ gets first look of Jil Sander's new +J Uniqlo line

Mass retailer Uniqlo scores more fashion points with a new line from renowned designer Jil Sander
Science offers a cure for the common frown
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Science offers a cure for the common frown

CNN reports on Keikyu Railways' use of software to help employees improve their smiles, and we laugh in the process
Hello Kitty and Obama in a DeLorean? Anything floats at the Asagaya festival
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Hello Kitty and Obama in a DeLorean? Anything floats at the Asagaya festival

Obama, Mario and Pokemon go on parade in this grass-roots (and possibly copyright-infringing) Tokyo version of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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