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'Avant gardens': When art, design and a whole load of plants collide

'Avant gardens': When art, design and a whole load of plants collide

Traditional ideas about gardens are being replaced by a more sculpture-like approach -- and with fantastic results
Gallery: Snapshots of Japan's blistering summer

Gallery: Snapshots of Japan's blistering summer

Swimmers, sun worshippers, festivals and jumbo lotteries are just a few of the sights of the sweltering Japanese season
Japan to launch new commercial passenger plane

Japan to launch new commercial passenger plane

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, aka the MRJ, is Japan's first new commercial jet in over 50 years
iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReporter shows how to make geishas look even more enticing than they already do with Instagram
How to eat sushi like a master

How to eat sushi like a master

With chopsticks or fingers? Wasabi or no? A double Michelin-starred Tokyo chef sets the record straight and shows us the sushi way
Secrets from a Japanese master: How to make sushi

Secrets from a Japanese master: How to make sushi

Nigiri zushi is a bundle of rice with raw fish laid on top. Sounds like the easiest dish to make? Wrong!
Adventures in ramen: Japan's ever-changing soup scene

Adventures in ramen: Japan's ever-changing soup scene

After slurping down noodles in 1,000 stores, the "ramen guy" untangles the complex flavors of Japan's diverse dish.
Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Check out this surreal gallery to find out what's behind the frozen armies taking over the Yamagata hills
Ultimate guide to Japanese beef

Ultimate guide to Japanese beef

Kobe beef has the bigger name, but Wagyu beef can be as flavorful and important in a Japanese restaurant
Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover
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Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover

How a unique island culture is taking its own version of "local" a step further
Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in action

Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in action

The world’s best-known seafood market is the jewel in Tokyo’s tourist crown
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