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Quality Japanese wine? It's no oxymoron
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Quality Japanese wine? It's no oxymoron

Put down that sake. Nearly 100 vineyards at the base of Mount Fuji are beginning to produce tasty bottles of vino
Artist 'jolts people awake' with zippers and T-shirts

Artist 'jolts people awake' with zippers and T-shirts

Whether he's dressing naked statues or creating balloons shaped like buttocks, Jun Kitagawa's public art is erotic and playful
Gallery: The weird and wonderful faces of Japan after March 11

Gallery: The weird and wonderful faces of Japan after March 11

Photo show organizer Liezel Strauss asks the world, “What does Japan mean to you?”
Gallery: Beautiful autumnal scenes in central Tokyo

Gallery: Beautiful autumnal scenes in central Tokyo

A photographer’s guide to the most spectacular fall spots in the heart of the capital
50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city
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50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city

With the 2020 Olympics locked up, the city from the future just got even cooler
11 extremely practical Japan travel tips

11 extremely practical Japan travel tips

Which apps to download, what cards to buy and what to pre-book before your trip
Japan's most sacred site rebuilt, for the 62nd time
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Japan's most sacred site rebuilt, for the 62nd time

As Shinto tradition dictates, every 20 years Ise Jingu's Naiku shrine needs a new home
Japan's puffer fish capital: Delicious and deadly

Japan's puffer fish capital: Delicious and deadly

Shimonoseki is home to the only market in the country that specializes in the fish that could kill five men with its liver alone
15 sights that make Tokyo so fascinating

15 sights that make Tokyo so fascinating

Let us count the ways Japan's capital city engages, puzzles and bewitches
Gallery: UNESCO adds 12 sites to its World Heritage List

Gallery: UNESCO adds 12 sites to its World Heritage List

From the deserts of the Middle East to the coffee plantations of Colombia, here are 12 more places to add to your must-go list
The best of the Tokyo Toy Show 2011

The best of the Tokyo Toy Show 2011

From magic floating carpets to virtual fishing games, 3D paint brushes and robots made from garbage, it’s all here
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Destination Berlin

World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city