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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
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
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
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
10 snapshots of Tokyo life after the quake as residents pull together

10 snapshots of Tokyo life after the quake as residents pull together

In spite of media hype and the definite problems elsewhere in Japan, it's business as usual in the capital
The best place to live in Tokyo is... Nakano?

The best place to live in Tokyo is... Nakano?

But Kichijoji is the place Tokyoites most want to move to
Panda fever grips Tokyo as two new guests head to Ueno Zoo

Panda fever grips Tokyo as two new guests head to Ueno Zoo

A special jetliner is commissioned and the city streets are decorated as two of the cuddly creatures arrive from China
Near-naked anti-fur girls strut their stuff in Shibuya

Near-naked anti-fur girls strut their stuff in Shibuya

A foxy lady, bunny girl and cat woman draw attention to animal cruelty
Three films dominate the Japanese Academy Awards

Three films dominate the Japanese Academy Awards

Villainy, assassinations and confessions as golden boy actor Satoshi Tsumabuki wins best actor
Discovering five of Tokyo’s lesser-known neighborhoods

Discovering five of Tokyo’s lesser-known neighborhoods

What can you find when you're off the Tokyo guidebook maps?
The Japanese chef who makes everything with vegetables

The Japanese chef who makes everything with vegetables

Carrot cake, OK. But spinach and tomato cake? And sushi with no fish? Aya Kakisawa is perplexing palates at two Tokyo eateries
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Destination Berlin

It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel air hub has won a place in the city's heart