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How Bali is becoming even greener

How Bali is becoming even greener

Some eco-conscious entrepreneurs on Indonesia's Island of the Gods are working to build a future in tune with nature
Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Built at a cost of $442.2 million, Universal Studios Japan hopes its magical new attraction will bring in the big bucks
Pole Championships 2010: Pole dancing isn't so sleazy anymore

Pole Championships 2010: Pole dancing isn't so sleazy anymore

Pole dancing is returning to its roots as a proper sport, fit for competition and medals, with the 2010 Championships taking place in Tokyo this week
Russian village theme park abandoned in northern Japan

Russian village theme park abandoned in northern Japan

Niigata theme park left to rot and captured on camera
8 greatest city mascots around the world

8 greatest city mascots around the world

Where to pay homage to the cutest local celebrities you'll ever stalk
Bittersweet sayonara to a Tokyo landmark

Bittersweet sayonara to a Tokyo landmark

Tokyo's Okura Hotel is cramped and dated, but its history, charm and devotion to customer service are worth preserving
Japanese bra that talks and promotes sightseeing

Japanese bra that talks and promotes sightseeing

Triumph Japan gives young male tourists the perfect excuse to stare at, and talk to, their tour guide's chest
Art good enough to eat or food cute enough to display?

Art good enough to eat or food cute enough to display?

Osamu Watanabe spreads kawaii art with the cutest cream and sugar creations
Replaying the battle that led to Tokyo becoming capital

Replaying the battle that led to Tokyo becoming capital

The Edo period started with a ferocious battle between samurai forces in a small town called Sekigahara in 1600, and now you can walk through a 'theme park' reenactment
The Japanese farmers who wear cute clothes and make-up

The Japanese farmers who wear cute clothes and make-up

To work on Japan's Girls Farm you must be female, made up and dressed in functional but cute farm wear
How Tadanobu Asano plans to crack Hollywood

How Tadanobu Asano plans to crack Hollywood

He's survived schoolyard bullying, a Sid Vicious obsession and psychic encounters but can he survive Tinseltown?