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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?
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
Behind the scenes at Japan Fashion Week

Behind the scenes at Japan Fashion Week

On the other side of the runway, a magical land of blue lips and blow dryers
Stars shine on green carpet at Tokyo International Film Festival

Stars shine on green carpet at Tokyo International Film Festival

Catherine Deneuve, Maki Horikita and Noriko Fujiwara are among the stars on the eco-friendly green carpet at TIFF
Celeb-ration at Louis Vuitton's Tabloid party in Tokyo

Celeb-ration at Louis Vuitton's Tabloid party in Tokyo

Kim Tae-Hee, Rinko Kikuchi, Changmin, Hiroshi Fujiwara and Iconiq are amongst many to walk the green carpet in our gallery
Giant beasts of straw down on the farm in Niigata

Giant beasts of straw down on the farm in Niigata

Mammoths, dinosaurs and a big boot are among the grassy artworks popping up in fields
Tales from two American actors in Tokyo: Jonathan Sherr and Ananda Jacobs

Tales from two American actors in Tokyo: Jonathan Sherr and Ananda Jacobs

Jonathan Sherr and Ananda Jacobs try to break through the gimmick barrier in Japan's acting industry
Princess Aiko lights up Health and Sports Day

Princess Aiko lights up Health and Sports Day

Japan's eight-year-old princess smiles in public again as she dances the polka
Puppy dog fashion at a Tokyo show

Puppy dog fashion at a Tokyo show

Days before Japan Fashion Week begins, pooches in clothes stride the catwalk
Rafael Nadal: The 'Dragon Ball' of tennis

Rafael Nadal: The 'Dragon Ball' of tennis

Rafael Nadal reveals a childhood love of the anime series during the Japan Open tennis tournament while Kei Nishikori is philosophical after his defeats
Cute animals help out on Japan's construction sites

Cute animals help out on Japan's construction sites

Beavers, penguins, monkeys and frogs are decorating roads around Japan
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Destination Berlin

From a casino restroom to a park in Seoul, the striking symbol of war and freedom has ended up in some strange places. November 9 is the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall