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Asia's 50 best restaurants 2015
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Japanese bands

The Tokyo buskers who don't want your cash

The Tokyo buskers who don't want your cash

Tokyo’s street musicians are providing great live gigs for free on the city's streets as they busk not for money, but for fans
Plastics fantastic: Tokyo punks all loved up

Plastics fantastic: Tokyo punks all loved up

Hajime Tachibana, guitarist and founder of the Plastics, describes how the band has evolved from a bunch of 'superficial, stupid punks' to a group that knows 'real love'