Japanese culture

World music: It's Okinawa's turn

World music: It's Okinawa's turn

Unique melodies float from every doorway along Naha's Kokusai-dori, Okinawa's main entertainment drag
Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

When mutinous cries of "Not another zen garden, dad!" ring out, it's time to head for the Hollywood of Japan
50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city

50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city

With the 2020 Olympics locked up, the city from the future just got even cooler
Godzilla meets Hello Kitty: Ultra toy story hits SFO

Godzilla meets Hello Kitty: Ultra toy story hits SFO

The run has been extended for an exhibit of Japanese toys, the most popular show ever at San Francisco Airport's SFO Museum
'Weird Japan' blinds tourists to the real Nippon

'Weird Japan' blinds tourists to the real Nippon

The celebrated crazy Japanese culture is a barrier to visitors, not a destination in itself
Yuasa: Birthplace of soy sauce

Yuasa: Birthplace of soy sauce

The quaint Japanese town where soy sauce is king is also filled with Edo-era treasures
Top 60 Japanese buzzwords of 2009

Top 60 Japanese buzzwords of 2009

Pink Tentacle reports on the phrases and expressions that define this year of political change and global recession
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Destination Berlin

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