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Build your own robot avatar with Japan's latest must-have app

Build your own robot avatar with Japan's latest must-have app

Former Walt Disney Tokyo designer launches 'LoveBots'
Mao Asada: 'Not performing well... makes me question whether I can really do it'

Mao Asada: 'Not performing well... makes me question whether I can really do it'

Japan's World Champion figure skater Mao Asada goes through a crisis of confidence and reveals the dynamic of 'that' rivalry with Kim Yu-Na, in this exclusive interview
A guide to cat cafes in Tokyo

A guide to cat cafes in Tokyo

Neko cafés are not just for crazy cat ladies
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
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
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?
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
Is the Internet generation killing Shibuya?

Is the Internet generation killing Shibuya?

The closure of La Fabrique is just the latest sign of the decline of Tokyo's former cultural hot spot
Anime and manga cars on Tokyo's roads

Anime and manga cars on Tokyo's roads

Itasha: A gallery of 'serial killer' cars
Friday night lights: American football in Japan a high school hit

Friday night lights: American football in Japan a high school hit

Routed by Team USA, Japan's 'Camellia Bowl' attracts former prime ministers and U.S. ambassadors
Tokyo: Kitty city

Tokyo: Kitty city

A gallery of Japan's cute, clever and playful cats from the capital city
J-Pop Summit 2010: Tokyo comes to San Francisco

J-Pop Summit 2010: Tokyo comes to San Francisco

Japanese pop culture's most expressive proponents reach out to a U.S. audience
A day in the life of a Japanese 'hostess' model

A day in the life of a Japanese 'hostess' model

Learning what it means to be an agejo model at Shibuya fashion bible Koakuma-Ageha magazine
Discovering Japan's biggest Buddha at Mount Nokogiri

Discovering Japan's biggest Buddha at Mount Nokogiri

A mini adventure across land and sea from Tokyo to see the 31-meter Nihonji Daibatsu