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Tales from a fledgling fashion designer in Tokyo: Leanne Yew

Tales from a fledgling fashion designer in Tokyo: Leanne Yew

An Australian designer with eczema heads to Tokyo to research possibilities for skin-friendly fashion, and an innovative new business in kimonos is born
Japanese tea ceremony gets a 21st-century upgrade for office workers

Japanese tea ceremony gets a 21st-century upgrade for office workers

A modern take on the meditative "Way of Tea" makes it affordable and convenient for all
Tokyo's street dancers and their high-rise dreams

Tokyo's street dancers and their high-rise dreams

Tokyo's street dancers use their daytime office blocks as reflective rehearsal spaces once they clock out
Ancient Japanese doctor's notes for measles, syphilis and... handwriting?

Ancient Japanese doctor's notes for measles, syphilis and... handwriting?

In 19th century Japan there was a drug for good handwriting, according to these old woodblock prints on show from the University of California San Francisco
Kim Tae-Hee: South Korea's 'most beautiful woman' on shyness, beauty and guns

Kim Tae-Hee: South Korea's 'most beautiful woman' on shyness, beauty and guns

South Korean actress Kim Tae-Hee wants to be the country's "most beautiful woman" for as long as possible
Fishing in Tokyo: Where to drop your line in the city

Fishing in Tokyo: Where to drop your line in the city

Below Tokyo's monoliths, local fisherman can still find a place to lay their bait
Tokyo Dandy: Fashion-blogging scourge of the underworld

Tokyo Dandy: Fashion-blogging scourge of the underworld

Tokyo's leading party bards go from high-end to lo-fi to document Japan's Lost Generation -- even if it means tangling with organized crime
Ghosts of battles past in Shimonoseki

Ghosts of battles past in Shimonoseki

In Shimonoseki's former battlegrounds, samurai duels, naval battles, dragon gods and other tales of bloodshed rest uneasily on the fishing town's present-day placid waters
Erika Sawajiri: Inside the head of Japan's outspoken star

Erika Sawajiri: Inside the head of Japan's outspoken star

Self-important brat or liberated artist? The controversial singer and actress Erika Sawajiri once again breaks ranks to denounce her 'outdated' industry
Earth Celebration: Taiko drums and communal life on a remote Japanese island

Earth Celebration: Taiko drums and communal life on a remote Japanese island

On Sado Island Corsican polyphonic singers meet the Kodo drummers
Secrets of a Miss Universe maker

Secrets of a Miss Universe maker

Ines Ligron, the beauty expert behind Japan's success in recent Miss Universe pageants, reveals how compliments, wigs and being in love can help a Japanese girl blossom
Au Yeung Ping Chi: Making art for Hong Kong's fashionable dead

Au Yeung Ping Chi: Making art for Hong Kong's fashionable dead

Au Yeung Ping Chi creates iPhones, Gucci bags and spicy chicken wings out of paper for hip, young dead people
Tamagawa River: Don't fight Tokyo, just go with the flow

Tamagawa River: Don't fight Tokyo, just go with the flow

Follow the Tamagawa River for golf, tennis, fishing and other stress-purging pursuits only minutes from central Tokyo
'Drainspotting' in Japan: The lowest form of art

'Drainspotting' in Japan: The lowest form of art

Manhole covers and maintenance holes reveal Japan's urban art on the ground
A natural and cultural road trip through Japan

A natural and cultural road trip through Japan

CNNGo reader Angela Perrone visits hot springs, winding rivers, waterfalls and surf schools in a road trip covering four prefectures and four major points of interest in Shikoku
Summersonic: Japan's biggest music festival delivers on Tokyo's doorstep

Summersonic: Japan's biggest music festival delivers on Tokyo's doorstep

Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder come to town -- at Japan's most clinical summer festival
Tales from a professional fighter in Tokyo: Stewart Fulton

Tales from a professional fighter in Tokyo: Stewart Fulton

The second in our Making it in Japan column tracks Stewart Fulton's progress from wide-eyed new boy to professional fighter at a martial arts dojo in Japan
The secretive world of traditional Japanese tattooing

The secretive world of traditional Japanese tattooing

Japan's rare breed of irezumi artists are preserving an art form often considered unsavory
A first timer's foray to Fuji Rock Festival

A first timer's foray to Fuji Rock Festival

Ecology, hushed crowds and storming live sets at Japan's most iconic music festival
No nudes please, we're Asian: Leslie Kee tests Tokyo's photographic ideals

No nudes please, we're Asian: Leslie Kee tests Tokyo's photographic ideals

With his new book, "Super Tokyo", one of Asia's most celebrated, but controversial, photographers hopes to appeal to Tokyo's liberal side
Gallery: 60 years of Sony audio equipment

Gallery: 60 years of Sony audio equipment

Tokyo's Sony museum showcases its audio electronic evolution, from the 1950 Type-G tape recorder up to 2009's latest high-spec roll out
Meisa Kuroki meets Angelina Jolie: 'I have been inspired by her ambition'

Meisa Kuroki meets Angelina Jolie: 'I have been inspired by her ambition'

Japanese actress Meisa Kuroki talks to CNNGo about Jolie's strong but vulnerable persona, and how the American has provided her with inspiration for her own life and career
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
Nara: The two time capital of Japan shines again in 2010

Nara: The two time capital of Japan shines again in 2010

Nara aims to showcase its remarkable history with a series of events throughout this year celebrating its birth as Japan's capital 1,300 years ago
Fantasy fairs: Tokyo theme parks for the stressed

Fantasy fairs: Tokyo theme parks for the stressed

Some of the theme parks around Tokyo provide an excellent way to escape the daily grind, with wonderfully eccentric, if slightly bizarre, themes and rides. Here are 5 of the best less-known
Rocking across the city: Tokyo’s 10 best live houses

Rocking across the city: Tokyo’s 10 best live houses

Tokyo’s small music venues offer the perfect portal into Japan’s diverse but sometimes impenetrable music scene
100 ways to amuse yourself at the Tokyo Toy Show

100 ways to amuse yourself at the Tokyo Toy Show

Pop-up pirates, swaying mushrooms, robotic butterflies and many others all compete with golfer Ryo Ishikawa for your attention at the Tokyo Toy Show