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Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Check out this surreal gallery to find out what's behind the frozen armies taking over the Yamagata hills
Gallery: The weird and wonderful faces of Japan after March 11

Gallery: The weird and wonderful faces of Japan after March 11

Photo show organizer Liezel Strauss asks the world, “What does Japan mean to you?”
Geisha-in-training hit the streets:

Geisha-in-training hit the streets: "We are alive and well"

Young apprentice geisha try to drum up a tourism revival for typhoon-hit Kyoto
Gallery: UNESCO adds 12 sites to its World Heritage List

Gallery: UNESCO adds 12 sites to its World Heritage List

From the deserts of the Middle East to the coffee plantations of Colombia, here are 12 more places to add to your must-go list
Style over substance: Do celebrity chefs matter?
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Style over substance: Do celebrity chefs matter?

They appear in endless TV shows, books, personal appearances, even a "world summit" for chefs. But should we even care?
Near-naked anti-fur girls strut their stuff in Shibuya

Near-naked anti-fur girls strut their stuff in Shibuya

A foxy lady, bunny girl and cat woman draw attention to animal cruelty
Three films dominate the Japanese Academy Awards

Three films dominate the Japanese Academy Awards

Villainy, assassinations and confessions as golden boy actor Satoshi Tsumabuki wins best actor
The Japanese chef who makes everything with vegetables

The Japanese chef who makes everything with vegetables

Carrot cake, OK. But spinach and tomato cake? And sushi with no fish? Aya Kakisawa is perplexing palates at two Tokyo eateries
Awamori: A guide to Okinawa's tropical drink of choice
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Awamori: A guide to Okinawa's tropical drink of choice

Japan's answer to bourbon is also an Okinawan favorite that deserves a wider audience
Suit up and see Sapporo’s Snow Festival

Suit up and see Sapporo’s Snow Festival

The city of Sapporo celebrates one of its most abundant natural resources, snow, at the annual Yuki Matsuri
Triumph International launches new bras to ward off evil spirits

Triumph International launches new bras to ward off evil spirits

The end of winter means it's time for saucy underwear again
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