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Tokyo International Film Festival opens with exclusive visit to world of Cameron's 'Avatar'
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Tokyo International Film Festival opens with exclusive visit to world of Cameron's 'Avatar'

TIFF goers get a glimpse of the long-awaited 3-D sci-fi epic
Japan Fashion Week preview
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Japan Fashion Week preview

Finally, a guide to all the JFW brands that you've probably never heard of
It's come to this... the ¥690 jeans
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It's come to this... the ¥690 jeans

Tacky discount retailer Don Quijote lowers the bar even further for low-price denim. The question remains: Will they be safe for human usage?
How to enjoy high-end bars without paying for it
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How to enjoy high-end bars without paying for it

Learn how to avoid Tokyo cover charges and take the edge off a bar bill
'Tokyo Biruzingu': Pure nostalgic architecture porn
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'Tokyo Biruzingu': Pure nostalgic architecture porn

A new DVD provides a visual tour of modernist Tokyo buildings that have survived earthquakes, wars and the Japanese love of 'new'
Akibizarre: 4 deeply odd Akihabara otaku stores
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Akibizarre: 4 deeply odd Akihabara otaku stores

Looking for erotic Power Rangers, fascist outfits or bootleg otaku comics? These Akihabara shopping outlets will fulfill your dorkiest and darkest fantasies
Meiji's sweets gum: Double caramel
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Meiji's sweets gum: Double caramel

Caramel-flavored gum that tastes like caramel but chews like gum. The horror. The chewy, chewy, chewy, chewy, chewy horror
Magic rocks mesmerize Tokyo
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Magic rocks mesmerize Tokyo

Japan is going crazy over power-crystal bracelets as both fashion accessory and lucky charm
The Ritz-Carlton: Stay midtown in Midtown
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The Ritz-Carlton: Stay midtown in Midtown

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo is a luxury experience in its own right, that puts the magic of Tokyo Midtown at your doorstep
Crooning ex-prime minister Koizumi is 'Ultraman King'
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Crooning ex-prime minister Koizumi is 'Ultraman King'

The retired politician will voice Ultraman King in an upcoming Ultraman franchise film
My Tokyo: Yayoi Kusama
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My Tokyo: Yayoi Kusama

Bright colors and polka dots have always concealed the deep -- and sometimes tragic -- emotions at the heart of this legendary artist's career
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Destination Berlin

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