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'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
Freshness Burger's new giant mushroom option
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Freshness Burger's new giant mushroom option

Taking the vegetarian burger to a new level for Japan: a beef patty-sized mushroom
Tokyo's old-school arcades
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Tokyo's old-school arcades

Tokyo is the world's last bastion of public arcade culture -- prepare your thumbs for the final battle
The swine flu-proof suit goes on sale
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The swine flu-proof suit goes on sale

Haruyama strikes gold by combining two things Japanese customers love: Cheap, boxy black suits and over-paranoid sickness prevention
Where to drink Palestinian Beer in Tokyo
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Where to drink Palestinian Beer in Tokyo

Taybeh Brewing Company, headquartered in the West Bank, apparently has Japanese drinkers to thank in part for its success
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