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Lady Gaga bound (not gagged) by Nobuyoshi Araki
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Lady Gaga bound (not gagged) by Nobuyoshi Araki

Famed photog ties up, shoots American pop star for Vogue Hommes Japan's third issue
Zazen meditation for beginners
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Zazen meditation for beginners

Jogan-ji Temple in Nakano offers courses for meditation rookies -- caning optional
Ramen Jiro: Tokyo's most controversial noodle
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Ramen Jiro: Tokyo's most controversial noodle

A Japanese website asks the eternal question: What is the big deal about Ramen Jiro?
Watch Tokyo Sky Tree grow
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Watch Tokyo Sky Tree grow

Tokyo Tower is no longer big enough to meet the city's broadcasting needs, so here comes an even higher tower
The Japanese boutique donut
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The Japanese boutique donut

A new generation of small handmade doughnut stores offer a very Japanese set of flavors and textures
2 autumn beers for your drinking pleasure
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2 autumn beers for your drinking pleasure

Cooler weather means Japanese beer breweries can offer a richer flavor
Time to rethink that polar bear rug
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Time to rethink that polar bear rug

Japan turns out to be the number one market for polar bear products, but environmental groups are working to shut it down
Jewnail = 'jewel' + 'nail'
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Jewnail = 'jewel' + 'nail'

Famed nail artist Mami Jingu's brand of nail care accessories is called Jewnail. What are you laughing at?
Is indie music dead in Japan?
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Is indie music dead in Japan?

A Guardian UK article raises serious issues about the state of indie and underground music in Japan
5 unbearably precious Japanese gifts that'll fit in your carry-on
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5 unbearably precious Japanese gifts that'll fit in your carry-on

The world is united in its love of Japanese kitsch. Here's how you can take a little bit away with you
Coming soon: Pepsi Azuki
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Coming soon: Pepsi Azuki

Pepsi is evidently the new Kit Kat, desperately churning out crazy flavor after crazy flavor on a seasonal basis
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Destination Berlin

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