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Feeling blue? Good, it's working
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Feeling blue? Good, it's working

JR installs blue mood lighting in a novel counter-intuitive effort to curb suicides
Welcome to Utsunomiya-- gyoza town
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Welcome to Utsunomiya-- gyoza town

A once-neglected prefectural capital puts itself on the map with endlessly creative versions of the pan-fried dumpling
Tangled up in brew: Tokyo’s top craft beer bars
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Tangled up in brew: Tokyo’s top craft beer bars

You can’t walk anywhere in Roppongi without kicking a can of Asahi Super Dry -- but when you’re ready for something different, walk this way …
A call for vegetable equality
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A call for vegetable equality

Ex-finance workers head to the fields of Northern Japan to free the bent cucumber from persecution
Want to get out of Tokyo? Go Nowhere
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Want to get out of Tokyo? Go Nowhere

Down in Hayama, rent the Nowhere luxury design house for a week of glorious social isolation
Marriage hunting: Japan's 'Konkatsu' kraze
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Marriage hunting: Japan's 'Konkatsu' kraze

CNN follows everygirl Nozomi Okabe on her hunt for a husband who is tall, rich and maybe even affectionate
Beatlemania in Japan: Beatles cover bands but no 'Rock Band'
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Beatlemania in Japan: Beatles cover bands but no 'Rock Band'

CNN looks at Tokyo's legendary Cavern Club, where Beatles tribute bands play nightly
Kuroba-tei: Kagurazaka's gem
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Kuroba-tei: Kagurazaka's gem

We travel to 'Little Kyoto' to experience Japan's traditional answer to 'slow food' under guidance by a famed owner
Eating whale: The taste of controversy
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Eating whale: The taste of controversy

While environmentalists battle it out with Japanese conservatives over the issue, whale meat remains widely available in Tokyo. Make sure to ask before you eat anything that looks like beef
CNN's Talk Asia: Japanese architect Kengo Kuma
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CNN's Talk Asia: Japanese architect Kengo Kuma

With nearly 60 projects on the go across the world, Kuma's search for perfection is all consuming
McDonald's exploits white American nerdiness to sell burgers
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McDonald's exploits white American nerdiness to sell burgers

Love him or hate him, McDonald's Japan's new mascot Mr. James is the talk of the internet
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