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Erika Sawajiri: Inside the head of Japan's outspoken star

Erika Sawajiri: Inside the head of Japan's outspoken star

Self-important brat or liberated artist? The controversial singer and actress Erika Sawajiri once again breaks ranks to denounce her 'outdated' industry
Earth Celebration: Taiko drums and communal life on a remote Japanese island

Earth Celebration: Taiko drums and communal life on a remote Japanese island

On Sado Island Corsican polyphonic singers meet the Kodo drummers
Secrets of a Miss Universe maker

Secrets of a Miss Universe maker

Ines Ligron, the beauty expert behind Japan's success in recent Miss Universe pageants, reveals how compliments, wigs and being in love can help a Japanese girl blossom
Au Yeung Ping Chi: Making art for Hong Kong's fashionable dead

Au Yeung Ping Chi: Making art for Hong Kong's fashionable dead

Au Yeung Ping Chi creates iPhones, Gucci bags and spicy chicken wings out of paper for hip, young dead people
Tamagawa River: Don't fight Tokyo, just go with the flow

Tamagawa River: Don't fight Tokyo, just go with the flow

Follow the Tamagawa River for golf, tennis, fishing and other stress-purging pursuits only minutes from central Tokyo
'Drainspotting' in Japan: The lowest form of art

'Drainspotting' in Japan: The lowest form of art

Manhole covers and maintenance holes reveal Japan's urban art on the ground
A natural and cultural road trip through Japan

A natural and cultural road trip through Japan

CNNGo reader Angela Perrone visits hot springs, winding rivers, waterfalls and surf schools in a road trip covering four prefectures and four major points of interest in Shikoku
Summersonic: Japan's biggest music festival delivers on Tokyo's doorstep

Summersonic: Japan's biggest music festival delivers on Tokyo's doorstep

Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder come to town -- at Japan's most clinical summer festival
Tales from a professional fighter in Tokyo: Stewart Fulton

Tales from a professional fighter in Tokyo: Stewart Fulton

The second in our Making it in Japan column tracks Stewart Fulton's progress from wide-eyed new boy to professional fighter at a martial arts dojo in Japan
The secretive world of traditional Japanese tattooing

The secretive world of traditional Japanese tattooing

Japan's rare breed of irezumi artists are preserving an art form often considered unsavory
A first timer's foray to Fuji Rock Festival

A first timer's foray to Fuji Rock Festival

Ecology, hushed crowds and storming live sets at Japan's most iconic music festival
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Destination Berlin

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