CNN’s ‘Tokyo POV’ Shows the City Through the Point of View of Top Insiders

A special week of coverage begins January 22, with a 30-minute special airing from January 27 and features: Lily, Danny Choo, Shinji Nohara, Peter Augustus Owen and Ryotaro Aoki.

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This rare Yu-Gi-Oh! card is on sale in Tokyo for over $400,000

Specialty Yu-Gi-Oh! cards can be expensive and run in the thousands of dollars, like Doomcaliber Knight, worth about $700, and the first Japanese promo version of Dark Magician Girl, which could se...

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Incredible Cardboard Creations From Japan

Monami Ohno is a Japanese cardboard artist. Kotaku has previously featured her work, and since then, she’s continued to churn out amazing creations.

Her work continues to show an amazing attention ...

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"Hotel Paraiso": New works by Tomoo Gokita

Continuing his ongoing interest in vintage aesthetic of photographs and movies of the 1960s and 1970s, the Tokyo-based artist created a series of portraits of imaginary visitors of Hotel Paraiso. N...

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Western taste for bamboo art is transforming an ancient Japanese tradition

In recent years, the West has developed a growing taste for this intricate art form, with some pieces selling for tens of thousands of dollars.

Bringing together more than 70 bamboo artworks, the M...

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Ninja uniforms, philosophy, and food are all the rage in Japan again

Ninjas-clad security guards are all the rage in Japan.

Security Service Association (SSC), a firm in western Japan, has started issuing new uniforms to its fleet of security guards. Ditching the us...

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Many Japanese resent paying for their boring public broadcaster

But it’s the only channel to show sumo

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Japanese TV show featuring blackface actor sparks anger

The New Year's Eve show featured celebrity comic Hamada appearing in a Beverly Hills Cop skit with his face blacked up.

Using makeup to lampoon black people - a practice known as blackface - is see...

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What it means to be a mixed-race model in Japan

For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father and a Filipina mother, Fukushi was one of a grow...

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This designer Japanese cat condo costs almost the annual rent of a condo for humans in Tokyo

Prices for cat condos are on the rise in Japan. A artisan-crafted feline perch called Modern Cat Tree NEKO retails for ¥1,080,000 (approximately $9,570) including tax.

The Japanese are known to spa...

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