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China and Japan on Shaky Ground at the UN

A policeman tries to disperse the crowd as anti-Japanese protesters shout slogans while marching through the embassy district in Beijing on September 18, 2010. More than a 100 anti-Japan protesters rallied in Beijing, furious over Tokyo's arrest of a Chinese fishing boat captain, a move which has sparked a major diplomatic row. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Recent islands rows between China and Japan have become increasingly problematic for the two countries, as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao showed diplomatic displeasure in meeting his Japanese counterpart at the UN General Assembly in New York this week.

Photo of the Day: Zombies in Tokyo

Movie fans wearing zombie printed T-shirts over their heads in Tokyo
Lifestyle Movie fans wearing zombie printed T-shirts over their heads take part in a rehearsal for the world premiere of the Hollywood film 'Resident Evil: Afterlife', being released in Japan as 'Biohazard IV: Afterlife' in Tokyo on September 2, 2010.

Japanese Gamers Take Their Virtual Girlfriends Vacationing

In a composite of photos taken on Aug. 21, 2010 a man (C) in Atami poses next to a tiny B & W panel that becomes an animated image of a girl when the image is processed through an iPhone application (R). (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle The town of Atami, formerly an abandoned seaside resort, has partnered with Konami's Love Plus to turn itself into a destination for Love Plus users looking to take their virtual "girlfriends" on a romantic holiday in the real world.

Is Japan Failing to Capitalize on its 'Coolness?'

Male waiters, wearing women's clothes, pose for photographs at New Type cafe on February 25, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. (Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
Business An editorial in the Daily Yomiuri titled, "Time to capitalize on 'Cool Japan' boom" criticizes the Japanese government's failure to turn Japan's popularity overseas into economic growth.

'Character Amnesia' a Growing Problem in China and Japan

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Education Anyone struggling to learn how to write Chinese or Japanese characters now have an excuse to be a little less hard on themselves. Why? Apparently, Chinese and Japanese youth forget how to write characters too!

Japanese Sumo Wrestlers Given iPads

Sumo champ Asashoryu defeats Kisenosato with an under-arm throw or 'shitatenage' to win the 2008 Grand Sumo Tournament in Los Angeles on June 8, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Japanese sumo wrestlers get an unlikely gadget to help their pudgy fingers dial some digits.

Nara's Open Studio Starts Today

Yoshitomo Nara (born 1959, Japan). <em>Hyper Enough (to the City)</em>, 1997. Acrylic on canvas. H. 49 x W. 59 in. (125 x 150 cm). Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Arts Japanese artist extraordinaire Yoshitomo Nara opens his studio for the public to witness.

China Takes Japan's Place as World's Second Largest Economy

China's 100 yuan, or renminbi, notes, the largest denomination in Chinese currency. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

China has taken Japan's place as the world's second largest economy behind the United States.

Photo of the Day: A Comfort Woman

Multimedia

On August 10 Japan's government issued a fresh apology for the country's past colonial rule of the Korean peninsula after women's rights activists displayed a portrait of a "comfort woman," a woman pressed into sexual slavery by Japanese occupiers during WWII.

Remembering Hiroshima

Paper lanterns are released onto the Motoyasu River to commemorate the atomic bomb victims and pray for world peace beside the A-Bomb Dome on August 6, 2010 in Hiroshima, Japan, on the day of the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing. (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

The world commemorated the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on its sixty-fifth anniversary on August 6, 2010.