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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.

Who Needs a Mini Fridge Anyway, Right?

The capsules at Green Plaza Shinjuku. (Eric So)
Lifestyle Tokyo takes economy lodging to the ultimate level with "capsule hotels."

Why We're Jealous of Everyone Going to Fuji Rock Festival

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Lifestyle The Fuji Rock Festival has a reputation for being the biggest, craziest, and generally most awesome three days of music in Japan.

Japanese Festival Makes Art an Adventure

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Arts

Japan's newest art festival eschews the traditional museum setting in favor of showcasing its works of art across the ocean.