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Japan Missing More Than 230,000 Centenarians

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — More than 230,000 Japanese citizens listed in government records as at least 100 years old can't be found and may have died long ago, ac...

Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' Gene Hits Japan

AP | SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan has confirmed the nation's first case of a new gene in bacteria that allows the microorganisms to become drug-resistant superbugs,...

Can You Believe These Pictures Are More Than 40 Years Old?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Described by The New York Times as, "a treasure of fashion insiders," "Take Ivy" was originally published in Japan in 1965, setting off an explosion o...

Man Kept Dead Mother's Body In A 'BACKPACK For Nearly A Decade'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Investigators searching for missing Japanese centenarians in a well-publicized nationwide hunt made a particularly grisly discovery this week when th...

Sax and the City

Patrizia Chen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrizia Chen

There I was, happy to be back in my newly adopted city, where I adored the food and friendship surrounded me. Japan was good to me. I was young, a model and the Japanese public loved me.

Sensing Four Seasons at a Tokyo Office Building

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

What roles can corporations play in transforming urban landscapes? This year a Japanese company constructed a bold new building in Tokyo's central business district that brings nature into the work environment and out to the street.

The 8 Sexiest Subway Systems In The World (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hallie Seegal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When your taxi fare far exceeds the number of sights you want to see, its worth checking out the local metro system. In fact, some cities have subways...

Megacities Of The World: A Glimpse Of How We'll Live Tomorrow

CS Monitor | Harry Bruinius | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By 2050, almost 70 percent of the world's estimated 10 billion inhabitants - or more than the number of people living today - will be part of massive ...

Replacing Dead Urban Spaces with Living Habitat

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

"Do you really think Tokyo is green? Why do you only focus on the good sides of Tokyo?" These are questions that many Japanese and foreign residents o...

Susan Wadsworth: Almost 50 Years of Young Concert Artists Series

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Not many people can fulfill their passion - and build an institution - for fifty years. Susan Wadsworth can. The founder of the Young Concert Artist...

World's Most Liveable Cities: Monocle Magazine 'Quality of Life' Survey (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Munich residents have a reason to toast themselves months before Oktoberfest this year, as the Bavarian city tops the list of Monocle Magazine's Quali...

Exclusive: Photographer Friedler Gets Stripped Naked in Las Vegas

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

I got a press release about this film, Stripped: Greg Friedler's Naked Las Vegas. I figured, "What a weird thing to do to yourself." Here is a film shot by a doc filmmaker about a photographer as he photographs people willing to be photographed naked for a book.

'Black Hearts' (Anatomy of a War Crime)

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gail McGowan Mellor

Black Hearts should be taught at West Point, Annapolis, and wherever else the styles and consequences of combat leadership are studied.

Japan's Edo Culture Inspires a Sustainable Post-Industrial Future

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jared Braiterman

Azby Brown's Just Enough is a compelling account of how Edo Japan confronted environmental problems similar to ours, and how it created solutions that connected farms and cities, people and nature.

World's Most Expensive Cities To Live In (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Despite its many charms, living in Paris in the midst of these lean economic times may come to seem even more untenable when you learn that it tops th...

Babies Has a High Level of Cuteness

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Watching Babies is like watching home movies of babies who belong to people you don't even know, and who wants to do that?

Toyoda, Toyota, Congress and the FBI

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I've often joked that Japanese businessmen have 100 ways to say "I don't know" and 1,000 ways to not take responsibility. Those watching the hearings yesterday got about a four-hour example of all that live.

Moving LA: There's a Train a Comin'

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Now we actually have to build the dozen train lines and other transit improvements that Measure R transit funds are earmarked for. And perhaps most importantly, we have to accelerate the process.

Toyota - Why It's all Happening Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyota pioneered the "Q circle" system, which involved workers at all levels tackling problems in small groups. The "Toyota Way" became almost a religion within the car business.

Dead Man On Plane: Frostbitten Body Found On New York To Tokyo Delta Flight

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — A body was found inside a wheel well of a Delta Air Lines plane after it landed in Tokyo from New York, and Japanese authorities Monday ...

Japan's PIKADON Project & Hiroshima Yes! Campaign in New York City

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Manhattan said "Yes!" to a non-nuclear world last week as famed Japanese artist Seitaro Kuroda (video) and the Hiroshima Yes! Campaign kicked off "The...

Biodiversity Remakes Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

The Copenhagen UN Climate Change Conference addresses unparalleled environmental crisis and the need to transform our relationship with nature. Many p...

Autistic Artist Stephen Wiltshire Draws NYC From Memory

Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Stephen Wiltshire was mute when he was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of three. He began communicating through his drawings after being sent ...

Wendy's Leaving Japan: Burger Chain Closing All 71 Shops

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Wendy's burger chain severed its agreement with its sole franchise owner in Japan, temporarily leaving a market long dominated by McDona...

Obama Bows In Japan To Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

In a scene that will likely be replayed on Sunday's political talk shows, President Obama bowed deeply to the Emperor and Empress of Japan on Saturday...