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Man Dies After Falling From Roller Coaster

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Police say they are investigating the death of a man who fell from a roller coaster at a Tokyo amusement park. They say the man fell Su...

Found in Translation: Aamir Khan Returns in Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Dhobi Ghat is no Bollywood musical, but rather a scintillating, universal paean to life anywhere in the world, which happens to focus astutely on modern Mumbai.

Domo Arigato, Mr. Naoto: Japanese 'Superhero' Gives To Children In Need

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The trend of real-life superheroes has spread overseas. ABC Tokyo reports that a series of anonymous donations have been received throughout Japan. ...

Tokyo's New Anime Rape Restrictions

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tokyo is implementing new restrictions on the sale of anime films and manga comics depicting sex acts such as rape and incest, the AFP is reporting. ...

PHOTOS: International Pole Dancing Contest Begins

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) - Zoraya Judd says there is nothing she would rather do than pole dance. She's one of the best in the world at it and someday, she says, th...

New University to Rise in Haiti as Higher Education There In Collapse

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Luce

The long-awaited post‐earthquake assessment of higher education institutions in the Port‐au‐Prince metropolitan area by the respected Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED) has been released.

No Baggage Challenge for Charity Visits The Best Bar in Asia

Matt Browner Hamlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Browner Hamlin

s an avowed cocktail geek, one of the most exciting things about traveling in Japan is the opportunity to visit some of Tokyo's legendary cocktail lounges.

No Baggage Challenge for Charity

Matt Browner Hamlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Browner Hamlin

This summer travel writer Rolf Potts went around the world in forty-two days, with no baggage. Now I'm taking up a No Baggage Challenge -- but it's for charity.

Domino's Pizza Japan To Pay $31,000 For One Hour Of Work

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Domino's Pizza Japan, Inc. is offering a part-time job to one lucky applicant this December. The pay? A cool 2.5 million yen, or roughly $31,000 -- fo...

"Do You Really Like Living Here?" A Foreigner's Perspective on Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

(This article originally appeared in Newsweek Japan on October 28, 2010 in Japanese) "Do you really like living in Tokyo?" is a question I am often a...

Gardening for Strangers in Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

Spending several weeks in Tokyo on a business trip in 2008, I was startled and enchanted to discover its human scale and its streets alive with people and plants.

Astoria Characters: The Girl Fumi Fell For

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Asami Hotta picks up a petite pair of pliers, and with the skill of a neurosurgeon, starts turning the bits into a piece of one-of-a-kind costume jewelry.

Proprietary Traders Move To Hedge Funds, As Regulation Limits Risk-Taking At Banks

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If Wall Street is getting "boring" in response to new regulations, the traders themselves are resisting that trend. Bloomberg News reports that "doze...

Tokyo's Oldest Listed Person Is MISSING

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japanese authorities admitted Tuesday they'd lost track of a 113-year-old woman listed as Tokyo's oldest, days after police searched the...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Gaspar Noé on Enter the Void

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Kinda sorry I'm going to see Legend of the Guardians in IMAX 3D this weekend, and not Gaspar Noé's new film, Enter the Void. This is the movie that c...

PHOTOS: The World's Largest Megacities

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This week GlobalPost published an interesting series on the challenges posed by the world's rapid urbanization, focusing in particular on Dhaka, Bangl...

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...