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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...

Tokyo Grabs Title Of World's Top Michelin Three-Star City, Pushing Paris Out Of Top Spot

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Move over, Paris. Tokyo snatched the coveted title as the city with the most three-star restaurants in the 2010 edition of Michelin's Tokyo guide, ove...

Why Obama Doesn't Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, Or the Olympics Rap

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Just as I never thought that Obama would win the Olympics for Chicago, it never occurred to me that he would win the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

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...

Will Obama Help Change Asia's Racism?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

President Obama's visit to Asia showed how long a journey it's been since the 1955 Bandung Conference, the historic meeting of African and Asian states striving for self-determination.

SAI PHOTOS: Toyota Unveils Bigger, More Expensive Hybrid Car

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ASSOCIATED PRESS, BY YURI KAGEYAMA: TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. has unveiled a more expensive and bigger hybrid-only model than its hit Prius, underl...

Top 3 Travel Spots: Tim Ferriss And Kevin Rose's Picks

Tim Ferriss | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Ferriss

In this episode, we discuss our top 3 favorite travel spots. Details include favorite areas, seasons, things to look for and, occasionally, things to look out for...

Tadamasa Goto's Liver Transplant Profiled: How Yakuza Boss Got New Liver At UCLA (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On Sunday, 60 Minutes aired a report by Lara Logan on the puzzling liver transplants received by Japan's top crime bosses at UCLA Medical Center. Betw...

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.

Soichi Nakagawa Dead: Japanese Finance Minister Who Resigned After Appearing Drunk Is Found Dead

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP)- Police say a former Japanese finance minister who stepped down after appearing drunk at an overseas news conference has been found dead in...

Rio Olympics: World Reactions

The Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, celebrations were held, as the city granted the right to host the 2016 Olympics - the first city in South America to host the games.

The Cove To Be Shown At Film Festival In Japan

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — The Tokyo International Film Festival will show "The Cove," a documentary that depicts the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. But the decis...

Lost in Syndication: The Case of the Hatoyama Essay

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

An essay published by Yukio Hatoyama, the soon-to-be prime minister of Japan, has caused a big stir abroad, which in turn caused a bigger stir back in Japan.