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X Japan Cancels Beijing Concert

Rock band X Japan has canceled their Beijing concert, which was scheduled to be held on November 2nd. This would have been the group’s first concert in that city. Although X Japan successfully obtained approval for the concert from China’s government, the band’s agency said that they made the decision to cancel the show based […]

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Lost for Haruki Murakami

I prepared for my first-ever trip to Japan, this summer, almost entirely by immersing myself in the work of Haruki Murakami. This turned out to be a horrible idea. Under the influence of Murakami, I arrived in Tokyo expecting Barcelona or Paris or Berlin — a cosmopolitan world capital whose straight-talking citizens were fluent not […]

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Yaeba – Moe – In Japan, a Trend to Make Straight Teeth Crooked

AMERICANS are expected to spend nearly $110 billion on dental care in 2012, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, with much of it to straighten, whiten and repair less-than-perfect teeth. Meanwhile, in Japan, a new fashion has women paying to have their straight teeth purposefully disarranged.A result of tooth-crowding commonly […]

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Madame Tussauds Wax Figures Exhibition Opens in Tokyo

A three-month exhibition organized by London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum opened in Tokyo in late September, featuring life-size figures of celebrities including Hollywood stars. Madame Tussauds is considering opening a branch museum in Tokyo in two years if the current event through Jan. 4 is successful. The "Madam Tussauds Tokyo" exhibition at Decks Tokyo Beach […]