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Murakami Takes Over Versailles

<i>Flower Matango</i>, a sculpture by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, on view as part of Murakami's exhibition at the Palace of Versailles, outside Paris. (Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has roused the ire of a French aristocrat.

Photo of the Day: Real-Life Anime

Multimedia

An actor performs during a premiere for the media of the Japan Anime Live event, made and performed by the Japanese creators of the Manga and Anime series on October 19, 2010 in Rome.

In Asia, No Hope in Dope

US socialite Paris Hilton (R) leaves Narita international airport in Narita, suburban Tokyo on September 22, 2010 after she was denied entry to the country over a conviction for cocaine possession. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Paris Hilton was arrested last month in Las Vegas for possession of drugs. After initially denying any wrongdoing, she finally fessed up to a judge and then jumped on a private jet bound for Japan to promote her fashion line with her sister, Nickie.

China and Japan on Shaky Ground at the UN

A policeman tries to disperse the crowd as anti-Japanese protesters shout slogans while marching through the embassy district in Beijing on September 18, 2010. More than a 100 anti-Japan protesters rallied in Beijing, furious over Tokyo's arrest of a Chinese fishing boat captain, a move which has sparked a major diplomatic row. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Recent islands rows between China and Japan have become increasingly problematic for the two countries, as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao showed diplomatic displeasure in meeting his Japanese counterpart at the UN General Assembly in New York this week.

Photo of the Day: Zombies in Tokyo

Movie fans wearing zombie printed T-shirts over their heads in Tokyo
Lifestyle Movie fans wearing zombie printed T-shirts over their heads take part in a rehearsal for the world premiere of the Hollywood film 'Resident Evil: Afterlife', being released in Japan as 'Biohazard IV: Afterlife' in Tokyo on September 2, 2010.

Japanese Gamers Take Their Virtual Girlfriends Vacationing

In a composite of photos taken on Aug. 21, 2010 a man (C) in Atami poses next to a tiny B & W panel that becomes an animated image of a girl when the image is processed through an iPhone application (R). (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle The town of Atami, formerly an abandoned seaside resort, has partnered with Konami's Love Plus to turn itself into a destination for Love Plus users looking to take their virtual "girlfriends" on a romantic holiday in the real world.

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.