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Brand name fakes follow the fashion

Brand name fakes follow the fashion

Customs workers and the manufacturers of the originals alike are constantly battling to keep up and keep copies out of the marketplace…

Tsukiji wholesalers under the knife

Tsukiji wholesalers under the knife

Maple Foods imports its oysters and crabs from North America and Vietnam and bypasses Japan's largest fish market…

Brewing Koshigoi Yoshino sake

Brewing Koshigoi Yoshino sake

The brewer's reputation is for fine handmade sake…

Wakamaru makes the robot dream a reality

Wakamaru makes the robot dream a reality

Wakamaru utilizes the latest advances in technology to communicate with its masters, and assist them…

Yakatabune tradition

Yakatabune tradition

Cruising Tokyo Bay amid the city's reflected glow can captivate even the most timid of souls…

I spy with my miniature camera

I spy with my miniature camera

Y.K. Musen is a store in Akihabara for James Bond…

The right thing: Yasukuni Shrine on the anniversary

The right thing: Yasukuni Shrine on the anniversary

Visits by members of Japan's government on August 15 to this historic rallying point for militarism raise tensions with Asian neighbors …

Gyroball ready for spring showcase…or not

Gyroball ready for spring showcase…or not

The pitch that requires a pivot at the hips and a twirl of the ball off the tips of the fingers may or may not be real…

Film festival to raise awareness of refugee plight

Film festival to raise awareness of refugee plight

The festival begins on June 20 at five halls and theaters throughout Tokyo…

Approaching infinity with Keiji Haino

Approaching infinity with Keiji Haino

"I use the electric guitar as a weapon to express myself"…