Every year in Okayama, Japan, nearly 10,000 men take part in the Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival at Saidaiji Temple. The men, dressed in Japanese loincloths, battle to grab a pair of lucky talismans
Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images New employees sing the company song at a firm in Tokyo in 2013. 276 http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/19/1424348983496/8feb7217-383e-4fc9-8602-a516c2139b9d-460x276.jpeg
Top Japanese finance chief says shake-up of corporate tax system will help profitable firms, but warns recovery could be derailed by stagnant pay Growth in Japan is being held back by thousands of "zombie"
A fifth of young people admit their online profile bears little resemblance to reality Embellishing the truth to impress friends on sites like Facebook may implant false memories, psychologists have warned.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Russians crossed the border to fight with rebels in eastern Ukraine earlier this year, Moscow said the soldiers had not been deployed but had gone on their own vacation time.