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19 Pieces Of Street Art That Will Take You Literally Out Of This World

Some of these will make you question everything.

Art

Breathtaking wonders from the winners of the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards

The impressive contest spans three categories: Nature, Cities and People, with three overall winners chosen from more than 13,000 entries. As well as …

Obama: ‘You are right to be concerned’

In his first public comments in months, the former president talks about anger, regrets — and what the Republicans are doing right.<p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Barack Obama’s message to Democrats: Stop dreaming of him.<p>Speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday here in the lush …

Barack Obama

How to Sell Your Idea to Television with TV Agent Matthew Doyle

Today’s guest cracked open a door to a part of the industry I had no idea about, television. <b>Matthew Doyle</b> is a television lit agent at the <b>Verve</b> …

Tokyo’s Michelin-Starred Ramen Shop Will Open in Glendale

<b>Tsuta</b>, one of Tokyo’s most celebrated ramen shops, and the world’s first ramen restaurant to earn a Michelin star, will land in Glendale, California at the Glendale Galleria some time in the next year. Eater SF reports that the celebrated shop, which specializes in using soba noodles and truffle …

A brilliant Instagram about Japanese restrooms shows that public toilets don’t have to be awful

There’s no shortage of wonders to photograph in Japan. But while most snap images of vibrant urban street life and colorful fashion, or cherry blossoms and snow-capped mountains, Tokyo-based photographer Hidefumi Nakamura has his eye on one of Japan’s lesser-appreciated gems: the public …

Prize-Winning ‘Shoplifters’: Japan’s PM Hates This Movie Because It’s Just Too True

The warm-hearted story of a loose-knit ‘family’ struggling to survive is based on field research into Japanese poverty, and inspired by an abused …

Japan is first in the world to get ‘Coca-Cola Clear’, which has no colour or calories and tastes like lemon

Coca-Cola Japan has released has a new version of Coke, and it is colourless.Coca-Cola Japan<p>Coca-Cola Japan has released has a new version of the popular soda, and the company has clearly innovated with the newest drink.<p>It looks more like water than the recognizable dark-brown liquid that has been …

“Back in Black,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” and Other Classic Rock Songs Played on Traditional Japanese Instruments

Name any classic rock band — or maybe any band, period — and you can rest assured that their biggest, most obsessive fan lives in Japan. Though it …

5 Cool James Bond Movie Locations You Can Visit in Japan

It’s been over 50 years now since the famous movie spy James Bond first visited Japan. Released on June 13, 1967, the film <i>You Only Live Twice</i> saw …

What to eat in Japan – our picks of the best Japanese food

<b>Trying to work out what to eat in Japan? It can be a challenge for the visitor, so many options and usually not enough days. These are 20 of our top</b> …

This movie about a 1300-year-old family business is the most sublime thing you'll see today

Built in 718 AD, Hōshi is the second oldest ryokan (hotel or inn) in the world and, with 46 consecutive generations of the same family running it, is …

Hong Kong Bun Festival in Pictures

Hong Kong

‘You Will Be Poor… Accept It’: 11 Pieces of Advice for Struggling Artists From Pulitzer Prize Winner Jerry Saltz

Opinion<p>The "New York" magazine critic spoke to a full house at Frieze New York.<p>,<p>After the toniest of the VIPs thinned out at Frieze New York, a more …

Afro Beauty Brought to Life in Photographer Luke Nugent’s Lavish Hair Portraiture | Colossal

<p>British photographer Luke Nugent captures a wide range of style, beauty, and personal expression in his creative photo shoots, for which he often …

Photography

Spectacular Architecture Photography by Mathias Mattéo

Stunning architectural photographs by <b>Mathias Mattéo</b>, talented 27-year-old self-taught photographer, traveler and artist based in Brussels, Belgium. …

Photography

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year: Unforgettable Underwater Photography

The Natural History Museum just published a new book titled “Unforgettable Underwater Photography“, stunning underwater photographs taken over the …

Nature Photography

In Hollywood There Are People Who Want See You Fail by Bill Duke

Abe faces awkward Trump summit on North Korea amid plummeting support in Japan

<b>(CNN) —</b> Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who heads Tuesday to Mar-a-Lago for a meeting with US President Donald Trump, is in dire need of a policy win as he faces challenges abroad and protests at home.<p>After staking out a hawkish position on North Korea, Abe was caught on the back foot …

North Korea

Gallery: Dazzling visions in the 4th Fine Art Photography Awards

The winners of the 4th Fine Art Photography Awards have been revealed and they span everything from extraordinary images of nature to surreal …

Art Photography

A Nano-Drone Filmed a Beautiful Long Take in a Japanese High School

Nano-drones are usually designed as indoor toys but this short video shows how they can be used to create some very unique shots.<p>Thanks to their …

Drones

Japanese couple apologise for ignoring work pregnancy timetable by conceiving ‘before their turn’

A Japanese worker has been reprimanded by her boss for “selfishly breaking the rules” after she became pregnant before it was her “turn”, according to media reports.<p>The woman was working at a private childcare centre in Aichi prefecture, north Japan, when she found out she was pregnant.<p>However, the …

Child Care

Trump’s World-Leader Buddy Is Starting to Regret It

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wooed the new American president harder than anyone. But his bet on Trump is not looking so hot today.<p>TOKYO—Japan’s Shinzo Abe probably embraced Donald Trump faster, and with more warmth, than any other foreign leader after the reality-TV star shocked the world …

North Korea

Pictures of the Week 3.29.18

Republican Party

Here's What Japan's Legendary Samurai Really Looked Like

"Society convulsed, opposing clans fought, masterless samurai rebelled against an unrelenting modernization, all in just 20 years."<p><i>The history and lore surrounding Japan's samurai warriors is as fascinating as it is complex. Aside</i> <i>from representations in cinema, very few actual photographs depicting</i> …

The Playful Street Photography of Pau Buscató

Pau Buscató is a street photographer who has a knack for capturing playful moments in which subjects and scenes come together in curious ways for …

Street Photography

I'm Raising A Biracial Daughter In Japan, Where She's Surrounded By Blackface

I live in Tokyo, in a homogenous society where 98.5 percent of the population is Japanese. My wife Haruki is Japanese, and my 4-year-old daughter Kantra is the only black girl in her preschool class. I remember when the Japanese delivery nurse called her Halle Berry immediately after my wife gave …

Parenting

Gorgeous Architectural Photography by Karen Gkiounasian

Karen Gkiounasian is a talented photographer, retoucher and filmmaker who was born in Yerevan, Armenia and currently lives and works in Thessaloniki, …

Photography

At Japan's suicide cliffs, he's walked 609 people back from the edge

FUKUI, Japan — Almost no one jumps on rainy days.<p>They jump when the sun returns and the masses step outside, reminding them of their misery. They …