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Yoko Ono sued over fashion copyright

Yoko Ono is being sued by Brooklyn designer Haleh Nematzadeh for allegedly stealing her fashion designs.


Japan reopens kabuki theatre with high-tech makeover

Thousands of people gathered in Tokyo to celebrate the reopening of the Kabukiza Theatre.


Japan prints the world’s smallest book

Japan has broken the Guinness World Record for the world’s smallest book, creating a book with pages the size of…


Japanese town wants underwear on David statue

Residents in a Japanese town are calling for underwear to be placed on a replica of Michelangelo’s David sculpture.


Japanese Literature awards split between generations

This year Japan's two highest literary honours were given to the oldest and youngest recipients.


Japan loses its most controversial director

Nagisa Oshima, Japan's most controversial director, has passed away from pneumonia at age 80.


Replica of Chinese calligraphy master discovered in Japan

A ten by four inch piece of paper covered in calligraphy is confirmed to be a replica of revered calligrapher…


Japanese artist fights tattoo discrimination

In Japan, tattoos are most commonly associated with the dark and dangerous criminal underworld, but one Japanese tattooist hopes to…

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The Greenheart Project has launched a worldwide Green Power Poster Contest for young people of all ages.