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The Emperor of Japanese Porn is Now the Star of a New Netflix Series
Deliciously funny, The Naked Director especially succeeds in reviving the atmosphere that was so characteristic of 1980s Japan.
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Koé Donuts, a Donut Factory Designed by Architect Kengo Kuma
Koé donuts, which opened in Kyoto, is a specialty shop for the enjoyment of high-quality Japanese-style donuts, made from carefully selected ingredients.
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This Pottery Studio Makes Homeware You Can Eat
The Karatsu area, home to over 70 pottery studios, is a site of pilgrimage for Japanese craft lovers. Osamu Tsurumaru is an innovative artisan.
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Paris, Tokyo: Nobuyuki Nakajima
In the last episode in the series Paris, Tokyo, we meet pianist, arranger and composer Nobuyuki Nakajima, who now works in Paris with singer Jane Birkin.
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250 Year Old Brewery Explores New Frontiers
The Sasanokawa Brewery in Fukushima unveiled their new whiskey brand, the Asaka Distillery, but this isn’t their first foray into the whiskey business.
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The Fighter Jet-Shaped Mazda RX500 in the Words of its Original Designer
The Mazda RX500 was not a mere show car, but a prototype vehicle, developed as the successor to [the Mazda] Cosmo Sports.

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