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The Tokyo the world needs

Tokyo is often misrepresented in popular culture, when in reality it offers a rare combination of culture, history and tradition that modern society

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Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo: an urban oasis

Hotel Chinzanso offers a moment of peace in the bustling city of Tokyo

Fish tricks in Tsukiji

Tokyo’s Tsukiji seafood market is the largest in the world, an impressive spectacle that draws in business and tourism alike

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The threat of the Karoshi

It is a sinister Japanese phenomenon that first surfaced in 1969, but while companies are making more effort to protect employees, karoshi is still reaping victims today. By Emma Holmqvist

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A quick guide to sushi

An edible Japanese art form synonymous with high-end cuisine, but the origins of sushi can be traced back to far more modest and ancient beginnings

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Into the white

Japan’s old-meets-new blend remains a beguiling pull for travellers keen to enjoy a bit of both. Beyond the rituals and time-honoured traditions, Jo Caruana looks at how Japan offers an exciting – and sometimes mind blowing – sneak-peek at the technologies of tomorrow

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Japan

With an economy worth $4.4trn, Japan is the third richest nation in the world. Filled with high-tech bullet trains, peaceful rock gardens, dazzling neon signs and ancient pagodas, it is a colourful clash of old and new, west and east, which can seem daunting at first to the uninitiated. The Japanese, however, are a remarkably […]

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Tokyo

The dazzling Tokyo skyline is perhaps a statement of intent; the mainstream culture of conspicuous consumption that ensconces the city’s leading lights declares that everything has to be new and wonderful and that last year’s gadgets were little more than a craze. Perhaps, though, this is just a facade, and if you explore more deeply […]

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