Since the Taisho era, the staple of Japanese fashion, the kimono, has been rethought. Here are some of the coolest new versions around.

The Cherry Blossoms are coming. Time to Go Out On the Town In A Modern Kimono!

The kimono is a wonderful piece of Japanese fashion and tradition that has changed and evolved in recent years in a delightful way. This is a great introduction to the modern kimono. Later, we’ll post some good places to go kimono shopping.

Getting down from the pole is easy. Getting to the top--hard work.

Make It A Swinging Sunday Night: Pole Dance Tokyo Student Showcase

Pole Dance. It started as something sexy, turned into an art-form, a fitness boom, and it’s still as sexy as hell. From the people who made Pole Dance an International Event. I saw a sneak preview in January—was impressed. Worth the price of admission and maybe worth the price of lessons if you have the time and stamina.

Japan Comes Up With New Deadly Way To Overcome Drug Addiction?

Japan offers a new way to overcome drug addiction. Something gets lost in translation. — Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 (@jakeadelstein) March 8, 2015 There’s more than one way to solve a problem. Some are probably better than others.