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[PHOTOS] An Afternoon Yokohama, Japan

Translated: The kanban says “Family Pub”. Near the Nishi ward office in Yokohama. I wonder how long this establishment has been serving liquor to families? Like many of the building exteriors in the neighborhood, it appears to be [...]

Seeing Ainu As They Want to Be Seen

Portrait project is the result of months spent living as part of village community. Shannon Schubert writes: “Imagine this place,” says Italian photographer Laura Liverani, as she tries to conjure up a picture of Nibutani, the village where [...]

Above the Clouds

Large, stainless steel sculpture by Beijing-based sculptor Ren Zhe, exhibited in Exchange Square at IFC in Hong Kong. Ren describes the work: a static, stainless steel work of a man floating above the clouds. [There are two figures, but] he himself [...]

Amber Heard and Elon Musk Photographed Together

Linda Massarella reports: The semi-secret relationship between tech genius billionaire Elon Musk and actress Amber Heard seems to be officially unzipped. In a set of exclusive photos, the loved-up pair is seen holding hands and leaning lovingly [...]

[PHOTOS] お誕生日 Feast in Japan

Our story begins in northern Japan in 1932. That was the year my wife’s father was born. The Emperor was Hirohito and the Prime Minister was Inukai Tsuyoshi. The Foreign Minister was Saitō Makoto. Okay, wait, we don’t need to go [...]

Hong Kong — Electric Tramway

In service for over 100 years, these double-decker electric trams run along the busiest, densest east-west corridor on the north side of Hong Kong Island: Recently, the company that operates the trams rolled out a prototype of their latest [...]

[PHOTOS] Tokyo Rush Hour

Photographer Michael Wolf spent years documenting the world’s busiest travel system, capturing a claustrophobic nightmare endured by millions travelling across Japan’s capital. Cian Traynor writes: The Odakyu Odawara Line carries [...]

The Daffodils of Skagit Valley, Part 2

Driving in the farmlands near La Conner, Washington earlier this week, my wife and I saw a bunch of cars parked along the side of the road. “Pull over!”, I announced, not wanting to miss a rare opportunity to A. take snapshots of a field [...]

Kangaroo, Crocodile and Emu Jerky

Seen in the office lunch room in Hong Kong: I haven’t sampled them yet, but they do appear to be exactly what they claim to be. Validated by the resident Aussie in the office as [...]

Hong Kong: No Transpassing !!

Seen by my coworker Sarah Corry at a building site at Silver Mine Bay Beach in Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong: No trans people that can “pass?’  No walking faster than any trans people?  No tossing trans people around?  I [...]

Hong Kong Art Scooter

We have “art cars” in the States, so I guess “art scooters” are appropriate in Hong Kong Those are little microphones the 1:6 scale figures hanging onto the scooter’s front forks are holding.  I’m guessing the [...]