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Metropolis is Japan's No. 1 English magazine, covering the nation's culture, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle for both local residents and aficionados abroad.

Numbers

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Despite the notoriety that disgraced tarento Nori P has brought to dance music, a healthy lifestyle and club culture are not mutually exclusive. For the forthcoming edition of his electro event Numbers, Tokyo-based…

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Ayumi Hamasaki

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Ayumi Hamasaki may only be 31, but the pop diva is already making sure that her digs in the afterlife will be as lavish as possible. The J-pop princess has reportedly purchased a…

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Hair Piece

Or, how an unsuspecting foreigner got dragged into a life of close shaves, five-color dye jobs—and the dreaded Persian flaw

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Pandora no Hako

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Osamu Dazai was one of the postwar Japanese authors who set the stage for the country to emerge as a major force in contemporary fiction. This year, the centenary of his birth, sees…

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