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    Urban playgrounds fell prey to development; indoor fun zones sprang up

  • Love truly blind for Tokyo singles

    Matchmaking events helping people look beyond appearance

  • Better living for Myanmar's gray giants

    Nationwide logging ban drives push for elephant ecotourism

  • Buddhist priests and nuns are going pop in Japan

    Temple concerts and saintly get-ups are helping win new fans among the young

  • Last-day sightseeing gets less bothersome in Japan

    Transporters offer new baggage delivery service to Narita Airport

  • Making China's 'white liquor' palatable for Americans

    ByeJoe finds surprising welcome in Asian homeland

  • Malaysian footballers dread playing in North Korea

    Sabotage worries ahead of Asian Cup qualifying round

  • Kazakhstan seeks to accelerate switch to Western alphabet

    Long-serving president seeks escape from Russia's shadow

  • Sweet Home Mississippi: an Indian-American journey

    Immigrant community survives, then thrives, in US hotel industry

  • Village reflects Thailand's social changes in last 50 years

    Northeastern hamlet a stark illustration of the effects of modernity on community values

  • Anime-topped beverages look too good to swig

    A Tokyo cafe's printing technology takes latte art to a whole new level

  • Nikkei Asia Prizes 2017

    Health and welfare innovators garner annual honors

    One way or another, 3 winners helped region weave better safety nets

  • Nikkei Asia Prizes 2017

    The man who turned IT expertise into IDs for a billion Indians

    Nandan Nilekani's biometric system puts the poor on the radar while cutting costs

  • Nikkei Asia Prizes 2017

    Persistence pays for Taiwan virologist who helped stop SARS

    Once ignored, Michael Ming-Chiao Lai's research saved countless lives

  • Nikkei Asia Prizes 2017

    Pakistan's Edhi Foundation looks forward to becoming dispensable

    For now, its 1,800 ambulances and other welfare services are crucial

  • Japan's latest makeup fad? A whole new face

    The quest for more chiseled features inspires new techniques and products to match

  • Hoverboards taking off in Indonesia

    Battery-driven, wheeled vehicle proves a hit with kids wanting to zoom around

  • Romance is just a tap away

    GPS, big data are making matchmaking apps more sophisticated

  • Famed Chinese scroll sets New York art world buzzing

    Book on rarely seen Wu Bin painting gives glimpse into scholarly culture

  • China's latest investment trend: Bottles of Japanese whisky

    Proud artisans filling a void in a country tied up by financial regulations