Captain America: We talk to US rugby legend Todd Clever about his stellar career and life in Japan. Primal eating: Man’s primitive nutrition plan has become today’s most talked-about diet. Runway perfection: Japanese designers showcase unconventional style at Tokyo’s biggest week of fashion. Inner visions: Artist Asami Kiyokawa prepares to go global with her imaginative visual style. Also: The brilliant blades of Kamata Hakensha, Paraiso’s Latin paradise, people, parties, and places, and much more.

A little taste of France in Tokyo. Unsung islands: The history & scenery of Iki and Tsushima. Godzilla: A look at the behemoth’s cinematic past. Paging Dr. Nakamats: Inside the mind of Japan’s most prolific inventor. Also: Summer school special, fine dining in Tokyo, people, parties, and places, upcoming events and more...

Songs from the heart: Chris Hart lets his music do the talking. Come together: Our summer festival guide. Hell on wheels: Vintage motorbikes tear up a Saitama race course. World Cup 2014: The Samura Blue get ready to hit Brazil. Also: Director Steve McQueen exhibits a daring short film, people parties and places, agenda, and more...

UFC fight night Japan 2014. Charity celebrity: Model and UN World Food Programme Ambassador Kurara Chibana. Summertime in Kyoto: Experience a festival of lights, Gion matsuri and riverside dining. Dancing machine: Talking with “America’s Got Talent” winner Kenichi Ebina. Also: Novelist Barry Lancet, Natural Beauty at La Yamano Salon, people, parties and places, agenda, and more...

Tadao Ando: Architecture’s superheavyweight. Shuntaro Tanikawa: Japan’s beloved poet on a life lived in words. Soak it in: Akita’s year-round mountain paradise. Step into the octagon: UFC fight night Japan 2014. Also: Sculptor Junko Mori’s unique metalwork, US actress Charlotte Kate Fox prepares for her NHK debut, and much more.

Guitar hero: Rocking out with Marty Friedman. UFC fight night Japan: Celebrities, adrenaline and entertainment. Okinawa: Dive into an island adventure. The life organic: All-natural products for health and beauty. Also: Nagoya-style grilled eels in Ginza, outdoor sports in Akita, people, parties, and places, agenda, and more...