Dean Fujioka: Taking on a killer role. Shooting the salaryman: Candid snaps of the corporate class at work and play. Knockout divas: The wild women of Japanese pro wrestling. Also: Club Med in Japan, how to build a better bento, movies, events around town, and more...

Universal beauty: Ariana Miyamoto strikes a blow for racial diversity. Adoption in Japan: The poor state of a broken institution. The heart of Japanese culture: Modern kabuki and the omotenashi experience. Also: Lessons learned outside the classroom walls, people, parties, and places, events around town, movies, and more.

Space time: George Clooney and Omega pay respect to the rocketmen of the Apollo project. Surf’s up: Catching waves in Chiba. A new horizon: Japan’s space agency readies their moon shot. Also: Abstract beauty at Kashima arts, artisan-grilled eels, an avant-garde chocolate collection, and much more…

UFC road to Japan. Juvenile justice: Should school-age killers be tried as adults? Maing a case for beauty: Former DA Gil Garcetti provides photo evidence. Summer in Akita: Traditions and travel in the far North. Also: Summer festival guide, art around town, making the perfect mojito, people, parties, places, and more…

Japan heats up. Inside: Walking the Wakayama fire festival, remembering flight 123, weighing the military option, craft beer in Japan, and much more…

Travel special: Get lost in Autumn. Akita: Once more into the North. Kagoshima: Adventuring around old Satsuma. Get ready to rumble: UFC action hits the city. Also: Photographer Tomohiro Muda fixes his lens on the elements, a weekend MBA by way of Montreal, and people, parties & places.