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2015 Pritzker prize for architecture: Frei Otto

The late Frei Otto was awarded the Nobel Prize equivalent for architecture for his airy, structurally-ingenious works.


Jackie Chan sings for Beijing’s Winter Olympics bid

The kung fu actor plans to unleash a death kick on Kazakhstan’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics by lending his golden pipes to Beijing.


Mike Tyson and other athletes inspire upcoming biopics

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is among a list of favourite movie topics, apparently.


Forbes Travel Guide expanding coverage to Brazil and Latin America

Look for better informed tips and information the next time you make a trip to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.


They see me rollin’: Tokyo Fashion Week features disabled model in wheelchair

Tenbo of Japan defies convention by introducing a mix of disabled and able-bodied models in its show.


Preparing Sudanese wrestlers for the world stage

While Sudan youths have been wrestling as soon as they can walk, Japan's initiative of coaching them for Tokyo 2020 may not be easy. The Olympic rules are different.


Renee Richards, transgender tennis icon, ‘still amazed’

Three decades since retiring her tennis racquet, the transgender athlete recalls her trailblazing years on the women’s professional tour in the 1970s.


Ariana Miyamoto, the first half-black Miss Japan, wants to ‘change’ her country

Ariana Miyamoto is a beauty queen on a mission: to change her country’s perceptions of what a real Japanese is supposed to look like.

Asia & Oceania

Michelin-starred Sushi Mizutani refuses booking by Chinese journalist

Japanese sushi house defends policy, says it is not discriminatory.

Asia & Oceania

Tourism partnership between Japan, China and South Korea

Japan, China and South Korea agree to boost tourism by enhancing co-operation.