2.Why Is the ‘Mona Lisa’ So Famous?
3.In Japan, This Artisan Has Been Making Kumano Brushes for 50 Years
4.In Japan, Super-Size Sushi Is on the Menu
5.In Japan, Seniors Step Up to Bat
6.Pounding Mochi with the Fastest Mochi Maker in Japan
7.Candy Craftsmanship: Korea's First Family of a Classic Confection
8.Why Japan’s Businesspeople Stopped Wearing Suits and Ties
9.How Alan Alda Is Helping Scientists Translate Jargon
10.Japan’s Post Box Under the Sea
11.Sumo Soup: Living Large With Chanko Nabe
12.The Wasabi You Eat Probably Isn’t Wasabi
13.The Chicken and the Egg: Mastering Japan’s Original Comfort Food
14.Stranded in Japan, An Unforgettable Act of Kindness
15.Hip-Hop Dancing at Age 60
16.A Homemade Meal ... From a Vending Machine
17.Japan’s Radiant Delicacy
18.Takoyaki is Japan’s Perfect Late-Night Snack
19.This Thanksgiving, Pass the Tofurky!
20.Singing the Tokyo Blues
21.Painting Movies on the Theater Marquee
22.Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: Doughnuts and the American Dream
23.Twist It Like Troy
24.Playing Dead for a Living
25.The Japanese Technique for Harvesting Sea Salt by Hand
Haruo Nakajima is perhaps Japan’s most famous actor, but you wouldn’t necessarily recognize his face. That’s because from 1954 to 1972, he was the man inside the Godzilla costume for 12 consecutive films. At 87 years old, many now consider Nakajima among the most iconic suit actors in film history. We caught up with the legend who gave life to the "King of the Monsters" to find out how he took on the challenge in the original groundbreaking movie.
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