The beauty of Japan’s lonely vending machines

Vending machines are a mainstay of Japanese culture. There are over 5.5 million in the country -- one for every 23 people, the highest ratio in the world. They're ubiquitous and almost always outdoors, making them immediately stand out to anyone visiting Japan. They sell nearly everything -- including some

Biggest movers: Cabrera returns to top 200

Queensland's Lizette Cabrera jumps more than 70 places in this week's rankings after her biggest career title at the ITF 80K tournament in Granby, Canada. Melbourne, VIC, 31 July 2019 | tennis.com.au Lizette Cabrera’s win at the 80K ITF tournament in Granby has propelled the 21-year-old Queenslander back inside the

They met on a plane — then got married

(CNN) — He was a high school teacher from Boston. She was an Italian insurance worker. They met by chance, some 30,000 feet in the sky.Flash back to summer 2015. Sean Kavanagh, then 29, was traveling to the Middle East to teach for the summer, stopping off in Portugal's Azores

Kokkinakis back in the winner’s circle

Thanasi Kokkinakis wins his first tour-level main draw match in 15 months in Los Cabos, while Marc Polmans takes his winning streak to three in Washington DC. Melbourne, VIC, 30 July 2019 | AAP / tennis.com.au Thanasi Kokkinakis has won through to the second round of the ATP Tour’s Los

Tsitsipas-Zverev could become the next great rivalry in tennis

Jul 31, 2019Stefanos Tsitsipas sent shock waves through the tennis world on the evening of Jan. 20 at the Australian Open. Just 20 years old, Tsitsipas met defending champ and international idol Roger Federer in a fourth-round match and, four sets and three tiebreakers later, found himself the winner.The following

How Japanese anime became a global industry worth billions

Written by Emiko Jozuka, CNNArtist Takashi Murakami is CNN Style's latest guest editor. He has commissioned a series of features on identity.A biker gang slices through Tokyo's neon-soaked night. The riders hit the brakes next to a giant, black crater created by an atomic blast. It's so enormous that it