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JAPAN – OLD TRADITIONS AND CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY

Today Japan is celebrating the birthday of Emperor AKIHITO, who was born on 23 December, 1933. […]

TOKYO OUSTS PARIS AS GOURMET CAPITAL

Yes, Tokyo has surpassed Paris as the world’s premier metropolis for indulging in food. That would not be shocking news, unless the source would be the Michelin Guide, which has long been considered one of the main proponents for the superiority of French cuisine. […]

EXPLORE TOKYO BAY IN FLOATING SPACESHIP

The Jicco Floating Bar allows you to experience great city views from a spaceship look-a-like ferry floating on Tokyo Bay. […]

PENINSULA TOKYO OPENED

The new Peninsula Tokyo that opened on September 1st. […]

NEW CONCEPT: DRINKS ARE FREE FOR WATCHING AD

Japanese vending machine company, Apex Corp., is about to launch a new system that offers customers the option of a free drink for watching a 30 second commercial. […]

TOKYO FOR LESS

Tokyo is suffering from a reputation of being the world’s most expensive city. But Ben Brazil set out to prove that it is possible to do the city also on a low budget. […]

FUKUOKA, JAPAN’S UNIQUE DESIGN CITY

The New York Times has an article about how this provincial capital in remote Kyushu province has become a pioneer in western design in Japan. […]

SLEEP LIKE A SARDINE – SAVE A BUNDLE

In Japan, where hotel prices are sky high, they have developed a less expensive hotel concept, the capsule hotel, where you sleep sardine style. […]

FUKUOKA, JAPAN, THINKS DIFFERENTLY

The International Herald Tribune has found a Japanese city that is refreshingly different from Tokyo, it is not about money, but lifestyle; furniture, food, and living spaces. It puts less emphasis on history and is therefore free to concentrate on what’s fun, comfortable, and exciting. […]

BEST SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS IN EUROPE AND JAPAN

Gareth Scurlock, timesonline.com, has compiled a list of music festivals to cover every weekend for the rest of the summer. The list contains his best in European (+ Japanese) rock, pop and dance festivals from now until mid-September. […]