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  • Invest Tokyo Seminar 2015 to Be Held in London - PR Newswire (press release)

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    1 Jul 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Invest Tokyo Seminar 2015 to Be Held in LondonPR Newswire (press release)TOKYO, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will hold the "Invest Tokyo Seminar 2015 in London" on July 14 at Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, London, for foreign companies interested in advancing into Japan.and more »
  • Foreign visitors help lift land prices at tourist spots in Japan

    News On Japan
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    Land prices at tourist spots in Japan have risen markedly, against the backdrop of growing numbers of visitors from overseas, a government report showed Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
  • Abe should heed the call of reason and peace

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    30 Jun 2015 | 8:21 pm
    A protester holding a placard participates in a rally against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration in Tokyo, Japan, June 27, 2015. Hundreds of people joined the demonstration on Saturday against Abe's policies in Tokyo's Shibuya area.
  • Current Conditions : 75F / 24C, Mostly Cloudy - 1:30 PM JST Jul. 2

    Tokyo, Weather from Weather Underground
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Temperature: 75°F / 24°C | Humidity: 83% | Pressure: 29.59in / 1002hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: South | Wind Speed: 13mph / 20km/h
  • Masahiro Morimoto, entrepreneur, CEO and Chairman of the Board, UBIC Inc.

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    20 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    UBIC Inc: founded to curb huge losses of Japanese corporations due to litigation abroad From Japanese/Chinese/Korean (CJK) e-discovery, to data forensics, virtual data scientist and predictive coding Masahiro Morimoto founded UBIC Inc. on August 8, 2003 to stem the huge losses he saw Japanese corporations incurring due to litigation abroad. English-only software cannot be used … Continue reading Masahiro Morimoto, entrepreneur, CEO and Chairman of the Board, UBIC Inc. The post Masahiro Morimoto, entrepreneur, CEO and Chairman of the Board, UBIC Inc. appeared first on Eurotechnology…
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  • Invest Tokyo Seminar 2015 to Be Held in London - PR Newswire (press release)

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Invest Tokyo Seminar 2015 to Be Held in LondonPR Newswire (press release)TOKYO, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will hold the "Invest Tokyo Seminar 2015 in London" on July 14 at Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, London, for foreign companies interested in advancing into Japan.and more »
  • Tokyo stocks open 1.16% higher - The Australian

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Tokyo stocks open 1.16% higherThe AustralianTokyo shares have opened 1.16 per cent higher thanks to a weaker yen as well as higher US stocks driven by strong economic data, while investors watched for developments in the Greek crisis. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed ...and more »
  • Rakuten Acquires Tokyo-Based Travel Startup Voyagin - TechCrunch

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    TechCrunchRakuten Acquires Tokyo-Based Travel Startup VoyaginTechCrunchRakuten not only runs Japan's largest e-commerce site, but also one of its leading online travel agencies, booking over 3.8 million hotel nights each month. Now the company is expanding its horizons beyond hotels and flights with the acquisition of Rakuten buys tour marketplace Voyagin to gear up for 2020 Tokyo Olympics Tech in AsiaRakuten acquires Voyagin (Tokyo based tour-planning Startup)The Tech Bulletinall 4 news articles »
  • 6 Alternative WWE Opponents For Brock Lesnar In Tokyo - WhatCulture

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    WhatCulture6 Alternative WWE Opponents For Brock Lesnar In TokyoWhatCultureWWE has a huge international special airing on July 4th from Tokyo, Japan. One of the bigger match scheduled features former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and main eventer at the upcoming Battleground Pay-Per-View, Brock Lesnar. He is bafflingly ...Will Paul Heyman Be With Brock Lesnar In Tokyo?, Seth Rollins On Tough Wrestling Inc.Paul Heyman not accompanying HIS CLIENT, BROCK LESNAR to WWE Beast Cageside Seats (blog)Kofi Kingston Must Have Little Offense vs. Brock Lesnar at WWE Beast in the EastBleacher…
  • PREVIEW: Heineken Sound Atlas brings the best of Tokyo to Longitude - Irish Independent

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Irish IndependentPREVIEW: Heineken Sound Atlas brings the best of Tokyo to LongitudeIrish IndependentHeineken Sound Atlas, the beer brand's global music platform, will take inspiration from Tokyo as it brings an immersive festival experience to Longitude at Marlay Park. Heineken's music team has spent six months collaborating with the capital's most ...and more »
 
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  • Abe should heed the call of reason and peace

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:21 pm
    A protester holding a placard participates in a rally against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration in Tokyo, Japan, June 27, 2015. Hundreds of people joined the demonstration on Saturday against Abe's policies in Tokyo's Shibuya area.
  • Red Giant Creates Korean Distribution Partnership with Flashback Japan

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Red Giant today announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Flashback Japan whereby Flashback Japan will assume the role of master distributor for all Red Giant sales to resellers and end users in Korea. Flashback Japan has made significant investment in personnel and infrastructure in preparation for its new role as master distributor for Red Giant in Korea, including the creation of a Korean language website with detailed information on the portfolio of Red Giant products.
  • SolidFire CEO Dave Wright Wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:02 pm
    SolidFire , the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center , today announced that EY named Dave Wright, founder and CEO of SolidFire, the EY Technology Entrepreneur Of The YearA 2015 in the Technology category in the Mountain Desert region. The program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
  • New Market Research Report: Riken Corporation (6462) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    The company manufactures and sells automotive parts, industrial machinery parts and other products. Its products include a wide range of piston rings, construction equipment, marine engines and parts, brake parts, camshafts, seal rings, valve lifters, valve seats, fittings for iron and steel, stainless steel, EMC products and thermal engineering products.
  • Just Published: "Fujikoh Company, Limited - Power - Deals and Alliances Profile"

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Fujikoh Company, Limited is a waste recycling company. The company operates through its business segments such as, construction waste recycling; waste food recycling and demolition termite.
 
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  • Masahiro Morimoto, entrepreneur, CEO and Chairman of the Board, UBIC Inc.

    g_fasol
    20 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    UBIC Inc: founded to curb huge losses of Japanese corporations due to litigation abroad From Japanese/Chinese/Korean (CJK) e-discovery, to data forensics, virtual data scientist and predictive coding Masahiro Morimoto founded UBIC Inc. on August 8, 2003 to stem the huge losses he saw Japanese corporations incurring due to litigation abroad. English-only software cannot be used … Continue reading Masahiro Morimoto, entrepreneur, CEO and Chairman of the Board, UBIC Inc. The post Masahiro Morimoto, entrepreneur, CEO and Chairman of the Board, UBIC Inc. appeared first on Eurotechnology…
  • Toshiba accounting restatements in context

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    18 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    Corrections amount to 2 1/2 years (31.5 months) of average annual net profits Sales stagnation combined with almost zero net profit of Japan’s top 8 electronics companies creates increasing pressure to improve performance: top 8 electronics groups stagnate while Japan’s top-7 electronics parts makers thrive Toshiba over the last few weeks published a number of … Continue reading Toshiba accounting restatements in context The post Toshiba accounting restatements in context appeared first on Eurotechnology Japan.
  • Japanese electronics parts makers grow, while Japan’s iconic electronics makers stagnate

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    17 Jun 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Japan’s iconic electronics groups combined are of similar size as the economy of The Netherlands Parts makers’ sales may overtake iconic electronics groups in the near future – they have already in terms of profits In the 25th edition of our analysis of Japan’s huge electronics industry sector, we compare the top 8 iconic electronics … Continue reading Japanese electronics parts makers grow, while Japan’s iconic electronics makers stagnate The post Japanese electronics parts makers grow, while Japan’s iconic electronics makers stagnate appeared first…
  • Japan Exchange Group CEO Atsushi Saito: proud of Corporate Governance achievements, but ashamed of Toshiba

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    14 Jun 2015 | 3:27 am
    New Dimensions of Japanese Financial Market Only with freedom and democracy, the values of open society and professionalism can the investment chain function effectively The iconic leader of the Tokyo Stock Exchange since 2007, now Group CEO of the Japan Exchange Group gave a Press Conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan on June … Continue reading Japan Exchange Group CEO Atsushi Saito: proud of Corporate Governance achievements, but ashamed of Toshiba The post Japan Exchange Group CEO Atsushi Saito: proud of Corporate Governance achievements, but ashamed of Toshiba…
  • Japan top grossing smartphone apps

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    6 Jun 2015 | 8:48 am
    5 top listed smartphone app companies have combined market cap of US$ 14 billion (excluding LINE) LINE is currently a private company and LINE’s company value is generally estimated in the US$ 10-15 billion range, so if we include LINE, the combined market value of Japan’s top 5 smartphone game companies is on the order … Continue reading Japan top grossing smartphone apps The post Japan top grossing smartphone apps appeared first on Eurotechnology Japan.
 
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  • Support Kimono Artisans Sharing Kimono Culture

    auberginefleur
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:07 am
    Kimono artisans and art of kimono creation is on the verge of a crisis because of reduction of kimono market, aging of artisans, and lack of their successors in Japan. For expanding kimono markets to the world, kimono artisans stand out from their workshops and plan to show their kimono outfits on stage at New York Fashion Week in February 2016, produced by Hiromi Asai. This project is organized by two non-profit organization, Kimono Hiro Inc. and Kimono Artisan Kyoto, in US and Japan, respectively. Kimono Artisan Kyoto is an association of kimono artisans who have been promoting kimono…
  • 中村敦夫さんに出会った、かも

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    10 Jun 2015 | 12:04 am
    http://picasion.com/ 5月31日(日)、大学関係で、浦和伝統文化館 恭慶館では、お茶会がありました。 JR埼京線だったか、JR京浜東北線だったか、覚えていないけど、多分、赤羽駅の11:48発のJR京浜東北・根岸線快速(大宮行)だったかもしれません。…
  • Tokyo Area Exhibitions 2015 東京の美術展覧会

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    16 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 千葉市美術館 Director's Selection of Masterpieces from the Collection Pt. I, 4/10-5/10; Pt. II, 5/19-6/28 「千葉市美術館開館20周年記念 歴代館長が選ぶ 所蔵名品展」、第1部:2015年4月10日(金)~ 5月10日(日)、第2部:2015年5月19日(火)~6月28日(日) Drucker Collection of Japanese Ink Paintings, 5/19-6/28 「ドラッカー・コレクション 珠玉の水墨画 「マネジメントの父」が愛した日本の美」、2015年5月19日(火)~ 6月28日(日) Lucie Rie (Ceramics), 7/7-8/30…
  • Ueno Sakura and TNM Sakura in Full Bloom

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    30 Mar 2015 | 4:20 am
  • Mummified Priest Found Inside Buddhist Sculpture Identified as Liuquan

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    22 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Drents Museum, Netherlands The remains, based on documents found inside the sculpture, have been identified as the Chinese high-ranking monk Liuquan, who lived some 1100 years ago. * Click the link below for more images of the CT scans (and the explanation in Japanese) 仏像をCTスキャンしたところ、1100年前に死亡した高僧のミイラが発見される : カラパイア http://karapaia.livedoor.biz/archives/52185454.html…
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  • Mendokoro MAZERU/Akihabara麺処 MAZERU/秋葉原

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:46 pm
      Down the end of a long hall that you get to via the entrance on the unnamed west-east street that runs between the JR and Metro Akihabara stations, just south of both of them. You will see the sign outside if you look for it, picture above. 7 seats, very cramped if I remember correctly. Excellent pork. Ask for no raw egg ("nama tamago nuki de") and a bit of extra soup ("shiru mo sukoshi onegai shimasu". The small is actually quite large. and they are very generous with the garlic, but not the yasai. Self service water is also crammed in there somehow too. Good option for the…
  • Ramen Bar/San Francisco

    28 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
      In SF for a Microsoft conference in late April - pretty standard Tokyo-style shoyu with a minimum of noodles. Too much unnecessary leafy garnish on top, and the pork was much too thin. SF is an expensive city and this bowl is no exception. This place positions itself as "fast casual" including takeout. You can sit outside or inside and the place does have a real restaurant feel.Google MapsShop Home Page
  • Yunrinbo/Akihabara雲林坊/秋葉原

    27 Jun 2015 | 6:22 pm
     Wow, really good shiru-nashi dan dan men. There was a line forming even before it opened at 11 AM - like an idiot I get there at 11 thinking there won't be anyone there, it's a dan dan men place in ....mata cho. Fairly close to Iwamotocho station on the Toei Shinjuku line and the hotel I now stay at (Comfort Hotel Kanda Tokyo). Basically two dishes available, dan dan men shiru-nashi (with ground pork, dan-dan flavored abura and some nuts, I got that one) and dan dan men shiru-ari, the diners that I saw were about split between the two. This was a really well-balanced set of flavors of…
  • Nanakura/Shimbashi七蔵/新橋

    27 Jun 2015 | 4:20 pm
     Very long line - seems like this might be a bit of a tourist attraction. GOt the smallest portion size for 1000 yen. The mixed vegetables and seafood dish that comes as part of the set I did not get but I regretted it - everyone else did. Not sure what was so special about the noodles themselves as they didn't taste that different from regular somen or thin udon to me - but the duck based broth was outstanding - really rich without being too thick. I could have drank about a gallon of that. Get there at 11:20 when it opens to beat the line.Google MapsBento.com Page
  • Ramen Jiro/Nishi Kamataラーメン二郎/西蒲田

    27 Jun 2015 | 4:01 pm
     Back in the metropolis again for the first time this year.Went here with my friend Claudio, formerly from my current firm, but who now works at another firm in Uchisaiwai-cho. No line at 1 PM when we got there, but there were about 6 people on line when we left. Very new shop, clean, with a bathroom. This Jiro is the only one in the immediate area (20 mins radius by train say). Pork was decent but a bit on the fatty side. Soup was correct basic raw taste but not fatty enough, with the abura not in much of a complete suspension like some places, which yields a great taste with every…
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  • A Walk Around Kyushu Day 67 Sasebo to Yoshii

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:39 am
    A Walk Around KyushuDay 67, Sasebo to YoshiiSunday March 9th 2014 It is still dark as I head off. I have a long way to go today. The first pilgrimage temple, number 72, Korin-in is just one kilometer north of my hotel in downtown Sasebo.Ancient Tree At Tozenji TempleIt's a small urban temple with mostly concrete buildings, but I can make out a Fudo Myo statue. From here my route heads north up a narrow valley filled with city. The sky starts to lighten and the traffic increases. The road narrows as it reaches the pass and down below I see a river valley running east and west.The next temple…
  • Business Hotel Sanyo Sasebo

    28 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    ビジネス山陽旅館I had great difficulty booking a room in Sasebo because I was wanting one for three days, and the middle day was a Saturday. Friday night and Sunday night were OK but there must have been something going on because everywhere was full on the Saturday.After exhausting possibilities on Rakuten I went to Sasebo's own tourist website where they had a list of smaller ryokan and minshuku that didn't have a presence on the larger hotel booking websites.Business Ryokan Sanyo came through and I was able to book the full three nights in the location I wanted just a few minutes…
  • Japan News This Week 28 June 2015

    27 Jun 2015 | 4:11 pm
    今週の日本Toyota Defends Diversity Hiring After American Is ArrestedNew York TimesJapan's PM is jeered at Battle of Okinawa ceremony BBCJapanese court endorses adultery for business purposes, experts say GuardianBest Frenemies: Japan, Korea Mark 50th Anniversary Despite Rivalry NPRU.S. rights report slams Japan on child abuse, prison conditions, asylum systemJapan TimesJapan’s Proposed National Security Legislation — Will This Be the End of Article 9? Japan FocusLast Week's Japan News on the JapanVisitor blogStatisticsNearly 40% of Japanese women and men in their twenties and…
  • The Rabbit that Got Away: Getting Away with It in Japanese

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:01 am
    New diseases and immunity to them, compliance, tax exempt status, earthquake safe buildings, professional licensing—these are all topics that regularly hit the news or are at least widely discussed. But besides their topicality, what do they have in common?men: the "rabbit that got away"What holds them all together in Japanese is the character men, 免, which is at the base of the verb manugareru 免れる or to "get away from," "be free of," "be immune to," "be rid of," ," "get out of." Its etymology is interesting in that it is a variation on the character for "rabbit" 兎. Originally the…
  • Uesugi Shrine & Uesugi Kenshin Yonezawa

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    上杉神社Yonezawa is located in the southernmost part of Yamagata Prefecture in the Tohoku region of Japan. What makes Yonezawa notable (besides being the birth place of Date Masamune) is the city's connection to the Uesugi Clan.Following the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Yonezawa became the headquarters of the Uesugi for many generations to follow. Although the famed warrior Uesugi Kenshin did not live in Yonezawa Castle (he died in 1578), a shrine dedicated to his memory (Uesugi Shrine) stands today on the castle ruins.The nearby Treasure House is aptly named, for it holds many precious…
 
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  • Rey Camoy, little-known peripatetic Japanese painter of the human condition

    William Andrews
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:44 pm
    If J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his mediocre life with coffee spoons, perhaps my own meagre existence since coming, rather unexpectedly, to Japan has been measured out with certain exhibitions—especially those of Rey Camoy. The first was a retrospective on the twentieth anniversary of his death, shown at an art museum on an artificial island in cosmopolitan Kobe, one of the many cities that the nomadic painter called home during his short life. The second was a retrospective on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, held at the unassuming venue of the Sogo Museum of Art in Yokohama.
  • Tokyo’s Artist Run Spaces Part 2: Roji to Hito

    Emma Ota
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:19 am
    Tokyo Art Beat spoke with co-founding member of Roji to Hito, Junko Harada (illustrator), to find out more about the appeal of this small second-floor space based in Suidobashi, led alongside Yuuko Kikukawa (ceramicist), Shinichi Asai (photographer), Izumi Tsurusaki (artist) and Namiko Kuze (illustrator). Formerly tucked away just behind the main street of Jimbocho’s book lined district, Roji to Hito has recently made a not too distant move to the sidestreets of Suidobashi, where a small unassuming sign points to the presence of a compact art space (about 6 tatami mats) operating as many…
  • A Glowing Goddess

    Jennifer Pastore
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    “Tranceflora— Amy’s Glowing Silk,” shown at Gucci Shinjuku last month, told the unusual tale of a girl, Amy, who meets someone special, falls in love, and genetically engineers silkworms to make a glowing, fragrant, aphrodisiac-enhanced supersuit to snare her beloved’s heart. That’s the origin myth behind this exhibit by Sputniko! (Hiromi Ozaki), the Japanese-British MIT assistant professor and 2013 Vogue Japan Woman of the Year, who is known for her narrative projects that fuse art and technology. Sputniko!’s previous works include Menstruation Machine—…
  • 10 Things in Tokyo: June Round-Up

    Emily Wakeling
    31 May 2015 | 11:30 pm
    An exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum offers a rare opportunity to view choju giga, the medieval Japanese caricatures of frolicking animals, bringing together all four scrolls and five fragments, some of which are kept outside of Japan. “Masterpieces of Kosanji Temple” finishes on June 7. Takashi Suzuki’s art practice is concerned with “how the photographic subject is perceived, [rather] than what the photographic subject actually is.” His ‘BAU’ series, for example, has a variety eye-catching compositions on a black background, produced on closer…
  • An Extraordinary Mind

    Paul Heaton
    24 May 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Even though he prefers to call himself a cartoonist, JungGi Kim (pronounced ‘John-gi’ with a hard g) is probably best described as an artistic savant. Kim’s most notable creative asset is his memory, something he has developed over a number of years in a way almost no other living artist has been able to. His ability to render extremely complicated scenes near-perfectly from memory, without the aid of references, has stretched the boundaries of what many artists believed was possible. Kim’s comic books and sketchbook series have garnered him significant acclaim, but…
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  • The Games of Summer

    tokyoguy
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:36 am
    <p><img src="http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/pix/k/kingyo_sukui.jpg" width="420" height="340" align="left" hspace="5" vspace="5" style="border: solid black 1px;" title="Kingyo Sukui" alt="Kingyo Sukui"> <br clear=all> <p>Kingyo Sukui literally means "goldfish scooping" and if you've ever been to Japanese summer matsuri (festival) you will no doubt have seen this game in action. You have a plastic scoop with a thin paper center with which you have to try to catch as many…
  • Win a Copy of "Cool Japan Guide"

    tokyoguy
    1 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    Starting this month, we will be giving away 2 copies of a popular title every month from Tuttle Publishing. All you have to do to win is head over to our Facebook page and Like or Share the post about this title. We'll choose 2 winners and contact you for to arrange delivery.
  • This is Not the Dreamliner You're Looking For

    tokyoguy
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:11 am
    <p><img src="http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/pix/s/star_wars_dreamliner.jpg" width="420" height="236" align="left" hspace="5" vspace="5" style="border: solid black 1px;" title="Star Wars Dreamliner" alt="Star Wars Dreamliner"> <br clear=all> <p>Having just seen the tantalizing second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars movie, I'm excited. Like I was as a teenager back in 1977. And when you mix that excitement with my love of airplanes...well, I just had to share! ANA, one of…
  • Happy New Year!

    tokyoguy
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    <p><img src="http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/pix/y/year-of-the-sheep-2015.jpg" width="420" height="331" align="left" hspace="5" vspace="5" style="border: solid black 1px;" title="Year of the Sheep" alt="Year of the Sheep"> <br clear=all> <p>In the Chinese zodiac, also very popular in Japan, 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. The sheep and its flock are said to symbolize family and living in harmony with others. But if you reckon you're more in need of protection from those around…
  • A Band to Watch for in 2015: The fin

    tokyoguy
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    <p><img src="http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/pix/t/the-fin.jpg" width="420" height="236" align="left" hspace="5" vspace="5" style="border: solid black 1px;" title="The fin" alt="The fin"> <br clear=all> <p>If you like UK navel-gazing music from the late 1980s, you're sure to dig this excellent new Japanese band. The four guys from Kobe sing in English, so it'll be interesting to see if they can break at home in Japan. They are currently doing an...<br clear=all>
 
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  • The Top 10 Kommandments of Karaoke

    James Winovich
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The songs. The laughs. The drinks. That call informing you that there are only 10 minutes left. Karaoke is just good fun. If you’ve spent any amount of time in Japan, I can say with full confidence that you’ve had your share of good times singing at karaoke. However, I can say with equal confidence that during some of those good times, you encountered some moments that were decidedly not fun. Moments that took away from the room’s energy. Moments when someone just seemed rude. Moments that made you think, “Hmm, maybe karaoke isn’t all that amazing.” My goal is to put an end to…
  • The Return: Reliving my first trip to Kyoto

    Liam Carrigan
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Last weekend, I wanted to do something a bit different. I’ve been busy preparing for the upcoming JLPT exams next month (level 4 here I come!) and I’ve also had quite a bit to do at work, whilst also hosting some visiting friends. All in, I’ve not had much time to myself lately. So, it was a great relief when one of my best Japanese friends, who like me is often all too busy these days, said “Do you fancy hanging out in Kyoto this weekend?” Unsurprisingly, I jumped at the opportunity to get away from Osaka, even if just for a day. “So, where do you want to go?” she asked me.
  • Top Jobs in Japan for Week 27 – 2015

    GaijinPot Blog
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:19 am
    Check back every week as we look through the database of jobs in Japan that have been posted to GaijinPot and pick out the ones that we think are the most interesting. Apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs. Recruitment Consultant ¥3.0M ~ ¥9.0M / Year Ebisu, Tokyo Japanese: Business level English: Business level A successful recruitment consultant is able to build enduring relationships with successful business leaders and contribute directly to the business community in Tokyo. Our best people have great listening and people skills with a determination to…
  • Disrupting Japan: Building a Global Company

    Tim Romero
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Taku Harada walked away from the kind of a career that most of us dream of having. He had proven himself at Sony Music, Apple and in his late twenties he was on the fast track, quickly rising thought he ranks at Amazon Japan. He and his friends knew they had an amazing career ahead of them. They could see it clearly and that terrified them. At that point they knew they had to go out on their own and build something amazing. Four years and two companies later, Taku has moved to New York where he runs Peatix, a rapidly growing event management and ticking platform with customers around the…
  • No Guide Book: A Culinary Adventure in Osaka’s Tennoji Neighborhood

    Erik Luebs
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Osaka is called the kitchen of Japan for a reason. From the skinny alleys overflowing with domestic and international cuisine in the Tenma neighborhood, to the mountain of Korean food in Tsuruhashi, a food tour of Osaka is perhaps the best way to discover the city’s peculiarities. Today marks the beginning of a new culinary series documenting this city, where I’ll be adventuring through neighborhoods both classy and not-so-classy to find the best that Osaka has to offer. To start off the tour, we’re going far south to Tennoji. Tennoji station is a major transportation hub between Osaka,…
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  • Cheapo Weekend for July 4-5: Bamboo Wishes

    Adriana Mazza
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:30 pm
    This weekend will see two tanabata festivals, where custom has you write down a wish on a strip of colourful paper (sometimes in the form of a poem) and tie it to (usually) bamboo. Tanabata is an ode to a […] The post Cheapo Weekend for July 4-5: Bamboo Wishes appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.
  • Okura Hotel: Last Chance to Taste Tokyo in the 60s

    Grigoris Miliaresis
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:13 pm
    The original idea was to keep it as cheap as possible (we have a reputation to maintain after all): a cup of coffee and a croissant for less than 1,000 yen at the lobby or the Camellia coffee house as […] The post Okura Hotel: Last Chance to Taste Tokyo in the 60s appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.
  • Michelin Star Dining on the Cheap: Antica Trattoria Nostalgica

    Liz
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Pasta is one of the world’s greatest comfort foods.  From patiently cooking sugo for hours on the stove to having your first bite of perfectly al dente spaghetti, pasta is a meal that truly satisfies due to its deceptively simple […] The post Michelin Star Dining on the Cheap: Antica Trattoria Nostalgica appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.
  • Cheapo Weekend for June 27-28: Markets and Manga

    Adriana Mazza
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Wondering what’s good this weekend in Tokyo? Read on and wonder no more. Interested in eating, drinking, dancing and shopping? All in one spot? Head to the events square at Yoyogi Park for The World Gourmet and Music Festival where […] The post Cheapo Weekend for June 27-28: Markets and Manga appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.
  • Which Maid Cafe Is For You?

    Tiffany
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Maid cafes are themed restaurants in which waitresses dress as maids and address their customers as “master” and “mistress.” It may sound kinky, but there’s nothing kinky or sexual about these cafes. Originating in Akihabara, some of these cafes have […] The post Which Maid Cafe Is For You? appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.
 
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