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  • Tokyo stocks snap 6-week winning streak - The Australian

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    27 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Tokyo stocks snap 6-week winning streakThe AustralianTokyo stocks fell Friday, snapping a six-week winning streak, as big investors took profits in index futures, leading to weakness in the cash market. The selling commenced shortly after a sharp decline in Japanese Government Bond futures, pointing to a ...and more »
  • Foreign tourist spending tops Y2 trillion for first time ever

    News On Japan
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    The Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) says the amount of money spent by foreign tourists in 2014 surpassed the preceding year by 43.1%, totaling 2.0278 trillion yen and exceeded two trillion yen for the first time ever. (Japan Today)
  • MANILA: Japan arrests 2 over import of North Korean matsutake

    Tokyo, Japan News
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Lee Dong Cheol, 61, and an employee of his trading firm were arrested by the Kyoto, Kanagawa, Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectural police departments on Thursday for allegedly importing North Korean matsutake mushrooms under the pretence that they were Chinese ones. Lee lives in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, and is the president of Toho, a trading company in Taito Ward, Tokyo.
  • Japan PM to attend Lee Kuan Yews funeral

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    26 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Singapore on March 29 to attend the state funeral of former Singapore prime minister and its founding father Lee Kuan Yew, the government said on Friday. ...
  • Current Conditions : 57F / 14C, Clear - 5:30 PM JST Mar. 27

    Tokyo, Weather from Weather Underground
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Temperature: 57°F / 14°C | Humidity: 55% | Pressure: 30.12in / 1020hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: South | Wind Speed: 18mph / 30km/h
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  • Tokyo stocks snap 6-week winning streak - The Australian

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Tokyo stocks snap 6-week winning streakThe AustralianTokyo stocks fell Friday, snapping a six-week winning streak, as big investors took profits in index futures, leading to weakness in the cash market. The selling commenced shortly after a sharp decline in Japanese Government Bond futures, pointing to a ...and more »
  • Germanwings Plane Crash Recalls 1982 Tokyo Case - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:03 am
    Wall Street Journal (blog)Germanwings Plane Crash Recalls 1982 Tokyo CaseWall Street Journal (blog)The Douglas DC-8 plane, carrying 166 passengers and eight crew members, took off that morning from Fukuoka in western Japan, heading to Tokyo's Haneda airport. As it was preparing for landing, the captain turned off the autopilot and deliberately put Deliberate plane crashes are extremely rareUSA TODAYPlane crashes blamed on deliberate pilot actionAl Jazeera Americaall 5,332 news articles »
  • Yemen conflict weighs on Asian stock markets as Tokyo index slips on weak data - Fox Business

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Fox BusinessYemen conflict weighs on Asian stock markets as Tokyo index slips on weak dataFox BusinessTOKYO – Asian shares were lackluster Friday as the conflict in Yemen ripped through the Middle East and Japanese data showed the world's No. 3 economy is still in the doldrums. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.3 percent to 19,213.15 and South ...Yemen weighs on Asian shares, Japan gains on stimulus hopesSunHerald.comall 175 news articles »
  • Tokyo stocks open 0.5% lower - The Australian

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Business Recorder (press release) (blog)Tokyo stocks open 0.5% lowerThe AustralianTokyo stocks have opened 0.50 per cent lower, pressured by drops on Wall Street and a firm yen on risk aversion over the Yemen crisis. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 96.40 points to 19,374.72 at the start on Friday. The Dow Jones ...Tokyo stocks close down 0.95%Peninsula On-lineTokyo stocks up 0.48pc by breakBusiness Recorder (press release) (blog)all 78 news articles »
  • Defending 'Tokyo Drift': The 'Fast and the Furious' Wild Card Is a Stealth Winner - Yahoo News

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Yahoo NewsDefending 'Tokyo Drift': The 'Fast and the Furious' Wild Card Is a Stealth WinnerYahoo NewsIn the run-up to its release in 2006, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift faced the challenge of steering Universal's biggest franchise in a risky new direction. Rather than follow any of the crew from the original film, producer Neal H. Moritz and and more »
 
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  • Foreign tourist spending tops Y2 trillion for first time ever

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    The Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) says the amount of money spent by foreign tourists in 2014 surpassed the preceding year by 43.1%, totaling 2.0278 trillion yen and exceeded two trillion yen for the first time ever. (Japan Today)
  • Leader of big-time fraud group arrested

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    Police in Tokyo have arrested the leader and one member of a large con-artist group accused of defrauding elderly people out of hundreds of millions of yen with various scams. (Japan Today)
  • South Korean Embassy in Tokyo hit by suspected arson

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    The Korean Cultural Center, a facility of the South Korean Embassy in Tokyo, was hit by a suspected arson attack Wednesday night, sources said Thursday. (Japan Times)
  • Apple Yokohama center plan announced

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Apple Inc. will establish a technology development facility at a former Panasonic Corp. plant site in Yokohama. (The Japan News)
  • Osaka studies taxi services for intl visitors

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:26 pm
    To help improve taxi services for the growing number of visitors to Japan from overseas, Osaka taxi organizations have launched a study involving 10 drivers proficient in foreign languages, with their overseas passengers asked to evaluate the cab service in Osaka. (The Japan News)
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  • MANILA: Japan arrests 2 over import of North Korean matsutake

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Lee Dong Cheol, 61, and an employee of his trading firm were arrested by the Kyoto, Kanagawa, Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectural police departments on Thursday for allegedly importing North Korean matsutake mushrooms under the pretence that they were Chinese ones. Lee lives in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, and is the president of Toho, a trading company in Taito Ward, Tokyo.
  • Shinkin Central Bank (8421) : Company Profile and SWOT Analysis - New Study Released

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
    World Market Intelligence strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report. Report Highlights Shinkin Central Bank is a financial services provider.
  • In Pictures: The First Lady's Trip to Japan and Cambodia

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:14 pm
    As part of the "Let Girls Learn" initiative to open the doors of education for girls around the world, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Tokyo, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; and Siem Reap, Cambodia from March 18 to March 22, 2015. Take a look at her trip in pictures: "Educating girls is the best investment we can make, not just in their future, but in the future of their families, their communities, and their countries."
  • Calpastatin Counteracts Pathological Angiogenesis by Inhibiting...

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    From the Department of Biochemistry , Department of Ophthalmology , Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; Center for Biotechnology, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan ; and Lipid Metabolism Project, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo, Japan . Correspondence to Takuro Miyazaki, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Showa University School of Medicine, 1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8555, Japan.
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    26 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
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    Black Tokyo

  • The Face of Japan: Japanese and Black-American Ariana Miyamoto is Miss Universe Japan 2015

    Zurui
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    Congratulations to Miss Universe Japan 2015, Ariana Miyamoto (宮本 エリアナ). Born 1994 in Sasebo City, Kyushu, Nagasaki, she will represent Japan at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant. According to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

    Zurui
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    Ever since the American media played up derogatory remarks on African Americans by Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party politicians in the 1980s, the public seems to refuse to think any further,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Enso, A Brian Parker Film, Tokyo, Japan

    Zurui
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:04 am
    Here is the latest from Brian Parker Film, “Enso,” the second film in the Tokyo Trilogy project. Parker writes: The term Ensō originates from the Zen Buddhist concept of a moment when the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Blacks in Japan Opine About Blackface

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    26 Feb 2015 | 9:36 pm
    With 112 comments on the Japan Times article, Time to shut down this modern-day minstrel show, Black Tokyo (BT) readers are not commenting on the BT blog using their FaceBook or Google+ accounts.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Thoughts on Blackface in Japan

    Zurui
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    Jirro707 sent a reply to a query posed by Baye McNeil (Loco in Yokohama) in response to a recent Japan Times article, Time to shut down this modern-day minstrel show, that addresses a planned Fuji ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Little Gaijin in the Big City

  • Curses!

    22 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    This new years, we went to the Shinkai Jinja in Nagano, which is a major shrine in that area, as well as sharing my inlaws family name. It was a freezing cold crisp morning, but the snow had stopped falling and some sun was filtering through branches of immense pine trees. We went up cobblestone steps and got to the place you're supposed to wash your hands before you enter the shrine itself. I stop and give it a sceptical look. There is an icicle forming on the handle of the ladle used to scoop water, and also there is no way to dry your freezing hands. I guess the gods want you shivering…
  • Happy year of the sheep!

    7 Jan 2015 | 5:51 pm
    It's 2015! How did that happen? Somehow this date seems terribly futuristic, like where's my flying car already. I would settle for Elon Musk's hyperloop, which seems close enough. I think he invented an *actual* flying car at some point, but that project never really got off the ground (budum, ching!) Also it's almost the year that Doraemon is supposed to come from with all these fancy gadgets, like a time machine, a door that goes anywhere, food that makes you speak a different language... Oh and don't forget the propeller beanie! Image: the height of fashion Speaking of fashion, I've been…
  • Tropical christmas

    25 Dec 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Heheh, hee hee! Oh dear, what a riot. Pardon me, I was reading my blog's archives from way back in the day. I am proud to announce that little gaijin blog is now on it's tenth year! (Pauses to bow for the wolf whistles and applause ) Thank-you thank-you! Hopefully many more years to come. Anyways ,  I think for one of my new years resolutions I'm going to try to make the posts here more like they were in the beginning when I was not yet jaded about living in Japan and write short, funny anecdotes about miniskirts in winter, fascination with beetles, etc, and hopefully post much more…
  • Keep Calm and Carry Your Toddler

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Hi dear readers. Do you mind if I place a little of my burden on your capable shoulders? no? I thought not. I remember reading a blog entry by a person with a nom-de-plume that read "mother-of-beautiful-baby-boy-turned-monster-toddler" and chuckling, and also cringing, wondering if and when that would happen to me. Cue Ray at 18 months. All the sudden, mothering seems so much harder. But he is not really a monster toddler. He's still a beautiful baby boy, and he's turning into a bright and friendly toddler. He doesn't scream for hours because his peas are too close to his mashed potatoes,…
  • Back to work

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    High ho, high ho, it's back to work I go... or, have been for almost three months now! So what is it like being back at work with a little baby waiting at daycare to be picked up? well, I sure am at the right company and department. My direct boss has a baby of Ray's exact age. And our section manager is a working mother with a girl in kindergarten.  Also our company policy allows people with small children to leave at 4:30! ... well I think this is mostly only for mothers. Technically guys are allowed to take it but it's one of those 'just not done' things. So now I am about an hour…
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    Eurotechnology Japan

  • Nintendo smartphone pivot?!

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    19 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Nintendo partners with DeNA Taking Nintendo intellectual property and characters to smartphones Nintendo was founded on September 23, 1889 by Fujasiro Yamauchi in Kyoto for the production of handmade “hanafuda” cards. Nintendo Headquarters are still located in Kyoto (you can see the Nintendo headquarters building from the Kyoto railway station). The Chinese characters used to … Continue reading Nintendo smartphone pivot?! The post Nintendo smartphone pivot?! appeared first on Eurotechnology Japan.
  • Sir Stephen Gomersall: Globalization and the art of tea

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    15 Mar 2015 | 12:57 am
    by Hitachi Chief Executive for Europe and subsequently Hitachi Board Director (2004-2014) Princess Chichibu Memorial Lecture to the Japan British Society at Ueno Gakuen, Tokyo, 5 March 2015 It is a great honour to be giving this lecture this evening. HIH Princess Chichibu was a charming and broad-minded Patron of this Society and of the … Continue reading Sir Stephen Gomersall: Globalization and the art of tea The post Sir Stephen Gomersall: Globalization and the art of tea appeared first on Eurotechnology Japan.
  • Crisis leadership post-Fukushima

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    11 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Global leadership in the extreme Dr Chuck Casto: Leader of the US Integrated Government and NRC efforts in Japan during the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011 I don’t think that there is anyone with deeper insight into the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi nuclear disaster, its management, causes and consequences, than Dr. Chuck Casto. Dr Casto arrived in Japan … Continue reading Crisis leadership post-Fukushima The post Crisis leadership post-Fukushima appeared first on Eurotechnology Japan.
  • Angela Merkel in Japan to discuss renewable energy

    g_fasol
    8 Mar 2015 | 10:16 pm
    German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in Japan March 9-10, 2015 Hopes for Japan and Germany share at least part of the path to renewable energy Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Physicist with a PhD (Chancellor Angela Merkel’s PhD thesis is available here) and several scientific publications to her credit, visits Tokyo today Monday 9 March … Continue reading Angela Merkel in Japan to discuss renewable energy The post Angela Merkel in Japan to discuss renewable energy appeared first on Eurotechnology Japan.
  • Japanese acquisitions in Europe total € 6 billion in 2015

    g_fasol
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Overcoming Japan’s “Galapagos syndrome” Globalizing Japan’s high-tech industries At the Bank of Kyoto’s New Year celebration meeting, Japan’s stagnation and need for globalization were center of discussion – despite focus on globalization, the present author was more or less the only non-Japanese invited and attending(!). The Chairman of Japan’s Industry Federation KEIDANREN, Mr Sakakibara (Chairman … Continue reading Japanese acquisitions in Europe total € 6 billion in 2015 The post Japanese acquisitions in Europe total € 6 billion in…
 
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  • A Walk Around Kyushu Day 58

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:11 pm
    A Walk Around KyushuDay 58, Takeo Onsen to KashimaSunday February 16th 2014 I head off in the dark as I have a long distance to cover before I reach my room I've booked in Kashima tonight. On the top of a hill to the south of the town I come to my first port of call, the Saga Prefecture Space & Science Museum.I have heard that the museum is quite good, but I am far too early to be able to go inside and anyway it is the architecture that interests me. Like so many of these provincial museums, the architects have indulged themselves and created a modernist collage of protruding shapes and…
  • Former Sasuke Toyoda Residence

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:11 pm
    旧豊田佐助邸The Former Sasuke Toyoda Residence is one of the historical attractions on Nagoya's "Cultural Path" which runs from Nagoya Castle east to Tokugawa Art Gallery and Tokugawa-en.Sasuke Toyoda was the younger brother of the more famous Sakichi, the founder of the company that was to become Toyota Corp - the largest automobile manufacturer in the world.The house, built in 1923 is a mix of western and Japanese styles including Japanese tatami-style rooms, and western stained glass and furniture, as was common for the properties of the Japanese elite at this period. Look out for…
  • Japan News This Week 22 March 2015

    21 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    今週の日本In Japan, a Farmhouse Becomes a Journalist’s ElegyNew York TimesChina media: Japan tiesBBCThe best restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto – chosen by Japan’s top chefs Guardian“All Japan” versus “All Okinawa” - Abe Shinzo’s Military-Firstism Japan FocusLast Week's Japan News on the JapanVisitor blogStatisticsWorld Press Freedom Index 2015.1 Finland2 Norway3 Denmark4 Netherlands5 Sweden6 New Zealand7 Austria8 Canada9 Jamaica10 Estonia11 Ireland12 Germany13 Czech Republic14 Slovakia15 Belgium16 Costa Rica17 Namibia18 Poland19 Luxembourg20 Switzerland34 United Kingdom49…
  • Ueno Tokyo Train Line Opens

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:24 pm
    A couple of years ago we blogged about a new railway line being built through Tokyo, from Ueno station to Tokyo station, that was at that time referred to as the Tohoku Jukan Line. Ueno Tokyo Line track - at very top, piggybacked on shinkansen line - over Yasukuni-dori, Tokyo, Japan.The tentatively named Tohoku Jukan Line has now been completed, and opened last Saturday, March 14, as the newly named Ueno Tokyo Line. Basically, until now Ueno has been the terminal station for the three lines that serve Tokyo from the north-east: the Utsunomiya Line (which is actually a section of the Tohoku…
  • Japan's Special Tax for Reconstruction Winners and Losers

    16 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    復興特別税I just paid my taxes on last year's income. They included a surcharge of 2.1% of my income tax, called the Special Income Tax for Reconstruction. In the case of companies as taxpayers, there was a similar Special Corporate Tax for Reconstruction.The Special Corporate Tax for Reconstruction began to be levied in April 2012 and was levied for only two years, until 2014—the originally planned three-year period being suddenly truncated to two years (out of the goodness of the Diet's heart?) The Special Income Tax for Reconstruction began to be levied at the start of 2013. Both…
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  • Here comes Jamieism Pro(ductions)!

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:06 pm
    It’s scary, I have to admit it. Nothing is safe, nothing is sane. If I don’t make enough to live, then I’ll be kicked out of the room that I’m renting, and then what will happen?But.. I’ve decided to take a huge gamble! It’s now or never, and I am really tired and stressed-out from waiting for so long for the stars to align (basically for me to win the lottery, lol). Forget that! I’ll make my own destiny!I’m going to start up my manga production company! What does that mean? That means that I’ll make it my full-time job to draw manga and…
  • The Princess of Tennis — my first book is up for preorders now! *^__^*

    14 May 2014 | 3:40 pm
    MY BOOK!IT'S OUT!!!Well, it's up in any case!!!RELEASE DATE IS JUNE 15LIMITED-TIME PREORDERS ARE UP NOW!So, I can't believe that I'm finally here. I can't say what this book means to me. I can't say how much work, sweat, blood (yes!), and tears has gone into making this book. It's a combination of support from everyone, huge gobs of work for me, and way, way less sleep than is healthy!Please share this post, go buy a book, and get everyone you know to buy one, too! I'm counting on you! =^___^=Buying one supports me, supports my art, supports my future plans of…
  • My blog has moved!

    19 Sep 2011 | 4:38 am
    My blog has now moved to: http://www.jamieism.com/For livejournal users, you can Follow me by adding this account to your friends list: jamieismdotcom
  • New blog status update~

    4 Sep 2011 | 10:40 pm
    A few days ago, my internet went out! Awful timing, since I had to leave in the morning to see Tokyo Girls Collection up in Saitama! (for work) I live REALLY far from the arena (about 2 hours by train), so I stayed over at a friend's house who lives much closer. It was my first time staying with her (usually the other way around! LOL, or it used to be!), and the first time I've stayed over at a friend's in ages! Fun!! I think my immune system may have finally taken a hit, though, because my throat is hurting a little bit today. It makes sense, since there were 30,000 girls at that event!
  • Update!

    30 Aug 2011 | 7:43 am
    Lately, I've been trying to get my dreams into motion, including-but-not-limited-to:* 4-page short manga. It's just for fun/practice. The story is just a short episode from working with Konomi-sensei. I'll post it online when I'm done. ^^* Real manga for Ribon* How-to-be-a-mangaka posts* Website/blog! It may be small at first, but it's going to be really cool in the end, I think!! * Japanese study (This takes up a lot of time!)I was also in a commercial shoot recently.. more about that later on, as soon as it comes out! I'm not sure if it's going to be on tv or just on the internet or what.
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  • 10 Things in Tokyo: March Round-Up

    Emily Wakeling
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:57 pm
    March is art fair season in Tokyo. The biggest event in the calendar is Art Fair Tokyo, happening over the weekend of March 20th until 22nd. This year it celebrates 10 years. Contemporary art will occupy roughly half the entire event space, while also including a special focus on the important historical Rimpa School of painting. Held at the Tokyo International Forum, Yurakucho. Meanwhile, 3331 Arts Chiyoda will be providing a more local, community-based alternative with the second year of Various Collectors’ Prizes, an art fair that encourages first-time art collectors above all. It…
  • Looking Back: 10 Years of Tokyo Art Beat

    Shizuka Kitani
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Thanks to the help of all of its supporters, Tokyo Art Beat is now celebrating 10 years since its founding and with so many well-wishers attending the big 10-year birthday bash at the end of last year, we have been once again reminded of just how much support they’re thankful for. On the occasion of this anniversary TABlog has taken the opportunity to interview the three co-founders of Tokyo Art Beat. What motivated them to start TAB and what role do they envision for its future? Here’s a chance to hear the behind-the-scenes story from Paul Baron, Olivier Thereaux and Kosuke Fujitaka.
  • Living Forever

    Nick West
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:04 pm
    In an otherwise ordinary Tokyo suburb, barely hidden behind a line of evergreens at a crossroads in Mitaka, are nine artist-designed lofts. Their jubilant palette covers three storeys of assorted shapes stacked on top of one another. Barrel forms face outwards like giant, multi-coloured drums. Yet it’s not just their outward appearance that makes an impression, but also the way the lofts engage you in their entirety that makes you rethink all living spaces. Realised by Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins almost a decade ago, Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka have plenty to celebrate. Being…
  • With Me: An interview with Ryudai Takano

    Emily Wakeling
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Japanese artist and photographer Ryudai Takano sat down one December afternoon in a Shinjuku gallery to discuss With Me, a series of photographs that gained a level of notoriety in 2014 when they became the subject of police intervention. To begin with, Takano shared the chance story of how the series first came about. “The photos weren’t actually meant to be shown,” he explained. “It was just an archive, an exercise in capturing different skin tones. I am interested in showing diversity in my photography. Even among Japanese, our skin tones are different. These subtle differences…
  • 10 Things in Tokyo: February Round-Up

    Emily Wakeling
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:38 am
    Masahiro Usami (his work pictured above) is a photographer who captures all his subject’s various connections with people and objects in their “worlds” in one picture. See his incredible images plus a documentary about his practice from February 13th until 28th. Kishio Suga is one of Japan’s most celebrated artists and a key member of Mono-ha, an avant-garde group from the late 1960s. His major retrospective currently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo is a special opportunity for those interested in experiencing his philosophical creations. Using stone, wood and…
 
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    Around Tokyo

  • Anime Japan 2015

    Rohan Gillett
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:33 am
    Here is the latest from Around Tokyo! Anime Japan 2015 returned to Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba […] The post Anime Japan 2015 appeared first on Around Tokyo.
  • Plum Blossom Festival 2015 – at Hanegi Park

    Rohan Gillett
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Here is the latest from Around Tokyo! For the 2015 plum blossom festival I went back to Haneg […] The post Plum Blossom Festival 2015 – at Hanegi Park appeared first on Around Tokyo.
  • Tokyo by Owl City

    Rohan Gillett
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    Here is the latest from Around Tokyo! I’m sure many of you know Owl City, and especiall […] The post Tokyo by Owl City appeared first on Around Tokyo.
  • Christine Inzer – Halfway Home

    Rohan Gillett
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:48 am
    Here is the latest from Around Tokyo! Christine Inzer is an author and adventurer.  When she […] The post Christine Inzer – Halfway Home appeared first on Around Tokyo.
  • Tokyo Auto Salon 2015

    Rohan Gillett
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    Here is the latest from Around Tokyo! The Tokyo Auto Salon returned to Makuhari Messe in Chib […] The post Tokyo Auto Salon 2015 appeared first on Around Tokyo.
 
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    GaijinPot

  • Dealing With Difficult Coworkers

    Mark Guthrie
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    As an ALT working in the public schooling system, there are many great things about starting life in a new placement. It is a chance to start over fresh, everything is exciting, and it is a great opportunity to make new friends with staff and students alike. In fact the new students are probably the best thing, because sometimes being the ‘token gaijin’ in the school can be like being royalty. Just walking amongst your new students can bring stares of amazement, friends poking each other, pointing in your direction. A simple ‘hello’ can bring fits of giggles, and whether you are an…
  • Dive into the Heart of Odaiba

    Andrew Smith
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Traveling in a foreign country is truly one of the greatest luxuries we have in this age, but it is certainly far from stress-free. To an extent, planning and researching before a vacation is fun and exciting. There is a point, however, when it becomes tedious, and tight schedules can be rigid and restrict you from fully enjoying your time. A decent mobile internet connection would ease this burden and allow more flexibility once you arrive at your destination. Fortunately NTTBP helps by giving travelers access to their wifi spots for free. All you have to do is download their free app and…
  • 10 Things You Need to Rent an Apartment in Japan

    Rebecca Quin
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    If you are unprepared, trying to rent an apartment in Japan is a bit like getting a bunion removed; incredibly exciting, but also slow, painful and requiring a hefty amount of paperwork. Before you start your apartment search, be sure to have these 10 things ready to make your experience at least less painful than foot surgery. 1. A whole lotta cash! Although it’s possible to minimize the damage, let’s just say that moving in Japan isn’t cheap and you’ll need to budget accordingly. Basic fees to consider are the deposit, the real estate agency commission fee, plus the first months…
  • Downplaying Your Foreign Language Ability

    Grace Buchele Mineta
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    My first couple months in Japan were blissful, comfortable, and full of small mistakes. I have very fond memories of those days. It wasn’t the convenient public transportation or gorgeous fashion that stuck out to me the most, though, it was the people. It seemed like everyone I met told me my Japanese was “amazing” and, as someone who had been studying the language for about a year and a half in college, that was a huge boost to my ego. I didn’t figure out until much later that, for the most part, people were just being polite. Back in America, after my first semester…
  • Top Jobs in Japan for Week 13 – 2015

    GaijinPot Blog
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
    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. Office Assistant ¥230,000 / Month Edogawa, Tokyo Japanese: Business Level Must currently reside in Japan For Needs K.K. engages in the comprehensive outsourcing business and we are currently looking for our first foreign office assistant for our administration department as a part of our international expansion. Apply   Web Designer / Front-end…
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    Tokyo Cheapo

  • Dine Like a Weird Old Mountain Hermit with New “Solo BBQ Grill”

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    26 Mar 2015 | 3:21 am
    This article is brought to you by the solo-grillin’ mountain folk over at Tokyo Desu. Japanese outdoor goods retailer Doppleganger Outdoor is offering up the perfect solo grilling tool for anyone who’s contemplated becoming a mountain hermit but who lack confidence […] The post Dine Like a Weird Old Mountain Hermit with New “Solo BBQ Grill” appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.
  • Cheapo Weekend for Mar 28-29: Food, Flowers, Fun

    Adriana Mazza
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Foodies rejoice! The Hibiya Hometown Food Festival is bringing you delicious local Japanese grub (from Hokkaido all the way down to Okinawa) starting today and running until Sun, March 29th. There’s usually not much in the way of literature events, […] The post Cheapo Weekend for Mar 28-29: Food, Flowers, Fun appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.
  • The Ryokan Experience in Asakusa

    Grigoris Miliaresis
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:08 pm
    For most visitors to Japan the word “ryokan” (or traditional Japanese inn) evokes images of really old, really expensive lodgings in idyllic rural settings with kimono-clad staff, classic kaiseki meals and prices that can be easily compared to some of […] The post The Ryokan Experience in Asakusa appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.
  • Nagi Shokudo, Shibuya

    Liz
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    No doubt about it, Tokyo is a meat lover’s paradise.  Order a bowl of ramen and you’ll be rewarded with slices of melt-in-your-mouth chashu.  Go to an izakaya and have some yakitori with a tipple or two.  Or splurge on that scandalously […] The post Nagi Shokudo, Shibuya appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.
  • Making the Most of a Narita Layover, The Cheapo Way

    Tiffany
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:32 pm
    You’ve got hours and hours to wait until your connecting flight, or worse, you have to stay overnight waiting for an early morning flight. What’s there to do during your layover, aside from checking out the souvenirs and keeping yourself […] The post Making the Most of a Narita Layover, The Cheapo Way appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.
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