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  • Sharks Invade Shonan Beach

    The Hairy White Prince's RARETREATS
    15 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    Several false shark sightings had bathers running like bats out of hell. My friend Shiro Iishi cares. And, he's one of the few that do. Not blinded by money or pussy.  He's a 3rd generation Shonan Beach guard-man. Out year round, in the frigid January cold to the record heat of August, sweating his balls off. He's here for what he cares about most. In the summers the drunken college pukes and tattooed chimpira toughs show him very little respect. He's here to enforce the rules-not make them. I met Shiro, the real ass dude, three summers ago when some muscular teenagers…
  • Natural wine is a natural fit in Tokyo - The Japan Times

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    28 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    The Japan TimesNatural wine is a natural fit in TokyoThe Japan TimesThe natural wine movement is spreading. Everywhere I look in Tokyo, neighborhood wine bars and small bistros are introducing all-natural wine lists. I'm starting to wonder, why does natural wine fit so organically into the city? Japanese consumers were
  • Diet passes bill aimed at boosting women in the workplace

    News On Japan
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    The Diet passed a bill Friday aiming to promote the role of women in the workplace, along with greater female participation in the economy at a time when the country's population is expected to shrink further. (Japan Times)
  • Lena Dunham and rocker boyfriend Jack Antonoff share a tender...

    Tokyo, Japan News
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:33 pm
    She's his Girl! Lena Dunham and rocker boyfriend Jack Antonoff share a tender moment as they kiss goodbye for the day They managed to find time in their schedules to enjoy a fun-filled trip to Tokyo, Japan, earlier this month. And it seems Girls star Lena Dunham and boyfriend Jack Antonoff were still feeling the giddy effects of their romantic trip abroad, as they shared a tender kiss outside their Hollywood home on Wednesday.
  • Current Conditions : 70F / 21C, Light Rain - 12:30 AM JST Aug. 29

    Tokyo, Weather from Weather Underground
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Temperature: 70°F / 21°C | Humidity: 94% | Pressure: 29.89in / 1012hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Light Rain | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 14mph / 22km/h
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  • Natural wine is a natural fit in Tokyo - The Japan Times

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    The Japan TimesNatural wine is a natural fit in TokyoThe Japan TimesThe natural wine movement is spreading. Everywhere I look in Tokyo, neighborhood wine bars and small bistros are introducing all-natural wine lists. I'm starting to wonder, why does natural wine fit so organically into the city? Japanese consumers were
  • Dollar retakes ¥120.50 in Tokyo trading - The Japan Times

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:35 am
    Dollar retakes ¥120.50 in Tokyo tradingThe Japan TimesThe dollar briefly jumped to near ¥121.30 in the morning, as Tokyo stocks surged on overnight rises in European and U.S. shares following a rebound in the Shanghai equity market, according to the sources. After the wave of buying tailed off, the dollar Dollar at lower 121 yen in early Tokyo dealsNikkei Asian Reviewall 5 news articles »
  • Japan scales back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium plans - Albany Times Union

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:17 am
    Albany Times UnionJapan scales back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium plansAlbany Times UnionTokyo Gob. Yoichi Masuzoe, center, speaks to reporters following a meeting of Cabinet ministers on a new national stadium construction plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Kazuhiro ...and more »
  • Tokyo protests Beijing editorial calling for Emperor to apologize over wartime ... - The Japan Times

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:18 am
    Asahi ShimbunTokyo protests Beijing editorial calling for Emperor to apologize over wartime The Japan TimesTokyo has sent a message of protest to Beijing over an editorial by China's official news agency that demanded an apology from Emperor Akihito over Japan's wartime actions in the country, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday. The Tokyo protests after China's state news agency demands emperor apologize for warAsahi Shimbunall 24 news articles »
  • Tokyo stocks close over 3% higher - Business Spectator

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:54 pm
    THE BUSINESS TIMESTokyo stocks close over 3% higherBusiness SpectatorTokyo shares have soared more than 3.0 per cent, extending gains from a day earlier after strong US data sent Wall Street flying and fuelled a global rally that saw a surge in Chinese equities. The Nikkei-225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended up China worries to dominate Tokyo tradinggulfnews.comTokyo stocks jump 2.4% at open after Wall StreetJakarta PostTokyo stocks rise further on U.S. rallyThe Japan Timesall 59 news articles »
 
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  • Lena Dunham and rocker boyfriend Jack Antonoff share a tender...

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:33 pm
    She's his Girl! Lena Dunham and rocker boyfriend Jack Antonoff share a tender moment as they kiss goodbye for the day They managed to find time in their schedules to enjoy a fun-filled trip to Tokyo, Japan, earlier this month. And it seems Girls star Lena Dunham and boyfriend Jack Antonoff were still feeling the giddy effects of their romantic trip abroad, as they shared a tender kiss outside their Hollywood home on Wednesday.
  • CCTV footage released in search for missing Japanese tourists

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    "It's showery and the sea is still quite choppy but there's an improvement and it's set to get better over the next day or two," he said. He confirmed that the search is ongoing with the involvement of the Rescue 115 helicopter, Ballybunion and Doolin Coast Guard units, coordinated with Kilkee CG unit in conjunction with MRFC Valentia.
  • Automated preform process boosts properties while cutting cycle time

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:11 pm
    As promised from my blog in July , here is a more in-depth update on Cevotec's development of the Fiber Patch Placement process. FPP was originally developed by Airbus Group and has been further developed by Cevotec , a spin-off from TU Mnchen .
  • State Department officials routinely sent secrets over email

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Des Moines Area Community College, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Ankeny, Iowa. The transmission of classified information across Hillary Clinton's private email is consistent with a culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the Obama and George W. Bush administrations, according to documents previously made public and reviewed by The Associated Press.
  • Missing Japanese couple at centre of Coast Guard search 'did not show up for flights'

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:36 am
    The pair have been named as male American and Japanese national Eiji Takagi and female Japanese national Ushio Azaki . A hired car they were using was found parked in a car park at Georges Head car park, Kilkee.
 
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  • Harry Potter Studio Tour!

    MJG
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:42 am
    Sales and borrows are taking a jump today, up to 8 sales and 4000 page reads and the days almost over, which is great.  Perhaps this is the impact of free really kicking in? It has been a week since...
  • Last / Lost day 4 after promo

    MJG
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:36 pm
    I moved house!  Didn’t have internet yesterday so couldn’t update. Sales of books went down from the high of 10 to just 2 yesterday, and now 4 today. Pages read has come down from 10,000 to 4,000 to 2,000. Tralala....
  • Last / Lost day 2 after promo

    MJG
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Sales of all books today are down to 5, but page reads are still high at 4500. Between them that’s about $35.  6 days at that level of sales and I’ll pay off the promo cost. 9 days and it...
  • Last / Lost day 1 after promo

    MJG
    23 Aug 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Shifting 7000 free copies of The Last and The Lost is already having some small boost effect, with 10 sales so far today. Kindle Unlimited page reads (borrows) are up fourfold on normal- 5000 pages read. That’s probably 10 people...
  • Last / Lost promo day 5

    MJG
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Its been the last day of my double promotion for The Last and The Lost, and free downloads have hit the peak of 7,000 and not moved much since. It’s less than I hoped for (5k each book), but I’m...
 
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  • Quarterly financial reports to go away: UK and EU remove requirements for quarterly financial reports

    g_fasol
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:12 am
    Voluntary quarterly reporting? Quarterly financial reports: can they be the trees which obscure long term growth of the forrest? As a Board Director of a Japanese company traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange I have to study and approve monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, and I share responsibility for the future success of the … Continue reading Quarterly financial reports to go away: UK and EU remove requirements for quarterly financial reports The post Quarterly financial reports to go away: UK and EU remove requirements for quarterly financial reports appeared first on…
  • Burberry Japan: breaking up is hard to do

    g_fasol
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Burberry Japan pivots from successful partnership to direct business Sanyo Shokai pivots from Burberry to Mackintosh and other brands Burberry Japan pivots to direct business to solve Burberry’s “Japan Problem”: for the last approx. 50 years Burberry’s business in Japan was not Burberry’s business at all, but run under license by the Japanese company Sanyo … Continue reading Burberry Japan: breaking up is hard to do The post Burberry Japan: breaking up is hard to do appeared first on Eurotechnology Japan.
  • Toshiba income restatement: corresponds to one full year of average operating income

    g_fasol
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Toshiba’s income restatement announced by the independent 3rd party committee Independent 3rd party committee chaired by former Chief Prosecutor of Tokyo High Court On 12 June, 2015, Toshiba announced corrections to income reports, and at the same time engaged an independent 3rd party investigation committee headed by former Chief Prosecutor at the Tokyo High Court, … Continue reading Toshiba income restatement: corresponds to one full year of average operating income The post Toshiba income restatement: corresponds to one full year of average operating income appeared first on…
  • How big is Dentsu? US$ 37 billion, or US$ 19 billion or US$ 6 billion sales/year?

    g_fasol
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    Dentsu dominates Japan’s media sector and advertising Dentsu switches from JGAAP to IFRS accounting standards with big impact on KPIs Dentsu dominates Japan’s advertising and media industries, and attracts some of the most creative Japanese talent, although Dentsu is not the first advertising agency in Japan – that priority belongs to Hakuhodo. From April 1, … Continue reading How big is Dentsu? US$ 37 billion, or US$ 19 billion or US$ 6 billion sales/year? The post How big is Dentsu? US$ 37 billion, or US$ 19 billion or US$ 6 billion sales/year? appeared first on…
  • Japan mobile operators grow to US$ 25 billion in operating profits for FY2014 (ended March 31, 2015)

    g_fasol
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Annual revenues exceed US$ 170 billion in FY2014 Japan’s mobile telecommunications sector continues to grow The global mobile internet and smartphone revolution started in Japan in 1999, and Japan’s mobile telecommunications market is the world’s most advanced and most vibrant. Much mobile innovation and inventions, such as camera phones, color screens for mobile phones, mobile … Continue reading Japan mobile operators grow to US$ 25 billion in operating profits for FY2014 (ended March 31, 2015) The post Japan mobile operators grow to US$ 25 billion in operating…
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  • Uniqlo Video on How to Dress in Yukata

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    8 Aug 2015 | 11:18 pm
    How to Tie a Yukata Obi
  • AF Introduces Yukata Collections 2015 浴衣コレクション 平成27

    auberginefleur
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:27 pm
    I am actually not fond of this year's yukata, which all seem somewhat garish to me. On the upside, Uniqlo started selling yukata again, but I am not sure of the quality, having yet to look at them myself. * click pictures to enlarge * Takashimaya Department Store 高島屋 2015 Theme: Let's Make Some Memories of Summer ひと夏の思い出 いくつ つくろうか 2015 Summer Takashimaya Yukata Style Yukata: Lady's Yukata Chrysanthemum by Kyōmi-komachi 100% cotton, for 41,040 yen 婦人ゆかた 「菊 」 趣味小町 税込 41,040円 Obi: Lady's Heko obi by Genji Monogatari…
  • 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

    auberginefleur
    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

    auberginefleur
    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…
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    The Hairy White Prince's RARETREATS

  • Sharks Invade Shonan Beach

    15 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    Several false shark sightings had bathers running like bats out of hell. My friend Shiro Iishi cares. And, he's one of the few that do. Not blinded by money or pussy.  He's a 3rd generation Shonan Beach guard-man. Out year round, in the frigid January cold to the record heat of August, sweating his balls off. He's here for what he cares about most. In the summers the drunken college pukes and tattooed chimpira toughs show him very little respect. He's here to enforce the rules-not make them. I met Shiro, the real ass dude, three summers ago when some muscular teenagers…
  • The Whores of Japanese Table Tennis

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Fuck Fukuhara Ai, The Princess of Aomori  prefecture. That whiney, little Waseda cunt hates to fail.  It's well known that she's a sore loser. On Thursday, that moon faced tart and defending co champion Ryusuke Sakamoto, fell hard to prematurely balding, 15 year old Masato Watanabe and sexy- yet dwarf like, 37 year old, Naomi Yotsumoto in full sets in the mixed doubles semifinals at the national championships in Sendagaya.That match was a matter of pride for Fukuhara (she was already on the 2015 National Team) – this chubby little bitch hates losing, especially to…
  • Sex and Outrage at the One Love Jamaican Festival 2015

    30 May 2015 | 1:25 am
    The dirtiest, skankiest and loosest women in Japan all converge for two glorious days a year, the place is the Yoyogi Park Jamaican Festival. This year the Bob Marley cover bands were banned as Sony Music Japan was demanding a big royalty fee for the rights to perform the songs. The promoters struck back by having a band on to punish the festival goers. The music consisted of random beats with a seemingly angry and drunken, Jamaican man screaming and shouting obscenities with no rhyme or reason. The non black, straight men in attendance went home empty handed- as they should.  I say Fuck…
  • Tokyo's One Love Jamaican Festival 2015

    30 May 2015 | 1:19 am
    The lines were longer and the food was much worse than usual. Since it's humble Osaka beginnings in 1964, this annual event helps build romantic or just sexual relations between Jamaican men and Japanese women This was the 49th anniversary of sanctioned carnal relations between the two very different countries.  For the purpose of friendship and good sex between Japan and Jamaica, "One Love Jamaica Festival" is an event originating from the testicles of Jamaica.It is an historic event. Japanese women have earned the power to be picky after a decade of games & sexual…
  • Inside Tokyo's Competitive Sugardaddy Scene

    3 Apr 2015 | 7:04 pm
    “Never go out with a tattooed, single mother from Kanagawa. They're a prime example of natural selection failure. I learned my lesson the hard way. She was way too hot to respond to my Tinder swipe. She bucked like a fucking bronco, man. I should have sensed something was wrong before I dropped over a half a million yen in support and gifts as her sugar daddy. In hindsight, her overused pussy was similar to fucking a tub of oil-no friction at all. Money grubbing bitch. ” Chain smoker, Tomoyuki 'Pat' Yamashita, of Tokyo's Ota ward is a very wise man. He is a…
 
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  • Mukainada Station

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    向洋駅Mukainada Station is the nearest station to the Mazda Museum if you are visiting this popular attraction just outside Hiroshima city.Mukainada Station is just two stops south of Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo or Kure lines. Note that express trains do not stop here and you will need to catch a local. To reach the museum take the exit with the convenience store, walk straight until you get to the main road with the Matsuda Hospital on your right. The Mazda Museum is 50 meters to your right on the opposite side of the road.© JapanVisitor.comInside Track Japan For Kindle
  • Iwami Seaside Park

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
    石見海浜公園The Japan Sea Coast is usually considered the best place to swim in Japan. The Pacific Coast is much more populated and industrialized with Japan's major cities dotting the seaside down from Tokyo to Yokohama, through Shizuoka, Nagoya and Osaka.The Echizen Coast in Fukui Prefecture has some wonderful beaches as has Shimane and the offshore Oki Islands.One excellent place to enjoy white sands and warm water is Iwami Seaside Park, 5km of beach between Hamada to Gotsu. If you are not enjoying the swimming and snorkeling from the white sands head for Aquas near…
  • Japan News This Week 22 August 2015

    22 Aug 2015 | 6:19 am
    今週の日本Japan protests Russian PM's visit to disputed islandReutersNagoya 112-yr-old man world’s oldestThe Japan NewsJapan has so many super old people that it can’t afford to give them special sake cups anymoreThe Washington PostJapan’s economy shrinksBusinessNewsTeam Jamaica get Japanese send-offJamaica ObserverSmuggling bid ends with Fukuoka hospital removing 400 cannabis balloons from man's stomachNewsOnJapanLast Week's Japan News on the JapanVisitor blogStatisticsThe number of confirmed deaths by murder in Japan has been, on the whole, falling over the past few years, with…
  • Otani Honbyo

    18 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    大谷本廟If you are in Kyoto mid-August during the Obon holiday period and are visiting the popular Kiyomizudera Temple in the south east corner of the city, try to make a short detour to see Otani Honbyo, a temple with adjoining graveyard that is lit with candles and lanterns at night during the Obon period. There are good views down over the city, especially at night.Otani Honbyo contains the grave of Shinran (1173-1263), the founder of the Jodo sect of Japanese Buddhism along with around 15,000 other graves in this historic cremation and burial ground.Otani Honbyo6-514 Gojobashi…
  • Japan News This Week August 15 2015

    14 Aug 2015 | 4:21 pm
    今週の日本Japan PM expresses 'utmost grief' over WW2 but no fresh apologyReutersVolcanic alert raised for Sakurajima in KagoshimaThe Japan NewsJapan emperor offers 'remorse' on WWII surrender anniversaryThe Washington PostJapan WW2 commemorations - in 60 secondsBBCBritain remembers VJ Day 70 years onDaily TelegraphJapan StatisticsJapan has perhaps up to 2 million Christians among its population of over 120 million. About half a million of Japan's Christians are Catholic. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has about 125,000 members in Japan, and the Salvation Army is very…
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  • Vandy Rattana – Speaking of Something More

    Emma Ota
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:07 pm
    While casting an eye over the past, Vandy Rattana, draws upon a primitive human spirit to talk of the fraught condition of today’s modern society, contextualized within his home country of Cambodia. The paradox of destruction wrought in the name of advancement, the labor of the individuals behind the global trade, scenes of displacement and latent violence, combined with nature’s ability to absorb this, are all glimpsed within the surfaces of his works. TAB  interviewed him during his residence in Tokyo with Arts Initiative Tokyo(AIT) this summer. What interesting developments are…
  • King Kong and the Pursuit of Desire

    Jong Pairez
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    A beastly ape rampaged through the city of New York, scaled the towering Empire State building and took down a military plane with its bare hands all for the sake of snatching back the woman he desires. Yet the colossal animal that craves nothing else but the foreign woman he met in his native land eventually died from his aspirations. This do-or-die desire, depicted in the 1930’s Hollywood classic movie King Kong, best illustrates the beast among us. No wonder Philippine conceptual artist Roberto Chabet (1937-2013) make a reference on this film in his art practice as shown in his collage…
  • The Appeal of Play

    Jennifer Pastore
    12 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    While art can be many things – a mastery of technique, an existential examination, a cry of protest – it can also be a form of play, for all ages. The exhibition “Jump” at Aomori’s Towada Art Center believes artists are people who’ve somehow held on to their exuberant, childlike ability to “fly,” defying gravity in a sense by refuting the things that tie us down to this world. Note that in Japanese, fly and jump are homonyms. As a contemporary art hub with a strong pop streak, the Towada Art Center is suited to this buoyant theme. The Arts Towada indoor/outdoor complex is…
  • 10 Things in Tokyo: August Round-Up

    Emma Ota
    8 Aug 2015 | 4:43 am
    For many, August is synonymous with war memorials and reflections on the losses throughout the world that have taken place at the hands of brute military power. As Japan marks the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and prepares to commemorate 70 years since the end of WWII, the intensity of the heat this month pushes itself that little bit more upon us. TAB collates here exhibitions to see through the peak of summer in pursuit of disagreeable pasts, divided presences, torrents of chaos and new orders. Global Clashes The reality of war is one which remains most elusive to those who have never…
  • Historic Misgivings – East Asian Yasukunism

    Emma Ota
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am
    As Japan and the world face the heavy task of marking 70 years since the end of WWII, major public museums spotlight representations of conflict through art both in critique and support of war. Works by artists such as Toraji Ishikawa, Kenichi Nakamura, and Saburo Miyamoto (including Miyamoto’s “The Meeting of General Yamashita and General Percival”) give glimpses of hard-lining war propaganda as well as searing condemnations of the suffering brought by warfare. Given the current climate, we can imagine most of these exhibits will play it safe and keep controversy at arm’s length, yet…
 
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  • Tanabata at Asagaya Pearl Center Shopping Arcade

    Rohan Gillett
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    Here is the latest from Around Tokyo! Come August, we get another chance to celebrate Tanabata at some places in Japan as they hold it according to the old Japanese calendar.  Once again I headed to Suginami ward to see how Asagaya Pearl Center Shopping Arcade was decorated this year.  This was the first time I visited it on a Saturday and […] The post Tanabata at Asagaya Pearl Center Shopping Arcade appeared first on Around Tokyo.
  • 28th Tokyo International Film Festival Press Conference – Event outline

    Rohan Gillett
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    Here is the latest from Around Tokyo! Today, the run-up started to the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival with a  press conference that was held at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.  Yasuhi Shiina started things with a welcoming address which was followed by a lot of information about the festival.  Some good news for films fans will the addition of new venues in […] The post 28th Tokyo International Film Festival Press Conference – Event outline appeared first on Around Tokyo.
  • Tanabata at Zojoji

    Rohan Gillett
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Here is the latest from Around Tokyo! The seventh day of the seventh month in many parts of Japan means Tanabata (七夕), or the Star Festival.  In case you don’t know, Tanabata is one of Japan’s many traditional festivals and celebrates the annual meeting of the lovers, Orihime and Hikoboshi in the Milky Way.  This year, once again, I went to Zojoji […] The post Tanabata at Zojoji appeared first on Around Tokyo.
  • Sanja Matsuri 2015 – Daigyoretsu

    Rohan Gillett
    15 May 2015 | 4:03 am
    Here is the latest from Around Tokyo! The Sanja Festival returned for 2015 and I went along to get a few photographs of the Daigyoretsu or “big street parade” that kicks off the three-day event.  It starts behind Sensoji temple with participants gathering in the backstreets to prepare for it.  That area which is usually pretty quiet gets crowded quickly as so […] The post Sanja Matsuri 2015 – Daigyoretsu appeared first on Around Tokyo.
  • City of Light: Nishi-Shinjuku

    Rohan Gillett
    3 May 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Here is the latest from Around Tokyo! Over the twenty years I have lived in Japan, there are two things that have constantly made a huge impression on me.  One is the contrasts which I have written mentioned several times in different articles.  For example you could be walking down a street lined with modern skyscrapers and between two of them you […] The post City of Light: Nishi-Shinjuku appeared first on Around Tokyo.
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  • Escape the Heat for the Cool Mountain Air of Manza Onsen

    Mark Kennedy
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    There comes a point each summer in Tokyo when you just cannot take another day of the combination of the oppressive heat and humidity, and you’ve just got to get out of the city to escape to a cooler place. Well, if you only want to be warm while soaking in a natural hot spring, then a great, relatively convenient option is Manza Onsen (万座温泉) in Gunma Prefecture. Compared to neighboring Kusatsu Onsen (草津温泉), a more famous hot spring that draws big crowds throughout the year, Manza Onsen is a little off the beaten track com. Don’t get me wrong! It is relatively quiet,…
  • Losing Weight in Japan: A Personal Journey

    Liam Carrigan
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    It could be said that I am not the man I used to be, or at least I am only about 65% of the man I used to be. When I started writing for GaijinPot, almost exactly one year ago, my writing was a distraction. Truth be told, mentally, emotionally, and especially physically, I was not in very good shape last summer. A combination of poor diet, too much partying and an overfamiliarity with the local convenience stores (seriously, what was I thinking moving into a building with a convenience store and two restaurants on the ground floor?) had left me tired, depressed and seriously overweight. At…
  • A Timeless Cultural Experience in Iwamizawa

    Kyle Von Lanken
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    As many teachers in Japan may already know, students in Japan have recently been enjoying summer break, and subsequently so have many of us teachers. While many may have taken the opportunity to just relax or go traveling either domestic or foreign, I decided to use this time to not only drink in an important aspect of Hokkaido’s culture but also make a little extra cash on the side as well with some part-time agricultural work. My wife is an office worker for a particular agricultural company in the area, and the person in charge of the physical agricultural work had mentioned they were…
  • Top Jobs in Japan for Week 35 – 2015

    GaijinPot Blog
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:38 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. Web Developer Salary Negotiable Shinjuku, Tokyo English: Fluent Must currently reside in Japan We’re looking for a candidate with a very positive attitude, strong problem solving skills and ready to tackle new challenges. Candidate should be up to date on the latest web design techniques and trends. You will be working very closely with our web…
  • Disrupting Japan: Live and Unleashed

    Tim Romero
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Disrupting Japan, the best podcast about startups in Japan will be celebrating it’s one-year anniversary in style! Join host, Tim Romero on September 2nd as he hosts a special live show at Super Deluxe in Roppongi. Tim will sit down over drinks with three of the most influential members of Tokyo’s startup community for a candid talk about what it takes to found a company, raise money, and scale up in Japan. You’ll also get a chance to ask your own hard-hitting questions to the panel — either during the open Q&A session or more casually over a beer during the networking…
 
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  • Sep–Oct Tokyo Cheapo Calendar: 5 Autumn Events Not to Miss

    Tiffany
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:26 pm
    As summer gives way to fall, expect the weather to start getting slightly cooler in September. That also means that the festive summer spirit will also come to a halt (it’s back to school for kids, anyway!). That still doesn’t mean that September and October have fewer events to look forward to, though—here are some events you might want to attend! 1. Ikebukuro Fukuro Matsuri (First half: Sept. 26-27 | Second half: October 10-11) |credit| Where: Around the West Exit of Ikebukuro Station This two-part festival is West Ikebukuro’s pride and joy, the first half featuring a…
  • Cheap Sumo in Tokyo

    Greg Lane
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    |credit| Along with geisha, Mount Fuji, bullet trains and tentacle porn, nothing epitomises the outside image of Japan quite like the ancient sport of Sumo. Despite it’s honoured position as the national sport of Japan, in recent times it has suffered from scandals and the dearth of Japanese wrestlers in the top ranks.  This really only matters if you’re Japanese or a hard core fan though.  If you’re living in Tokyo or you’re fortunate enough to be here when there is a tournament, then it’s well worth checking out. Tournaments are held six times a year—three…
  • 6 Outlet Malls Around Tokyo

    Tiffany
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Outlet malls are good alternatives to department stores, as they usually sell items at a bargain—not dirt-cheap, but still cheaper than what you’d get at a department store. (For tourists, it also helps that outlet malls have plenty of tax-free shopping options!) Shops also tend to carry Western-sized clothing and footwear, so if you’re having trouble with Japanese sizes, perhaps it’s time for a shopping trip to an outlet mall around Tokyo. Here are some outlet malls worth checking out: 1. Venus Fort |credit| Access: Tokyo Teleport Station Hours: 11:00 am-9:00 pm (shops),…
  • Cheapo Weekend for Aug 29-30: Summer Send Off

    Adriana Mazza
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:55 pm
    It’s that time again. Summer is drawing to a close. And although that means nothing in terms of weather (since the temperature will remain in the high 20s/low 30s Celsius range well into September), it’s still a subconscious bummer that back-to-school has reared it’s ugly head and that the “official” designated months of the sunny season will soon be forgotten.  What better way to send off the dog days, though, than with a slew of cheapo events! Here are our top picks for this final festive weekend: This & That Cafe – Art and Music Night (Aug. 28) Get…
  • Pizzeria da Peppe NAPOLI STA’ CA’ – Authentic Italian Pizza in Tokyo

    Sara Anna
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:51 pm
    When it comes to pizza, people always rely on the opinion of their Italian friends. And they are right to trust them. So if you are also a devout follower of the Pizza God, trust me and go to the Pizzeria da Peppe NAPOLI STA’ CA’ in Azabudai, Minato-ku. |credit| The name of this pizzeria means “Naples is here” and there could have not been a better name than this. The moment you enter the Pizzeria da Peppe, you don’t feel like you are in Tokyo anymore. The owner, Giuseppe “Peppe” Erricchiello, his brother Carlo, Tsuda-san and everyone working at Pizzeria da Peppe have…
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