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Scandinavian Soot Stymies Salmon Sales

Scandinavian Soot Stymies Salmon Sales April 21, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Tokyo’s world-renowned sushi and fresh fish industries are a marvel of the modern world. Take a trip to Tsukiji Central Wholesale Market and you’ll come to understand how hawkers and dealers move over 4,000 tons of fish every day, six days a week (and usually before lunch time): efficiency,...

5 Reasons Why the iPhone Sucks in Japan

5 Reasons Why the iPhone Sucks in Japan April 8, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The Japanese people are absolutely in love with their cell phones (“keitai,” in Japanese). On the train, waiting in line, or just walking around Tokyo, the main pastime, diversion, and time-killer for your average Tokyoite will somehow involve pounding digits into their cell phone. They do everything...

Tokyo Urban Legends

Tokyo Urban Legends April 5, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
From the headless horseman to the chupacabra, every place has its scary stories. With its long and rich history, Tokyo is no exception. One of the most well-known historical figures in Tokyo is Taira no Masakado, a samurai who fought as a rebel against the government in Kyoto in the 900′s. He was...

Rocking Out in Tokyo

Rocking Out in Tokyo March 27, 2010 | Events | Read More
Tokyo is nothing if not hip, urban, and ahead of the curve, and the music scene here is no exception. The most unique music festival here (or most other places, for that matter) is the Tokyo Summer Festival. Usually held through the month of July and into August, the festival takes place at different...

Doin’ It Right: Golden Gai

Doin’ It Right: Golden Gai March 18, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Nestled behind Shinjuku’s seedy Kabuki-cho nightlife district, the Golden Gai is from all outward appearances nothing more than a collection of alleyways lined with tiny, ramshackle bars. The narrow alleys are lit up with cheap neon signs that set an iconic, old-school Tokyo scene while steering...

Tokyo’s Top 10: Must-See in the City

Tokyo’s Top 10: Must-See in the City March 18, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Sashimi, world-class technology, pagodas, and parks. As one of the world’s major metropolises, Tokyo is not lacking in must-see spots, iconic monuments, and world-class markets. From the tip of Tokyo Tower to the depths of Shinjuku station, here’s a list of the top ten sites every traveller...

Hidden Kichijoji: Shi for Yourself

March 18, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Anybody experienced in Tokyo’s nightlife scene is all-too aware that the city’s best spots are not easily seen on the surface. Indeed, this place often makes would-be bar hoppers feel a strong need for a sturdy pair of x-ray goggles – ones featuring excellent department store- and pachinko...

Street Japanese: Top 5 Useful Phrases

March 18, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Learning just a little bit of your destination’s local language can greatly increase the amount of pleasure you get out of your trip, and seriously decrease the amount of frustration. Here is the first installment of what I consider an essential list of Japanese words and phrases you’ll find...
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