No wonder Tokyo is often considered one of the most expensive cities in the world. Shoichi Fujimaki has opened a new upscale ramen shop in Meguro ward where the average bowl of noodles costs around 3,000 yen. “People will pay more for nice things,” rationalizes the 40-year-old, sporting closely cropped hair and a white chef’s […]
Archive | March, 2009
A FedEx cargo plane crashed and killed its two pilots in Tokyo on Tuesday. The wreckage was quickly cleaned up by workers and the runway was soon reopened. “We have a team of experts here to work closely with our folks here in Japan, and with the government authorities, to get all the necessary information […]
Tokyo is now the most expensive city in the world to live in according to research done by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The rise in the yen (or collapse of the dollar) probably has something to do with this. London has fallen to 27th place, from 8th ranking 2008, because of the plunge in the […]
Tom Cruise arrived in Tokyo with his wife Katie Holmes and two-year-old daughter Suri, to promote his new movie Valkyrie. “We’re gonna hang out. We’re gonna see some sights, you know, and we want to eat great sushi that they have here, and just looking forward to seeing some friends,” he told reporters.
I think Chicago is the city to beat for the 2016 Olympics. Since the 2008 Olympics were in Asia, 2012 in Europe, I think there is a strong chance the following Olympics will shift back to the Americas. It is a shame, because I believe Tokyo would be an incredible city to host the games. […]