Author Archive | Michael Henry

Is Tokyo really that expensive?

A Reuters article asks is Tokyo really that expensive compared to other cities such as London and New York. I have kind of had this impression for a while. Japan has seen years of depreciation and there are always some good bargains around if you go looking for them. The surveys which the English press […]

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Sayuri premiere

The international premiere of the new movie “Sayuri” was just held in Tokyo. The movie is based on the best selling book, “Memoirs Of A Geisha”. Read more here: Tokyo holds premiere of Geisha film I am looking forward to seeing the movie soon.

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Sin City Bar Opens in Aoyama

In conjunction with the release of Frank Miller’s new movie Sin City, a Sin City theme bar has been opened in Aoyama. It has a mixed menu with pasta dishes available for around 1,300 yen. It is open until December this year. For further details:

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Don Quixote Roppongi Creates Controversy

The famed discount retailer, Don Quixote is creating controversy with the construction of a half-pipe roller coaster on top of the roof of its store. It is amazing how quickly it was constructed and only now has become noticed by the media and general public. The local retail industry is calling for an end to […]

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