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Tokyo favorite to win 2020 Olympic Games

According to this article published in Time magazine, Tokyo are the current favorites to win the 2020 Olympic game bid. The British bookmakers have installed the Japanese capital as the favorite to host the Games and the reasons do appear compelling, even though this is the second Olympics in a row in which they’re bidding […]

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Biohazard cafe to open in Tokyo

I couldn’t help feeling that this was some kind of sick joke when I heard this, considering Japan’s ongoing woes with radiation fears and the current debate over nuclear energy. But yes, according to this computer gaming website, a Biohazard Cafe in Grill will be opening in Tokyo on July 13. The restaurant will open […]

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Tokyo's plans to build worlds largest tower

There is something about many cities around the world, that continually try to outdo each other by building the world’s tallest building or tower. The topic also has some controversy as the definition as to what is exactly the tallest structure is not always clear. Some buildings just add a bigger antennae to the top […]

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Tokyo loses to Rio in 2016 Olympic games bid

Not too surprisingly, Tokyo lost its bid for the 2016 Olympic games, with Rio de Janeiro defeating its other contenders Chicago and Madrid. It will be the first time that South America has hosted the Olympic games. “Tokyo’s bid lacked passion, it didn’t capture the voters’ hearts,” said Munehiko Harada, sports sciences professor at Waseda […]

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Cat cafes in Tokyo

I suppose anyone not living in Tokyo probably can’t understand the rise in popularity of cat cafes in Tokyo and “rent a pet” services. This article describes the author’s experience of visiting a “cat cafe”. Most people in Tokyo live in tiny apartments which are often barely big enough for one person, let alone pets. […]

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