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Tokyo back at most expensive city in the world

Tokyo has been crowned the most expensive city in the world. The survey was conducted by the consultancy firm Mercer, which analyses costs faced by visitors from the U.S. Since the US dollar has weakened to the Japanese yen, this could at least partly explain the situation. Fortunately for tourists visiting Tokyo, there are still […]

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$100 for a bowl of noodles!? – only in Tokyo

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 […]

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