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Tokyo most expensive city for food

Tokyo is the world’s most expensive city for food, followed by Zurich and Geneva, according to a report released by the Swiss bank UBS covering 72 cities in 58 countries. The food basket composed of 39 different representative products, used as the measurement unit, costs USD 928 in Tokyo, USD 715 in Geneva and USD […]

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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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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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Rogue penguin escaps Tokyo zoo

Tokyo has breathed a sigh of relief as an escaped penguin has now been found swimming in Tokyo Bay. The penguin scaled a 13 foot wall and squeezed through a barbed wire fence to escape Tokyo Zoo. “You can see it’s got the same ring around its flipper and identical facial patterns,” said Kazuhiro Sakamoto, […]

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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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