• Hand-crafted Easter eggs from Park Hyatt Tokyo
    March 30th, 2012By Category: Shopping
    Beginning Sunday, Park Hyatt Tokyo’s Pastry Chef Anthony Stettler brings guests the finest in chocolate confectionery with a limited edition of 50 “griffé”-designed and intricately crafted chocolate Easter eggs. The one-of-a-kind hollow eggs come in two sizes, 8.5- ... » Continue Reading
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    Easy to Cook Japanese Recipe Kinoko-gohan (Mushroom Rice)
    March 29th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    This month’s easy to cook Japanese recipe is "kinoko gohan," which is a quick and easy dish to make at home. This is one of our family favourites and is really tasty with all those great Japanese mushrooms like Enoki and Shitake. Serves about 4 people. Ing ... » Continue Reading
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    The Usual 15 Minutes
    March 29th, 2012By Category: Play
      I don't spend too much time downtown since I live in the "country" out in Western Tokyo. But I do take advantage of the two or three times a week I make it in to the city to cram in some shots with the usual 15 minutes I have on my hand walking between train ... » Continue Reading
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    Japan on Foot – Part 1
    March 29th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    "Japan on Foot" (published by Fine Line Press) chronicles the exploits of two “roving reporters” (one English, one Japanese) who set off to capture the spirit of Japan by walking the length and breadth of the country, a 15-month odyssey of 7,500 kilometers. Mary reco ... » Continue Reading
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    The Firing (A story of Japanese pottery, Part 2)
    March 28th, 2012By Category: Play
    The Firing follows from Part 1 of this series, A Story of Japanese pottery. If you've just joined, you may want to read up on the events in Part 1 before continuing. The final day of tending the kiln’s flame has begun. On a sunny but blustery morning, back at the Wai ... » Continue Reading
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    Sony’s new TVs allow users to download videos, music from Internet
    March 26th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Sony Corp has unveiled its new Bravia liquid crystal display televisions with value-added functions. Features of the new HX850 series include Opti-contrast panel, LightSensor Technology and X-Reality PRO picture processing engine that makes depleted images clearer, ... » Continue Reading
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    The Floating Gateway
    March 26th, 2012By Category: Play
    A lot has been covered about this majestic gate that seemingly floats in the sea in front of one of the most renowned shrines in all of Japan and possibly the world. This is, of course, the gateway, or 'torii' of Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on the ... » Continue Reading
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    TV commercial of the week: GREE and EXILE
    March 26th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    The video below is the commercial for the popular social mobile phone game "Seisen Cerberus" from Japanese social networking service GREE. "Seisen Cerberus" is a card simulated battle role playing game. There are more than 500 cards in the game. The goal is to craf ... » Continue Reading
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    Weekly Digest 3/17~3/23
    March 24th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    3/17 (Sat.)Mini Chupa Chups   3/18 (Sun.)White strawberries: Scent of First Love   3/19 (Mon.)Western Union expands in Japan with 8,860 points of presence Other Posts:TV commercial of the week: Zacrich ice creamGreat Tulip Festival in Huis Ten Bos ... » Continue Reading
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    New Hair Salon Opens in Roppongi
    March 23rd, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    SHINKA has become the centre of attraction for foreigners as a hair salon which represents Japan in Sydney. SHINKA is currently busy spreading its brand. In 2008, shinka hair & make-up opened at the top of a shopping mall in the centre of Sydney. The word “shink ... » Continue Reading
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    Try this potato salad and gratin recipe
    March 22nd, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Jagarico is a popular potato snack made by Calbee. Did you know that you can make potato salad and gratin by mixing Jagarico and hot milk? The taste will differ depending on the flavor. Jagarico has salad, cheese, potato with butter, and seasonal flavors (Current ... » Continue Reading
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    Folding shoes
    March 21st, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
     Timberland Japan has released folding Radler Trail Camp shoes. The shoes have zippers that make it possible to fold them up into a small size and carry by hand. The full length is 15 centimeters when zipped. They can easily fit into a small bag or handy packag ... » Continue Reading

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