Tokyo Metropolis

Mundo Latino – South American Food in Tokyo

Aug 06, 2013 By Ray Proper

If you are searching for food from Brazil, or other South American countries, you may find what you seek at Mundo Latino.  Since 2001 the shop has sold mainly food...[ Click to read more ]

Escape the Heat of Tokyo at the Aquarium!

Jul 17, 2013 By Ray Proper

Summer in Tokyo is hot, humid, and generally uncomfortable.  Walking outside for any length of time in the summer's heat in Tokyo will leave you "glistening" and tired.  The average...[ Click to read more ]

Six Things You Should Know About Tokyo

Jul 09, 2013 By Ray Proper

You might be interested in this article from The History Channel in the US, "Six Things You Should Know About Tokyo."  If you live in Tokyo  these might not come...[ Click to read more ]

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International Mothers Community in Yokohama (IMCY)

Jul 09, 2013 By Ray Proper

International Mothers Community in Yokohama (IMCY) is a group for international mothers who live and raise children in Yokohama. There is a growing number of international families in Yokohama, especially...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Whiskey Bars

Jun 14, 2013 By Ray Proper

Japanese distiller aims to revolutionize whiskey drinking, focus on new generation of drinkers. Suntory's sales soar after rolling out "highballs",  or whiskey with a slug of soda in a pint...[ Click to read more ]

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What is car-sharing and how does it work in Japan?

May 14, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

Yesterday, your author embarked upon one of the biggest experiments of his life in Japan: I joined a "Car-Share club". Actually, it's not that big a deal for me; I...[ Click to read more ]

Funky Cool Specialty Bookstores in Tokyo

Mar 19, 2013 By Ray Proper

Another addition to our series on cool neighborhoods in Tokyo; Jinbocho!   Do you have a thirst for books about avant-garde art movements? Insect taxonomy? Early modern maps? Forgotten children's...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s Tour the Metropolis: Shimo-Kitazawa

Mar 14, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="210"] Shutter artists in Shimokitazawa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] This is the first in a series of articles that will introduce some of the neighborhoods that make up...[ Click to read more ]

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Kanamara Matsuri: Festival of the Steel Phallus in Kawasaki

Mar 06, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kanamara matsuri procession (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Japan is known for a lot of things-- good food, great electronics, reliable autos, wonderful scenery, and complex traditions  and...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Tokyo: Costco Kawasaki by Public Transit

Feb 11, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

Costco is one of America's big warehouse shopping clubs where you pay an annual membership fee to be able to buy 24 rolls of toilet paper at a time or...[ Click to read more ]