Sake

Paris’s first sake salon set for June

Paris is poised to get its first sake tasting salon in a bid to demystify the Japanese rice wine that is still relatively unknown to Western consumers.

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Loewe Collaborates With Junya Watanabe

Spanish fashion house Loewe and Tokyo-based designer Junya Watanabe have collaborated to celebrate ‘The Year of Spain in Japan’.

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Japan gets another three-Michelin-star restaurant

The Michelin Guide has unveiled its 2013 special edition guide to Hiroshima, Japan, the very first time guide’s inspectors have rated the region.

AMPHIBIOUS BUS TOKYO

Amphibious tourist buses put into service in Tokyo

Tokyo’s first amphibious buses carry 40 passengers through the city’s low eastern side by road before taking to the Naka river during a 100-minute “Tokyo Splash Tour.”

gold Lionel Messi foot

Solid gold Lionel Messi’s foot on sale in Japan

A pure gold replica of Barcelona football star Lionel Messi’s left foot, worth $5.2 million, was unveiled in Tokyo by Ginza Tanaka on Wednesday.

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World’s Most Expensive Cities to Live In 2013

With its expansive high rises, fancy restaurants and high-profile boutiques, Tokyo has been named the world’s most expensive city in 2013.

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