Guide Michelin Japan 2012

Japan beats France on three-star restaurants

Japan has overtaken France for the number of restaurants with three Michelin stars, according to the latest guide to the nation’s western cities to be released on Friday. Japan is now home to 29 establishments that hold the highly coveted three-star rating, against 25 in France. The latest version of the Michelin guide to Kyoto, [...]

Takashimaya gold lunch box

The World’s Most Expensive Lunch Box

Japanese Department store Takashimaya is selling three commemorative gold boxes for New Year “Osechiryori” food delicacies to mark its 180th anniversary. The luxury lunch boxes, with three layers, are made from 18-karat gold and weigh 3.35 kilograms. Takashimaya said it is selling only three of them for 18.9 million yen ($229,000) each for New Year [...]

Ponam boat Toyota Motor Corp

Toyota Ponam-35 Luxury Boat

More renowned for its prowess with wheeled vehicles, Toyota Motor Corp. is increasing its seaborne fleet with the launch of a new leisure boat, the Ponam-35. But the 11.95-meter cruiser is still related to the car manufacturer’s mainstream products as its two V8-cylinder engines are adapted versions of the 4.5-liter V8 diesel engine that can [...]

Roberto Cavalli Japan Flagship Store

Roberto Cavalli Opens First Japan Flagship Store

Italian brand Roberto Cavalli has announced that it will open its first Japan flagship store in September, with the designer behind the label to visit Tokyo to mark the opening of the boutique in early November. The store is located in the city’s upmarket Aoyama district and will also be the first directly owned and [...]

Dominos Pizza Moon

Domino’s plans pizza on the Moon

The pizza restaurant chain Domino’s has claimed that it intends to sell its pizzas by opening a store on the moon. Domino’s Japan President, Scott K. Oelkers states this outer-space program needs an estimate of 1.6 trillion yen ($21 billion). Around Y560bn will be need to carry 70 tonnes of construction materials and pizza-making equipment [...]

bottega veneta japan keyring

Bottega Veneta Japan Charity Keyring

Bottega Veneta have launched a special keyring for Japan and in particular to help the people struck by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Designed by Creative Director Tomas Maier, the keyring is made from a hand-woven intrecciato nappa leather and will be available in a run of only 1,000 pieces. It will be [...]

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