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Tokyo remains top gourmet city in Michelin Guide

Tokyo is now the city with the most Michelin three-star rated restaurants in the world trumping Paris, once considered the gastronomic capital of the world. The Tokyo metropolitan area, which unseated Paris from the No. 1 spot and this year, the number of three-star restaurants increased from 11 to 14. The total number of restaurants [...]

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Tokyo Mandarin: Yours for a Night and $670,000

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the five-star Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel is offering the opportunity to rent the entire property for one night for $670,000. Under the plan, the entire hotel – 178 guest rooms, all nine restaurants and all spas — would be reserved from 3:00 in the afternoon to noon the next day. [...]

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Pure gold Stitch, Angel characters displayed in Tokyo

Walt Disney’s animated characters Stitch and his girlfriend Angel made of pure gold are displayed at the jewelry shop Ginza Tanaka in central Tokyo. Made with about 280 grams of pure gold, the 15cm high figure is priced at 5 million yen ($57,000).

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Sushi-hungry Japan sells biggest tuna

A monster tuna caught off Japan turned heads at a Tokyo fish market Friday, where the 445 kilogram (981 pound) bluefin – the biggest caught here since 1986 — sold for 3.2 million yen (36,700 dollars). “Many of the people who work at the market have never seen a tuna that big,” said an official [...]

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De Beers Sparkles in 3D

De Beers has created a special exhibition called “The Art of Diamond Jewelry” in the setting of world famous department store, Isetan, in Tokyo. Running through July 21st, the exhibit in the city’s Shinjuku shopping district incorporates photography and multimedia, including a first of its kind 3D film about diamonds that is shown on a [...]

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Angola’s capital Luanda is world’s most expensive

Luanda in Angola is the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, according to the latest Cost of Living Survey from Mercer. For the first time, three African cities – Luanda, Ndjamena and Libreville in Gabon (7) – were among the 10 most expensive cities. The top ten also includes three Asian cities; Tokyo (2), Osaka [...]

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