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World’s Most Expensive Cities To Live – 2009

Tokyo is the world’s most expensive city, according to Mercer’s 2009 Worldwide Cost of Living survey released today, with the cost of living up 13.1% from 2008. Japan’s capital is followed by Osaka and Moscow, which held the top spot in last year’s rankings. Geneva comes in fourth. The significant changes from last year are [...]

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Tokyo Now World’s Most Expensive Office Market

Tokyo’s Inner Central District overtook London’s West End to become the most expensive office location in the World – with an occupancy cost of $183 per sq. ft. – according to the CB Richard Ellis global office cost survey. Moscow, Hong Kong’s central business district and Tokyo’s outer central district were in third, fourth and [...]

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Mauboussin Gives Away Free Diamonds in Tokyo

French jeweler Mauboussin gave away 5,000 tiny diamonds as part of a promotion in Tokyo on Monday. The tiny diamonds were 0.1 carat diamonds worth about $50. Mauboussin’s flagship Japan store opened in Ginza, one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in Japan, in February. But the store had often been empty because [...]

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White Leica M8 spotted in Tokyo

The first model of Leica’s chic new limited edition all-white digital camera has just been spotted at the Audi Forum Tokyo.

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Tokyo Art Week goes green

River Re Wall is a system for green walls that’s developed by Hokkaido Sanyu Corp. It seems like a mini version of a riverbed or garden turned on its side. Behind the moss-covered wall panel is an irrigation system that ensures all-around healthy greenery and generates a faint, trickling sound of water. The sound is [...]

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Sumo wrestler debuts as fashion model

The yokozuna Asashoryu has appeared in the Shibuya Girls Collection show in Tokyo this week and entertained a crowd of 20,000 mostly teenage girls. He was wearing a school uniform as a reference to him starring as a high school student in a recent TV commercial. Source: Relaxnews

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