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Hotel Kabuki Unveils New Bar for Japanese Whisky and Traditional Tea Ceremony

Aubrie Pick Impressive new bar at the Hotel Kabuki A central part of the boutique Japantown Hotel Kabuki's $31 million remodel, a new bar, opens next Thursday, January 25. Stephanie Wheeler, whose cocktail pedigree includes the bar Hojoko at The Verb Hotel in Boston and famed Chicago tiki bar Three

EATER - 2018-01-18 19:16:24

Eastern horizons: Japan taps in to trade potential of EU's newer members

Historically, Japan has focused on the rich nations of Western Europe for trade and international relations, but increasingly Tokyo is broadening its horizons to discover the potential of the EU's eastern members. Point of view Everything is data and everything is about being digitalised. That's E

EURONEWS.COM - 2018-01-18 18:33:59

Aust, Japan fighter jets to conduct drills

Australian and Japanese fighter jets will participate in joint war games this year, as the two countries ramp up defence ties. Malcolm Turnbull and Japan's Shinzo Abe have agreed to joint war games later this year. Malcolm Turnbull wrapped up his whirlwind 16-hour visit to Tokyo on Thursday night at

YAHOO! - 2018-01-18 16:36:00

Trains in Japan may be disguised as barking dogs to ward off deer

Those pesky deer loitering around Japanese railroad tracks are certain to be no match for expected train technology featuring the sound of barking dogs. Tokyo railway researchers say the "dog yaps" are effective at disbanding deer and saving them from being struck by trains, which often lead to dela

BOING BOING - 2018-01-18 16:44:19

Minimalistic Tiny Tokyo Apartment by Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects

Japanese Studio Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects recently renovated a room inside a reinforced-concrete building in Tokyo to create a 34-square-metre studio apartment that can be divided up with sliding wooden screens. The serene ambiance of the Shibuya Apartment 402 is a breath of fresh air and calm, comp

TRENDLAND.COM - 2018-01-18 17:16:21

OFF-WHITE Announces Customization Pop-Up in Tokyo

Fresh from showing his FW18 collection at Paris Fashion Week, Virgil Abloh and OFF-WHITE are now setting their sights on a new pop-up shop coming to Tokyo. The label announced the event through its Instagram page, disclosing that "In Order" will take place January 24 through February 6 on the first

HIGHSNOBIETY - 2018-01-18 16:04:33

President Trump unveils his 2017 "Fake News Awards"

In a bid to highlight what he calls bias and unfair coverage in the media, President Donald Trump has tweeted the "winners" of his 2017 "Fake News Awards" The list ended up crashing the Republican party's website after a surge in traffic on the internet. Despite that, the New York Times and its colu

EURONEWS.COM - 2018-01-18 09:30:01

Exclusive: Japan in driver's seat for Indian bullet train deals

NEW DELHI/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver's seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policy - a push to 'Make in India'. Japan i

REUTERS INDIA - 2018-01-18 09:37:12

Australia PM says Olympic unity won't denuclearize N. Korea

TOKYO (AP) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday he welcomed the recent dialogue between North and South Korea but marching together at the Winter Olympics won't denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Turnbull, visiting Japan to talk with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about regional sec

KIRO7.COM - 2018-01-18 13:03:21

This Floating Car Was Inspired by Japan's 2011 Tsunami

Former Toyota car designer Hideo Tsurumaki came up with the idea for this floating car after watching cars get swept away in 2011's devastating tsunami. @rumireports reports from Tokyo #tictocnews https://bloom.bg/2DKHGUV (Source: Bloomberg) Former Toyota car designer Hideo Tsurumaki came up with th

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 11:13:46

Romanians apologize to Japan's prime minister over visit

BUCHAREST, Romania - Hundreds of Romanians have apologized to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whose visit to Romania at the end of a European tour fell short on protocol and diplomacy. First, lunch and talks scheduled for Tuesday with the premier were canceled after Mihai Tudose unexpectedly resi

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-18 09:47:38

Discover the world of Japanese food manga and anime

I could almost feel the fiery spiciness from Mapo Tofu, a traditional Chinese dish, even before I could see the dish. The aroma from fermented beans and minced meat that painted the dish red made me drool. My entire body tingled with excitement as I looked forward to tasting the super-spicy dish. Un

THEHINDU.COM - 2018-01-18 11:31:55

Japan City Issues Emergency Alert After Deadly Fish Sold In Supermarket Error

The Japanese city of Gamagri has triggered its emergency warning system after a supermarket accidentally sold five Yorito fugu, or blunt head blowfish, without removing their poisonous organs. Loudspeaker alerts have been resonating throughout the city asking residents to avoid eating the potential

KONBINI.COM - 2018-01-18 10:43:45

Nestle Japan launches ruby KitKat

Nestle Japan Ltd. has become the first company in the world to commercialise naturally pink chocolate by launching a new ruby KitKat. In September last year, esteemed Swiss cacao processor Barry Callebaut produced "ruby" chocolate, the first new natural colour for chocolate since white chocolate was

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-01-18 09:46:16

Beyond sushi and ramen

Ten days in Japan = approximately twenty sushi and ramen meals: I was working out the math when I chanced upon Matt Goulding's Rice, Noodle, Fish - Deep Travels Through Japan's Food Culture. The book opened up a world of Japanese food to me, even before I stepped into the country. Suddenly, there wa

THEHINDU.COM - 2018-01-18 09:44:28

The Sumo Bulls of the Oki Islands

It's 10 a.m. and the sake glasses are full. Hiroho Kadowaki-the head of the family-is at one end of the low dining table, trying to reel in a grandson crawling across the tatami in pursuit of a toy car. He keeps the toast brief. "Let's have fun. Let's be safe." With a kampai, or cheers, Kadowaki-san

ROADSANDKINGDOMS.COM - 2018-01-18 13:00:32

Australia Day: Tony Abbott says British settlement 'a very good thing'

Former prime minister Tony Abbott conceded British settlement was not 'good immediately for everyone' while analysing the debate over Australia Day. Photograph: Julian Smith/AAP British settlement was a "very good thing" although not "good immediately for everyone", Tony Abbott has said. With Malc

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 08:00:57

Japanese Stocks Close Lower After Breaching 1991 Milestones

Japan's stock benchmarks declined as some investors took profits after the benchmark indexes broke above key milestones for the first time in more than a quarter century. Shares in Tokyo erased earlier gains as banks and chemicals companies weighed the most on the Topix index. Earlier in the day, th

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 07:10:42

Malcolm Turnbull says Koreas may be friendly for now, but warns 'history teaches a bitter lesson'

Photo: The PM suggested the thaw in ties between the two countries could be cosmetic. (Reuters: Kim Kyung-Hoon) The Prime Minister has responded sceptically to recent peace overtures from North Korea, warning it could be an act of deliberate deception by Pyongyang. North and South Korea have announ

ABC ONLINE - 2018-01-18 04:39:17

Nintendo thinks inside the box with cardboard Switch accessory

TOKYO - Nintendo sparked fierce debate Thursday with a new line of cardboard DIY accessories for its smash-hit Switch console, delighting some fans, but leaving others bemused by the low-tech offering. The Nintendo Labo is a range of pre-perforated cardboard sheets that users fold into holders for t

ABS-CBN.COM - 2018-01-17 23:16:54