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Anti-National-ism: Two alternatives for international groceries at cheap prices
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Anti-National-ism: Two alternatives for international groceries at cheap prices

National Azabu is the consensus go-to market for foreign food imports, but shopping at Seijo Ishii and Kaldi Coffee Farm will save you money
Tokyo International Film Festival opens with exclusive visit to world of Cameron's 'Avatar'
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Tokyo International Film Festival opens with exclusive visit to world of Cameron's 'Avatar'

TIFF goers get a glimpse of the long-awaited 3-D sci-fi epic
Japan Fashion Week preview
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Japan Fashion Week preview

Finally, a guide to all the JFW brands that you've probably never heard of
It's come to this... the ¥690 jeans
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It's come to this... the ¥690 jeans

Tacky discount retailer Don Quijote lowers the bar even further for low-price denim. The question remains: Will they be safe for human usage?
How to enjoy high-end bars without paying for it
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How to enjoy high-end bars without paying for it

Learn how to avoid Tokyo cover charges and take the edge off a bar bill
'Tokyo Biruzingu': Pure nostalgic architecture porn
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'Tokyo Biruzingu': Pure nostalgic architecture porn

A new DVD provides a visual tour of modernist Tokyo buildings that have survived earthquakes, wars and the Japanese love of 'new'
Akibizarre: 4 deeply odd Akihabara otaku stores
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Akibizarre: 4 deeply odd Akihabara otaku stores

Looking for erotic Power Rangers, fascist outfits or bootleg otaku comics? These Akihabara shopping outlets will fulfill your dorkiest and darkest fantasies
Meiji's sweets gum: Double caramel
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Meiji's sweets gum: Double caramel

Caramel-flavored gum that tastes like caramel but chews like gum. The horror. The chewy, chewy, chewy, chewy, chewy horror
Magic rocks mesmerize Tokyo
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Magic rocks mesmerize Tokyo

Japan is going crazy over power-crystal bracelets as both fashion accessory and lucky charm
The Ritz-Carlton: Stay midtown in Midtown
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The Ritz-Carlton: Stay midtown in Midtown

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo is a luxury experience in its own right, that puts the magic of Tokyo Midtown at your doorstep
Crooning ex-prime minister Koizumi is 'Ultraman King'
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Crooning ex-prime minister Koizumi is 'Ultraman King'

The retired politician will voice Ultraman King in an upcoming Ultraman franchise film
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Destination Berlin

It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel air hub has won a place in the city's heart