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Tokyo Cheapo’s Tokyo Interactive Rent Finder Map

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This will come in handy for those looking for somewhere to call home in Tokyo! “Created by Tokyo Cheapo friend and coder extraordinaire Fabian Dubois, this is an interactive map showing the average monthly rental price of all the districts in central Tokyo. Hover your mouse over a neighbourhood and adjust the room size slider…

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Nike still trying to Do It to Miyashita Park

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Nike’s plan to develop Miyashita park in Shibuya and turn it into a recreational facility has apparently hit a snag. Nike is no stranger to controversy with allegations of abuse, underage workers, low wages and long working hours in its Asian factories.

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Japan – in Almost Motion

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 Jean Snow has a very interesting videopresentation of Japan. Below is a blurb on Jean from his webstite: Jean Snow lives and breathes design, pop culture, and gaming in Tokyo — sustained by an unhealthy addiction to magazines and frequent visits to his favorites cafes. He has reported on these obsessions for the following online/offline publications: Time, Inside (Australian…

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Tracking Japanese manhole covers with Google Maps

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Interesting story from James over at Japan Probe: “Mainichi reports about a new website that uses Google Maps to track the locations of cool and unique manhole covers in Japan: Contributors can add photos of manhole covers directly from their mobile phones, along with global positioning system (GPS) data to mark its location on the map. The…

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