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Tokyo Cheapo: Cheap Groceries in Shimokitazawa

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We all know that Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. However, Tokyo Cheapo reports that affordable, or shall I say, “cheap!” groceries are in a neighborhood near you. Well, that’s if you are close to Shimokitazawa. In their latest post, the Cheapos reveal: “Despite the modest size of the store,…

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Obama Makes Good on Promise to Attack Yakuza

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Well, I guess that America made good on its promise to go after Japan’s yakuza. In my previous post on US President Obama declared war on the yakuza via an Executive Order: Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations, the US names four transnational organized crime groups, including the Yakuza, and authorizes the U.S. Treasury, working with…

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White Smoke BBQ – Tokyo it is time to get your grub on!

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If you’re looking for a taste of some good ol’ Texas style BBQ, White Smoke proprietor Craig White has just the thing for you! Via the CNN Go website: Craig White, the owner and pit master of White Smoke, has a non-cooking resumé so impressive you wonder how he’s found time to become a barbecue…

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Foreign residents in Japan drops two percent

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The Japan Times reports: “The number of foreign residents in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures dropped 10.5 percent to 30,092 between the end of December and the end of March, according to the Justice Ministry. The three prefectures were the hardest hit by the March 11 earthquake-tsunami disaster. The number of foreigners declined 1.9 percent…

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