From dusk till dawn at Roppongi Art Night

Apr 23, 2015

From dusk till dawn at Roppongi Art Night

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For all the criticism that can be levelled at the conventional “white cube” gallery space — its quasi-religious, sanitized hush and incongruity with large-scale interactive installations and other emergent forms of media art — as a visitor, it’s at least unlikely that you’ll wander ...

Brightening your holiday mood

| Dec 12, 2014

Brightening your holiday mood

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — well, that’s what the song says, anyway. For many, December is a flurry of tinsel, wrapping paper and anxiety, while for others it as a time to reflect on the year ahead. Yes, the Christmas ...

Television fun away from the couch

Jul 18, 2014

Television fun away from the couch

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This summer, TV Asahi and Roppongi Hills are working together to get you off the sofa and into the sun while still enjoying some of your favorite television programs. This is the collaboration’s first grand-scale event, which is aimed at all ages and features ...

Bar for pre-crisis bankers falls on hard times

Jan 7, 2014

Bar for pre-crisis bankers falls on hard times

Heartland, the bar in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills complex where bankers from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. partied before the 2008 financial crisis, has shut its doors after more than a decade. The bar, downstairs from the Japan headquarters of Goldman ...

Roppongi Hills shows that 'tis the season

Nov 28, 2013

Roppongi Hills shows that 'tis the season

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In Medieval times, farmers and tradesmen in Christian European countries would celebrate Advent — the anticipation of the “arrival of the Christ” — by meeting in the streets around churches with food, gifts, homemade crafts and singing. According to written records, the first gathering ...

Roppongi Hills gets love on its 10th anniversary

May 3, 2013

Roppongi Hills gets love on its 10th anniversary

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Roppongi Hills was unlike anything Tokyo had ever seen before. Until it opened 10 years ago, Roppongi was more often seen as a "High Touch Town," where businessmen partied with foreign hostesses and off-duty soldiers packed the nightclubs.

Polishing a paradox high up in the sky

Nov 25, 2007

Polishing a paradox high up in the sky

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In the 1987 Japanese film “Gondola,” a lonely window cleaner — mid-wipe, no less, and maneuvering high up on the side of an apartment building — catches sight of a young woman inside. She returns his glance and, with the sun’s rays sparkling on ...