Vegan Store, Japan's first vegan convenience store, is on a mission to demystify vegan fare and make it more accessible in the capital.
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Ambassador of Norway Inga Nyhamar is delighted to be in Tokyo. Yet there are times when the Trondheim native, who grew up with swathes of forest on her university-town doorstep, itches to escape "civilization" and reconnect with the great outdoors.
The guest parlor at the Finland Embassy of Tokyo speaks of Scandinavian restraint and simplicity. Artworks by Finnish artists adorn the walls.
"I understand how such rules are necessary and help Japan to function as efficiently as it does. But I'm a rule breaker, and that's permitted here in Australia. It's a real relief." — Akira Isogawa, fashion designer
Matthias Sutter, the newly appointed general manager at the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, is becoming more acquainted with the hotel than one would expect — he's living there.
Daniel Perel has spent over 35 years working in the luxury goods market, most of that in Asia, but his passion for the field remains as strong as ever.
Peruvian Ambassador to Japan Harold Forsyth considers food a distinctive feature of his country.
When a city's being is inextricably linked to the maxim, "To eat oneself into ruin" (kuidaore), it's a foregone conclusion that the city is serious about its food. Such is the case of Osaka, Japan's second-largest city and gateway to the Kansai region. Osaka's soft ...
Boehringer Ingelheim Japan President and Representative Director Thorsten Poehl is proof of the old adage that good things come to those that wait
Ted Chan is keen to dispel the idea that gaming is all about hedonistic and excessive risk-taking.