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Jan 26, 2013

Menu with $110 dirt: Ne Quittez Pas French cuisine uses high-quality black dirt

menu with $110 dirt
By in Asia, Business, Food, Lifestyle, Recipes, World No comments

A menu with $110 dirt was unveiled by a French restaurant in the Gotanda district of Tokyo, Japan. Organic soil Image Credit: Wikipedia Rocketnews24 reported that Ne Quittez Pas now offers a French cuisine that uses actual dirt as a key ingredient. Reports say that the unique ingredient is a special black soil taken from […]


Dec 2, 2012

Japanese Tunnel Collapse: 7 Trap Inside Tokyo’s Sasago Highway Tunnel (Video)

Highway Tunnel Collapse in Japan
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Highway Tunnel Collapse in Japan Image Credit: AP Photo/Kyodo News A Japanese highway tunnel collapsed in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, December 2, 2012. The collapsed 80-km Sasago highway tunnel, opened in 1977, is reportedly the main link from Tokyo to central Japan. Reports say that about 150 concrete roof panels were scattered inside the highway […]


Nov 24, 2012

$4.2 million Christmas tree: World’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree is Pure Gold (Photo)

World's Most Expensive Christmas Tree
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A pure gold $4.2 million (350 million yen) Christmas tree is reportedly on sale at the Ginza Tanaka jewelry store in Tokyo, Japan. The golden Christmas tree, considered as the world’s most expensive Christmas tree in terms of gold value, is covered with Disney Characters that include Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell and Cinderella. $4.2 million […]


Sep 1, 2012

Samsung wins vs Apple over patent case in Tokyo, Japan

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Updated: December 18, 2012 11:15 p.m. Read Apple demand denied: Samsung smartphones sale allowed by judge, citing no link between sales loss and patent case Samsung Electronics won over Apple in a patent case in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, August 31, 2012, which was related to transferring media content between devices, and came a week […]


Apr 18, 2012

Tokyo Sky Tree: World’s Tallest Freestanding Broadcast Tower Opens in May (Photo)

Tokyo Sky Tree
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Tokyo Sky Tree (in the middle) Image Credit: Itsuo Inouye/AP The Tokyo Sky Tree, reportedly the world’s tallest freestanding broadcast structure, will be open to the public in May, according to reports by several international news sites on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. A press preview of the Tokyo Sky Tree was reportedly held on Tuesday […]


Jan 6, 2012

$736,000 Tuna: Kiyoshi Kimura of Sushi-Zanmai Bids Tuna for $736K in Tokyo, Japan (Photo)

$736,000 tuna
By in Amazing, Animals, Asia, Business, Science, World No comments

$736,000 Tuna Image Credit: Shizuo Kambayashi Kiyoshi Kimura, president of Kiyomura Co. that owns Sushi Zanmai chain of restaurant in Tokyo, Japan bids on a bluefin tuna for 56.49 million yen or about $736,000 to win the Tsukiji fish market auction, according to reports by several international news sites on Thursday, January 5, 2012. Reports […]


Jan 1, 2012

Japan Earthquake: 7.0-magnitude quake hits Tokyo region, no tsunami warning issued

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A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Sunday, January 01, 2012, shaking Tokyo and other nearby regions, but no tsunami warning was issued. As noted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on its official website that day, this latest Japan earthquake occurred at 2:27 p.m. (local time) on the first day of 2012, with a depth […]


Sep 3, 2011

2020 Olympics host city bid announced, six applicant cities to compete

2020 Olympics host city bid announced, six applicant cities to compete
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The bid for the 2020 Olympics host city has started, as six applicant cities were announced to be competing with each other, which have already submitted their application. Image Credit: Olympic.org According to the press release of International Olympic Committee (IOC) on its official website on Friday, September 2, 2011, the six cities came from […]


Jul 3, 2011

Hello Kitty collection by Swarovski in Tokyo opens

Hello Kitty collection by Swarovski in Tokyo opens
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A “Hello Kitty” collection presented by Swarovski opened in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday, June 30, 2011, and was dubbed as “House of Hello Kitty“. Swarovski’s Hello Kitty limited edition Image Credit: swarovski-m.jp/hellokitty As noted at TokyoFashion.com on Thursday, Hello Kitty partnered with Austrian crystal brand Swarovski and opened the “House of Hello Kitty” at Omotesando […]


Jun 30, 2011

Japan earthquake 5.4-magnitude, 7 injured but no tsunami warning issued

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A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Thursday, June 30, 2011; with 7 people reportedly injured but no tsunami warning has been issued. As noted at Japan Meteorological Agency official website, a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Central Japan at around 8:16 a.m. (local time) that day but it was recorded earlier as 5.5. The epicenter of the […]