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Tokyo's Novel Drug Treatment

Tokyo's Novel Drug Treatment

In a classic case of "take two CD's and call me in the morning," the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra is suggesting musical pharmaceuticals as the medical remedy to Tokyo's social ailments. Distributing SD cards loaded with beautiful music meant to calm the mind instead of packages of pills, whether or not the miracle cure works, patients will be treated to the lovely sound of one of the world's most talented symphonies.

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Tokyo Game Show Draws 180 Major Developers

Tokyo Game Show Draws 180 Major Developers

Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and more will all pile into Tokyo for the monumental Tokyo Game Show 2013. With curious gamers anxious to see who will come out on top of the forgone battle between Sony's promising PS4 and the yet to recover black sheep of Microsoft's, the X-Box One, fans of all consoles and genres will hear news of their favorite titles and witness a demonstration large enough to rival even E3.

More than 180 companies will exhibit at this year's Tokyo Game Show, according to a release from the show's organizers. Returning to the annual video game expo will be Microsoft, which skipped last year's TGS.

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Tokyo To Delight Anime Fans With Yotsuba & Danboard Exhibition

Tokyo To Delight Anime Fans With Yotsuba & Danboard Exhibition

If you don't know who Yotsuba & Danboard are, you're probably not a Tokyo anime fan, but that doesn't mean you can't join in the festivities as they kick off in the anime capitol of the world. Due to start at the very end of August and carry on well into September, it may well be your chance to learn what all this anime craze is about!

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Tokyo Shoppers Go Clothing-Light For Chance To Win More

Tokyo Shoppers Go Clothing-Light For Chance To Win More

If you've never watched Japanese gameshows then the sudden culture shift from Tokyo's normally demure and tame expression to the wild and practically bare frenzy the "semi-naked party" kicked up this weekend probably came as a total shock. Stripping down for a chance to build up an impressive wardrobe, the event was just another reminder that in Tokyo, a lot more goes on under the surface than you might think.

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Tokyo Museum Features Hayao Miyazaki Tribute

Tokyo Museum Features Hayao Miyazaki Tribute

Founded in 2001 and carrying on the nostalgic spirit of legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki, the Ghibli Museum is a must visit place for any fans of the genius animator and directors work. Featuring life sized statues of some of Miyazaki's more imaginative creatures and promising a thrilling blast from the past for any visitors, the museum is one of Tokyo's finest sights to see.

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Move Over Vocaloid, The Z-Machines Have Arrived In Tokyo!

Move Over Vocaloid, The Z-Machines Have Arrived In Tokyo!

The impressive technological demonstration in the form of a certain Vocaloid characters legendary holographic performance has been upstaged in Tokyo with the debut of Z-Machines, a completely robotic band that plays music with the scary sort of soul that makes us question the ghost in the machine.

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Tokyo Set For A Spot Of Coffee

Tokyo Set For A Spot Of Coffee

With Tokyo residents developing quite the taste for the caffeine rich miracle drink, there are starting to be plenty of places to visit in Tokyo for coffee and major coffee chains like Komeda, Saza Coffee Co, and Miyakoshiya Coffee Co are setting their sights on the fair city. Bringing exotic blends and excuisite surroundings to the fore, hopefully this expansion will make Tokyo coffee drinkers all the more eager for their morning brew.

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Tokyo Reaches Out To English-Only Hikers

Tokyo Reaches Out To English-Only Hikers

Nature lovers and adventurers rejoice, Tokyo is making the life of exploration and discovery all the more easy with a host of translation projects meant to bring fascinating tales and intriguing histories to English speaking audiences as they hike in the nearby national park.

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Tokyo's Nuclear Protesters Fight The Good Fight

Tokyo's Nuclear Protesters Fight The Good Fight

Public opinion is in, and at least in Tokyo, it's clear the public wants nuclear power out. With 7,500 people eagerly protesting the nuclear disasters that have wracked Japan's recent history putting on an impassioned display of public disapproval, it's hard to imagine how the government can even conceive of restarting the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

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Tokyo Lets Its Wild Side Show After World Cup Qualification

Tokyo Lets Its Wild Side Show After World Cup Qualification

It's not often that you'll find the Japanese cutting loose and letting their wild sides show, but Tokyo was ablaze with impassioned celebration following the results of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Things got a little wild when protesters got a overly rambunctious, but all in all, it was a show of citywide and national spirit that wont be matched soon.

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2nd Route To Tokyo From Seattle Alleviates Travel Woes

2nd Route To Tokyo From Seattle Alleviates Travel Woes

Booking a flight on a popular route can be difficult, and with Tokyo being one of the hottest tourist locations on the planet, it can be incredibly woeful to find a decent route that wont involve overcrowded planes and inconvenient layovers. Delta Air Lines, with it's second route to Tokyo, will help Washington travelers make the trip all the more easily.

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Tokyo Tourism Reaches Landmark Heights

Tokyo Tourism Reaches Landmark Heights

The Tokyo Skytree, one of Japan's hottest tourist attractions, has recently passed a major landmark with more than 6.34 million visitors, a figure that comes well ahead of projected numbers in a tourism season that's only just began. The impressively tall tower, clicking in at 634 feet, will also be celebrating it's first anniversary in just a few days.

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Tokyo Home of Worlds Most Novel Travel Company

Tokyo Home of Worlds Most Novel Travel Company

In what is probably the most novel idea to hit the travel industry, and certainly going against all traditions, the Unagi Travel company is offering a tour of Tokyo complete with photo opportunities at the city's most memorable landmarks all for a low, low price. The catch is that the company only accepts stuffed animals.

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The Wanted Hit Tokyo in Style

The Wanted Hit Tokyo in Style

Fans were more than little exhilarated by the arrival of their favorite band from the United Kingdom, The Wanted in Tokyo's Narita Airport. Intercepted immediately upon arrival by adoring fans, the charming and personable boy-band met their gleeful audience with the bright smiles that have won hearts the world over.

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Michelin Digs Tokyo Tastes

Michelin Digs Tokyo Tastes

Tokyo is rather proud to have outpaced Paris in Michelin stars, a shift that has been long since coming in the past two decades. Praised as delectable, creative, and unique, the tastes of Tokyo are enough to draw out satisfaction in even the most difficult of critics, and the reviews reflect a growing trend towards new and exciting tastes.

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Jazz in Abundance in Tokyo

Jazz in Abundance in Tokyo

I have to admit I was pretty surprised to hear that jazz, my favorite genre, is doing so well in Tokyo. In fact, it's starting to sound like getting that smoky jazz-hall feel from America's past might now only be available overseas, and Tokyo sounds like as good a place as any to start my search, right?

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Tokyo City Symphony's Incredible Time Killer

Tokyo City Symphony's Incredible Time Killer

In looking to impress the Olympic committee, this Tokyo City Symphony web application was developed, and the results are breathtaking. However, before going to the actual site, you should know that this will suck the rest of your day away: It's super addictive, be careful

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Tokyo Broadcast Tower Embraces Energy Efficiency

Tokyo Broadcast Tower Embraces Energy Efficiency

Since Tokyo is such an ultramodern (if not THE ultramodern) city, they get to implement all sorts of new cool and sustainable technologies into their structures before the rest of the world does. All the while, they maintain a wonderful sense of aestheticism to their architecture, which is one of many reasons why I personally love the city so much.

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Bars in Tokyo for Train Lovers

Bars in Tokyo for Train Lovers

Okay, so not only are there enough train lovers in Japan to warrant locations for them to get together and discuss all things trains, but there are enough of them to sustain numerous bars around Tokyo, which isn't a city that's known for cheap real estate. Trains in Japan sure must be intriguing.

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The PV Expo kicks off for the sixth time

The PV Expo kicks off for the sixth time

The PV Expo Tokyo offers the world's most generous photovoltaic FIT's with the most environmental awareness. This February it kicks off again for the sixth time. The events aim it to bring international solar companies to Japan and they are completely confident that it will do just that.

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