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Sep 03, 2009 Food in Japan: Chawan-mushi

Chawan-mushi is a steamed custard dish, served either hot or cold as an appetizer and eaten with a spoon. It is prepared in a tea-cup or similar shaped dish, usually with a lid on top, and contains a variety of ingredients depending on the chef and season. Chawan-mushi is traditionally eaten chilled in summer and hot in winter, and commonly appears on the menu as part of a traditional kaiseki course at Japanese restaurants, especially in autumn when shiitake mushrooms and ginkgo nuts are in season.

Read the rest of the Chawan-mushi article featuring a simple Chawan-mushi recipe.


Aug 17, 2009 Seminar - Best (and Worst!) Practices in Business Building

The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo's September speaker, Mark Ferris is a successful entrepreneur who has not been afraid to get his feet wet. On Sep. 01, Mark will be talking about how he started out in Tokyo in 1993 with no Japanese language skills and a flair for marketing, and what he learned in establishing, growing and exiting from Japan-based businesses.

Visit EA-Tokyo.com for more information.


Aug 17, 2009 CARIBBEAN GARDEN at Roppongi Hills

Until August 30, enjoy beer & cuisine from the Carribean at Roppongi Hills.  Open from 17:00 - 22:00 on weekdays and 12:00 - 22:00 on weekends, the Carribean (Beer) Garden features live music on weekends.

More information on Carribean Garden.


Aug 10, 2009 New Listing: Hotel Sugicho, Kyoto Ryokan Accommodation in Central Kyoto City

An inexpensive Japanese-style inn with private rooms located in the heart of Kyoto.

Visit Hotel Sugicho


Aug 07, 2009 New Listing: Yamatoya Honten, Osaka Ryokan in Namba, Osaka

Yamatoya Honten is an ideal place to stay while traveling in Kansai and around the Osaka region.

Visit Yamatoya Honten


Aug 04, 2009 SONY Aquarium Summer Special

If you plan to be in Ginza, be sure to check out the new 4 metre aquarium sitting in front of the famous SONY building.  The aquarium is part of a special collaboration with the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and hosts tropical fish from Okinawa.  Inside the building, visitors can experience a 3D screen featuring whale sharks and other amazing fish. The summer collaboration runs until August 31.

Further details available in Japanese.


Aug 04, 2009 See Water Fireworks at Tokyo Midtown

Under the concept of water fireworks, Tokyo Midtown is running two, short 10-minute fountain shows daily at 19:10 and 20:00 until August 23. The fountains in the Midtown Garden area are lit up and accompanied by music.

For more details on the Midown Water Works are available in Japanese.


Aug 04, 2009 Summer Ticket Specials at Tokyo Disney Resort

Until August 31, 2009, Tokyo Disney Resort is offering a new category of tickets called the "Starlight Passport".  Ideal for those who like to sleep in, the Starlight Passport allows entry from 3pm to closing on weekends and can save you up to 1,100 yen per ticket (Adults).  For weekday revelers, Disney also offers the "After 6 Passport" from 6pm to closing for 3,100 yen.

Visit the Tokyo Disney Resort website for details.


Jul 29, 2009 50% off IHG-ANA hotel nights

The IHG-ANA Hotel Group is running an amazing summer special for 72 hours only.  Book a room from 8/5 to 8/7 and get 50% off regular rates. IHG-ANA properties include the ANA Intercontinental Hotel, ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Holiday Inn and can be found throughout Japan.
Further details available in Japanese.


Jul 27, 2009 KFC's Half Price Summer

If you are looking for more than a cup of coffee, try KFC.  KFC is running a campaign until the end of August that features one item from their menu per week at 50% off. The not-so-healthy line-up of available items include chicken nuggets, floats, and french fries.
Further details available in Japanese.


Jul 27, 2009 Free Coffee Week at McDonald's

Need an extra jolt to help you bust through the recession?  Well McDonald's is here to help with a morning dose of free coffee.  Everyday this week (7/24 - 7/30), from 8 to 9am, McDonald's is giving away coffee.  No minimum orders.  Limited to one small size coffee per person. Only available for coffee (not other set drinks) and in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma.
Further details available in Japanese.


Jul 27, 2009 AMI Premium Outlet 90 min from Tokyo

Earlier this month, Chelsea Premium Outlets which runs a number of premium outlet shopping malls including the Gotemba Outlet, opened the AMI Premium Outlet Mall in Ibaraki.  Less than 90 minutes from Ueno Station, it is the closest outlet mall to Tokyo.


Jul 23, 2009 Article: Travel Plan for Sapporo & Otaru

Ippaku - A 36-Hour Journey to Sapporo & Otaru

Highlights included Odori Koen, the Mt. Moiwa Ropeway, Otaru Unga Canal, Sakaimachi Dori and, of course, the food!


Jul 23, 2009 Article: Travel Tips for Haneda Airport

If your travels take you through Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport), here are some tips for a smoother airport experience.


Jul 16, 2009 Special Event: HSBC Japan Golfers Fall Series

The inaugural HSBC Japan Golfers Fall Series will take place at Harunanomori Country Club over the coming months. The series will consist of three events, The Doubles Tournament on September 5, The Nations Cup on October 17 and The Championship Final on November 28.

Visit www.japangolfers.com for details


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