Browsing articles from "July, 2012"
Jul 27, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Piano Bar My Scotch

By Jeff W. Richards

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and sometimes…not so much. Amidst all the glamour and clamor of the Roppongi streets, sometimes you just want a small bar that serves straightforward standards and doesn’t try to be your best friend—a place where it is comfortable to not talk, where you can eschew the editorial “we.” With most enticing street level signage ushering you into a land of cover charges, pricing systems and surcharges it’s easy to become cynical, and you can be forgiven for taking the words “happy hour” with a grain of salt.

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Jul 20, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Learn How to Read and Write Kana

Japanese is notorious for being one of the most difficult languages to learn in the world. This is mainly due to the complex writing system, where three different scripts are used:

                   Hiragana – ひらがな                Katakana – カタカナ                Kanji – 漢字

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Jul 13, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Mado Lounge

By Steve Trautlein

Perched 52 floors above Roppongi, Mado Lounge is Tokyo’s highest-altitude dining room. It also shares space with the city’s most talked-about museum, and it’s well-known among club kids thanks to frequent late-night dance parties. With all that Mado Lounge has going for it, the kitchen could still attract a following even if the food was mediocre.

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Jul 6, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Knowing your Japanese Etiquette

Social behavior and etiquette are considered to be very important in Japan. Many daily customs are significantly different from those of the western world, so we compiled a list of useful etiquette tips to help you feel more comfortable with your time in Japan.

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