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Shirokane: The Lush Laid-back Side of Tokyo

[Sponsored Article] As one of the most compacted cities in the world, Tokyo is packed with skyscrapers and mega shopping malls. Tourists may witness people’s rapid steps when taking JR railway – people are often rushing in between platforms that are located in different levels. We are familiar with the metropolitan side of Tokyo – places like Ginza, Shibuya and Shinjuku. But we may not be well informed of Shirokane, the tranquil district hidden in the hectic Minato-ku. Located in the ward… Source link

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Manila beats Boston, Paris, Tokyo as world’s hottest luxury home market

Manila is the hottest luxury home market in the world, beating out the likes of Boston, Tokyo and Paris, property consultancy Knight Frank said.Luxury prices shot up 11 per cent in 2018, as the capital city of the Philippines got a boost from a robust economy, shortage of luxury homes and increased appetite for them by wealthy foreigners living there.The ranking of 100 cities is based solely on how much their luxury home prices increased last year.The only other Asian city in the top 10 list… Source link

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Japan’s hotel sector to shine brightly as investors look to cash in on Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The US-China trade war, volatile equity markets, geopolitical tensions and uncertain pace of future interest rate increases are among factors that will hold back investors from the hotels sector this year, according to a JLL report.But in the run-up to two major events soon to be hosted in Tokyo, Japan stands to remain something of an ­exception.Japan, which was the top market for hotel deals last year, is expected to lead the region again this year on the back of the Rugby World Cup and the… Source link

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Can China’s ‘Greater Bay Area’ really rival the likes of Tokyo, New York and San Francisco?

About fours years after China’s top economic planners coined the term “Greater Bay Area”, details about the initiative were finally be unveiled on Monday. First mentioned in a 2015 blueprint of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, the term has become a buzzword among business communities in southern China and beyond.The initiative aims to connect the former European colonies of Hong Kong and Macau with nine cities in China’s southern Guangdong province. Officials from the three jurisdictions… Source link

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Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo among Asia-Pacific’s top cities for millennials to move to, Singapore News

Singapore is the most millennial-friendly city in the Asia-Pacific, with Hong Kong ranking as the third-best place for young people to move to, according to a new study. Research firm ValueChampion analysed a variety of public data and ranked 20 Asia-Pacific cities that were the best fit for millennials based on employment prospects, cost of living and quality of life. After Singapore on the list came Tokyo, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Melbourne respectively. “Singapore is the best city for millennials seeking to build a career and enjoy a great quality…

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CPTPP Commission holds first meeting in Tokyo – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News TOKYO — The first meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Commission ended in Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday with a joint statement adopted by ministers in charge of economy and trade from 11 member nations. The joint statement affirmed their determination to fully enforce the CPTPP in support of trade liberalisation, setting high and fair standards for trade as well as fostering economic growth and bringing benefits to both people and enterprises. They also approved four decisions, covering the CPTPP Commission’s…

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A statement by Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, in his own defence against charges of breach of trust in Tokyo court

The following are prepared remarks by Carlos Ghosn, ex-chairman of Nissan Motor, for his court appearance in Tokyo on Tuesday regarding allegations against him of aggravated breach of trust. The statement was released by Ghosn’s lawyers in the United States. Statement of Carlos Ghosn: Your Honour, I am grateful to finally have the opportunity to speak publicly. I look forward to beginning the process of defending myself against the accusations that have been made against me. First, let me say that I have a genuine love and appreciation for Nissan.…

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Ghosn’s Christmas odyssey in a Tokyo jail reminds us to be sceptical of the idolatry and hagiography of corporate giants

One of the most important events and turning points in Asian business over the previous 12 month was the sudden and dramatic downfall of a corporate giant and leadership superstar in the world’s third-biggest economy. This was the downfall of Carlos Ghosn in Japan. He was the architect and leading light of the two-decade old Renault-Nissan (and now Mitsubishi) alliance, forged by a US$5 billion investment. His was one of the most successful deals in the auto industry, with selling 10.6 million vehicles worldwide in 2017. Yet, Ghosn spent his…

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Scoot passengers stuck in Tokyo, Bangkok for 30 hours as technical issue grounds aircraft, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Passengers on a Scoot flight bound for Singapore were kept waiting for almost 30 hours in Tokyo and Bangkok on Monday (Nov 26) due to an aircraft technical issue. A spokesman for the budget carrier told The Straits Times on Monday night that Flight TR869 was due to depart Tokyo for Singapore with a stopover at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport at 9.35am local time. But a technical issue forced the plane to return to Narita International Airport. “Engineers immediately began rectification works, but in view of the…

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Swimming: Joseph Schooling to return to Singapore to train for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Olympic champion swimmer Joseph Schooling will return to Singapore to train for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after he graduates from the University of Texas at Austin in December, the Singaporean said in an interview with the SwimSwam website. “I am headed back to Singapore after this semester is over, not exactly sure when, probably between January and February,” said the 23-year-old in a video interview. “After school, I want to stay here for a couple of weeks, get some good training in, say goodbye to the guys and…

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