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Tokyo

The end has finally come

After a long wait, the 20th Century Boys trilogy has finally come to an end. This will come as a relief to fans of this world-famous Japanese comic, but if you're not familiar with the series, watch the first two episodes to catch up.

Sunday, 6 December, 2009, 12:00am

JAL closing mainland offices, cutting routes

Financially strapped Japan Airlines (JAL) will close offices in three mainland cities next month and cut international routes, a week after Tokyo unveiled a bailout plan for the carrier.

6 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Turn down the heat before it's too late

The government now knows where the hottest parts of Hong Kong are. As the climate map its researchers have produced reveals, it is generally the main commercial and industrial parts of the city. The findings are not surprising; anyone who works or lives in the dozen districts identified already knows this.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama St Martin's Griffin HK$120

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

How HK fares in the Big Mac stakes

An employee in Hong Kong or New York has to work 14 minutes to earn enough to buy a Big Mac. But it takes 11 times longer for a worker in Nairobi, according to a global price survey.

21 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Top architects may not be best choice for cultural district plan

I refer to the letter by H. C. Bee ('Mix of architects good for project', July 27), regarding the conceptual planning of the West Kowloon Cultural District that three leading architects are poised to undertake.

6 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Summer youth scheme begins

A summer youth programme involving a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities begins today for people aged six to 25. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has funded the Home Affairs Department to the tune of HK$16.5 million to organise the 2009 Summer Youth Programme. Activities will be offered in 18 districts.

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Back-seat jivers

What's the soundtrack to the most crowded, wealthiest and most seismically unstable capital city on the planet? After 36 years of experimenting with thousands of songs, Tokyo cab driver Toshiyuki Anzai believes he knows: Frank Sinatra, Wagner and Deep Purple.

18 May 2009 - 12:00am

Smokescreen

Tycoons, chief executives and the likes of Bernard Madoff may have made theft into an art form but we should not forget that it is still morally wrong.

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Detours: Daikanyama

One train stop south of Tokyo's youth-obsessed fashion hub Shibuya is the capital's best-kept secret: Daikanyama. The upscale district draws an older and more sophisticated crowd to its warren of winding backstreets, packed with chic homegrown designer boutiques, lifestyle shops, galleries and outdoor cafes.

31 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Hackers attack controversial shrine's website

Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, which honours Japan's war dead, including some Class A war criminals from the second world war, came under attack from hackers, with its pages altered to show a Chinese national flag, Japanese media reported yesterday.

26 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Tokyo!

Starring: Ayako Fujitani, Denis Lavant, Teruyuki Kagawa

Directors: Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, Bong Joon-ho

Category: IIB (Japanese and French)

Anthologies about cities, such as Paris Je t'aime, New York Stories and even Hong Kong's recent A Decade of Love, are typically travelogues disguised as critical but nostalgic love letters.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Surreal views of Tokyo

French directors Michel Gondry and Leos Carax, and Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong each contribute 40 minutes of tribute to, satire on and unique opinions of the Japanese capital city in Tokyo!, a series of three short stories.

7 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Michelin raises the bar for HK restaurants

For chefs the world over, Michelin stars are seen as the culinary equivalent of the Oscars. Getting the recognition is usually good for prestige and business. So congratulations to Chan Yan-tak. The chief chef of Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons Hotel has become the world's first Chinese chef to win the coveted three Michelin stars.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Wang's chance gone in a flash

Wang Chen's hopes of advancing to the semi-finals of the women's singles at the US$200,000 Japan Super Series ended in just 24 minutes yesterday in Tokyo. Hong Kong's number one player had no answer to in-form Tine Rasmussen of Denmark, the All-England champion, who smashed her way to a 21-8, 21-16 victory.

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am