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Entree: Hiroo, Tokyo

Hiroo is an upmarket area of Tokyo where many wealthy Japanese and expatriates live - but don't let that put you off. The restaurants on Hiroo's shotengai, or shopping street, offer something for everyone.


Wednesday, 1 August, 2007, 12:00am

Destination: Tokyo

Quick Notes

Population: 12,570,000 in the city with another 35 million in the suburbs

Language: Japanese

Temperature: Hot, humid summers and cool winters with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius in August and 7 degrees in February

Currency: Japanese yen. 100 yen equals about HK$6

Must See: Ueno Park

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Surreally, it's a joke

The good citizens of Liverpool in Britain woke up one morning a few years ago to find that one of the city's monuments had disappeared behind what looked like a giant garden shed.

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Boqi seeks listing first on Tokyo main board

Beijing-based China Boqi Environmental Solutions Technology, which provides desulphurisation technology to power plants, planned to become the first foreign firm to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's main board, a company source said yesterday.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

A report headlined 'Taiwan chipmaker targets US$150m from listing in Tokyo' on Monday incorrectly stated that Xinhua Finance shares had fallen 58 per cent since an initial public offering in Japan in 2004. The report failed to take into account a three-for-one stock split in September 2005. Xinhua Finance shares have risen almost 30 per cent since their listing.

27 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Jinnan, Tokyo

Jinnan is a hilly section of wide streets in the centre of Shibuya, Tokyo, dominated by department stores and karaoke and entertainment centres. It's packed from morning to night with youths who flock to the district (below left) looking for fast fashion and cheap fun: 'Shibuya kids' (below right), with extreme tans and heavy make-up, are a Japanese oddity seldom found outside the area.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Wen lays on the charm in Tokyo park

Muscle-flexing and a charm offensive seldom mix, but Premier Wen Jiabao seems to have discovered the secret formula in his attempts to woo the Japanese public during his 'ice-breaking' trip.

Despite a hectic schedule, Mr Wen, 64, rose early yesterday for a jog - a routine he has followed everywhere since taking office in 2003.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Comfort women fund 'did not finish its job'

The Asian Women's Fund was wrapped up on March 31, long before its work to provide justice to 'comfort women' was done, according to an activist.

7 Apr 2007 - 12:00am