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Metropolis is Japan's No. 1 English magazine, covering the nation's culture, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle for both local residents and aficionados abroad.

Protection

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 What: Virus Screen Suit Say what? It may look like off-the-rack business garb, but this suit packs a hidden weapon: a special coating that kills 40 percent of H1N1 virus particles within three…

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Christmas Shopping Made Easy

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Hyogo-based online boutique Ant Design Store specializes in the kind of painfully hip American and European imports that smug Tokyoites assumed you could only get in the capital. Wrong! Surfing through the selections…

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Scene Around Town

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Title: Koike Eiko wears Gianni Versace, 2004 Artist: Kaoru Izima Exhibit: “Landscapes with a Corpse,” in which Japanese celebrities were asked to imagine their “ideal death” Venue: BLD Gallery, until October 25 Admission:…

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Yaron Herman Trio

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Fresh from wowing Japanese audiences in his April debut, Israeli piano phenom Yaron Herman returns with his trio to the acoustically superb precincts of Sumida Ward’s Triphony Hall. The 28-year-old Tel Aviv native…

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Blood Drive

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 When we were in high school, the annual blood drive was one of the highlights of the year. Sit in a chair, eat cookies, and don’t go back to class for at least…

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G. Will Go

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 After being whipped by a posse of supple boys in his last piece, Symphony M, butoh master Akaji Maro this time surrounds himself with nine babes for G. Will Go. The author of…

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