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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.

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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Guide

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Despite its reputation as Tokyo’s leading youth-fashion hub, the 109 shopping complex can be a forbidding place for foreigners. Wall-to-wall teenyboppers and floor upon floor of kawaii style madness make for a vibe…

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Nest Festival ’09

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 For the second year running, key Shibuya indie rock venue O-Nest busts out of its narrow confines to present a freewheeling day of concerts across the street at the more spacious O-East/Duo Music…

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Sabatini

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 One of Tokyo’s best-loved Italian restaurants, Sabatini (13F Ibis Bldg, 7-14-4 Roppongi, Minato-ku; www.sabatini-roppongi.com) has just broadened its appeal by introducing a multi-course vegetarian dinner (one day advanced reservation required). The ¥5,200 prix…

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Coop Himmelb(l)au: Future Revisited

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Vienna—city of Mozart—is also, it turns out, a cauldron of futurists. Among them is architecture collective Coop Himmelb(l)au, which since its founding in the ’60s has acquired a reputation for utopian thinking about…

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Japan EV Festival 2009

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 What: Japan EV Festival 2009 Where: Tsukuba Circuit, Ibaraki Prefecture When: Nov 3 (Culture Day), 8am-4:30pm Why: As global CO2 levels continue to rise and oil stocks plummet, suddenly even the most dedicated…

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Azabu Eats

A hodgepodge of new restaurants in Nishi-Azabu have just what you’re hungry for

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