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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.

Mariko Takeda

Chin up, shoulders back: Metropolis books a date with one of Tokyo’s top posture gurus

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Rei Kikukawa

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 After seven years on the job, Rei Kikukawa signed off as co-host of NTV’s Sunday night news and variety program, Bankisha, on October 4. During her final weather report, Kikukawa, 31, started to…

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Ashibina

Get that fresh-off-the-boat feeling again at this Okinawan eatery

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Peter Sharpe

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Billed as a “chance to ask questions about your language that you were always afraid to ask,” an upcoming discussion at Good Day Books in Ebisu seeks to bring the weighty subject of…

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Kaiji

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Despite the fact that this film is full of laughable overacting and weighted down with an overwrought scenario (the main character spends a full 30 minutes on a beam between two skyscrapers), there…

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The Proposal

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 It’s a sad state of affairs, not to mention a measure of the general mediocrity of the movies opening this week, that I am reduced to featuring in this space a Sandra Bullock…

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