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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.

22nd Tokyo International Film Festival

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Ever since the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) gave up its pretensions of being “the Cannes of the East,” it’s been trying to reinvent itself as a cutting-edge film fest with a focus…

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Disco Dolls

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 These are so cute we nearly peed our pants the first time we saw them. Gone are the days when portable amplification meant lugging a ghetto blaster around with you: today’s mobile music…

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Scene Around Town

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Title: A Dog I Artist: Enpei Ito Exhibit: “Enpei Ito Solo Exhibit” Venue: Yukari Art Contemporary (Meguro), until October 17 Admission: Free Info: www.yukari-art.com

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Yokohama Photo Triangle

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Japan’s love affair with the camera began almost as soon as the West pried the country open a century and a half ago. As part of the Port of Yokohama’s 150th anniversary celebrations,…

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Nicchitsu Mine Hospital

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Name: Nicchitsu Mine Hospital Location: Nicchitsu Mine, Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture. Background: Though Nicchitsu Corporation is still going strong, the village that used to thrive around it hasn’t fared so well. One of the…

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One-Night Stands

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 It seems that men aren’t the only ones who don’t return phone calls the morning after. When Spa! magazine conducted a survey of 100 women in their 20s and 30s, they were surprised…

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