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Entertaining Guide Book: COOL JAPAN

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Cool Japan is going to rock your world! Museyon Guides is proud to announce our 16th original title: Cool Japan. The book is hitting the stores and online sellers in one week on November 1st! From the Japanese heroes of the past to the 100%-unique culture of the present-day Japan, from Tokyo to Kyoto and Tohoku region, this book is ... Read More »

Lost in Translation + Travel

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Lost in Translation takes place over the course of a few days in Japan and follows the unlikely friendship of an aging actor, Bill Murray, and a newly graduated, newly married girl, Scarlett Johansson. The film was nominated for four Oscars and won for best original screenplay. The locations used in the movie were all real and many you can ... Read More »

Jackie Chan’s Banned ‘Shinjuku Incident’ Arrives In U.S. Theaters

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  Most of those who love their Kung-Fu flicks lost faith in the world’s biggest movie star, Mr. Jackie Chan, sometime around “The Tuxedo” (2002). While most of Chan’s catalog leans toward the humorous side of high kicks and throat punches, the actor, director, and producer, now 56, has become more notable stateside for child-tailored pablum (i.e. last month’s “The ... Read More »

Looking for a Dangerous Taste of “Old New York”? Head to Tokyo

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  Daylight gang hits in narrow streets. Aggressive pimps in low-ceilinged bars. Orbiting nogoodniks angling to slip sailors and greenhorns the mickey. If it sounds like the Big Apple of old, the Manhattan of the Bowery Boys and “Gangs of New York”, you’re right and you’re wrong. According to an article in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times, the economic slowdown, which ... Read More »

Arigato, Austria!

Tora-san poster in Tokyo's Shibuya Station

The main character from Japan’s long-running ‘Otoko was tsurai yo‘ (It’s Tough Being a Man) series, is set to get a park named after him — in Vienna, Austria, of all places. Why the love? Turns out Tora-san, the bumbling and love-struck star of the films 48 installments is a beloved character in the European capital, in part because of ... Read More »

A Few of My Favorite Things

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There’s nothing like some old favorites to ease you into a Monday morning — even if they’re not your own. With Favorite Places, Google lets you explore the favorite spots of experts from cities around the world. Choose to browse worldwide or get a closer look at specific cities, including New York, Tokyo and Madrid and pick the brain of locals ... Read More »

A Cinematic City, Old and New: Tokyo, Japan

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  From Godzilla to Lost in Translation, join Eija Niskanen as she traces Tokyo’s celluloid history. Explore the city’s signature blend of nostalgia (in neighborhoods like Ginza and Nihonbashi), youth (Harajuku and Akihabara) and progress (in Roppongi and Shibuya), and see why Tokyo is the perfect setting for a sci-fi film. About Your Guide: Eija Margit Niskanen has her M.A. ... Read More »

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