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    The Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival Survival Guide

    Photo by Pietro Zuco used under a Creative Commons license. Organizers for the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival anticipate a crowd of roughly a mill, hotels in the area and river boats drive a steep trade in prime viewing locations, and crowd [...]

    July 22, 2014 -
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    Café VG: Veggie Lunch Haven in Waseda

    The Waseda neighborhood, an area boasting the famous university of the same name, is a hotbed of budget eats and international restaurants. Students can chow down cheaply on food from Burmese to Spanish tapas to yes, delicious and healthy vegetarian [...]

    July 20, 2014 -
  • The mothership. No perks here, but a nice view and lots of politicians. By Evgueni Tchijevski under CC V2.

    10 Perks, Benefits and Freebies You Can Get From Your City Office

    If you’re lucky enough to have a salaried job, you’re probably oblivious to the amount being extracted from your pay packet for local government taxes.  To freelancers and other contract workers (ie. most of the English teaching industry) the pain [...]

    July 15, 2014 -
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    Top 10 Free Things to do in Shinjuku

    Shinjuku is my favourite part of Tokyo. Slightly more classy and less crowded than neighboring Shibuya, there are plenty of things to do for free or almost free. Here’s a list of 10 of them I’ve discovered over the past [...]

    July 13, 2014 -