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New York's Own Tokyo Bar

Ever wonder what it might be like to jump inside a comic book like that 80's A-ha Video? Well, me neither - but you can experience it nonetheless with a trip to Tribeca's Tokyo Bar (277 Church Street New York, NY 10013). The soaring walls and…
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Sake Diplomacy

Attending a sake tasting at the Japanese Consul General's private residence was a unique experience. Upon arriving, we went through security and found ourselves in the grand foyer of a town house that looked like it belonged to a robber baron…
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Hibino Star Sighting!

My trip to Japan was exhilarating, but exhausting. After days of struggling to find my way around around Kyoto and embarrassing myself trying to use broken Japanese, I was glad to be back in my crowded, loud, but favorite city: New York, baby!…
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Shopping for Sake: Isetan, the Musical

After my adventures in Yamaguchi, it was back to Kyoto for a final few days in Japan. After a week of thrilling 'firsts' (first shinto ceremony, first bullet train, first brewery visit...) it was time for another very important "first"...…