Category Archives: Japan

Sterling Undervalued as a Result of the Upcoming Referendum

  GB Pound Sterling continued its good run of form last week making solid gains against the euro and US dollar after an opinion poll showed a strong lead for the ‘Bremain’ camp. Despite the UK missing its second quarter GDP forecast, showing growth of 2% against the estimated 2.1%, the reaction was muted and did not stop sterling delivering gains of 1.7% and 1.0% against the euro and dollar respectively. The bank holiday caused a slow start to the week for the UK however, with many experts Read more

5 Taxi Tours, Usa, London, Germany, Philippines and Japan

London taxi tours
Because no one knows a place like a local cabbie… FAMOUS FAT DAVE, US Fat Dave, as you might have gathered, is pretty famous for his taxi tours of New York – he’s managed to get his face on media outlets from the BBC to the History Channel, and has even been praised by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. What makes Dave’s tours so unique is the culinary element – he’s not just a cabbie, but also has experience as a cheese monger, food writer, hot dog vendor and bread truck driver. He’s Read more

Quick List of 10 Things to Learn About ‘the Land of the Rising Sun’ Japan.

On 7th September 2013, it was announced that Tokyo was chosen as the host city for the 2020 Olympic games. Tokyo is not new to big sporting events: it already hosted the 1964 Olympics, and its stadium will undergo a complete facelift in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. So, for two years in a row, Japan will see an enormous influx of tourists who will travel there for the sport happenings, but will also want to discover the many attractions of the country. The Japanese are famed for their efficiency Read more

Ten Facts about Japan

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, a nineteenth century woodblock print by Katsushika Hokusai, is one of the most famous works of Japanese art. Some art critics have assumed it to be a depiction of a tsunami, but it is more likely to be a large okinami, the word used for a ‘wave of the open sea’. Tokyo is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with a population of 35.6million people spread out on the south-eastern side of Japan’s main island of Honshu. Originally a fishing village Read more