Harajuku, Takeshita Street,Tokyo

On Sunday evenings this buzzling street is popular among young people that dressed up, visiting small shops where they change make up hair and funny dresses to then squeeze into photo booths with other friends making cool pics. Around the corner is Ometosando street a favorite shopping area.

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Tokyo Kabukiza Theater

Even for fervent lovers of theatre it’s probably not your cup-of-tea to experience a 5 hour play. But in this typical Tokyo place you can book for a “single act” which will get you outside in 30 minutes. It won’t pass the international cultural critics but an experience it is.

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Seoul Architecture

A selection of traditional vs. modernity, stone vs. glass, lilly white vs. colorful, skyscraper vs. hanok in Seoul. You will be surprised by the variety of styles in this metropolis.            

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City Hall and lunch at Dugahun

Next is a visit to Kim& Chang. Located in Insa-Dong, on the other side of the Han River, this huge company is Korea’s most well known and largest lawfirm with 1,100 employees. I was here 12 years ago in the middle of the heated patent battle between ASML of The...

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First Day in Seoul

Starting at the Ritz Carlton in Gangnam. Going for the luxury travel.  You know about Gangnam Style, right?” asked the senior South Korean Google exec, when I found myself in Seoul two weeks ago – her first question. But, while the huge viral success of Psy’s hit has created a...

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Ritz Carlton, Traditional Luxury in Gangnam

I stayed for quite a long time in the Ritz Carlton Jakarta for an EU funded technical assistance program. Four Seasons for long was my favorite after an unforgettable stay in one of the oldest FS hotels (Beverly Hills, Los Angeles US) in Hong Kong where FS at the time...

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Tallest apartment in the World

432 Park Avenue was in 2014 the tallest apartment building in the world. A wopping 93 million US$ for the most expensive penthouse in the building. But then again you get a lodging designed by architect Rafael Viñoly.  

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Hidden Tokyo

After a tour of Tsukiji fish market you want sushi for breakfast. Queue at Sushi Dai or Daiwazushi but you’re better of searching for the 150 year old Sushi Bun. Tried the butter-soft conger eel.  

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