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Month: January 2019

9 Japanese Success Secrets

9 Japanese Success Secrets

1. Work Hard It has no secret that the Japanese is hard worker. The average employee work hours in Japan is 2450 hours / year, is very high compared with the United States (1957 hours / year), UK (1911 hours / year), Germany (1870 hours […]

Worker Cuts 1-Hour Commute to 6 Minutes by Paddling Across the Yangtze River

Worker Cuts 1-Hour Commute to 6 Minutes by Paddling Across the Yangtze River

An insurance company worker in central China has been saving precious commute time by traveling to work on a paddle board. Every day, Liu Fucao, 29, crosses the Yangtze River to reach his office in the district of Wanzhou, Chongqing. Liu lives on the south bank of […]

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a hearty meal in wintertime. Through Feb. 28, cafe and bar BeBu on the first floor of Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is bringing delicious comfort food from the alpine regions of Switzerland to Tokyo.

Available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (last order is at 8:30 p.m.), the Swiss Alpine Party Plan (¥5,500 per person) features an array of filling dishes, including roasted venison and oven-baked potatoes covered in bubbling raclette cheese; Waldorf salad with walnuts, blue cheese, apple, celery and sour cream mayonnaise dressing; sliced corned beef with sweet dill pickles and horseradish cream; potato rosti (fritters) with chive sour cream; pan-seared sea perch with sauce gribiche (mayonnaise-based egg sauce); baked macaroni pasta with grated emmental cheese, crispy onion, and bacon; and a Swiss tart of nuts and dried fruit with soft serve ice cream for dessert.

For an extra ¥1,000 per person, guests can enjoy two hours of free-flowing draft beer, house wines and a selection of house spirits, mixers and soft drinks.

White day brings sweet and savory delights

To celebrate White Day — the March counterpart to Valentine’s Day — the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu will offer charming, photogenic sweets lovingly prepared by patissiers for guests and their loved ones.

From March 4 to 14, the Somerhouse lounge on the hotel’s second floor will serve its popular White Day strawberry mille-feuille (¥3,600 for take-out; ¥3,960 for eating in). The mille-feuille, containing custard cream and strawberries with just the right amount of sweetness, can be savored as guests gaze out at a beautiful view of Minato Mirai.

Even after White Day is over, there is more to look forward to at the Somerhouse lounge. From March 15 until April 14, the hotel’s popular Sakura Afternoon Tea will be served. The midday treat offers guests a chance to enjoy an assortment of both the savory and sweet, together with 17 free-flowing varieties of tea and coffee.

The first level of the three-tiered stand includes almond jelly and a salted sakura cherry blossom, strawberry and raspberry cream tart; while the second has sakura tea and dark cherry scones; and the third offers assorted sandwiches, as well as a bamboo shoot and broad bean quiche.

Cherry blossom treats welcome springtime

Conrad Osaka is celebrating the coming of spring with a sakura cherry blossom extravaganza at three of its restaurants and bars.

Through Apr. 15 at the 40 Sky Bar & Lounge on the 40th floor, guests can partake in the Sakura Spiral Afternoon Tea (¥5,500), featuring 15 varieties of coffee and tea as well as five savory dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients.

From Mar. 1 to Apr. 15, Restaurant Kura will prepare a special hanami (cherry blossom viewing) bento (¥5,200) perfect for cherry blossom viewing, as well as a 
teppanyaki (iron grill cooking) sakura dinner course (¥21,000). Guests can feast on the dinner course prepared with lavish seasonal ingredients while enjoying the dazzling night skyline from high above.

The C: Grill will also serve its own dinner course (¥12,500) with a variety of seasonal dishes that includes Spanish mackerel prepared in sakura oil and served with asparagus, botan shrimp and more.

On Mar. 22, the Atrium Lounge on the 38th floor will host a one-night-only masquerade sakura party with a casual buffet and free-flowing rose Champagne and rose sparkling wine, as well as entertainment from a magician, musicians and a DJ.

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a hearty meal in wintertime. Through Feb. 28, cafe and bar BeBu on the first floor of Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is bringing delicious comfort food from the alpine regions of Switzerland to Tokyo. Available from 5 p.m. to […]

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a hearty meal in wintertime. Through Feb. 28, cafe and bar BeBu on the first floor of Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is bringing delicious comfort food from the alpine regions of Switzerland to Tokyo. Available from 5 p.m. to […]

Stamp Fairtex Paves The Way For Female Martial Artists

Stamp Fairtex Paves The Way For Female Martial Artists

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Without knowing it, Stamp Fairtex’s time inside the ONE Super Series arena has inspired both children and women to take up martial arts as a form of exercise, self-defense, and as a profession. It’s an honor and privilege that comes with being a World Champion.

Stamp was born and raised in Rayong, Thailand, and as a small child, she was a target for bullies and usually came home with bruises. So one day, she decided to learn Muay Thai as a form of self-defense.

Falling in love with the sport at the young age of 5, Stamp began to compete shortly after honing her skills as a young girl.

Today, she is the reigning ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion and stands as a beacon of hope, continuously proving that women have a place in the male-dominated world of combat sports.

“I was the only girl in my village’s boxing gym,” Stamp said.

“People thought the boxing ring was sacred and only men should enter it because women should be in school studying.”

Stamp has competed over 80 times and has won multiple titles while she was still studying. She has an entire career ahead of her and more accomplishments to come. But Stamp is glad to be a part of the female movement in Muay Thai, globally.

Currently, more women are being recognized for their skills in Muay Thai around the world. It’s something that Stamp is incredibly proud of.

“As more women began to compete, people’s perception began to change,” Stamp said. “They see now that women can compete in Muay Thai.”

The 21-year-old aims to set an example for everyone that it only takes the right attitude and mindset to achieve one’s goals.

“I think I’ve set a good example for women in the sport,” Stamp said. “I showed them they must work hard, train hard, and be patient.”

On Friday, 22 February, Stamp faces off against the United States’ Janet Todd for the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay World Thai Title at ONE: CALL TO GREATNESS.

If she is able to emerge victorious, Stamp could become the first ONE athlete to hold World Titles in different sports.

It’s a lofty achievement that could cement her greatness, even at such a young age. Win or lose, however, Stamp is, above all, happy she can give others a glimmer of hope for a brighter future.

“I’m happy that I can be a role model to kids and other women,” Stamp concluded.

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a hearty meal in wintertime. Through Feb. 28, cafe and bar BeBu on the first floor of Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is bringing delicious comfort food from the alpine regions of Switzerland to Tokyo. Available from 5 p.m. to […]

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a hearty meal in wintertime. Through Feb. 28, cafe and bar BeBu on the first floor of Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is bringing delicious comfort food from the alpine regions of Switzerland to Tokyo. Available from 5 p.m. to […]

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a hearty meal in wintertime. Through Feb. 28, cafe and bar BeBu on the first floor of Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is bringing delicious comfort food from the alpine regions of Switzerland to Tokyo.

Available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (last order is at 8:30 p.m.), the Swiss Alpine Party Plan (¥5,500 per person) features an array of filling dishes, including roasted venison and oven-baked potatoes covered in bubbling raclette cheese; Waldorf salad with walnuts, blue cheese, apple, celery and sour cream mayonnaise dressing; sliced corned beef with sweet dill pickles and horseradish cream; potato rosti (fritters) with chive sour cream; pan-seared sea perch with sauce gribiche (mayonnaise-based egg sauce); baked macaroni pasta with grated emmental cheese, crispy onion, and bacon; and a Swiss tart of nuts and dried fruit with soft serve ice cream for dessert.

For an extra ¥1,000 per person, guests can enjoy two hours of free-flowing draft beer, house wines and a selection of house spirits, mixers and soft drinks.

White day brings sweet and savory delights

To celebrate White Day — the March counterpart to Valentine’s Day — the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu will offer charming, photogenic sweets lovingly prepared by patissiers for guests and their loved ones.

From March 4 to 14, the Somerhouse lounge on the hotel’s second floor will serve its popular White Day strawberry mille-feuille (¥3,600 for take-out; ¥3,960 for eating in). The mille-feuille, containing custard cream and strawberries with just the right amount of sweetness, can be savored as guests gaze out at a beautiful view of Minato Mirai.

Even after White Day is over, there is more to look forward to at the Somerhouse lounge. From March 15 until April 14, the hotel’s popular Sakura Afternoon Tea will be served. The midday treat offers guests a chance to enjoy an assortment of both the savory and sweet, together with 17 free-flowing varieties of tea and coffee.

The first level of the three-tiered stand includes almond jelly and a salted sakura cherry blossom, strawberry and raspberry cream tart; while the second has sakura tea and dark cherry scones; and the third offers assorted sandwiches, as well as a bamboo shoot and broad bean quiche.

Cherry blossom treats welcome springtime

Conrad Osaka is celebrating the coming of spring with a sakura cherry blossom extravaganza at three of its restaurants and bars.

Through Apr. 15 at the 40 Sky Bar & Lounge on the 40th floor, guests can partake in the Sakura Spiral Afternoon Tea (¥5,500), featuring 15 varieties of coffee and tea as well as five savory dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients.

From Mar. 1 to Apr. 15, Restaurant Kura will prepare a special hanami (cherry blossom viewing) bento (¥5,200) perfect for cherry blossom viewing, as well as a 
teppanyaki (iron grill cooking) sakura dinner course (¥21,000). Guests can feast on the dinner course prepared with lavish seasonal ingredients while enjoying the dazzling night skyline from high above.

The C: Grill will also serve its own dinner course (¥12,500) with a variety of seasonal dishes that includes Spanish mackerel prepared in sakura oil and served with asparagus, botan shrimp and more.

On Mar. 22, the Atrium Lounge on the 38th floor will host a one-night-only masquerade sakura party with a casual buffet and free-flowing rose Champagne and rose sparkling wine, as well as entertainment from a magician, musicians and a DJ.

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

Warm Up With A Hearty Meal From The Alps

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a hearty meal in wintertime. Through Feb. 28, cafe and bar BeBu on the first floor of Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is bringing delicious comfort food from the alpine regions of Switzerland to Tokyo. Available from 5 p.m. to […]