Metropolis Issue 919

November 4, 2011
Village Voices

Hit the track and raise money for breast cancer treatment

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Q & A

Founder, Theta Music Technologies

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Mediabox

From your keyboard to our screen

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Advertorial

Niigata is a winter destination that has it all

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Aquarius

Using logic as a friend and helper to your deep intuition stands you well this week. Even more so in the years to come! Neptune is currently in the last degrees of your Sign. As he finishes up his work opening your internal wells of vision, you can prepare for what brings you the most ...

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Capricorn

You can easily make the changes you want this week. Others champion your determination and sincerity. Make sure to give yourself breathing gaps in your schedule. Or you may feel dribbles of frustration! Your strength interweaves with the ability to handle wobbly structures. Trust your gut feelings, even if you’re a step ahead of the ...

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Cancer

Everyone knows Cancers are named after the shell on the outside and the tender feelings inside. That’s why others must treat you well to keep your equilibrium. The world is in the midst of trying to rebalance itself. What you’re doing determines just how much you will put up with. The Mercury/Venus connection invites money ...

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Horoscope

The Moon and Chiron are exactly conjunct in Pisces on Friday. The Moon rules your feelings and values. Chiron is a healer, but often a wounding is involved that needs to be healed, whether metaphorical or emotional. A bit of a head’s up can help. It may be that you are crossing the bridge from ...

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Features

A field guide to the expat wives of Tokyo

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Gemini

Feeling busy? Then you’re probably a happy Gemini. If you’re not flying around doing ten things, life just don’t seem “normal.” Venus and Mercury connect in your house of partnership this week. Venus reminds us to treat ourselves well and let in a little indulgence. Mercury likes to communicate—after all, it rules your Sign! Watch ...

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Horoscope

That Sagittarian optimism is beginning to bubble up. Others may see you as vibrant 24/7, but you know how you’ve felt of late. However, with Mercury conjunct with Venus exactly on Friday, you are in touch with love, money, the arts and the body beautiful. Watch for a contrast in terms of the Moon/Chiron square ...

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Horoscope

Librans are becoming more down-to-earth at this time. And time, come to speak of it, is part of the reason. Saturn in your Sign rules just that, plus structure and the bones of the body. Suddenly it all becomes clear. You have priorities which may have little to do with what you were taught and ...

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Horoscope

Leos stand firm as the CEOs and Generals of the Zodiac. That’s a lot of pressure. But along with your leadership you need a sweet creature to pull the thorn out of your paw. It’s almost impossible for a Leo to talk about what bothers them to any degree. Ruling a group or organization doesn’t ...

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Horoscope

As you are well aware, Scorpios are born for power. But does it feel like you’re pulling your punches lately just to “get along?” There are benefits for Scorpios with patience, of which you have plenty when motivated. Mercury and Venus are in your financial house. It’s bound to be a plentiful week. Watch for ...

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Aries

You’ll have to make your own rules to get through this one. Uranus in your Sign, still retrograde, seems to reverse forward motion whenever it wants to. Neptune is retrograde too, shaking out those old belief systems (or letting them drop through the mist). Venus and Mercury have sidled over to your area of long ...

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Horoscope

Virgos are shy creatures, and pure and lovely when you step away from gauzy veils that obscure. Comfort in sharing your feelings flows and expands this week. Venus and Mercury are the same degree in your area of home base, so that love and expressing it become one and the same. Watch for the Moon/Chiron ...

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Horoscope

The Venus/Mercury conjunction this Friday brings you an auspicious week. Venus, your ruler, allows benefits from large organizations, corporations, shared values and your part in them. Talk about the need to hang onto things—not. Jupiter retrograde in your Sign can make things feel shaky. It has the dual purpose of helping you realize what your ...

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The Last Word

One expat decides it's time to leave Japan

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The Small Print

This week's required reading

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Events

Our Halloween Hex-travaganza @Vanity Lounge Roppongi, Oct 27

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Bites

Ample hot pots in Grannies' Harajuku

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Bites

Niku heaven in Gotanda

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Bites

Greenpeace dish the dirt on dirty fish

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Bites

Boston Globe writer shares her gourmet discoveries

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Bites

Rainbow food at Kikuya

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Bites

A place for normal adults in Shibuya

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Table Talk

Tokyo serves up turkey with all the trimmings this thanksgiving

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CDs & DVDs

Detroit punk legends feted in DVD/CD package

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Japan Beat

Alt-rock icon Aiha Higurashi has a brand-new thang

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Agenda

Find out why Poland's where it's at for new music

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Agenda

Izumi Tanaka’s choreographic creations are as much about shape as movement

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Agenda

Japan’s coolest acts take over ten Shibuya stages

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Art

America but (sadly) not as we know it, at the NACT

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Agenda

Swiss-born architect displays work from the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010

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Agenda

Liverpool-born performer brings traditional Japanese storytelling to a new audience

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Agenda

Shouty raps and sleazy synth lines

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Movie Reviews

Ponderous, anti-erotic, softcore porn flick

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Eiga

Five bank robbers stuck in a building. Sound like anything?

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Movie Reviews

Finely observed story adapted from Pulitzer-winning play

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Movie Reviews

Depends on the audience’s continuing tolerance

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Movie Reviews

A wonderfully wise, multilayered film about happiness

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Cinematic Underground

Unearthing the other side of cinema

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Movie News

Big news from the big screen

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