Metropolis Issue 938

March 16, 2012
Q & A

Area Director of Sales & Marketing, ANA InterContinental Tokyo

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Mediabox

The last post

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Gemini

Eating desserts and chocolate bars are fun, but there’s the long-term equation to consider. Would you like to have a moment’s pleasure, or spend your energy seeking out the best museum, restaurant or art show on your block? Geminis need to be ready to travel or fly at a moment’s notice (many of you have ...

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Horoscope

Finances may seem to move “backwards” with Mars retrograde in your finance sector. This is handled by its direct and out of shadow transit late June. In the meantime, a partnership could bring you great magic and romance, a form of illusion, or a little of both. Let the Spring Equinox on Tuesday help to ...

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Horoscope

The Sun leaves Pisces, entering your area of money and possessions on Tuesday. Since the Spring Equinox on this day heralds new energy, you can start fresh and expect results. Things may be complicated or you may feel embroiled. Wondering what your choices are? There’s a focus now in your Sign, the Vertex, which indicates ...

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Aries

It is you, Aries, who sends your light out to others. The Spring Equinox heralds the Sun entering your Sign on Tuesday. So not only do you enter your Birthday Zone—Happy Birthday!—you also reap the benefits of changing what no longer works, opening a new chapter that suits who you truly are, and getting on ...

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Horoscope

You know you can leap if you want to. Enhancing your career, changing it entirely, renting a new place, finding love. Or you may settle for cleaning out your closet and wearing clothes that reveal another “you!” Travel and feeling free are a Sagittarian trait. It’s the finances that may have you taking a step ...

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Horoscope

It’s not that you’re outmatched. It’s more that there is so much positive energy in people and places that you may as well sit back, relax and appreciate the line up. (Be sure to thank them profusely. Maybe they’ll keep it up even when it isn’t Spring Equinox with the Sun in your sector of ...

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Cancer

Hot chocolate, hot sake, being a hottie. Cancer, get ready for one of your most interesting weeks yet. Friends are fun, with possible luxury nights out, or quiet get togethers enjoying the warmth of kindred spirits. Career matters are bursting with options as the Spring Equinox arrives on Tuesday. You’re turning a corner and considering ...

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Horoscope

Friends are all over the place and you’re still trying to stay connected. Whether you’re flying around the globe or just trying to get across the street, love has a way of following you around this week. The Spring Equinox Tuesday says “a new cycle is starting—time to clear the way” but Saturn in Libra ...

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Features

Finding space with Tokyo’s independent art entrepreneurs

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Aquarius

Watching those sugars and fat grams can get in the way of fun. Luckily you’re able to say “all rules are off” and give yourself a break when you need it. Your chart is definitely focused on dreams, opening to your inner mystic, and communicating in a big way. Finances continue to be slippery but ...

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Upfront

Life is a bowl of cherry blossoms

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Horoscope

You, of all the Zodiac, know you have a chance to change your life in a big way these days (along with Pisces and Aries, of course). Learning to trust yourself is one aspect of Mars continuing to move “backwards” in your Sign. The Spring Equinox on Tuesday coincides with a sunny positive aspect to ...

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Horoscope

Wondering what it’s all about lately? That’s a Scorpio thing. What may take you by surprise is Tuesday’s Spring Equinox providing a “new path in the woods.” Ok, it may be a skyscraper or row of buildings in your neighborhood, but your former ruler Mars is running back and forth to create balance in your ...

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Capricorn

The Moon transits your Sign Friday and Saturday, clearing the way for Tuesday’s Spring Equinox. People think of “Spring Cleaning” as new cycles begin. Communications are direct, holding promise. The Sun shines in your area of home and hearth. Do you want to hold on, or take a chance and leap into the unknown? Whatever ...

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The Last Word

In praise of the Japanese community spirit

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Advertorial

Attorney Kei Sumikawa gives Metropolis readers fender bender advice

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The Small Print

This week’s required reading

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Bar Reviews

California grapes on the Motomachi side streets

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Bites

Costco, Ikea, and more, delivered to your door

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Bites

Ben & Jerry's is back

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Bites

Fill yourself with the strength of a sumo wrestler and the sexual capacity of a rutting rhino—while narrowly avoiding a fatal poisoning—at the powerfully named Wolf (2F Atago Green Hills Plaza, 3-21-5 Toranomon, Minato-ku; www.wolf.jpn.com). Specialities include chankonabe, the famed proteinous broth that gives sumo stars their stamina, along with the aphrodisiac soft-shelled turtle and ...

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Bites

Single malt heaven

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Restaurant Reviews

Grapefruit cocktails and tuna skewers in this Yokohama izakaya

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Bites

Puff the healthy dragon

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Bites

Share fluids at this working space

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Music

The Hartnoll bros’ second coming

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Art

Find your own way at this feast of variety

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Agenda

An interpretative trio in the mutable genre

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CDs & DVDs

Van Halen back at the top of their game

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Stage

Silent comedy gets the Tokyo treatment

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Agenda

The bands that launched a million moshpits

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Agenda

Nocturnal art rampage

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Agenda

Rejuvenating the old downtown shitamachi

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Agenda

Highly acclaimed, stripped-down version of the Mozart opera

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Agenda

English Royal Ballet director turns his hand to Japanese folk tale

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Agenda

Not just pressing play on a laptop

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Movie Reviews

Clever, kinetic, and cute as hell

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Eiga

For those who like quiet, contemplative work

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Movie Reviews

A vampire Hitler can't save this one

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Movie Reviews

The only corn is in the script

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Movie Reviews

Oscar-winning performance surrounded by movie-like substances

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Cinematic Underground

Unearthing the other side of cinema

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Movie News

Okinawa International, take four

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