Metropolis Issue 948

May 25, 2012
The Goods

Time to get Techfit with Adidas and Metropolis

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Global Village

Workshops help Tohoku kids help their communities

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Village Voices

After a long, cold winter, warmer weather is finally here, inviting us all to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Even nonprofit fundraising is going al fresco. Australian yoga teacher Dylan Robertson is going to be offering his classes in Yoyogi Park again this year, with proceeds raised going to the Tyler Foundation, a ...

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The Goods

Crank up your game and movie action

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The Goods

Nutritious sweets?

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Mediabox

The last post

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Aquarius

Now that last week’s solar eclipse has imprinted itself on your romantic sector, what path are you going to choose? Or whom? Mercury, the Sun and Venus are all offering their seductive flirtations. Did anyone say you had to leap to a decision? Not true! Juno is your indicator of long-term relationships, and this goddess ...

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Horoscope

Sometimes Sag doesn’t want to run free. As the Centaur, you might prefer to stay in your padlocked meadow full of green spring grasses and flowerful blessings. Last week’s solar eclipse in your sector of relationships might have hit you hard—or at least, it’s likely to hold your attention for a while! Those you are ...

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Cancer

Cancers are cuddle babies. A hug or a hot meal leave you glowing. The same goes for a bubble bath with magical elixirs that restore your land-weary soul. You know this is a time of great change. Last week’s solar eclipse managed to kick your collective unconscious into gear. There are things you can no ...

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Horoscope

There’s no telling what you’ll decide to do. Options are flying fast and furious with last week’s solar eclipse in your sector of long-distance travel. Will you start moving towards higher ground by investing in spiritual realms? Will you sign up for a course in higher education? Or will your time be spent managing the ...

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Features

Joe runs free at Tokyo’s coffee corners

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Aries

Charging ahead is a blast for you. Uranus in your Sign takes you to untold heights, only to bring you to the depths of unexplored valleys and new visions. Then the Part of Fortune, also in Aries, reminds you there is money to be made. Trusting yourself might be a question when you’re changing by ...

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Horoscope

Sentimental, romantic you. If you could spare the world from pain you would do it. However, that’s how the vast majority step up their ladder. How to approach your personal ascension this week? Change is happening so quickly you’re waking up a different person each morning. Chiron and Neptune helped you survive the eclipse last ...

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Horoscope

What is it that you came here for? Is this the planet you meant to land on? Last week’s solar eclipse is a preparation for financial shifts. Venus, your ruler, is retrograde. You can take time out to question or doubt. That doesn’t mean you won’t come out on top. Tricky Dark Moon Lilith in ...

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Horoscope

Leo rules the heart. You have intuitively known that’s the basis for everything. When a Leo loves, they are in the realm of the highest vibrations. That’s why you can be a bit more strategic right now. Venus is retrograde, and last week’s solar eclipse in your friendship sector has revealed what your needs truly ...

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Horoscope

Juno in your Sign has plans for you. You can resist her, but she keeps whispering. And there might just be times when she raises the volume, too. This goddess wants you to feel that you are cared for, watched over in a way that never makes you feel alone. She’s known as the consort ...

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Capricorn

Dear Capricorn, last week’s solar eclipse took a bite out your unconscious and put it up there for all to view. You’re now transformed in your area of work and health. You’ve been given the keys to take charge in just the places you feel called upon to build a connection. Love is yours for ...

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Gemini

Gemini is the Sign with all the action these days. Or more precisely, you’re the leader of pivotal positioning right now. Last week’s solar eclipse in Gemini might have been a head-turner for you. If you didn’t notice a change, give it time. Of course it’s all about self-love and self-giving. Treat yourself to the ...

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Horoscope

Psychological transformation is what you’re all about now. Last week’s solar eclipse shed light in your career sector. Now, yet another veil has been lifted and you might be feeling brave enough to get out and about. Virgo is shy, but as a mutable earth sign, you’re stronger than you think. Love is flooding the ...

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The Last Word

The cost of Japan’s “Us vs. Them” mentality

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The Small Print

This Week's Required Reading

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Star Struck

Burton and Depp team up for their first vampire flick

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Bites

Campari and handmade pasta in Hiroo

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Bites

Party time in Asagaya this Sunday

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Tastemaker

Canada’s heavenly nectar in Tokyo

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Bites

Goodbye deal at Ebisu Zest Last Night

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Bites

Stuff your face in Tachikawa

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Restaurant Reviews

A bear’s den of delights on the Chuo line

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Bites

Girl talk and dogmeat in Shibuya

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Bites

Cheap hookahs in Tokyo

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Art

Tokyo’s newest museum brings Nihonga to Nakameguro

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Sports

Japan’s premier kickboxing event

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Clubbing

The Chilean house honcho helms this year’s Patagonica fundraiser

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Japan Beat

Masumi and Haru issue a sonic punch to the gut

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Agenda

Real or fake? Should we care?

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Agenda

Enjoy a famous artwork in solitude

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Agenda

Most ambitious lineup yet

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Agenda

Storied bassist Bootzilla

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Agenda

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s Japan’s year of Madchester. The Stone Roses are headlining Fuji Rock, and Peter Hook just performed Joy Division songs at the Hacienda Oiso festival. But Japan also responded to England’s late ’80s ecstasy-fueled, rock-meets-dance-music revolution with its own Second Summer of Love. For one night, nostalgic fans and the ...

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Agenda

Enter the unknown zone

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Agenda

Asia as Dreamed by Craftspeople

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Agenda

Europe’s largest bass music and culture fest

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Eiga

Anime feature makes you believe

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Movie Reviews

Nostalgia is better than it used to be

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Eiga

Twisting romantic thriller from a whirlwind of activity

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Movie Reviews

Must see

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Movie Reviews

Cheerful hagiography

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Movie Reviews

Vinny D does pretty good

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Cinematic Underground

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2012

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Movie Reviews

Mean-spirited, obvious and flaccid

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Movie Reviews

The most unpleasant 82 minutes of blunt trauma you’ll ever...

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