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RA: Inside Tokyo's audiophile venues
"There's a real culture of small bars and drinking dens in Tokyo, with or without music as the focus," says the DJ and producer Jonny Nash, who lived in Japan for four years in the early 2000s, during which time he ran a party called Discossession alongside Chee Shimizu, Dr Nishimura and Zecky. "There's also a culture of good sound and audiophiles and hobbyists, and all of these things combine to form some great spots."
sound  music  clubbing  audio  Tokyo  Japan  ResidentAdvisor  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
Laissez-Faire in Tokyo Land Use - Marginal REVOLUTION
Rising housing prices are not an inevitable consequence of growth and fixed land supply–high and rising housing prices are the result of policy choices to restrict land development.

The policy choices were made–they can be unmade.
housing  prices  regulations  deregulation  advocacy  Tokyo  Japan  FinancialTimes  MarginalRevolution  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Why Japanese Kids Can Walk to School Alone - The Atlantic
Even in big cities like Tokyo, small children take the subway and run errands by themselves. The reason has a lot to do with group dynamics.
children  publictransport  Japan  Tokyo  safety  autonomy  TheAtlantic  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
Housing Affordability in China |
Finally, there is credible housing affordability data from China. For years, analysts have produced "back of the envelope" anecdotal calculations that have been often as inconsistent as they have been wrong. The Economist has compiled an index of housing affordability in 40 cities, which uses an "average multiple" (average house price divided by average household income) (China Index of Housing Affordability). This is in contrast to the "median multiple," which is the median house price divided by the median household income (used in the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey and other affordability indexes). The Demographia Survey rates affordability in 9 geographies, including Hong Kong (a special administrative region of China). The average multiple for a metropolitan market is generally similar to the median multiple.
property  prices  comparison  affordability  HongKong  China  NewZealand  Australia  Singapore  UK  Canada  Japan  Ireland  USA  Shenzen  Beijing  Shanghai  Vancouver  Sydney  SanFrancisco  Melbourne  Nanjing  Auckland  Chengdu  London  Chongqing  Changsha  Hohhot  Tokyo  Dublin  Chicago  Atlanta  Economist  NewGeography  2014 
october 2014 by inspiral
The World's Most Influential Cities |
In order to quantify cities’ global influence, we looked at eight factors: the amount of foreign direct investment they have attracted; the concentration of corporate headquarters; how many particular business niches they dominate; air connectivity (ease of travel to other global cities); strength of producer services; financial services; technology and media power; and racial diversity. (Click here for a more detailed description of our methodology.) We found those factors particularly important in identifying rising stars that, someday, might challenge the current hegemony of our two top-ranked global cities, London and New York.
cities  ranking  influence  global  London  NewYork  Paris  Singapore  Tokyo  HongKong  Dubai  Beijing  Sydney  LosAngeles  SanFrancisco  Toronto  Zurich  Frankfurt  Houston  Amsterdam  Seoul  Washington  Shanghai  AbuDhabi  Chicago  Moscow  Boston  Brussels  Dallas  Madrid  Melbourne  SaoPaulo  Istanbul  Miami  Johannesburg  KualaLumpur  Mumbai  Bangkok  Delhi  Geneva  Atlanta  Berlin  Seattle  TelAviv  MexicoCity  Milan  Montreal  BuenosAires  Jakarta  Philadelphia  Cairo  Guangzhou  HoChiMinhCity  Lagos  Osaka  NewGeography  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Which Cities Get the Most Sleep? - The Numbers - WSJ
People in Melbourne sleep the most, people in Tokyo sleep the least, and Americans just need more sleep overall. Those are some of the findings from a vast new dataset released to The Wall Street Journal by Jawbone, the makers of the UP, a digitized wristband that tracks how its users move and sleep.
sleep  data  quantifiedself  cities  comparison  NewYork  Orlando  SanFrancisco  Beijing  Melbourne  London  Denver  Brisbane  Paris  Tokyo  Seoul  Dubai  Singapore  MexicoCity  Jawbone  WallStreetJournal  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Forget London and Hong Kong—the most expensive cities for expats are in Africa - Quartz
Mercer, a human resources consultancy, compared the prices of 200 items from blue jeans to movie tickets to an apartment in a secure area that would appeal to an expat in different cities worldwide. It then calculated the cost of living using New York City (which got pricier and rose from 24th to 16th place since last year) as the baseline.
costofliving  expatriates  global  comparison  Luanda  N'Djamena  HongKong  Singapore  Zurich  Geneva  Tokyo  Bern  Moscow  Shanghai  Mercer  Quartz  2014 
july 2014 by inspiral

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