Harrison Jacobs, provided by Published 2:40 pm CST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 Last week, restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record-breaking $3.1 million for the first tuna sold in the new year at Tokyo's brand new Toyosu Fish Market, which opened last October. Toyosu replaced the legendary Tsukiji Fish Market, which was famous for decades as the best place in the world to get fresh fish. I took a walk through Tsukiji Market two years ago before it closed to see what it was like in action. It was a crazy place not meant for tourists. Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market was once known as the "Wall Street of fish." Every day, fishers, wholesalers, and the owners of Japan's top sushi restaurants used to gather to buy and sell more than $21 million of the freshest fish in the world. In recent decades, the market unexpectedly became one of Japan's top tourists attractions. Thousands came to try to get a glimpse of the market's world-famous tuna auction, where a single tuna once … [Read more...] about A 612-pound tuna sold for a record $3 million at Tokyo’s new fish market, but it’s got nothing on the legendary one it replaced. I visited it before it closed.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — New-age carrier Vietjet launched a service connecting Hà Nội and Tokyo on Friday. “This is our third route between Việt Nam and Japan, aiming to not only meet the rising demand for air travel, but also contribute to the development of tourism, trade and cultural exchange between the two countries,” Vietjet said in a statement. "The launch of this new route offers a new travel option for people and travellers from Tokyo, and the Kanto region in general, to Hà Nội, the capital city of Việt Nam, from where they have easy access to many famous destinations in the country," Đỗ Xuân Quang, Vietjet’s vice president, said during the launch ceremony. Quang added that the people from the two countries and international tourists can also effortlessly transit to other ASEAN countries or destinations across the North Asia region with Vietjet’s comprehensive and constantly expanding … [Read more...] about Vietjet launches Hà Nội-Tokyo route
FILE PHOTO - Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, attends at the Tomorrow In Motion event on the eve of press day at the Paris Auto Show, in Paris, France, October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) has terminated the lease to ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s luxury apartment in Tokyo, Ghosn’s legal team said on Friday, as the Japanese automaker cuts ties with the executive following his arrest in November. Nissan confirmed it had sent Ghosn’s Japan-based legal team a termination notice on his residence in Azabu, one of Tokyo’s priciest neighborhoods, on Monday, the latest step in ending its relationship with Ghosn, who is facing financial misconduct charges in Japan. In the wake of Ghosn’s arrest, the automaker is also planning to terminate other agreements under which it had been providing residences to Ghosn, a person with knowledge of the issue told Reuters, … [Read more...] about Nissan cancels lease on Ghosn’s Tokyo apartment
A court sketch, drawn by Nobutoshi Katsuyama, shows ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman Carlos Ghosn during an open hearing to hear the reason for his continued detention, at Tokyo District Court in Tokyo, Japan, in this image released by Kyodo January 8, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) has canceled the lease to ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s luxury apartment in Tokyo, Ghosn’s legal team said on Friday, as the Japanese automaker cuts ties with the executive following his arrest in November. Ghosn’s Japan-based legal team received the notice this week, a member of the team told Reuters. Tokyo prosecutors are expected on Friday to indict Ghosn on two new financial misconduct charges, adding to his legal challenges. Nissan was not immediately available for comment. Reporting by … [Read more...] about Nissan has canceled lease on Ghosn’s Tokyo apartment: Ghosn lawyer
Elusive couple Ellen Adarna and John Lloyd Cruz appear to have welcomed the new year with their baby in Tokyo, photos of the family vacation that have surfaced online show. The photos, obtained by PEP.ph through a source, show Cruz and Adarna with her side of the family at Tokyo Disneyland. Cruz, 35, is seen carrying a baby, reportedly their son Elias Modesto, in one of the photos. Beside him is Adarna, as they posed with an iconic Disney castle in the background. Another photo sees the baby in a stroller, and his parents joined by the Adarna clan for a bigger group shot. The baby’s face is covered in both photos. Adarna and Cruz, who have both been on hiatus from showbiz since late 2017, welcomed their first child together in June 2018. Throughout that year, the couple maintained a low profile, notably with numerous sighting placing Cruz riding a jeepney, eating sidewalk fishballs, and buying fruits at the wet market, among others. … [Read more...] about Photos of Ellen, John Lloyd with son in Tokyo surface