Where the Asian super rich buy their weekend retreats. Five hotspots from India to the Philippines

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 27 September, 2018, 12:30pm Some of Asia’s favourite weekend retreats are gearing up for the best weather of the year. Summer monsoons are giving way to drier and cooler temperatures across Southeast Asia and India, while autumns in Japan are a leaf peeper’s dream. The region’s excellent rail and air networks (and growing fleet of private jets) allow wealthy weekenders to congregate in second homes that are only a couple of hours…

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Japan wants to be a 24-hour destination, doesn’t like dancing

The Land of the Rising Sun has some aggressive tourist targets to achieve – 40 million people by 2020, to be exact, or an increase of about 40 per cent. One way it hopes to meet these goals is by turning into a destination that never sleeps and upping its night-time offerings to encourage around-the-clock spending from foreigners. An article published by the Japan Times newspaper on March 27 stated that municipalities across the country…

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Guide To Best ‘Lost in Translation’ Spots Tokyo

By Joshua Meyer January 16, 2018 T has been a decade and a half now since the year Lost in Translation, the romantic comedy-drama starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, first hit theaters. More than any other film, this is the one that foreigners coming to Tokyo for the first time seem to most associate with the city. Up-to-date with the most recent info as of January 2018, we take a comprehensive look here at…

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