Japan Airlines (JAL) is in the hotel business, and not surprisingly, it wants to get out. As the company seeks to restructure itself into a viable business, one of its plans is to sell its hotel arm, possibly to Hotel … Continue reading
Reaction to my recent CNNGo photo/article feature about Kyoto University’s famous Yoshida Dormitory has been very positive. I want to thank whoever it was that submitted it to Boingboing, who kindly linked to it as they have several Mutantfrog posts … Continue reading
Dammit, I can smell the rooms in your pictures, Roy. Said my friend Jon after looking at my piece just published at CNNGo. Little known outside of Kyoto is the fact that Kyoto University has the last remaining truly old style … Continue reading
It was announced on January 28th that the downtown Kyoto location of the Hankyu department store will be closing in autumn. Sales at the store, which opened in 1971, had fallen to a pitiful 1/3 of peak volume, which was … Continue reading
Hat tip to Marginal Revolution.