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The cost of living crisis; London and Tokyo

For around the last three months, I’ve been intending to move back to London in September to start a new job. Of course I knew the cost of living was going to be higher than here in Tokyo, especially in … Continue reading

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Say no to neckties!

On an inside page of my morning paper today, after the news that the Americans have been spying on us since the day after they declared independence, came a short piece about the closure of Tie Rack, the British necktie … Continue reading

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Ten brilliant polymaths

1. Christopher Wren (1632-1723) In London, it is in the most literal sense hard to escape Wren’s shadow, as he designed 52 churches across the city after the Great Fire of London in 1666. But he was not a professional … Continue reading

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