Warm Topic Archives: shimokitazawa

Espresso, Lattes, Rats!

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By Ohashi Jozo, SHIMOKITAZAWA HILLS – Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. The summer of the American hipster. Blacky oversized chunky Williamsburger glasses leap from face to face, sucking all the shopping value out of a young Japonaise girl’s face and replacing it with…Ugly Betty!

Espresso, Lattes, Rats!

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The Brutal Times Best of 2009

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By Santa, Tokyo, SHIMOKITAZAWA – Well, Boys & Girls, it’s that most wonderful time of the year once again when they let Santa write an article here at BT.

(Correction – this is Santa’s first article for BT, since being hired well over ayear ago – Ed.)

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A Brutal Guide to Shimokitazawa 2: Lunching

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By Grande Chef Otto, Tokyo, SHIMOKITAZAWA – I know I know, you’re all shaking your collective headbanging heads wondering why I’d go and do such a crazy thing.

Eat out in Shimokitazawa.

Well I was hungry.

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U2 = SoftBank: New CD Promotes Japanese Cell Phones

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www.thebrutaltimes.com, By DJ Salinger, TOKYO – The new U2 album has debuted in Japan with some copies featuring a sticker on the front jacket of a grey equal sign logo (=) dead center.

And?

Ubiquitous Japanese cell phone giant SoftBank uses the exact same logo as their logo.

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Interview Schminterbiew

By Ghazala Khan (Special to The Brutal Times) TOKYO -

The following interview was conducted by Ghazala Khan of The Pakistani Spectator. It recalls a friendlier, more innocent time when staff members of The Brutal Times could casually gather around the fried chicken dispensor in the BT offices at Shimokitazawa Hills. A time when birds chirped, but not too loudly. Before the layoffs and the name-calling. Two weeks ago.

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A Brutal Guide to Shimokitazawa: Dining Out

By Grande Chef Otto, TOKYO – As you know, hipsters of all shapes and sizes travel all over the world every year lugging their Canadian flag backpacks to and fro. Some of these so-called “backpackers” wind up on the highly-acidified streets of Shimokitazawa, a little ol’ town in Tokyo, I purchased from an ancient Japanese man a few years ago.

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Double-Barrelled Secret Brutal Parties Hit Tokyo

By Smia Oots TOKYO – The twin sister cities of Shimokitazawa and Higashi-Kitazawa, located in the opulent Setagaya district are heavily-rumored to be the sites of unprecedented late-night bacchanalia this Saturday night, The Brutal Times has learned. Shawna Hailbloom, a […]

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Treated as Secret

Secret Tokyo party: When: Saturday Dec 8 Where: Shimokitazawa Heaven’s Door DJ Schedule: 7-8: DJ Josh 8-9: DJ Tristan 9-10:30 DJ Fabulon(of the Moist Towelettes): moist pop 10:30-12 DJ Ari : hip hop 12-2 Mr Impossible (of The Brutal Times) […]

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