Tokyo Travel Guide
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie aren't the only celebrities taking advantage of foreign hospitality. Michael Jackson left Bahrain last week, where he's been laying low after last year's acquittal, to head to an orphanage.
Jackson spent a day at a Tokyo orphanage on Sunday and told 140 Japanese children, "I love you", in their native language. He also observed them while they performed native dances and songs for an audience. Dance, children, dance for Michael Have the orphanage administrators lost their minds?
Reportedly, this stop is the first in an upcoming series of planned appearances in Asia. We can't wait to watch this train wreck unfold--and don't worry, we'll be there to keep you informed every place his bony, creepy feet pop up. There's no way he'll be able to resist Bangkok.
· Michael Jackson Visits Tokyo Orphanage [eitb24.com]
If you're going to be anywhere near Tokyo this weekend or can get there quickly, don't miss out on the biggest "basho" of them all--the Emperor's Cup. This is where the world's top sumo wrestlers clash for the title of champion.
Each wrestler competes once a day and eventually takes on every other wrestler in the competition, the one with the best record wins. Currently, Asashoryu's in the lead (above). The cup runs through Sunday and tickets range from $33 to $420.
Check out Japan's National Tourist Organization as finding tickets without speaking Japanese can be challenging and they can hook you up with a translator.
Japanese super brew Asahi is coming out with a new beer that continues fermenting even after its been bottled. The Asahi Super Yeast Draft's (hm, we might recommend rethinking the word 'yeast' in the name) flavor changes after 2-3 months, if it's left unopened and stored around 60 degrees. This is supposed to contribute to a smoother, more abundant flavor. Yum.
The new beer will be introduced in Eastern Japan first this winter.