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Thanksgiving In Tokyo: 8 Spots To Gobble Down The Holiday

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It’s only two weeks until Thanksgiving (if you’re celebrating the American way) and while the holiday isn’t as popular in Japan as Halloween or Christmas, over the past few years we’ve witnessed a number of eateries setting up special plans for guests who wish to celebrate the event. If you’re not roasting a turkey yourself this year, here’s a list of places in Tokyo that offer authentic Thanksgiving classics, almost on par with what you’d have back home.

1. The Meat Guy

The Meat Guy

Not looking to get dolled up and go out for a hearty Thanksgiving meal this year? The Meat Guy has you covered — opt to have a succulent, whole roasted turkey delivered right to your door! Choose from a wide selection of Thanksgiving-ready USDA A-Grade turkeys, ranging in size from three kilos to a whopping six kilograms. If you don’t think you can finish the entire bird, you can also choose to order smaller portions including, only the turkey breast, smoked turkey breast slices, smoked turkey pastrami slices, or the extremely popular smokey turkey drumsticks.

Where: Order online here
When: While supplies last, 10 percent off for any turkey orders with delivery dates in November.
Cost: Turkeys range from ¥1,740-¥7,750

2. The Oak Door, Roppongi

Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s popular diner, The Oak Door, invites you to stay away from the oven this year and just sit back and relax — because here everything will be done for you just the way you’d want to have it. The restaurant’s special Thanksgiving Dinner set includes a giant whole roasted turkey which is carved tableside and …continue reading


“Apple unveils disability-themed emojis in push for greater diversity”

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From CNN.COM, 7/17/19

Apple will introduce disability-themed emojis in a move designed to “bring even more diversity to the keyboard.”

The emojis, which were unveiled to coincide with World Emoji Day, will include a guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg. They will be available to use later this year.

“Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple’s values and these new options help fill a significant gap in the emoji keyboard,” an Apple spokesperson said in a statement.

Apple submitted the proposal for more disability-inclusive emojis to the Unicode Consortium last year.

The tech giant submitted a proposal for more emojis that were inclusive of disability in a proposal sent to the Unicode Consortium — the nonprofit organization that sets the global standard for emojis — in March 2018.

“Currently, emoji provide a wide range of options, but may not represent the experiences of those with disabilities,” Apple wrote at the time. “Diversifying the options available helps fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all.”

Apple (AAPL) said it chose options that are most inclusive of people in four main categories: blind and low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, physical motor disabilities and hidden disabilities.

The iPhone maker said it had consulted with top organizations for people with disabilities when submitting the proposal.

Apple noted that the new additions to the emoji keyboard are designed to be a starting point, not a comprehensive list of all potential disabilities.

Kristina Barrick, a spokesperson for UK disability equality charity Scope, said the move was a “positive step towards disability being well and truly represented in the world of emoji.”

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Lake Haruna Illumination Festa 2019

IAnd Christmas tree, light of the tunnel, also by the nation’s largest laser light I vividly produce a night of Lake Haruna. Nighttime operation of Haruna mountain Ropuue also is this season limited!
Haruna also other Takasaki, Maebashi of night view of Fuji from the summit illumination venue panoramic view. At the venue in the stalls, please feel warm the food.

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