Monthly Archives: February 2018

25 Feb, 2018

Another intriguing Portland / Japan connection…..

By |2018-02-25T13:37:17-07:00February 25th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

Earlier this month, the Willamette Week published a list of "Reasons to love Portland right now." Coming in at number 9 was the very intriguing possibility of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma designing major new construction in the South Waterfront are of downtown. Undoubtedly, significant negotiations would need to take place to accommodate these proposed towers [...]

11 Feb, 2018

Valentine’s Day = chocolate in Japan too!

By |2018-05-24T20:26:50-07:00February 11th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

There are only 3 days until Valentine's Day and surely the chocolate companies in the US are looking forward to a spike in sales. The same is true in Japan where an estimated $500,000,000 is spent on Valentine's chocolates each year. However, in a departure from the stereotypical American Valentine's Day pattern, the vast majority [...]