News Briefs

UK-Japan News November 2020

From Soho to Toranomon

Ian Schrager, the mind behind The London Edition hotel in Soho, has brought his vision to the newly opened Tokyo Edition, Toranomon, saying: “I just had to do a hotel in Tokyo. I’ve been very influenced by Japan from the start. Their aesthetic, their spirituality, their cleanliness, their refinement”. (The Telegraph, 31 October)

Bilateral Ties blossom on South-East coast

A great white cherry tree, donated by Japanese businesses, was planted in Eastbourne’s Hampden Park on 4 November. The addition is part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Planting project, which aims to place more than 1,000 cherry blossom trees across the UK as a symbol of friendships between the nations. (Eastbourne Herald, 9 November)

Regent street store to sell premium tent

Japanese outdoor gear producer Snow Peak has launched a new premium tent in the UK. The firm’s central London store on Regent Street is offering the Minute Dome Pro.Air 1 solo camping tent that weighs less than 4kg—ideal for carrying on a bike and perfect for a socially distanced getaway to nature. (Out & About Live, 7 November)