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Whopper 7

24 Oct

Microsoft recently began selling their latest operating system in Japan called Windows 7.

And for one week (2009 October 22 – 28), they are running a joint campaign with Burger King Japan to promote “Windows 7“.

Until October 28th, Burger King Japan is selling an original burger called the “Windows 7 Whopper“!

What, you may be wondering, makes the “Windows 7 Whopper” different from the regular Whopper burger?

Well, it has seven burger patties!

Seven patties on one burger sandwich! That’s mad!

I’m sure they’ll sell many of these monstrosities. Mainly to people who want to try it for the novelty value before the campaign period ends and Burger King Japan stops offering it.

I won’t be buying it. Besides the fact that I have no interest in even trying to eat that much hamburger in one sandwich…there’s also the fact that the price for the thing is ¥1,450* (about US$15)!

* (The regular price is ¥1,450…but Burger King Japan will be selling the “Windows 7 Whopper” to the first thirty customers everyday who order it for ¥777.)
Here’s the ad for it:

"Windows 7 Whopper" available at Burger King in Japan until 2009 Oct 28.

"Windows 7 Whopper" available at Burger King in Japan until 2009 Oct 28.

While I was looking at Burger King Japan’s website, I noticed that they have Heineken Beer on their menu!

Burker King Japan sells beer

Burker King Japan sells beer

It says in the ad that a can of Heineken Beer costs ¥400. And you can buy a 「ハイネケン・コンボ」 (“Heineken Combo“), which is a side menu item and a can of beer, for ¥500.
Or if you buy any of the Burger King combo sets, you can change the soft-drink for a Heineken Beer for an additional ¥150.

I know that the Japanese fast-food chain “Freshness Burger” has beer on their menu…but I haven’t eaten at Burger King in quite a while. Now that they have beer on their menu, too…maybe I’ll visit a Burger King again soon (but I won’t be getting a “Whopper 7“)!

(Click here if you want to read another post I wrote about the spicy summer campaigns at Burger King and other fast-food restaurants in Japan.

And click here if you want to read my post about McDonalds Japan‘s menu.)

Tokyo’s voted one of the best…again

24 Oct

It seems that the world’s cities are constantly being rated.
And Tokyo, Japan has often been ranked #1 (for example, Tokyo has been voted the city with the world’s best cuisine many times)…and at least Tokyo usually makes the ranking’s “Top Five”.

A recent survey asked five groups of people to rate the world’s cities.
The groups were “Business managers”, “Scientists and researchers”, “Artists”, “Tourists”, and “Residents of the cities”.
Then the five lists were averaged into a final ranking of the “World’s Best Cities”.

The “Business managers” Top Ten cities are:

  1. London
  2. New York
  3. Singapore
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Shanghai
  6. Paris
  7. Tokyo
  8. Beijing
  9. Zurich
  10. Geneva

The “Scientists” Top Ten are:

  1. New York
  2. London
  3. Tokyo
  4. Paris
  5. Seoul
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Boston
  8. Singapore
  9. Berlin
  10. Chicago

The “Artists” list:

  1. New York
  2. Paris
  3. Berlin
  4. London
  5. Tokyo
  6. Chicago
  7. Vienna
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Amsterdam
  10. Madrid

Tourists” voted like this:

  1. New York
  2. London
  3. Paris
  4. Beijing
  5. Shanghai
  6. Vienna
  7. Tokyo
  8. Berlin
  9. Singapore
  10. Hong Kong

And finally “Residents’” Top-Ten:

  1. New York
  2. Paris
  3. Berlin
  4. Tokyo
  5. London
  6. Amsterdam
  7. Zurich
  8. Vienna
  9. Copenhagen
  10. Vancouver

When the lists were averaged Tokyo was fourth place in the Global City Rankings.