How Tokyo built its way to abundant housing

James Gleeson

Tokyo has rightly been getting some plaudits for housebuilding of late, and this post brings together some stats that illustrate just how impressive its record is.

First, some definitions and context. The statistics in this post are all for the Tokyo Metropolis area, also known as Tokyo Prefecture, with a population of around 13.5 million as of 2015. This is just part of the Greater Tokyo urban area, which holds around 37.8 million people, but for the purpose of this post when I say ‘Tokyo’ I mean the Metropolis/Prefecture.

The data in this post come from three online collections: the Tokyo Statistical Yearbook, the Japan Housing and Land Survey tables and Historical Statistics of Japan. As data sources these are all the more useful for being extremely old-fashioned: data is presented in tables using the same variable names and layouts going back decades, arranged on sites that for…

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What I’ve been up to in March 2016

I’ve been exploring SEO, link building, and referral traffic for niche topics.  Take a look at some of my work.  I’m really proud of this.  Mainly because my family is doing it with me.  Here are some

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Sir Rudiger Testimonial Video Challenge

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Ready to tell the world why YOU play Empire Avenue?

The Sir Rudiger Testimonial Video Challenge is a contest for Empire Avenue players interested in sharing their experiences as an Empire Avenue player to show both new and/or existing players why they should join (or come back) to enjoy the Empire Avenue platform and all it has to offer.

This contest has 6 categories:
1.Number One Benefit of Empire Avenue: What’s the number one benefit of playing Empire Avenue?
2.Share Your Story: Why do you play Empire Avenue? Do you have a favorite EA feature?
3.Empire Avenue Leaders”: Are you an Empire Avenue Leader? What’s the best benefit? How has it helped your game?
4.Content Discovery”: How do you use Empire Avenue to discover new content?
5.Empire Avenue & Your Business or Cause”: How have you used Empire Avenue…

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Empire Avenue Mission Mania has begun #EAv-Missions

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One of the most powerful aspects of Empire Avenue is the ability to run missions .

MISSION MANIA 

Ready, set, DOUBLE your daily dividends by doing missions!

UTC: Aug 22 0100 => Sept 2 0100 (EDT: Aug 21 9:00 pm => Sept 1 9:00 pm)

What do you need to do ?

* Do at LEAST 11 missions in every 24 hour period to trigger dividend bonuses

What will you earn ?

* You’ll earn an extra 2% payout on dividends UP TO 100% (or 50 missions)
* You MUST maintain positive feedback — negative feedback will disqualify you for that 24 hour period
* GIVE POSITIVE & NEGATIVE FEEDBACK TO YOUR MISSION COMPLETERS — this is the time to recognize the people who go above and beyond by giving your mission extra attention.

HERE’S HOW FEEDBACK WORKS:
* No feedback = ONE positive
* Positive feedback = TWO positive
*…

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Peoples Choice Winners .. Empire Avenue Blogathon #EAV–Blogathon

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Three weeks ago Empire Avenue invited members to write blog posts about the site and 48 people responded , a big thank you to  everyone who took part.

This was followed by a weekend of voting during which all members could vote for their favorite blog post .

We are now releasing the results of the Peoples Choice Votes

Congratulations to Paul , Harold and Charles – the people have chosen your posts as their favorites by both voting for and promoting them on Twitter , Facebook and Google + . You  each win 5 million eaves.

Prizes will be awarded by Empire Avenue next week.

Paul Steinbrueck (e)/PDSTEIN 

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5 Reasons to Take a Drive Down Empire Avenue

‘This week Empire Avenue has been doing a blog-a-thon.  It’s a great idea to rally EAvers to blog about Empire Avenue and get some bring some additional visitors and publicity to their blogs…

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Millennials Are Better with Money Than You Think

News and Trends in Financial Services

The kids are all right.

The rap on today’s young income-earners is that they haven’t bothered to learn about money and spend too much time on social media and smartphones. But two recent studies paint a very different picture. They show a generation that is making use of the broad spectrum of financial products, and aspires to save money, even if they lack the means in today’s challenging economy and the debt brought on by their education.

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The Ultimate Social Tool – An Empire Avenue Guide for Beginners #EAv-Blogathon

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I had read about Empire Avenue but hadn’t tried it until a week ago, and now that I have, I wish I had signed up earlier. We all know how important social media is, but it has become considerably difficult to use effectively without spending a lot of time, and in some cases, money. Regardless, whether you’re a blogger, content developer, writer or marketer, you cannot afford to ignore social activity, connections and engagement, which is where Empire Avenue comes in.

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You can read more of Hunain Naseer’s blog post here 

This is an entry in  Empire Avenue’s Blog_a_thon which takes place on 25th /27th July

To enter your blog post simply join the forum here 

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