Best places to do business in the wired world

Business travelers are as likely to find themselves in Seoul or Bangalore as they are on Sand Hill Road. But where to meet, eat and check e-mail? Not to worry. Our city-by-city list details the best places to get things done, no matter where you are.

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Long the headquarters of giants like Sony and NTT DoCoMo, Tokyo is now also home to smaller Web startups and newly rich entrepreneurs.

How to get around: Taxis are expensive and can be slow in this traffic-choked city, but subways and commuter trains run often and on schedule.

Where to find free Wi-Fi: Cafe Miyama (Shinjuku Minamiguchi Bldg. B1, 2-8-5 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku; 81-3-5565-1833) serves small eats, teas, and coffees.

Where to get a trim: Jennifer Hair & Beauty International (Sixth Floor, Roppongi Hills West Walk, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku; 81-3-5770-3611) does a shampoo and cut for about $40.

Best place to get down to business: Suji's (3-1-5 Azabudai, Minato-ku; 81-3-3505-4490), serving American fare, is popular with professionals who work nearby.

Best place to celebrate closing the deal: Zuiho Tokyo (B1/1F DaVinchi Mita, 3-43-16 Shiba, Minato-ku; 81-3-3454-7737) offers traditional Japanese fare in a sophisticated, upscale setting.

What you might not know: Don't assume that executives will dress in stodgy, dark suits. Young entrepreneurs have a new uniform -- black T-shirts and khaki pants.

Bangalore, India

Barcelona, Spain

Helsinki, Finland

Hong Kong



Shanghai, China


Stockholm, Sweden

Tallinn, Estonia

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tokyo, Japan
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