Jul 13, 2015

Two new Tokyo subway lines being planned

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has proposed building two new subway lines from central Tokyo, one to Shinagawa and the other to the waterfront districts of Harumi, Toyosu and Ariake. The plan — affecting two areas that are already earmarked for major development projects — ...

Law gets serious about cycling safety

| Jun 29, 2015

Law gets serious about cycling safety

Bicycle use is growing along with greater public awareness of health and environmental issues, with cities around the country beginning to rent them out to visitors who are eager to tour Japan on the cheap. But this has triggered a rise in fatal accidents ...

Top envoys meet in pursuit of Japan-Korea thaw

Jun 21, 2015

Top envoys meet in pursuit of Japan-Korea thaw

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se, agreed Sunday to step up their efforts to set up a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Park Geun-hye “at an appropriate time.” The talks took place a day before the ...