Tokyo stays fourth in global city ranking

Oct 9, 2014

Tokyo stays fourth in global city ranking

Tokyo remained fourth out of 40 major cities in an annual global city ranking released Thursday, trailing London, New York and Paris. The latest Global Power City Index, compiled annually by the Institute for Urban Strategies at the Mori Memorial Foundation since 2008, assesses ...

Oct 9, 2014

Japanese tourist in India does not have Ebola: ministry

Indian health authorities have ruled out the possibility that a Japanese tourist suspected of contracting Ebola has the virus, the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said Thursday. India’s health ministry came to the conclusion because the Japanese patient had no record of traveling to West ...

Oct 8, 2014

New Japan-U.S. defense guidelines will stress global reach

Japan and the United States released an interim report Wednesday on revising their bilateral defense cooperation guidelines by the year’s end, in which they call for more global military cooperation between the two countries that will “benefit the (Asia-Pacific) region and beyond.” The defense ...

Shibuya-Roppongi late-night bus service to halt over low ridership

Oct 3, 2014

Shibuya-Roppongi late-night bus service to halt over low ridership

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will terminate Friday’s late-night bus service between Shibuya and Roppongi on Oct. 31 due to slumping passenger numbers. “We can’t afford to keep losing money because the service is run on Tokyo taxpayers’ money,” Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said at ...

Mount Fuji finds mixed success with tolls

| Sep 29, 2014

Mount Fuji finds mixed success with tolls

As the Mount Fuji climbing season drew to a close earlier this month, authorities were assessing the success of a new ¥1,000 voluntary climbing fee, which almost half of hikers skipped paying. It was introduced this year following a trial in 2013. Formally called ...