Yoshiaki Miura

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Head-turning camera puts new spin on Tokyo tourist sites

| Oct 6, 2016

Head-turning camera puts new spin on Tokyo tourist sites

Talk about revolutionary. Ricoh’s Theta S camera shoots 360 degrees and turns out head-spinning spherical images when paired with an image-processing app. The camera, which has two lenses, can be hand-held or triggered by remote control. It turns well-known Tokyo tourist sites into scenes ...

Yasukuni Shrine glows in its traditional mid-summer show

| Aug 2, 2016

Yasukuni Shrine glows in its traditional mid-summer show

It’s like a midsummer night’s dream. In mid-July, Yasukuni Shrine in central Tokyo was lit up in orange by 30,000 lanterns lining the approach to the annual Mitama Matsuri festival, creating a nostalgic atmosphere. The festival’s location, often a point of diplomatic contention with ...

Tokyo's Ueno Park blossoms as tourist site

| Apr 7, 2015

Tokyo's Ueno Park blossoms as tourist site

Ueno Park, one of Tokyo’s best-known landmarks, is Japan’s first government-designated park, with its origins dating back to the Meiji Era. It was Dutch military Dr. Anthonius Franciscus Bauduin (1820-1885) who first proposed the idea of giving the area special status. At this time ...