Yoshiaki Miura

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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 ...

Goto, Yukawa mourned in spontaneous gatherings nationwide

Feb 9, 2015

Goto, Yukawa mourned in spontaneous gatherings nationwide

People gathered at dusk Sunday at a number of locations nationwide to mourn the deaths of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa, two hostages of the Islamic State group whom the militants apparently murdered last month. Near the statue of Hachiko outside Shibuya Station in ...

Shinagawa, a gateway to old and new Tokyo

| Nov 30, 2014

Shinagawa, a gateway to old and new Tokyo

In the Edo Period, Shinagawa was the first “shukuba machi,” or “post station town” to be built on the Tokaido, the coastal road linking the bustling Nihonbashi district in Edo, then the de facto capital under the Tokugawa shogunate, to Kyoto, which remained the ...