Tokyo, Kyoto named best non-American cities by U.S. magazine

Oct 19, 2016

Tokyo, Kyoto named best non-American cities by U.S. magazine

Tokyo and Kyoto have been picked as the world’s best and second-best cities outside the United States, the U.S. travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler said Tuesday. Its readers cast more than 100,000 votes in the 2016 poll. Japan’s current and former capitals climbed in ...

Police in Kyoto clamping down on 'upskirt' photos

Oct 17, 2016

Police in Kyoto clamping down on 'upskirt' photos

Police are ramping up vigilance at train stations, temples and shrines amid reports of an increase in people trying to take photos of girls’ and women’s underwear in Kyoto’s major tourist areas. Due to the compactness of image-recording devices, techniques for such acts have ...

Apple CEO Cook visits Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto

Oct 13, 2016

Apple CEO Cook visits Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto

Tim Cook seems to be enjoying his visit to Kyoto. Apple Inc.’s chief executive officer was in Japan’s ancient capital on Thursday, meeting with Nintendo Co. executives at the gaming company’s headquarters. Cook’s visit follows last month’s unveiling of “Super Mario Run” for Apple ...

Tochigi ramen voted Japan's best highway rest area food

Sep 27, 2016

Tochigi ramen voted Japan's best highway rest area food

Yuzushio ramen, a speciality from Tochigi Prefecture, won top prize in the country’s first contest of dishes served up at the nation’s michi no eki (highway rest stations). The “Michi-1 Grand Prix” rated 20 food items from michi no eki in 18 prefectures. The ...

Japan's first hydro plant wins U.S. award for 125-year history

Sep 13, 2016

Japan's first hydro plant wins U.S. award for 125-year history

Japan’s first commercial hydroelectric plant has won a coveted Milestones award by a U.S.-based organization for its contribution to local modernization, the Kyoto Municipal Government and Kansai Electric Power Co. said. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, which recognizes historic achievements in the ...