Jul 8, 2015

As Tokyo shrinks, Olympics may be last blast

by Yoshiaki Nohara

Half a century ago, the Tokyo Olympics ushered in a golden age for Japan’s capital, as industrial prowess made it the largest urban complex in history. Now the games are returning to mark the end of that growth. “This will be the final festival,” ...

Changes behind the wheel for Tokyo's taxi industry

Jul 7, 2015

Changes behind the wheel for Tokyo's taxi industry

by Michio Watanabe

The taxi industry is looking at a range of initiatives to improve service for customers, ranging from training drivers as tour guides to adopting larger vehicles. One program already proving popular gives priority to pregnant women entering labor. The pioneering pregnancy-priority dispatch service by ...