Tokyo smartphone bills fourth highest in the world

Jul 29, 2015

Tokyo smartphone bills fourth highest in the world

The average monthly smartphone bill in Tokyo is the fourth most expensive among seven major cities in the world, according to a study by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry. The monthly bill for a 2-gigabyte data communications plan stood at ¥7,022 in Tokyo. ...

Phone-charging stations set for Tokyo tourist spots

Jul 23, 2015

Phone-charging stations set for Tokyo tourist spots

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Running out of battery power on your smartphone in Tokyo? Don’t panic, soon you will be able to access a number of free recharging stations at popular sightseeing spots across the metropolis. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced this week that the first solar-powered battery ...

Jul 14, 2015

Repairing Japan-South Korea ties

Having cooperated to obtain UNESCO world cultural heritage status for their historical sites, Japan and South Korea should continue to strive to prevent differences over historical perceptions from further straining bilateral ties.

Jul 13, 2015

Two new Tokyo subway lines being planned

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has proposed building two new subway lines from central Tokyo, one to Shinagawa and the other to the waterfront districts of Harumi, Toyosu and Ariake. The plan — affecting two areas that are already earmarked for major development projects — ...

Britain's food revolution hits Tokyo

| Jul 10, 2015

Britain's food revolution hits Tokyo

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that, generally speaking, English meals are bad.” So begins Nozomu Hayashi’s best-selling 1991 treatise on British food, “Igirisu wa Oishi” (“England is Delicious”). As comments go, this one is relatively mild. After all, it has long been fashionable ...

As Tokyo shrinks, Olympics may be last blast

Jul 8, 2015

As Tokyo shrinks, Olympics may be last blast

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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,” ...