Aug 19, 2014

MGM seen scouting Tokyo fish market as potential casino locale

MGM Resorts International has scouted the world’s biggest fish market as a potential site for the casino resort it wants to build in Japan, according to two sources familiar with the company’s plans. Chief Executive Officer James Murren visited central Tokyo’s Tsukiji market in ...

Gas stove explodes at Tokyo shrine festival; four injured

Aug 2, 2014

Gas stove explodes at Tokyo shrine festival; four injured

A gas canister for a cassette stove burner exploded during a summer festival at Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Koto Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday evening, injuring four people, police and firefighters said. The explosion occurred at around 6:50 p.m. The burner was reportedly being used ...

Tokyo's Odaiba most popular location for casino resort

Jul 28, 2014

Tokyo's Odaiba most popular location for casino resort

Tokyo’s Odaiba waterfront district is the most popular location in Japan for a proposed integrated resort, including a casino, hotel and convention center, according to a survey released Monday. As many as 25.9 percent of the respondents picked Odaiba as the most attractive location ...

Rediscovering lost Tokyo

Jul 19, 2014

Rediscovering lost Tokyo

by Rebecca Milner

People who have lived in the capital for more than a few years generally claim to know Tokyo pretty well. We discover a forgotten side to the city that suggests they may not know it quite as well as they think.