Masuzoe to overhaul Tokyo's 'absurd' emergency fuel stockpile system

Mar 3, 2015

Masuzoe to overhaul Tokyo's 'absurd' emergency fuel stockpile system

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said the capital’s system of stockpiling fuel reserves for emergencies will be fundamentally overhauled following the discovery that more than ¥300 million worth of fuel purchased from oil retailer associations under the system was not actually being stored. Masuzoe told ...

Feb 26, 2015

Chinese university to open Tokyo branch in April

A major university based in Beijing will open a campus in Tokyo in April, paving the way for Japanese and other students to earn a Chinese degree without studying in China. The opening of Beijing Language and Culture University’s Tokyo college in the Ikebukuro ...

Finding thrills on plum blossom hill

| Feb 21, 2015

Finding thrills on plum blossom hill

by Kit Nagamura

February is a tricky month for venturing out in Tokyo. Daylight hours lengthen and the light softens slightly, but the weather itself seems controlled by a sadist at the thermostat. Blissfully warm one moment and freezing the next, it’s 50 shades of uncertainty. Nonetheless, ...