Sep 16, 2016

Girl, 16, held in Mitaka knife attack on 10-year-old

A 16-year-old girl was arrested Thursday after allegedly slashing a 10-year-old girl with a knife on a street in Mitaka, western Tokyo, police said. The girl, whose identity has been withheld because she’s a minor, was caught holding a knife. The victim suffered minor ...

Vintage ventures in Tabata Ginza

| Aug 27, 2016

Vintage ventures in Tabata Ginza


The midday sky swirls with typhoon clouds as I set off to explore a little shopping area known as Tabata Ginza in Tokyo’s Kita Ward. I’m thrilled to be in the charismatic company of a third-generation rakugoka (traditional storyteller) who lives nearby. I met ...