Dec 2, 2014

U.N. climate conference begins in Lima; Tokyo seen lagging

A 12-day U.N. conference on climate change began in Lima on Monday, with representatives of more than 190 countries and regions seeking a broad agreement by the end of next year to develop a new global framework in 2020 to fight global warming. At ...

Nov 26, 2014

Free Wi-Fi service to be available at 143 Tokyo subway stations

The Tokyo Metropolitan government said Tuesday that it and Tokyo Metro Co. will make a free Wi-Fi wireless communications service available at 143 subway stations in Tokyo on Monday. Chosen from a total of 106 stations of the Tokyo government’s subway system and 179 ...

Halloween in Japan 2014

Oct 31, 2014

Halloween in Japan 2014

Halloween in Japan is a relatively new holiday, especially when it comes to adults. Real trick or treating for kids will probably never catch on, but the act of dressing up — be it cute or creepy — has caught on in a big ...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: packing a punch

Oct 25, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: packing a punch

by Misha Janette

The womenswear showcased during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo marched to its own beat, with eye-opening collections coming from far-flung ends of the fashion spectrum. From stark minimalism to ’80s idols, the collections delivered a pinata of fashion treats, and since the seasons change faster ...