Apr 5, 2014

English-speaking ambulance teams launched in Tokyo

The Tokyo Fire Department has launched English-speaking ambulance teams due to an expected rise in the number of foreigners in the capital ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The number of foreigners taken to hospital by ambulance in Tokyo is on the rise. ...

Tokyo cuts CO₂ emissions but hoards credits

Mar 14, 2014

Tokyo cuts CO₂ emissions but hoards credits

by Maya Kaneko

About four years after Asia’s first mandatory greenhouse gas emissions-reduction scheme was launched by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, businesses in the capital have succeeded in drastically cutting carbon dioxide emissions without depending on emissions credit trading. Due mainly to the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear ...

New map shines light on Tokyo air raid horrors

Mar 9, 2014

New map shines light on Tokyo air raid horrors

by Ayako Mie

In an attempt to preserve people’s fading memories of the World War II air raids on Tokyo, scholars and citizens have drawn up what is considered the most comprehensive map so far of their efforts to escape from U.S. bombs. In the largest air ...

Fewer than 40 percent of Tokyoites prepared for big quake

Mar 8, 2014

Fewer than 40 percent of Tokyoites prepared for big quake

Fewer than 40 percent of Tokyo’s residents and commuters have taken specific measures to prepare for the possibility of a major earthquake striking the capital, despite the nation’s latest wave of disaster preparedness campaigns, a Metropolitan Police Department survey said. The survey, released Friday, ...