Edo-Tokyo Museum maps out the history of Japan's capital

Apr 9, 2014

Edo-Tokyo Museum maps out the history of Japan's capital

by Rhiannon Paget

The transformation of Edo from a mosquito-infested fishing village to seat of power and cultural center has endlessly fascinated lovers of history. After the imperial capital Kyoto fell to military rule in 1185, ensuing battles for power saw the capital move to Kamakura, then ...

Jan 22, 2014

Edo Period maps support Takeshima as Japan's territory: Suga

The Takeshima islets inherent territory of Japan historically and under international law, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday after Shimane Prefecture confirmed that five maps from the late Edo Period describe the territory as Japan’s. “There are many materials supporting Japan’s sovereignty over ...