Sony to open new Ginza store

Sep 23, 2016

Sony to open new Ginza store

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Sony Corp. will on Saturday open the doors to its new store in Tokyo’s bustling Ginza district. After closing its flagship store in the Sony Building last month to make way for a rebuild, the new store forms part of the newly completed Ginza ...

Tokyo Metro to launch left-luggage service

Sep 21, 2016

Tokyo Metro to launch left-luggage service

Tokyo Metro Co. is to launch a left-luggage service on a trial basis at Ginza Station in Tokyo in a bid to make shopping easier for tourists. Priced at ¥500 per bag, the company said the service counter will open on a trial basis ...

Backstage drama on Ginza's Konparu-dori

| May 28, 2016

Backstage drama on Ginza's Konparu-dori

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A temperate breeze swings through the surrounding willow trees as I pass jewel-encrusted ball gowns in the display windows of Ginza Takaraya, near Shinbashi Station in Tokyo. I’m scouting out Konparu-dori, a street named for the eponymous noh troupe that was gifted land here ...

Dec 7, 2015

Ginza Apple store calls off event after receiving bomb threat

The Apple Inc. retail store in Tokyo’s Ginza district called off a promotional event Sunday after receiving an anonymous letter threatening to blow it up unless the event was canceled. Officers from Tsukiji Police Station searched the outlet but found no suspicious objects. The ...

Ginza: Tokyo's beacon of prosperity

| Jan 4, 2015

Ginza: Tokyo's beacon of prosperity

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Ginza, Tokyo’s posh shopping and entertainment district, has delighted visitors for over a century with high-end shops selling everything from jewelry and clothing to sweets and stationery. But the Ginza area was once part of the sea. Reclaimed during the Edo Period (1603-1867) as ...

Platinum 'Frozen' calendar goes on sale for cool ¥100 million

Dec 3, 2014

Platinum 'Frozen' calendar goes on sale for cool ¥100 million

A jeweler in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district on Wednesday put on sale a ¥100 million 2015 calendar made of platinum and featuring images from the hit Disney animation “Frozen.” The calendar is on display at the flagship store of Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry K.K., a ...