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 ...

Kanze Nohgaku Theater moves back to Ginza

Nov 28, 2014

Kanze Nohgaku Theater moves back to Ginza

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The Kanze Nohgaku Theater in Tokyo’s Shibuya district plans to close in March and reopen in Ginza in November 2016, according to the head of the country’s largest school of noh. The new theater will be located in the basement of a new complex ...

Aug 19, 2014

MGM seen scouting Tokyo fish market as potential casino locale

MGM Resorts International has scouted the world’s biggest fish market as a potential site for the casino resort it wants to build in Japan, according to two sources familiar with the company’s plans. Chief Executive Officer James Murren visited central Tokyo’s Tsukiji market in ...