Oct 17, 2013

15,000 signatures submitted to protect park from games

A Yokohama housewife has submitted a petition with 15,000 signatures opposing Tokyo’s plan to build a canoe course for the 2020 Olympics in fauna-rich Kasai Rinkai Park. Shizuka Watahiki, 40, collected the signatures via the online signature-gathering site Change.org in the hope of persuading ...

Tokyo beach reopens after five-decade effort

Aug 8, 2013

Tokyo beach reopens after five-decade effort

by Jun Hongo

The seawater by Tokyo’s Kasai Rinkai Park is only slightly cooler than body temperature, and its beach contains a mix of tiny gravel and seashell fragments instead of fine white sand. The beach is far from a perfect summer getaway. The skyline of the ...