Visitor numbers surge at Toyota technology museum

Apr 14, 2015

Visitor numbers surge at Toyota technology museum

The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology attracted a record number of visitors last year, with domestic and foreign tourists flocking to its displays of machines in action. The museum showcases the technological history of the Toyota Motor Corp. group, and has as ...

Tunisia museum attack kills at least 21, including three Japanese

Mar 19, 2015

Tunisia museum attack kills at least 21, including three Japanese

Gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed Tunisia’s national museum on Wednesday, killing at least 18 foreign tourists and three Tunisians in one of the worst militant attacks in a country that had largely escaped the region’s Arab Spring turmoil. Prime Minister Habib Essid initially said ...

Jan 7, 2015

Boston to open 'oldest' U.S. time capsule, from 1795

It dates back to 1795 and has been dubbed the oldest time capsule in America. On Thursday, a museum in Boston will open the relic, believed to contain coins and papers. The Museum of Fine Arts will open the time capsule at a press ...

Nov 25, 2014

Turkey governor under fire over call to turn synagogue into museum

A Turkish regional governor was accused Monday of inciting hatred toward the country’s Jewish community after suggesting a synagogue be turned into a museum as a reprisal for Israel’s policies over the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Dursun Ali Sahin, governor of the northwestern province ...

Recently discovered Chihiro works displayed in Nagano

Aug 28, 2014

Recently discovered Chihiro works displayed in Nagano

Artworks believed to be created by noted illustrator Chihiro Iwasaki (1918-1974) to entertain soldiers during the Pacific War have been shown to reporters at Chihiro Art Museum Azumino in Matsukawa, Nagano Prefecture. The works — illustrations on postal stationery — were found at Nippon ...

Visit some of Tokyo's top museums for free

May 15, 2014

Visit some of Tokyo's top museums for free

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Museums sometimes get the unfair reputation of being a bit boring, which is one reason why International Museum Day could exceed your expectations. In Japan this year, International Museum Day, which is usually held around May 18, includes a two-week long string of events ...

Apr 16, 2014

Foreigners flock to Hiroshima memorial museum in record numbers

Visits to The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum by foreign tourists hit a record high of 200,086 in 2013, the museum announced Wednesday. The figures followed a previous drop in attendance after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, and the ensuing Fukushima ...

Museum to host exhibit honoring Anne Frank

Mar 3, 2014

Museum to host exhibit honoring Anne Frank

A memorial museum in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, will host an exhibit to mark the 85th anniversary of Anne Frank’s birth. The Holocaust Education Center will host the exhibition between March 15 and May 3, according to the museum. News of the exhibition follows the ...