Princess Mako, parents create stir with museum visit in Ueno

May 22, 2017

Princess Mako, parents create stir with museum visit in Ueno

Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Emperor Akihito, was congratulated by bystanders about her impending engagement to a former university classmate as she visited a Tokyo museum Monday to perform her first official duty since the news broke last week. The 25-year-old princess, accompanied ...

Nature museum's exhibition for preschoolers proves popular

Oct 1, 2015

Nature museum's exhibition for preschoolers proves popular

The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo has drawn more than 20,000 visitors to a new scientific exhibition aimed at preschoolers since it opened mid-July. A natural science museum targeted mainly at 4- to 6-year-old children is rare, but it has already ...

Visit Japan's prehistoric past

/ Jul 9, 2014

Visit Japan's prehistoric past

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It’s hard to imagine, but millions of years ago elephants roamed Japan. Although they died out long before civilization, Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science can help us imagine these majestic creatures and other prehistoric mammals through a display of Japan-specific fossils. The ...