Go dancing in the streets of Roppongi

Aug 21, 2014

Go dancing in the streets of Roppongi

by Florian Turgeon

Home to numerous shopping areas, nightclubs and bars, Roppongi is probably not the first place you would think off when you want to experience some traditional Japanese culture. But despite its reputation, the district has a traditional side and its own Obon holiday event. ...

Shibuya-Roppongi night bus starts

Dec 26, 2013

Shibuya-Roppongi night bus starts

by Tomohiro Osaki

Back in April, then-Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose proudly announced a grand scheme to launch a 24-hour bus service in the capital. Little did he imagine that his pet project would be getting off the ground just as he was resigning over a scandal. Around ...

Indulge in 'Morning English' seminars with breakfast

Nov 3, 2013

Indulge in 'Morning English' seminars with breakfast

What better way to start the morning than with a plate of eggs Benedict — made from organic eggs, of course — a cup of coffee and a copy of the new Japan Times/International New York Times? To commemorate the start of its tie-up ...

Jul 23, 2013

Four admit role in fatal Roppongi attack

by Tomohiro Osaki

Four men charged in connection with the fatal beating of a 31-year-old bar owner in a Roppongi nightclub last September pleaded guilty Tuesday in their Tokyo District Court trial. Trials of others allegedly involved in the slaying, including former members of Kanto Rengo, a ...