Kanze Nohgaku Theater moves back to Ginza

Nov 28, 2014

Kanze Nohgaku Theater moves back to Ginza

by Mami Maruko

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 ...

Feb 7, 2014

Chocolate Hachiko tours Shibuya

A chocolate statue of Hachiko, the dog praised for its loyalty to its master, has appeared in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya district. The life-sized statue, made to promote Valentines’ Day, will be shown at shopping centers around the area until Feb. 14. The chocolate Hachiko ...

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 ...