Tokyo Tower to shine in soccer team's colors for World Cup

Jul 4, 2015

Tokyo Tower to shine in soccer team's colors for World Cup

Tokyo Tower will be illuminated in blue, pink and white to cheer on the national soccer team Sunday evening before they take on the United States at the Women’s World Cup final, the Japan Football Association said. From sunset to 10 p.m., the 333-meter-high ...

Boy, 6, hurt in Tokyo Tower mishap

Sep 18, 2013

Boy, 6, hurt in Tokyo Tower mishap

A 6-year-old boy descending from Tokyo Tower’s upper observatory deck received a hand injury Tuesday after one of the elevator’s windows broke during an emergency stop, the tower operator said. The elevator came to a sudden stop about 200 meters from the ground, shattering ...

'Fujiko F. Fujio 80th Anniversary Exhibition'

Jul 17, 2013

'Fujiko F. Fujio 80th Anniversary Exhibition'

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Tokyo Tower is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Hiroshi Fujimoto, better known as Fujiko F. Fujio, one half of the cartoonist duo Fujiko Fujio, who created the popular mechanical cat character Doraemon. The tower’s exhibition features some of Fujimoto’s most famous works, including Perman ...

Skytree takes on new role

Jun 1, 2013

Skytree takes on new role

Tokyo Skytree took on its role Friday as a full-fledged broadcasting tower for the greater Tokyo region, with six TV stations sending out transmissions starting at 9 a.m. Towering 634 meters above Sumida Ward, Skytree started out last year as a tourist spot. It ...

Famous dog statues to leave Tokyo Tower

May 16, 2013

Famous dog statues to leave Tokyo Tower

Work began Wednesday at Tokyo Tower to remove the statues of 15 Sakhalin huskies that accompanied the first Japanese expedition to the Antarctic in the late 1950s. The statues, which have stood near the broadcast tower for more than 50 years, include those of ...

Get on the bus: An Asian neighbor's view of Japan

| Oct 21, 2007

Get on the bus: An Asian neighbor's view of Japan

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Mr. Zhang, a businessman from Wuxi with a passing resemblance to Steve McQueen, is what his countrymen refer to as “a proud Chinese.” Kicking pebbles outside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, where our tour bus has dropped us for a 30-minute wander, he announces, ...