Rediscovering lost Tokyo

Jul 19, 2014

Rediscovering lost Tokyo

by Rebecca Milner

People who have lived in the capital for more than a few years generally claim to know Tokyo pretty well. We discover a forgotten side to the city that suggests they may not know it quite as well as they think.

Jul 17, 2014

Local Tokyo politician quits after tweeting 'Drop dead!'

A member of the Nakano Ward Assembly in Tokyo has quit after writing “Drop dead!” during an angry exchange on Twitter, the latest in a series of recent gaffes by local politicians. Hiromi Kaneko, 51, a Japanese Communist Party member of the ward assembly, ...

Jul 6, 2014

'Dappo' drug car crash injures three in Tokyo

A car driven by a motorist allegedly under the influence of quasi-legal “dappo” drugs crashed into other vehicles in Tokyo’s Kita Ward on Sunday, injuring three people. According to Metropolitan Police Department officials at Akabane Station, the car, which had stopped at a red ...

Jul 4, 2014

Masuzoe pushes for new Tokyo guest palace before Olympics

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said on Friday that he would like to build a Japanese-style guest palace in Tokyo before the 2020 Olympic Games. “I want to build a Tokyo guest palace soon,” Masuzoe said following a visit to the Kyoto State Guest House, ...