Dec 26, 2014

Capacity of Tokyo's elderly care homes to be boosted

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Thursday it plans to boost the capacity of nursing care facilities in the capital. Ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the metropolitan government will take steps to make the capital more friendly to foreign visitors, it also said ...

Dec 25, 2014

Corporate tax break for exiting Tokyo worries Masuzoe

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe is concerned about the central government’s proposal to offer tax breaks to companies that move their headquarters out of the capital and other big cities. “I wonder if lower corporate tax rates are an effective incentive for companies to relocate ...

Dec 17, 2014

New Tokyo fish market to open in November 2016

A new wholesale market will open in early November 2016 in Tokyo’s Toyosu district to replace the storied Tsukiji fish market, the construction committee decided Wednesday. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government aims to complete the construction of the new market by March 2016 as Tsukiji, ...

Tokyo Station at 100: all change

Dec 13, 2014

Tokyo Station at 100: all change

by Masami Ito

More than 500,000 people on average use Tokyo Station every day. Handling express trains to Narita International Airport, bullet trains to destinations around Honshu and myriad regional commuter lines, it is one of the busiest stations in the country based on the number of ...

Dec 2, 2014

U.N. climate conference begins in Lima; Tokyo seen lagging

A 12-day U.N. conference on climate change began in Lima on Monday, with representatives of more than 190 countries and regions seeking a broad agreement by the end of next year to develop a new global framework in 2020 to fight global warming. At ...

Nov 26, 2014

Free Wi-Fi service to be available at 143 Tokyo subway stations

The Tokyo Metropolitan government said Tuesday that it and Tokyo Metro Co. will make a free Wi-Fi wireless communications service available at 143 subway stations in Tokyo on Monday. Chosen from a total of 106 stations of the Tokyo government’s subway system and 179 ...