It's official: Princess Mako to marry former university classmate

Sep 3, 2017

It's official: Princess Mako to marry former university classmate

Princess Mako, the eldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, will marry a former classmate at her university, the Imperial Household Agency announced in a much-anticipated news conference Sunday. The princess and her fiance, Kei Komuro, both 25, described their relationship in a very ...

Japan's first Gundam Base to woo model-building fans in Odaiba

Aug 17, 2017

Japan's first Gundam Base to woo model-building fans in Odaiba

Bandai Co. is looking to tap Japan's expanding tourism market by opening a Tokyo shop dedicated to selling, building and painting plastic models of robots from its popular Gundam franchise. Gundam Base Tokyo — set to open Saturday in the Odaiba district — will let ...