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For Yoshiaki Miura's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tokyo cruise offers a step back in time

| Apr 29, 2017

Tokyo cruise offers a step back in time

A new Tokyo Bay samurai-themed cruise ship fashioned after those used by feudal lords back in the Edo Period (1603-1868) promises tourists visiting the nation's capital an interesting contrast between modernity and tradition. The Atakemaru, which is 49.7 meters long and 486 tons in weight, ...

Head-turning camera puts new spin on Tokyo tourist sites

| Oct 6, 2016

Head-turning camera puts new spin on Tokyo tourist sites

Talk about revolutionary. Ricoh's Theta S camera shoots 360 degrees and turns out head-spinning spherical images when paired with an image-processing app. The camera, which has two lenses, can be hand-held or triggered by remote control. It turns well-known Tokyo tourist sites into scenes of ...

Yasukuni Shrine glows in its traditional mid-summer show

| Aug 2, 2016

Yasukuni Shrine glows in its traditional mid-summer show

It's like a midsummer night's dream. In mid-July, Yasukuni Shrine in central Tokyo was lit up in orange by 30,000 lanterns lining the approach to the annual Mitama Matsuri festival, creating a nostalgic atmosphere. The festival's location, often a point of diplomatic contention with neighboring countries ...