Akihabara marks 10 years since deadly stabbing rampage

National Jun 8, 2018

Akihabara marks 10 years since deadly stabbing rampage

Tokyo's Akihabara district, a popular spot for Japanese subcultures, on Friday marked the 10th anniversary of a stabbing rampage that killed seven and injured 10 others. A stand for flower offerings was set up near the intersection where Tomohiro Kato, a 35-year-old former temporary worker ...

5,000 people take part in Tokyo disaster drill

National Feb 8, 2016

5,000 people take part in Tokyo disaster drill

About 5,000 people took part in large-scale disaster drills Monday in central Tokyo that assumed massive numbers of people were stranded at train stations and on the streets in the wake of a massive earthquake. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, ...

Ferry ride from Haneda airport to Akihabara in works

National Jan 2, 2016

Ferry ride from Haneda airport to Akihabara in works

The government is aiming to start a tourist-centered ferry service in 2017 between Tokyo's Haneda airport and the Akihabara electronics district, a government official said Saturday. The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry is planning to start regular service along a 20-km route linking a ...

Rogue raccoon causes commotion in Akihabara

National Oct 5, 2015

Rogue raccoon causes commotion in Akihabara

A raccoon spotted on a roadside Sunday night in Tokyo's Akihabara district was caught about 1½ hours later after causing a commotion in the area, police said. A male employee at an appliance shop in the popular tourist and electronics neighborhood spotted the animal around ...

Budget hotels thinking outside the capsule

Business Jun 6, 2015

Budget hotels thinking outside the capsule

by Junko Fujita

With Japan's tourist numbers and hotel prices on the rise thanks to a weaker yen, developers are getting creative with a new niche line of stylish but cheap accommodations in bunks, cabins and pods of all shapes and sizes. Even a tiny double room in ...