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A couple takes a commemorative photo in front of Hilltop Hotel in Tokyo on Monday, the final day before its closure for an undetermined period.
Feb 13, 2024
Hilltop Hotel in Tokyo beloved by famous writers temporarily closes
Hilltop Hotel closed for an undetermined period due to the run-down condition of its 87-year-old building.
Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward is testing a project to fight rats using garbage bags imbued with the smell of herbs they hate.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 11, 2024
Tokyo ward using garbage bags with herbs to combat rats
Chiyoda Ward received around 200 complaints annually in fiscal 2019 to 2022, a surge from around 50 until fiscal 2018.
Tokyo is filled to the brim with anime-related activities and attractions, but the best require a little digging to enjoy to the fullest.
LIFE / Travel
Feb 10, 2024
An anime otaku's blueprint to nerding out in Tokyo — and beyond
The first step to taking anime otaku-dom to the next level is to educate yourself on the history and evolution of the medium.
Remains of a Yayoi Period building found on the former British Embassy property in Tokyo
JAPAN / Society
Dec 7, 2023
Yayoi Period village remains found on former British Embassy grounds
Despite the discovery, construction on the site is set to continue after the excavation of the area concludes in March.
The scene after a car crashed into a barricade near the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo on Thursday
Nov 16, 2023
Man arrested after car crashes through barricade near Israel's Tokyo embassy
The driver, a man in his 50s, was arrested for alleged obstruction of official duties. Investigative sources said he is a member of a right-wing group.
At the Warhammer Store & Cafe in Tokyo's Akihabara neighborhood, fans of the tabletop franchise have room to paint, discuss lore and, of course, battle it out on spacious tables.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 11, 2023
At new Tokyo hub, Warhammer fans bond over dice rolls and paint
“A few months ago, me and a lot of the guys I’m now playing with didn’t even know what Warhammer really was," says one fan from a new Akihabara store.
The Tokyo District Court
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 20, 2023
American man found not guilty over killing of wife at Tokyo courthouse
The ruling said the man couldn’t be held accountable because he was suffering from schizophrenia when he killed his wife in 2019.
Mori Building's Azabudai Hills complex in Tokyo's Minato Ward, which will house offices, shops, apartments, hotels and a school, is set to open in November
Oct 2, 2023
While Manhattan’s offices stay empty, Tokyo keeps building
Remote working has decimated offices in cities like New York and London. But Tokyo's workspaces have bounced back, also thanks to new builds.
Mitsubishi Estate President Atsushi Nakajima speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for Torch Tower in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Sep 30, 2023
Construction of Japan's tallest skyscraper begins near Tokyo Station
The Torch Tower, expected to be completed in March 2028, will surpass the 330-meter Azabudai Hills Mori JP Tower in the capital's Minato Ward.
Starting next year, all renovations to the new Imperial Hotel are scheduled to finish in 2036.
Sep 16, 2023
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel enters the history books
The curtain is about to close on Frank Lloyd Wright’s contribution to Tokyo’s skyline.
Veteran broadcaster and DJ Peter Barakan has been a fixture in Japanese music media for decades. He is now in his third year as curator and namesake of Peter Barakan’s Music Film Festival, which kicks off in Tokyo today.
Sep 1, 2023
Peter Barakan's Music Film Festival celebrates cinema and song
The three-week event kicks off its third edition with 31 films including documentaries, concert films and narrative films centered on music.
Gond, which opened in May near Ochanomizu Station, is run by the same group behind the long-running Dhaba India restaurant that closed in April.
Aug 20, 2023
At Gond, a legendary Indian street food lineage endures
You can tell straight away that Gond has a personality to match its extensive and eclectic menu of dishes from around the subcontinent.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 29, 2023
'Holy Land' Hibiya Park music hall to be rebuilt bigger and better
Celebrating its 100th birthday, a storied Tokyo concert venue is set to undergo an extensive facelift — but only after a few more concerts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2023
Man arrested for alleged theft of Pokemon cards worth ¥1.15 million
The suspect told police that he responded to a Twitter post and stole the cards based on instructions from another person.
Japan Times
May 5, 2023
Member of riot squad dies in an apparent suicide at Prime Minister’s Office
The officer appeared to have taken his own life with the gun he was carrying, an official at the Metropolitan Police Department’s Kojimachi Police Station said.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2023
Imperial Palace street opened for cherry blossom viewing
The general public is allowed to visit the street until April 2, with no advance reservation required. It is open between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 25, 2023
High-tech 'sassen' duels are an active otaku's dream
In a world of endless options for virtual entertainment, could this be the perfect marriage of tech and athletics?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2023
Series of burglaries target pricey Pokemon cards in Tokyo
According to sources at Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department, Pokemon and other collectible cards were stolen from several stores in the Akihabara district.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 23, 2022
Luxury hotel chain to open in Japan's highest building in 2028
The hotel floor area is expected to total around 21,400 square meters and will treat guests to a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay and Mount Fuji.
Japan Times
Sep 12, 2021
Two dead and four injured after taxi mounts sidewalk in Tokyo
Police believe the accident might have been caused by a sudden health problem experienced by the driver.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves