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Hanako Jimi, minister in charge of the expo, said that infrastructure development around the venue will cost some ¥9.7 trillion, including about ¥839 billion for extending Osaka Metro's Chuo subway line and constructing roads for shuttle bus operations.
Dec 19, 2023
Japan unveils Osaka Expo costs
The government will bear ¥164.7 billion in direct expenses based on the latest estimate for venue construction costs.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2021
New agency intended to put Japan’s child policies under one roof
Currently at least five different government bodies are in charge of policies related to children, often causing confusion among parents.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
May 21, 2017
Blasting the past with a new vision of future fashion
Much has been made of the recent closure of the monthly print edition of Shoichi Aoki's seminal Fruits street-style magazine, with many ready to cry that it sounds the death knell for Harajuku fashion, rather than seeing it as a simple casualty of the rise of new media.
Japan Times
May 5, 2017
Statue of elephant Hanako unveiled in front of Kichijoji Station
A statue of Hanako, Japan's best-loved elephant, was unveiled Friday during a ceremony in front of Kichijoji Station in the western Tokyo suburb of Musashino.
Japan Times
Aug 27, 2016
Japan zoos could be an endangered species
In terms of zoos per capita, Japan is No. 1 in the world, despite the fact that attendance has been dropping for more than two decades.
Japan Times
May 26, 2016
Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant, dies at age 69
Hanako, the oldest elephant in Japan, died Thursday afternoon at Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo, the metropolitan government said. The beloved female was 69 years old.
Nov 1, 2014
Commemorating wartime Soviet spy Sorge
Seventy years ago on Nov. 7, the Japanese authorities executed Richard Sorge, a Soviet spy who became a member of the Nazi Party and was operating as a journalist in wartime Tokyo.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan