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Drivers speed toward the first corner at the start of the first Tokyo E-Prix.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Mar 30, 2024
Nissan’s Rowland narrowly misses dream win in Formula E’s electric Tokyo debut
Maserati’s Maximilian Guenther spoiled the party for Nissan's legions of fans as the electric racing series made its long-awaited Japan debut.
Formula E drivers prepare for the Tokyo E-Prix during a practice session on Friday in the capital's Odaiba district.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Mar 29, 2024
Formula E set to electrify Tokyo
The series' arrival in Tokyo comes as Japanese manufacturers start to take a greater interest.
A Nissan car during the fourth race of the current Formula E season, in Sao Paulo on March 16
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Mar 29, 2024
Nissan hopes to shock the home crowd at Tokyo E-Prix
After finishing seventh in the overall standings last year, the team sits sixth through four races.
The Tokyo International Cruise Terminal in the Odaiba waterfront area will see a number of port calls by large cruise ships from March onward.
Mar 1, 2024
Future looking brighter for Tokyo cruise port in wake of pandemic
The terminal, whose opening four years ago coincided with the beginning of the pandemic, is now coming into its own.
Immersive Fort Tokyo holds a ceremony on Thursday ahead of its Friday opening in Tokyo's Odaiba area.
Feb 29, 2024
Immersive Fort Tokyo seeks to update theme park experience
The park could become a new landmark in the Odaiba district by the Tokyo Bay as it seeks to update the typical theme park experience.
Monet Technologies' robotaxi service, partly designed to address serious shortages of taxi drivers, will use vehicles based on Toyota's Sienna minivan.
Feb 11, 2024
Toyota affiliate to start Robotaxi service in Tokyo
The new robotaxi service, partly designed to address serious shortages of taxi drivers, will use vehicles based on Toyota's Sienna minivan.
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation's new exhibition lets people experience life with robots.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 22, 2023
Miraikan science museum debuts new permanent exhibition on aging
Visitors will be able to experience various age-related challenges such as blurry vision and heaviness in the legs.
Yvie Oddly poses in front of Eagle Tokyo Blue, a Ni-chome bar instrumental in organizing many events around the Japan visits of "RuPaul's Drag Race" stars.
Oct 2, 2023
A 'Drag Race' tour brings inspiration and profits
When the competitors of "RuPaul's Drag Race" come through Tokyo, the local scene gets a major boost.
Japan Times
Nov 23, 2022
Cyclists cross Tokyo's iconic Rainbow Bridge for first time since 1993
About 2,000 people took part in the event Wednesday that was organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, as part of the legacy of the Olympics and Paralympics held last summer.
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2021
Olympic rings in Tokyo removed, to be replaced with Paralympic logo
The Olympic monument, around 33 meters wide and 15 meters tall and weighing some 69 tons, was first unveiled in January last year.
Japan Times
Feb 4, 2021
Uptick in oysters bring things down at Olympic rowing venue
Large numbers of the shellfish have become attached to the surfaces of cylindrical floats deployed to suppress waves at the facility, causing them to fail to function efficiently.
Japan Times
Jul 15, 2020
Marathon swim course likely to be moved at postponed games
The meteorological outlook for the amended race dates shows significantly different tidal conditions around the course at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2019
Optimism, temperatures rise during test event
The deadly summer heat in Tokyo has been one of the major ongoing issues for athletes and organizers as Japan prepares to host the 2020 Olympics.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2019
Digital museum in Tokyo offers model for attracting global audience, says Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga visited the Mori Building Digital Art Museum in the Odaiba district of Tokyo's Koto Ward on Monday.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 17, 2019
Paratriathlon World Cup cancels swimming leg due to poor water quality at Odaiba Marine Park
The swimming leg of the International Triathlon Union's Paratriathlon World Cup in Tokyo, which doubles as a test of event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, was canceled Saturday due to poor water quality.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Jul 15, 2018
Summer with the kids can be a walk in the park
Japan has more playgrounds than you could ever visit. Admittedly, some are more like patches of dirt with a few swings, but others are spectacular constructions that can inspire the childish imagination. Here are a few worth seeking out.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 5, 2018
Portable chargers now available for rent in Tokyo's Odaiba district
Good news for on-the-go workers and tourists: Tokyo's popular Odaiba waterfront area is now renting out portable smartphone chargers on a trial basis.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2017
Gundam towers over a transforming Tokyo
Every day, the towering full-scale Unicorn Gundam statue in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district undergoes a transformation, eliciting shouts of joy from visitors young and old, many trying to snap good photos with their smartphones.
Japan Times
Oct 4, 2017
Drifting: Japan-born street sport roars onto global stage
The first thing you notice at a drifting competition is the noise — a crazed shriek of engines punctuated by the sudden firecracker pop of an exhaust pipe under extreme duress.
Japan Times
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.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
In competition with digital platforms, Japan's bookstores rethink their strategy