Gundam towers over a transforming Tokyo

National | AT A GLANCE Nov 4, 2017

Gundam towers over a transforming Tokyo

by Yoshiaki Miura

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. The 19.7-meter, 49-ton statue of a mobile robot from the popular ...

Brightening your holiday mood

Lifestyle | CHILD'S PLAY Dec 12, 2014

Brightening your holiday mood

by Jason Jenkins

It's the most wonderful time of the year — well, that's what the song says, anyway. For many, December is a flurry of tinsel, wrapping paper and anxiety, while for others it as a time to reflect on the year ahead. Yes, the Christmas season ...

Business Aug 19, 2014

MGM seen scouting Tokyo fish market as potential casino locale

MGM Resorts International has scouted the world's biggest fish market as a potential site for the casino resort it wants to build in Japan, according to two sources familiar with the company's plans. Chief Executive Officer James Murren visited central Tokyo's Tsukiji market in March ...

Business Aug 16, 2014

Keikyu wants to invest in casinos

Railway Keikyu Corp. said it is aiming to open an integrated resort facility featuring a casino to tap the increase in foreign tourists. Subject to the enactment of gambling bills, Keikyu plans to build the facility on Yamashita pier in Yokohama or in Tokyo's Odaiba ...