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'Star Wars' fans get a first look at 'The Last Jedi'

Film / Culture Dec 15, 2017

'Star Wars' fans get a first look at 'The Last Jedi'

The planets have aligned and the Force is even stronger for the "Star Wars" community. On Thursday evening, hundreds of fans filled Toho Cinemas Roppongi for one of the first global premieres of "The Last Jedi," the latest film in the well-loved series, with ...

Pop-up Tokyo restaurant highlights dementia awareness

National Sep 18, 2017

Pop-up Tokyo restaurant highlights dementia awareness

Diners have no complaints about the service at a pop-up restaurant in central Tokyo where the 17 waiters and waitresses all suffer from dementia. The Restaurant of Order Mistakes — a play on the title of a classic Japanese children's book, "The Restaurant of Many ...

National Oct 14, 2016

Man killed by falling iron pipe in Tokyo's Roppongi area

An iron pipe that fell Friday from near the 10th story of a building under construction in Tokyo's Roppongi district struck a pedestrian on the head and killed him Friday, police said. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. as workers were dismantling scaffolding. Rescue ...

Good grief! Tokyo Peanuts museum will only be temporary

National Aug 3, 2015

Good grief! Tokyo Peanuts museum will only be temporary

The world's second museum dedicated to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang will open in Tokyo's Roppongi shopping and entertainment district in March for a period of 2½ years, according to Sony Creative Products Inc., the comic strip's exclusive agent ...

Expansion brewing for Blue Bottle Coffee in Japan

Business / Corporate May 8, 2015

Expansion brewing for Blue Bottle Coffee in Japan

Blue Bottle Coffee Inc., a U.S. coffee chain dubbed by some the "Apple of coffee," is considering expanding further in Japan, according to the company's founder and CEO. James Freeman, who heads the chain known for using fresh beans within 48 hours of roasting, said ...