Tag - taito



Kazumi, lead dancer and producer of Asakusa Kaguwa, brought the “neo-Japanesque” show back from the verge of disappearing after the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 14, 2024
'Neo-Japanesque' dance show finds new life in Asakusa after pandemic
Kaguwa, which reimagines the courtesans, geishas and samurai of Japan's red-light districts, was once a major draw for overseas visitors.
Kenichi Hosoya was taken to the Asakusa police station in Tokyo's Taito Ward on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 6, 2024
Tokyo police rearrest couple accused of filicide over killing sister
Police suspect a dispute over the family business was the motive for the murder.
Motenashi Kuroki's smart new premises boast an eye-catching window display, aptly enough featuring a colorful display of ramen bowls.
Feb 18, 2024
Motenashi Kuroki finally has a place worthy of its premium ramen
Naohito Kuroki has finally found a worthy location for his ever-popular, self-named ramen shop.
Metropolitan Police Department investigators enter an apartment building in Tokyo's Taito Ward where Kenichi Hosoya lives with his family, in August.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 16, 2024
Tokyo couple sent to prosecutors as details of daughter's death emerge
The MPD is investigating the possibility that the suspects changed child care facilities frequently, fearing the abuse of Yoshiki Hosoya would be revealed.
Kenichi Hosoya leaves his apartment in Tokyo's Taito Ward on Wednesday after being arrested.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 15, 2024
Tokyo couple accused of poisoning daughter with illegally bought prescription drugs
On Thursday, investigators said that Kenichi Hosoya and his wife, Shiho, purchased olanzapine and antifreeze online prior to their daughter’s death.
Kenichi Hosoya leaves an apartment in Tokyo's Taito Ward on Wednesday after being arrested.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 14, 2024
Tokyo couple held after 4-year-old daughter dies of antifreeze poisoning
According to investigative sources, the couple is suspected of giving their daughter the substance sometime in March last year.
Media reporters gather near a hotel in Tokyo's Taito Ward where a man had holed himself up in a room and taken a woman hostage on Friday morning.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 12, 2024
Man arrested after holing up in a hotel with hostage
The Metropolitan Police Department said the man possessed a knife, a baton and a rope.
Heidrun Holzfeind documents urban and rural scenes, such as two policemen on bicycles nonchalantly rolling down a street, in her video piece "The 49th Year." The footage is presented alongside incarcerated New Left group leader Toshihiko Kamata’s writings about Japan’s highly supervised society in the exhibition "News from K."
Nov 26, 2023
'News From K' captures the oppression of landscape
Letters from prison by New Left group leader Toshihiko Kamata reveal a sense of limbo in Heidrun Holzfeind’s new work.
The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo's Ueno district
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 6, 2023
Japan's national science museum holds record crowdfunding campaign
The institution has raised ¥920 million through the 90-day campaign, with 57,000 members of the public chipping in.
About 500 machines for DMM.com's claw games are placed a warehouse in Saitama Prefecture.
Aug 20, 2023
Competition heats up in Japan's remote control claw game market
The estimated size of the market is currently around ¥20 billion to ¥30 billion, according to an industry source.
A popular dinosaur exhibit at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, Tokyo
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 9, 2023
Crowdfunding success at Japan science museum sends mixed message
While such initiatives provide much-needed cash, they are also a sign of limited government funding for science.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2023
Iconic dragon painting at Sensoji Temple peels off ceiling
The painting had been scheduled for restoration this fall to address decades of deterioration.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2023
Tokyo's twin giant pandas turn 2
Many fans flocked to Ueno Zoo even before opening time to celebrate the twin cubs' birthday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Photo essay
May 28, 2023
Does the pure joy seen at this year's Sanja Matsuri hint at a summer of celebration?
After scaled-down celebrations became the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of Tokyo's biggest festivals returns in full form.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2023
Japan Times 1998: Sumida most vulnerable if big temblor hits Tokyo
When there hasn't been a big earthquake for a while, people start to worry and prepare. That seemed to be the case in 1998.
Japan Times
Feb 21, 2023
Tokyo zoo bids farewell to giant panda Xiang Xiang
Accompanied by two zoo employees keeping a close eye on her, Xiang Xiang was taken from the zoo by truck to Narita Airport on Tuesday morning.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2023
Fans wait hours at Tokyo zoo to see panda bound for China
Up to 2,600 visitors will be able to see the 5-year-old panda Xiang Xiang each day until Feb. 19.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 13, 2022
Chef Kiyoki Umeda dreams of 'Pretty Good’ doughnuts
Don't let the humble name fool you — these doughnuts are serious business.
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2022
Pandas still popular in Japan, 50 years after first arrival
The first pair of pandas to be kept at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, Kang Kang and Lan Lan, arrived from China in October 1972.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2021
Giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo may be pregnant
Shin Shin, 15, has already produced one cub, the now 3-year-old Xiang Xiang.


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