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Brightening your holiday mood

| 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 ...

Tokyo Skytree falls short of visitor forecast

May 7, 2014

Tokyo Skytree falls short of visitor forecast

Shutdowns due to poor weather were to blame for missing the targeted number of visitors to the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree in fiscal 2013, the operator's officials said. Almost 6.2 million people visited the observation deck of the world's tallest broadcasting tower in the ...

Skytree proves boon to water buses

Aug 16, 2013

Skytree proves boon to water buses

by Kazuaki Nagata

It's easy to make your way around Tokyo on the subways, buses and trains that cover the capital like a spider web. But not many people know about another way to get around — water buses. Also known as water taxis, their popularity has grown ...