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TOKYO STATION

The basement of the new Anime Tokyo Station facility houses the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's archives of anime production materials.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2023
New anime facility opens in Tokyo showcasing capital's archives
Anime Tokyo Station, spanning a total area of around 1,300 square meters, aims to promote anime-based industry, culture and tourism in the capital.
Mitsubishi Estate President Atsushi Nakajima speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for Torch Tower in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Sep 30, 2023
Construction of Japan's tallest skyscraper begins near Tokyo Station
The Torch Tower, expected to be completed in March 2028, will surpass the 330-meter Azabudai Hills Mori JP Tower in the capital's Minato Ward.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 1, 2022
Skating rink opens in Tokyo's iconic Marunouchi district in Christmas first
The temporary skating rink in front of Tokyo Station was officially opened Thursday on Gyoko-dori, an avenue linking Tokyo Station with the Imperial Palace.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 3, 2020
Tokyo Station's new expansive shopping area opens after coronavirus delay
Gransta Tokyo features around 150 stores in the station's basement and ground floors, including some selling sake and fresh fish delivered by bullet train.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2020
Tokyo Station's Olympic countdown clock turned off
Passersby in front of Tokyo Station gathered around a popular Olympics countdown clock to take pictures Wednesday as it stopped displaying the number of days until the games after the event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 22, 2019
AI robot duo to guide visitors during test trial at Tokyo Station
East Japan Railway Co. on Wednesday showed the media a test trial of two artificial intelligence robots designed to guide passengers at Tokyo Station.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2018
Standing room only: JR East tells riders in Tokyo to stand on both sides of escalators to block pesky walkers
When a train is about to depart a station, passengers hear an announcement saying, "Please stand clear of the closing doors."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2018
JR East launches escalator safety campaign after logging 180 accidents in fiscal 2017
East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) launched a escalator safety campaign at its stations Monday after seeing about 180 accidents in fiscal 2017 and some deadly cases before that.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 7, 2017
New Tokyo Station plaza offers a more pleasant promenade to the Imperial Palace
A new plaza on the Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station was unveiled Thursday after years of construction, offering pedestrians a much improved promenade from the station to the Imperial Palace.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Jul 15, 2017
'Tokyo Station': Taut thriller has slow start, strong finish
The bulk of Martin Cruz Smith's "Tokyo Station" is set in 1941, when the impending war with the Allied Forces was the talk of Tokyo.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 14, 2017
'Parody and Intertextuality: Visual Culture in Japan Around the 1970s'
Feb. 18-April 16
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Nov 2, 2016
Tokyo Station Gallery celebrates Ken Takakura's traditional virtues
Ken Takakura (1931-2014) was a major film star for nearly five decades. He also became a national icon for embodying traditional virtues, especially in his dozens of gang films for the Toei studio in the 1960s and '70s.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2016
Multilingual robot ready to serve visitors in Tokyo Station
Welcome to Tokyo. Need directions? Ask Emiew3.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 27, 2016
Police release likeness of woman found dead in Tokyo Station locker a year ago
A year after an elderly woman's body was found stuffed in a yellow suitcase in a locker at JR Tokyo Station, police on Tuesday released a reproduced portrait of the woman as well as the suitcase itself.
MORE SPORTS
Mar 29, 2016
Tokyo Marathon finish line moving to Tokyo Station
Starting next year, runners at the Tokyo Marathon will cross the finish line at historic Tokyo Station, race organizers decided Tuesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 12, 2016
Idem Paris: Worlds apart and yet so close
Before photography became a relatively affordable pastime at the beginning of the 20th century, lithographic prints were touted as the democratic image-making medium that could reach all classes of society. At the same time, because the design was drawn directly onto stone, it could be used as a platform for artistic expression; not just a cheap way of reproducing images, but creating multiple versions of an original work. This potential was most eagerly embraced in France, with Picasso, Braque and Matisse creating "masterpieces" that could be owned or collected by more than one person at a time. A revolutionary idea, but also good business.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 1, 2015
'Voices of 20 Contemporary Artists at Idem Paris: A Lithography Studio in Montparnasse'
Dec. 5-Feb. 7
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 15, 2015
'Tsukuhae'
Sept. 19-Nov. 3
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 17, 2015
JP Tower to host sumo exhibition bouts on Aug. 29
A glitzy skyscraper in front of JR Tokyo Station is set for an unlikely installation at its atrium — a genuine sumo ring.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 12, 2015
Man faces charges over deadly quarrel at Tokyo Station
What started out as a late-night quarrel between colleagues at Tokyo Station turned into a deadly accident, leading to the arrest of a systems engineer.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves