Tokyo Tower to shine in soccer team's colors for World Cup

National Jul 4, 2015

Tokyo Tower to shine in soccer team's colors for World Cup

Tokyo Tower will be illuminated in blue, pink and white to cheer on the national soccer team Sunday evening before they take on the United States at the Women's World Cup final, the Japan Football Association said. From sunset to 10 p.m., the 333-meter-high landmark ...

Boy, 6, hurt in Tokyo Tower mishap

National Sep 18, 2013

Boy, 6, hurt in Tokyo Tower mishap

A 6-year-old boy descending from Tokyo Tower's upper observatory deck received a hand injury Tuesday after one of the elevator's windows broke during an emergency stop, the tower operator said. The elevator came to a sudden stop about 200 meters from the ground, shattering a ...

Skytree takes on new role

National Jun 1, 2013

Skytree takes on new role

Tokyo Skytree took on its role Friday as a full-fledged broadcasting tower for the greater Tokyo region, with six TV stations sending out transmissions starting at 9 a.m. Towering 634 meters above Sumida Ward, Skytree started out last year as a tourist spot. It has taken ...

Famous dog statues to leave Tokyo Tower

National May 16, 2013

Famous dog statues to leave Tokyo Tower

Work began Wednesday at Tokyo Tower to remove the statues of 15 Sakhalin huskies that accompanied the first Japanese expedition to the Antarctic in the late 1950s. The statues, which have stood near the broadcast tower for more than 50 years, include those of Taro ...