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A mock-up of Tokyo DisneySea's new Fantasy Springs theme area, with features inspired by the film "Frozen" among its attractions, is unveiled at the Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 27, 2024
Tokyo's DisneySea reveals model of Fantasy Springs, set to open in June
The new zone draw on films such as "Frozen," "Peter Pan" and "Tangled" as inspiration for its features and rides.
A projection mapping display on the building that hosts the headquarters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Sunday
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 26, 2024
Projection mapping show at Tokyo government building world's biggest
Free year-round shows extend roughly 14,000 square meters from the fourth to 32nd floor of the complex's 48-story Main Building No. 1.
Brave Lupus flanker Takeshi Sasaki scores a try against the Yokohama Eagles on Saturday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo.
Feb 24, 2024
Brave Lupus handcuff Eagles to extend unbeaten run to seven games
The Tokyo squad notched its seventh straight win to stay hot on the heels of the only other unblemished side, the Saitama Wild Knights.
Vocalist Adam Lambert (center) and original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor hit Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo and Tokyo for the final leg of their marathon Rhapsody Tour.
Feb 24, 2024
Queen wraps marathon Rhapsody Tour in Japan
The final leg of the global tour hit four Japanese cities, providing fans with an appropriately grandiose send-off from the rockers on Valentine's Day.
A recent surge in Tokyo share prices has been driven by foreign investors' enthusiasm for rising corporate profits, with Japanese investors still wary after more than three decades of market malaise.
Feb 23, 2024
Japanese investors raise a glass to Nikkei record at Stock Pickers bar
Excitement among regulars at the intimate bar in Tokyo's Ginza district had been brewing since last week as the Nikkei approached its all-time high.
Sanfrecce will play its first regular-season match against Urawa on Friday at the brand-new Edion Peace Wing Hiroshima.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 22, 2024
The J. League is back with a top flight that's bigger than ever
Hiroshima has eyes on the title as the club raises the curtain at a new stadium, but Urawa will be looking to spoil the party starting Friday.
During a time in which Western acts have seen their place of prominence in the Japanese market drop in favor of K-pop, Swift is a notable exception.
Feb 22, 2024
What makes a Taylor Swift show worth flying in for?
Swifties say the pop star's concerts provide camaraderie and a sense of validation.
A building in Tokyo's Akihabara district raided by the Metropolitan Police Department's public security bureau in May last year
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2024
Chinese 'overseas police station' in Tokyo raided over benefit fraud
According to papers submitted to prosecutors, the raids stemmed from an alleged illegal receipt of COVID-19 subsidies.
CocoDesk private work booths set up by Fujifilm Business Innovation and Tokyo Metro at a subway station in Tokyo
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 20, 2024
Demand for private work booths grows in Japan
The increase in the use of private work booths reflects how working styles have become more diverse since the pandemic.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said that customer harassment was becoming an increasing problem for companies in the capital.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 20, 2024
Tokyo to draft ordinance to curb harassment by customers
The harassment of front-line workers by customers has become a growing trend in the capital, Gov. Yuriko Koike said.
Kasai Rinkai Park on Wednesday in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward. Temperatures are expected to rise to 18 degrees Celsius in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 19, 2024
Forecast of sudden drop in temperature raises health concerns
The mercury is expected to rise to around 20 degrees Celsius before plunging by more than 10 degrees midweek.
The University of Tokyo's Hongo campus
Feb 19, 2024
University of Tokyo to launch new program with 50% foreign students
The course aims to nurture talent to lead efforts to resolve global issues such as climate change, a university source said.
Tourists in Tokyo's Asakusa district ditch their jackets amid unseasonably warm temperatures in the capital and across Japan on Thursday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 18, 2024
Preparing for the hottest year Japan has ever seen
In 2023, summer heat persisted across Japan well into the fall. Predictions by scientists indicate 2024 could be even worse.
Zashikibina, an exhibit by a group organizing hina doll displays in Fukuoka Prefecture, depicts the era of "The Tale of Genji," in the Gyosho room at Hyakudan Kaidan in Tokyo.
Feb 18, 2024
Hina doll exhibition in Tokyo highlights Girls' Day tradition
The event is being held for the first time in four years, after it was canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virgilio Martinez (left) and Santiago Fernandez, head chef at Tokyo's Maz, are finding massive success bringing elevated Latin American cuisine to Japanese diners.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 18, 2024
At two-starred Maz, ‘the experience extends beyond the meal’
“We see Maz as a kind of ‘culture house’ for Latin America in Japan,” says head chef Santiago Fernandez.
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.
Vitol, the world's largest independent oil trader, is considering opening an office in Tokyo to trade electricity, sources said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 16, 2024
Vitol considers entering Japan power market with Tokyo office
Japan's power market is attracting more overseas firms due to increased volatility amid shifts away from fossil fuels
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.
The 2024 cherry blossom forecast released Thursday
Feb 15, 2024
Cherry blossoms expected to bloom in Tokyo on March 17
The earlier-than-usual blossoming is attributed to higher than average temperatures across the country over the past few months, particularly this month.
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.


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