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WALKING THE WARDS

Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / WALKING THE WARDS
Jun 2, 2006
The hidden charms of Nerima
Do you have daikon ashi (giant-radish legs)? Let's hope not, as the Japanese metaphor usually applies to fat, lard-white and water-laden gams. If the daikon in question is from Nerima, however, it's no insult, as the northwestern ward's famous daikon is a long, slender and highly prized variety.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / WALKING THE WARDS
May 5, 2006
Unlocking the secrets of Kita
To keep Tokyo high and dry, management of local river and water resources has been always been a key concern, and to this key, Kita Ward holds the locks. Sluice-gate locks, that is.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / WALKING THE WARDS
Apr 7, 2006
Getting animated in Suginami
Suginami Ward may be known as a bed town, but the residents are restless. Butting up against Musashino and Mitaka cities and sharing a "west wing" location with Setagaya Ward to the south and Nerima Ward to the north, what appears to be a quiet residential area has always been a hotbed of activism.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / WALKING THE WARDS
Mar 3, 2006
Water, water . . . almost everywhere
Squeezed between the Sumida and Arakawa rivers, sliced with canals, and facing Tokyo Bay, Koto Ward is sometimes known as the "Venice of Tokyo." While the comparison is a considerable stretch -- many of the canals have been filled in or obscured by buildings and highways, and you certainly won't spot...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / WALKING THE WARDS
Feb 3, 2006
Counting Nakano among the best
There's no better word than "counter" to encapsulate Nakano, a ward in Western Tokyo. It's an area of counterculture, counterintelligence, casino-card counters and, of course, lunch counters; perhaps even a place where you might find your counterpart in life.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / WALKING THE WARDS
Jan 6, 2006
Tokyo's 'Toontown' is game for a laugh
Outsiders often associate Adachi, Tokyo's northernmost ward, with the Aum Shinrikyo religious cult (still in residence), the recent Tobu Railway Co.'s Takenotsuka crossing accident that cost two women their lives, or the fact that the ward's alluvial ground makes it especially vulnerable if an earthquake...

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