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Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan Police Department's founding in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2024
Tokyo police mark 150th anniversary of founding
Founded on Jan. 15, 1874, Tokyo's MPD appointed as its first chief, who had studied European police systems and laid the foundation for Japan's modern law enforcement.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks during a Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly meeting on Monday.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 6, 2023
Tokyo aims to make high school tuition free of charge for all
For families in the capital with an annual income of less than ¥9.1 million, current financial aid essentially makes high school tuition free.
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.
Women with portable electric fans in the Yurakucho district of Tokyo on Sept. 12. In Japan, Cool Biz became especially popular with women, who tended to wear lighter clothes and often complained about the cold temperatures needed to make business suits comfortable for their male colleagues.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 24, 2023
Where did all the dark-suited Japanese businessmen go?
Under Cool Biz, salarymen and government workers don short-sleeved shirts in the summer as offices are kept above 28 degrees Celsius to save energy.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike is highly likely to run for a third term in the capital's gubernatorial election in summer 2024, according to sources familiar with the matter.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 1, 2023
Tokyo's Gov. Koike expected to run for third term in 2024 race
Koike was first elected governor of the capital in 2016, and won a landslide victory in 2020.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 17, 2023
Tokyo approves plan to demolish historic Jingu Stadium despite public outcry
Jingu Stadium is one of only four stadiums where Babe Ruth played that still exists.
Japan Times
Jan 5, 2023
Families in Tokyo to get ¥5,000 monthly allowance per child
Around 1.93 million children age 18 or younger live in Tokyo as of January 2022.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2022
Tokyo’s long-term plan to become more disaster resilient
The capital is planning to upgrade its infrastructure by 2049 to be better prepared for heavy rain and flooding events.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2022
Tokyo to require new homes be fitted with solar panels from fiscal 2025
According to the metropolitan government, major housing construction firms will be required to install solar panels on buildings with a total floor area of less than 2,000 square meters.
Japan Times
Dec 4, 2022
From 'HTT' and 'SusHi Tech' to 'NHK,' Koike’s way with words falters
The Tokyo governor is known for her past catchy policy terms such as Cool Biz, but lately her choice of expressions has failed to resonate with the public.
Japan Times
Nov 25, 2022
Tokyo aims to be 'most startup-friendly' city with new support for firms
The capital, which is aiming for a tenfold increase in 'unicorns' over five years, plans to create a hub for young firms and increase its procurement from such companies.
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2022
Tokyo encourages residents to wear turtlenecks to save energy
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, wearing a turtleneck under a jacket, encouraged residents to don turtleneck jumpers both to stay warm and as a way of reducing energy consumption.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2022
Tokyo Metropolitan Government to mandate solar panels for new homes
To implement the mandate, the first of its kind in Japan, the metropolitan government hopes to revise a related ordinance by the end of the current fiscal year to March 2023.
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2022
Local governments rush to deal with COVID-19 surge
Local governments in Japan are ramping up efforts to deal with surging cases of the BA.5 omicron variant of COVID-19.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2022
In first, court rules Tokyo's order to cut business hours amid COVID spread was 'illegal'
The court said that the order did not constitute the necessary conditions in COVID legislation that allow authorities to fine businesses for refusing to cooperate.
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2022
It's cherry blossom season in Japan, but not everyone is ready to celebrate
Authorities have canceled events or asked people to cut down on drinking at viewing parties due to COVID-19 concerns.
Japan Times
Dec 24, 2021
Tokyo confirms first case of omicron community transmission
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Friday a doctor with no recent history of overseas travel has been confirmed to have been infected.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2021
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike returns to duty after speculation of ill health and resignation
Koike, 69, visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building to attend an online meeting of the National Governors' Association on Sunday, marking a full resumption of her duties.
Japan Times
Nov 9, 2021
Amid leadership change, CDP asks itself deep questions about its future
The next leader will need to wrestle with how to best communicate a positive vision for Japan and what to do about cooperation with the Japanese Communist Party.
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2021
Tokyo Gov. Koike discharged from hospital, to resume work next week
After a week at home she will work remotely for about two weeks, according to the Tokyo government.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world