Underneath Tokyo’s bustling metropolis lies a maze of concrete tunnels built by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation to hold telephone and Internet cables. Photo: Alexander Martin/The Wall Street Journal.
Tokyo’s Okura hotel was built in 1962 and has played host to politicians, film stars and even James Bond.Its owners now want to replace it with a modern skyscraper.Campaigners from around the […]
A middle-aged man set himself on fire on a bridge girder over a crowded street in central Tokyo on Sunday and was taken to hospital, police and fire department officials said. The […]
Rakuten, the big Japan-based e-tailer, will acquire an equity stake in a Japanese subsidiary of AirAsia, Asia’s largest low-cost carrier, sources said Thursday. AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes and Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani […]
Reading Rainbow and LeVar Burton’s Kickstarter campaign hit their one million dollar goal in one day. And an example from yesterday: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101793532287583914396/posts/AJYf2Rd3xgq
Most of the cities in Japan including Tokyo were in ruins after the intense air raids. In 1945, Japan re-started to the future.
The photo is from a local IKEA opening promotion. [via Bryan Black]