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.
Iconic Tokyo hotel to be replaced with skyscraper
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 […]
Man sets himself on fire in central Tokyo
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 to buy into AirAsia’s Japan subsidiary
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 […]
The five most funded projects on Kickstarter
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
Mixtape: Cuushe from Japan for Vice Italy
The 10 coolest urban gardens in the world
New Diesel shop in Shibuya designed as a chic home
Japan Year Zero
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 subway in Tokyo is so clean you can eat in it…literally!
The photo is from a local IKEA opening promotion. [via Bryan Black]