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Japan is home to some mighty fine design minds. Known for its meticulous attention to detail and minimalist attitude, it is without a doubt that Japan is also home to some of the world's most breathtaking atchitecture and interiors. Here are five top spots in Tokyo that every design lover should know:.
MESA, Ariz. -- For the third time in 12 years, the A's will play their season opener in Japan in 2019, The Chronicle has learned. The Japan opener has yet to be officially announced, but according to league and team sources, Oakland and Seattle will begin next season at the Tokyo Dome. The two clubs ...

MATSUE, SHIMANE PREF. - A representative of the central government joined local officials in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, for a ceremony on Thursday to highlight the Japan's claim to sovereignty over a group of islets administered by South Korea. The row over the islets in the Sea of Japan, called ...
Stars on Tokyo's independent music scene since they debuted their self-titled album in 2016, the three-man band has a devout following in Japan thanks to their dynamic performances, which combine elaborate light shows with mellow electronic beats, live instruments and ethereal vocals. The group's ...
Carrying over its strength from overnight trading abroad, the dollar moved on a firm note around ¥107.30 in early Tokyo trading. The dollar continued rising toward noon on the back of buying reflecting firmer Tokyo stocks and purchases from Japanese importers. After climbing to ¥107.90 shortly past noon, ...

(CNN) -- Imagine jet-setting from Tokyo to Paris, enjoying first-class travel, a four-course dinner and a city tour -- all without leaving the ground. This isn't a sci-fi fantasy. This is the future of air travel according to Japanese company First airlines, which has harnessed the power of virtual reality to create ...
Tokyo's ultra-modern skyline is getting a new addition-the world's tallest wooden skyscraper. Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry has announced plans for a 1,148-foot-tall timber tower intended to mark the 350th anniversary of the business. The 70-story building will be a mix of offices and about ...
A Tokyo skyscraper is set to become the world's tallest wooden building. Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry says its 1,148-feet-tall timber tower will be completed in 2041, to mark the 350th anniversary of the business that year. The W350 tower will cost an estimated 600 billion yen ($5.6 billion) to build.
Zara Sekhavati wins our weekly Just Back travel writing competition - and £250 - for her account of a neon world of noise and prolonged childhood. Electronic sounds pulsate through my body. I feel as though my insides are vibrating. My eyes squint as luminous pinks, greens and yellows strobe across the ...
Anti-terror drills were held on an expressway in Tokyo on Friday. They were based on an emergency situation where terrorists attack a bus during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. There were about 300 participants, including personnel from the Tokyo Metropolitan police Department and the ...
Tokyo has no shortage of incredible and unique restaurants offering every kind of food imaginable. A world famous culinary hot spot, the city has something to impress everyone, and now, that includes a tranquil, nature-inspired restaurant in the heart of the fashionable Roppongi district that serves visitors a ...
The dollar temporarily fell below the ¥106 mark for the first time in about 15 months in Tokyo trading Friday, as bouts of selling appeared to cause stop-loss orders to be executed. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥106.01, down from ¥106.36 at the same time Thursday. The Euro was at $1.2528-2530, up from ...
The Shinjuku district in west Tokyo was once a bit of a no man's land for visitors. But the head of Keio railroad and Keio Department Store, both still flourishing in Shinjuku, had a vision. Believing the district was merely biding its time, he oversaw the creation of Tokyo's first skyscraper, which was also the ...
The deal is second only to the roughly 170 billion-yen purchase of Tokyo's Pacific Century Place Marunouchi skyscraper by Singapore's sovereign wealth fund in 2014. The 14-story Shiba Park Building is among the largest in central Tokyo, with about 6,000 sq. meters of space per floor and a width of about ...
A skyscraper set to be built in Tokyo will become the world's tallest to be made of wood. The Japanese wood products company Sumitomo Forestry Co is proposing to build a 350 metre (1,148ft), 70-floor tower to commemorate its 350th anniversary in 2041. Japan's government has long advertised the ...
Eastern Tokyo is still at the greatest risk of major earthquake damage in the metropolitan area, with building collapses and fires more likely, but the overall risk has declined, according to the Tokyo metropolitan government. The authority released an updated hazard map on Feb. 15, the first since 2013.

A while back, we made our first visit to Tokyo's all-you-can-eat cookie buffet restaurant, which was unquestionably a life-changing moment for all of us here at SoraNews24. But nutritionists say it's important to have a varied diet, and so this week we switched things up with a trip to a Tokyo cafe that's offering ...
I've been meaning to rave about this small chain that boasts authentic Japanese food for a while, but my degree has unfortunately been distracting me. Although Eat Tokyo has locations throughout London and Japan, I have only visited the Holborn restaurant so far. The Hammersmith and Notting Hill ...
In its latest assessment, released this week, on Tokyo's disaster risks, the metropolitan government said that communities stretching across southern Adachi and Arakawa wards, western Katsushika Ward, and northern parts of Sumida and Koto wards are at the highest risk. Old wooden houses and ...
Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo stock exchange Wednesday, hurt by the yen's strengthening against the dollar, with the benchmark Nikkei average briefly slipping below 21,000 for the first time in about four months. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 90.51 points, or 0.43 percent, to end at 21,154.17 ...
A Tokyo man was found floating face down in the waters off of Puu Kekaa on Maui when he was rescued by first responders. ... The victim was a 74-year-old man visiting from Tokyo who had been swimming on the south side of Puu Kekaa, commonly known as Black Rock, and was last seen using a ...
Tokyo officials say the contamination has been remedied and Koike said she detected a change in mindset from once-fierce opponents of the move. "We are now receiving more concrete questions, like 'the market doesn't seem to have enough parking spaces'," she said. "This is proof that preparation for ...
On Jan. 22, Haruto was among the fifth-graders at the Tokyo Metropolitan Katsushika school for the Blind in Katsushika Ward examining 3-D models of mascot candidates for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. They were made of resin and small enough to fit in the students' palms. The Tokyo Organizing ...
In the lecture, I could understand the process of the development of waterworks technology in Tokyo. We are currently facing the leak problem in our country and I have learned about the proper way of solving this problem through the practical training. I am very much glad about learning the knowledge of ...
"Where can I see some cool cars without having to go to Daikoku PA or Tatsumi PA"? That's the question I get most frequently from people wanting to get a glimpse of the best cars Tokyo has to offer. Rather than answering the same question several times, hopefully this guide will help everyone wanting to ...
The dollar tumbled below ¥108 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, breaching that threshold for the first time since Sept. 11 as the safe-haven yen attracted buying interest amid persistent worries about unstable stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥107.75-76, down from ¥109.14-15 at the same time Friday.
So they are pivoting to plyscrapers, and proposing a 70 story, 350 meter (1148') tower for the Marunouchi district in Tokyo. It's called W350, the plan being that it will be finished in 2041, the 350th anniversary of the founding of the company. I have previously wondered whether these tall towers are too much ...
Tokyo (TR) - Tokyo Metropolitan police have arrested a 63-year-old woman for allegedly strangling her daughter to death at their residence in Akishima City on Saturday, reports TBS News (Feb. 11). At around 2:00 p.m., Etsuko Shimizu allegedly used a necktie to strangle her eldest daughter, 21-year-old ...
"I hope that other companies will also take sufficient preventive measures against karo-jikoshi," Junko Watanabe told reporters at a news conference in Tokyo on February 8, as cited by Asahi Shimbun. Shigeru Wakita, head professor of labor law at Ryukoku University, described the case as "epoch-making ...
7 meeting in Tokyo between Abe and Pence. Moreover, the two further discussed what steps could be taken by Japan and the United States during the drive to a reception hosted by Moon. Pence invited Abe to ride with him to the reception site, sources said. "There will be a need for Japan and the United ...
Marriott's trendy Moxy brand, which launched in Milan, Italy, in 2014, also arrived in Bandung recently, as one of only three Moxy hotels in Asia (the other two are in Japan, in Osaka and Tokyo). Charlie Chaplin has been a guest of the Prama Grand Preanger Bandung. This apparently burgeoning university ...
Tokyo, Japan -- "The most educated fashion consumers are the Japanese," says Chris Gibbs, owner of cult luxury streetwear store Union. In April, Gibbs will adding the course load in Tokyo -- a city where he's been a regular visitor for the past 14 years -- opening a 2,000-square-foot store in the city's ...
A public elementary school in Japan is facing criticism over its plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian luxury label Giorgio Armani. According to local media reports, the school in Tokyo wants to introduce uniforms that cost more than 80,000 yen ($730, £525) each. Parents complained it was unaffordable ...
Night-time, neon and backstreet bars: an Instagram journey through Tokyo ... A flashback to how large parts of Tokyo used to look before the march of the skyscrapers, Omoide Yokochō developed as the eating quarter after the Second World War and is a warren of little bars and street-food style diners.
R/GA APAC EVP managing director Jim Moffatt said: "A founding principle of R/GA Tokyo was the desire to work with deeply respected Japanese companies that aspire to do things differently, and Shiseido is the definition of this philosophy. "Working together will allow us to bring a richly innovative heritage ...
Senior Japanese and Russian diplomats on Tuesday agreed to further promote negotiations over planned joint economic activities on four disputed islands off Hokkaido, Japanese officials said. The vice ministerial talks in Tokyo over the Russian-held islands came ahead of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ...
The skeleton of a prehistoric whale that caused a sensation when it was discovered by a father and a son on a Tokyo riverbed in 1961 has finally been identified as a previously unknown species from 2 million years ago. Found in the city of Akishima, in the southwestern area of the Tokyo metropolis, it was ...
Hundreds of Japanese soldiers have spent the night struggling to remove accumulated snow as some 1,400 cars were stranded in a massive snow storm in coastal area west of Tokyo. The Defence Ministry says it has boosted the number of troops dispatched to 750 from 170 overnight as the number of ...
Tokyo stocks rebounded slightly in a roller coaster session Wednesday after Wall Street finished the previous day with solid gains following a global rout. The benchmark Nikkei stock average, which on Tuesday fell nearly 5 percent in its worst loss since the November 2016 election of Donald Trump as U.S. ...
Singapore - Frasers Hospitality, part of Frasers Property Group, is investing US$250 million to develop a new serviced residence in the Ginza district in Tokyo. The property, to be launched under its millennial-focused hotel residence brand Capri by Fraser, is expected to open around 2020. The 200-room ...
You know the annoyance of the strap of a bag or a seatbelt separating your breasts into two distinct mountains? Well, it turns out some people are really into that. They think it's sexy. Who knew? Over in Japan, the slashing in half of breasts is called paisura, a mashup of the words oppai (for boobs) and ...
Younger operators of sento (public bathhouses) in Tokyo are breathing new life into the facilities, which have long helped residents in communities feel refreshed and relaxed. There are fewer sento these days because more people have baths at home. But some operators have achieved a turnaround in ...
Memories of past wars of words between Washington and Tokyo on currency issues have left many on the Japanese side wary of a repeat. The yen strengthened markedly against the dollar on a number of occasions in 2016, prompting repeated complaints from Aso about the "sharp movements" in the ...
Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton both plan complete overhauls of their stores in Tokyo's upmarket Ginza district ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in the city, while Chanel completed its renovation recently. The move comes as consumption among high-income Japanese consumers is buoyed by high ...
Since 1998, the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University has been proud to offer the top Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in conveniently located Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The McGill MBA Japan program is a weekend MBA program taught entirely in English by professors who ...
Last month, Seoul demanded the Japanese government close a new museum exhibiting items that back Tokyo's claim to the islets. The government rejected the call. South Korea has stationed security personnel there and constructed lodgings, a monitoring facility, a lighthouse, and port and docking ...
Tokyo -- The scent of chicken skewers cooking over a charcoal grill mixes with another distinctive odor -- cigarette smoke from a handful of white-collar workers unwinding after a busy day at the office. This scene plays out in small bars across the Japanese capital, where many restaurants and watering ...
Around 1,200 people lined up on Thursday morning at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo to see giant panda cub Xiang Xiang and mother Shin Shin, as a first-come, first-served system for viewing the animals kicked off. According to the zoo, the line began to form at around 3 a.m. Numbered tickets were distributed at 9:30 ...
The dollar rose above ¥109.50 in Tokyo trading on Thursday, lifted by a hawkish statement by the U.S. Federal Reserve and a sharp rally on the Tokyo stock exchange. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥109.59-59, up from ¥108.68-69 at the same time Wednesday. The Euro was at $1.2403-2403, down from ...


 

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Japanese Prefectures:
       aichi
       akita
       aomori
       chiba
       ehime
       fukui
       fukuoka
       fukushima
       gifu
       gunma
       hiroshima
       hokkaido
       hyogo
       ibaraki
       ishikawa
       iwate
       kagawa
       kagoshima
       kanagawa
       kochi
       kumamoto
       kyoto
       mie
       miyagi
       miyazaki
       nagano
       nagasaki
       nara
       niigata
       oita
       okayama
       okinawa
       osaka
       saga
       saitama
       shiga
       shimane
       shizuoka
       tochigi
       tokushima
       tokyo
       tottori
       toyama
       wakayama
       yamagata
       yamaguchi
       yamanashi

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