Tokyo

Living with coronavirus in a Japanese share house

Firsthand account reveals there are pros and cons to catching the virus in a communal living environment.

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Nakagin Capsule Tower’s rare “pink capsules”, formerly used in the sex industry

The people of Nakagin Capsule Tower are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the history of the soon-to-be-demolished iconic building. 

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Tokyo farewells Japan’s only double-decker Shinkansen with a special escalator at the station

An escalator ride like no other. 

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Halloween “Black Pancakes” and “Bloody Tunnbrod” coming to IKEA stores in Tokyo

It’s a very IKEA Halloween in Japan.

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Vaccine side effects: How the first and second dose of Pfizer and Moderna affected our reporters

Firsthand accounts reveal a wide range of different reactions to each dose.

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Late night? Get a free ride home in a taxi designed for napping

Aromatherapy…a free eye mask…soothing music…a relaxing drink. This could be the best way to get home!

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Tokyo acid attack suspect caught in Okinawa, was victim’s senpai in university club

More details of the crime emerge, but the question of “why” remains.

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Tokyo station becomes first in the city to install an inclined elevator

All part of Japan’s dedication to “people friendly movement” in public spaces.

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Tokyo’s newest micro pig petting zoo and cafe doubles as a community outreach center

Play with adorable pigs, relieve stress, and support a great cause!

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Another Akihabara icon disappears as famous rice bowl restaurant closes its doors

Sad demise of this Tokyo branch breaks our hearts.

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Young people in Tokyo to be offered points and discounts if they get vaccinated

It pays to be vaccinated… literally!

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346-year-old sweets store closes at Sensoji temple in Asakusa

Family pulls the final shutter down on one of the oldest Japanese sweets stores in the country.

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Toast Soba: Cancelled before it goes on sale due to popularity

Fusion breakfast item pulled from the menu before sales begin. 

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Have an AI tell your fortune using depth psychology at a new interactive art exhibit in Shibuya

Five different kinds of fortune-telling combined with digital art sounds like a great time!

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Underground Tokyo restaurant used in Kenshi Yonezu’s Flamingo video is a real hidden gem

Wander the halls of this underground car park and you’ll find a haven of fast, affordable Chinese feasts.

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A look inside the Tokyo Media Centre for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Visitors at the eerily quiet venue can receive a free media kit, filled with some surprising goods.

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“Safe” way to drink on the street recommended by our mask expert, forbidden by everyone else

Drown your sorrows or drown yourself trying.

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How has inflation affected the price of a gigantic ice cream cone in Tokyo over 10 years?

Mr. Sato finds that they don’t make them like they used to.

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Sega closing iconic Tokyo arcade that’s been in business for almost 30 years

Sega Ikebukuro GiGO has been a landmark since the ‘90s’ golden era of Japanese arcades.

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Mr. Sato stuffs himself at an all-you-can-eat bakery event and ascends to carb heaven【Pics】

There are only three things that matter in life: bread, bread, and bread.

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