There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Tokyo!.
Tokyo's subway and commuter rail network became one of the busiest in the world as more and more people moved to the area. In the 1980s, real estate prices skyrocketed during a real estate and debt bubble. The bubble burst in the early 1990s, and many companies, banks, and individuals were caught with mortgage backed debts while real estate was shrinking in value. A major recession followed, making the 1990s Japan's "Lost Decade" from which it is now slowly recovering.
Tokyo still sees new urban developments on large lots of less profitable land. Recent projects include Ebisu Garden Place, Tennozu Isle, Shiodome, Roppongi Hills, Shinagawa (now also a Shinkansen station), and the Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station. Buildings of significance are demolished for more up-to-date shopping facilities such as Omotesando Hills.
Land reclamation projects in Tokyo have also been going on for centuries. The most prominent is the Odaiba area, now a major shopping and entertainment center. Various plans have been proposed for transferring national government functions from Tokyo to secondary capitals in other regions of Japan, in order to slow down rapid development in Tokyo and revitalize economically lagging areas of the country. These plans have been controversial within Japan and have yet to be realized.
The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated much of the northeastern coast of Honshu was felt in Tokyo. However, due to Tokyo's earthquake-resistant infrastructure, damage in Tokyo was very minor compared to areas directly hit by the tsunami, although activity in the city was largely halted. The subsequent nuclear crisis caused by the tsunami has also largely left Tokyo unaffected, despite occasional spikes in radiation levels.
On September 7, 2013, the IOC selected Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Tokyo will be the first Asian city to host the Olympic Games twice.
Tokyo needs distance from Trump train wreck - The Japan Times
22 Aug 2017 at 4:03am
The Japan TimesTokyo needs distance from Trump train wreckThe Japan Times
That includes Trump lying about how his ?fire and fury? shot at Pyongyang went over in Tokyo
. ?I think Japan
is very happy with the job we're doing,? Trump said Aug. 11. ?I think they're very impressed.? He voiced a similar canard about South Korea ...Japan's
eightfold fenceAmerican Enterprise Instituteall 4 news articles »
The Avengers 4 Movie Set Doesn't Really Look Like Japan - Kotaku
22 Aug 2017 at 5:13am
KotakuThe Avengers 4 Movie Set Doesn't Really Look Like JapanKotaku
Here are several stores with 24???? (Open 24 hours) signs. Notice how much English there is? That's the one thing Hollywood continually gets wrong. When it tries to recreate Japan
, it puts everything in Japanese
, which simply isn't done in reality.and more »
Miyagi governor requests Ishinomaki start for Tokyo 2020 torch relay - The Ja...
22 Aug 2017 at 7:56am
The Japan TimesMiyagi governor requests Ishinomaki start for Tokyo 2020 torch relayThe Japan Times
Miyagi Gov. Yoshihiro Murai requested Tuesday that the torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo
Olympics and Paralympics start from the disaster-hit city of Ishinomaki to symbolize the country's recovery. In a meeting with Tokyo
Gov. Yuriko Koike in the capital ...
Comments on Japan's wartime past by South Korea's President ... - The Japan T...
22 Aug 2017 at 2:28am
The Japan TimesComments on Japan's wartime past by South Korea's President ...The Japan Times
Tokyo is becoming increasingly wary of South Korean President Moon Jae-in over his comments on Japan's wartime past, observers and government officials ...and more »
360-degree Virtual Reality Videos Promote Travel to Tokyo & Okayama, Japan - ...
22 Aug 2017 at 12:34am
360-degree Virtual Reality Videos Promote Travel to Tokyo & Okayama, JapanAsiaOneTOKYO
, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tokyo
Convention & Visitors Bureau, affiliated with the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government, has released 360-degree virtual reality videos via the CHUGOKU+SHIKOKU x TOKYO
Website. This Japan
travel website ...and more »
FC Tokyo's Nakajima to join Portuguese side on loan - The Japan Times
22 Aug 2017 at 11:30pm
The Japan TimesFC Tokyo's Nakajima to join Portuguese side on loanThe Japan Times
midfielder and Rio Olympics under-23 squad member Shoya Nakajima will join Portuguese club Portimonense on a loan deal, the J. League first-division club said Wednesday. The 23-year-old, who made three appearances and scored one goal in ...
'Polka dot queen' Yayoi Kusama to open museum in Tokyo - Japan ... - Japan Today
20 Aug 2017 at 4:01pm
Japan Today'Polka dot queen' Yayoi Kusama to open museum in Tokyo - Japan ...Japan Today
World famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, known as "the queen of polka dots", will open a museum exhibiting her works in Tokyo in October, an official said.Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama set to open her own museum in ...BLOUIN ARTINFOall 3 news articles »
Diet group angling for bill to make Tokyo 2020 Games opening day a one-off na...
22 Aug 2017 at 5:59pm
The Japan TimesDiet group angling for bill to make Tokyo 2020 Games opening day a one-off national holidayThe Japan Times
lawmaker group said Tuesday it will submit a bill to make the opening day of the Tokyo
Olympic Games on July 24, 2020, a national holiday, sources said. The cross-party group dealing with sports issues, headed by Deputy Prime Minister and ...and more »
High pressure boots central Tokyo rain system after 21-day wet stretch - The ...
22 Aug 2017 at 7:07pm
The Japan TimesHigh pressure boots central Tokyo rain system after 21-day wet stretchThe Japan Times
The rainfall stretch ended in the central Tokyo
area on Tuesday after 21 damp days, the second-longest wet streak logged for the month of August. According to the Meteorological Agency, high atmospheric pressure covered eastern Japan
21 days of consecutive rainfall finally endsThe Mainichiall 2 news articles »
Japan's First Casino Policy Hearing Scarcely Attended in Tokyo - Casino.Org News
21 Aug 2017 at 11:01am
Casino.Org NewsJapan's First Casino Policy Hearing Scarcely Attended in TokyoCasino.Org News
The special government committee that's crisscrossing Japan
to tell citizens of its plans has released few details, and that was no different in Tokyo
. One resident, according to the Nikkei Asian Review, which attended the event, asked about the ...