Kant? Region

Kotto Dori, Tokyo

Kotto Dori is better known for brand-name stores than restaurants, but even the most diehard shopper needs nourishment from time to time.

Wednesday, 27 February, 2008, 12:00am

War orphan battles for justice

Growing up in China after the war, Kunihiro Kanou was bullied by local people and not permitted to go to university as he was Japanese.

Before the age of 30, he had only menial, part-time jobs. Left behind as an infant when his parents fled in the chaos at the end of the conflict, he only managed to return to Japan in October 1982.

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Lose yourself in thrilling Tokyo

It's been done a thousand times before, but that doesn't matter if it's done well. The plot device of someone going missing for no apparent reason has been the opening ploy of many first-rate thrillers, and we can confidently add Graham Marks' latest book Tokyo to the list.

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

Toil of two cities

HERE'S THE BRIEF: put together the first exhibition to cover the turbulent 120-year cultural history and development of two of the world's most transformative cities - a history marked by modernity, fascism, war, destruction, rebirth and, finally, metamorphosis beyond imagination.

5 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Preparations for alien invasion not to be sneezed at

As Japan finalises its preparations to co-host the first World Cup of the 21st century, it finds itself in a deep quandary.

Although the country harbours a deep mistrust of foreigners, it desperately wants enough visitors to make the event a success - but not too many.

7 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Far East, Pacific Century in rush for Tokyo project

Far East Consortium and Richard Li Tzar-kai's Pacific Century Group have joined the bidding for a central Tokyo site with an estimated value of HK$7 billion.

Sources said a number of companies had already registered this month to bid for the 15.2-hectare site.

18 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Capital idea gains momentum

Will tearing the heart out of Tokyo make Japan a better place? Some government legislators and businessmen seem to think so.

Many are firmly behind a long-touted idea to build a new capital for Japan: one well away from the congestion, high prices and earthquakes for which the city is infamous.

12 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Sea-Land to call at Yokohama

SEA-LAND Service will change its Tokyo port-of-call to Yokohama in its Pacific Northwest (PNW) service between the west coast of North America, Alaska, Japan and other Far Eastern destinations and in its Japan-South Korea feeder operation.

The change will take effect from November, in line with the planned move by Sea-Land out of Tokyo Port's Oh-i No 3 Berth.

11 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Tokyo property faces oversupply

TOKYO could topple as the world's most expensive commercial office property market with an impending massive oversupply of new space expected to push vacancy rates to unprecedented levels and force landlords to slash rents.

7 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Learn about Japan on five-week programme

THE JAL Scholarship, a programme that offers post-secondary students an opportunity to experience the fun of learning and living in Japan, is open to applications from now until May 7.

10 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Capital plans

TOKYO: A site for a new capital replacing Tokyo should be determined within three years by the public, Home Affairs Minister Mr Keijiro Murata said.

4 Jan 1993 - 12:00am