The Tokyo Irish Music Fesitval 2007 will be held next month on March 17th and 18th as part of the St. Patricks Weekend celebrations. The fesitval promises to be an very exciting event featuring the best of Irish/Japanese musicians and dancers from all over the world coming together for a celebration of Irish music and […]
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Daniel Njenga pushed through the rain to win the 2007 Tokyo marathon. He won it in just 2 hours 9 minutes 45 seconds. Japan’s Tomoyuki Sato came in second. Source
For the first time in 130 years, Tokyo has gone without snow. In what has been a very mild winter, retailers have been disappointed with the lull in sales for winter related goods.
Madonna has just finished a commercial to promote a new high rise development in Tokyo. The commercial was filmed in London. Source
A new art musuem opens this week in Roppongi. Here are the details of the new gallery.
A futuristic exhibition has opened at Miraikan or the the Future museum in Tokyo. It is the first time a non-Japanese exhibitor has worked at the museum. Source
A globelike screen which featured at the 2005 Aichi Expo, has been moved to the National Science Museum in Tokyo. The screen is used to show computer-generated scientific video programs. Further details (Japanese).
A new ice skating rink opened to the public in the fashionable Marnouchi building this week. It will only be open until January 14th. Dates: Until Jan. 14, 2007 (12 p.m.-9 p.m. weekdays / 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and national holidays). Location: Marunouchi Building in the Marunouchi district, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Admission: 500 yen. Source Information: […]
The Tokyo Metropolitan govenrment has outlined plans for future infrastructure upgrades in preparation for its 2016 Olympic bid. “the metropolitan government predicts the population of Tokyo will continue to increase for some time, reaching a peak of 13 million in 2015.” Source
The new Sony PS3 went on sale last weekend. I was at the Yurakucho branch of BicCamera on Sunday night and saw a fairly orderly, but long line of eager customers. Only a limited number were on sale on the weekend, helping to build a buying frenzy for the new gaming console.