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Tokyo most expensive city for food

Tokyo is the world’s most expensive city for food, followed by Zurich and Geneva, according to a report released by the Swiss bank UBS covering 72 cities in 58 countries. The food basket composed of 39 different representative products, used as the measurement unit, costs USD 928 in Tokyo, USD 715 in Geneva and USD […]

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Tokyo back at most expensive city in the world

Tokyo has been crowned the most expensive city in the world. The survey was conducted by the consultancy firm Mercer, which analyses costs faced by visitors from the U.S. Since the US dollar has weakened to the Japanese yen, this could at least partly explain the situation. Fortunately for tourists visiting Tokyo, there are still […]

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Tokyo Sky Tree Tower opens to the public

The world’s tallest tower, the Tokyo Sky Tree Tower opened yesterday to the public. Around 200,000 people were expected to visit the tower on the first day alone. About 8000 lucky people who had advance reservations were able to go up the tower to the observation decks. “I left my house at 5 a.m. to […]

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Rogue penguin escaps Tokyo zoo

Tokyo has breathed a sigh of relief as an escaped penguin has now been found swimming in Tokyo Bay. The penguin scaled a 13 foot wall and squeezed through a barbed wire fence to escape Tokyo Zoo. “You can see it’s got the same ring around its flipper and identical facial patterns,” said Kazuhiro Sakamoto, […]

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Tokyo Disneyland to host lesbian wedding

Since Obama’s announcement that he supported same-sex marriage, gay couples around the world have started planning wedding ceremonies, whether it is legal in their country or not. It is likely to be a long time before same-sex marriages become legal in Japan, but it hasn’t stopped one lesbian couple from making plans to hold a […]

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Cargo plane crashes in Tokyo

A FedEx cargo plane crashed and killed its two pilots in Tokyo on Tuesday. The wreckage was quickly cleaned up by workers and the runway was soon reopened. “We have a team of experts here to work closely with our folks here in Japan, and with the government authorities, to get all the necessary information […]

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