Ikea will opening a new store on April 24th just outside of Tokyo. It is Ikea’s second crack at the Japanese market. “The Japanese market and consumers were not ready for IKEA, and IKEA was definitely not ready for Japan at the time,” IKEA Japan chief executive Tommy Kullberg said in a recent interview with […]
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It was reported in the Mainichi News that Tokyo Station and Holland’s Amsterdam Central station would be creating a sister city relationship. Amsterdam has sent 1000 tulips for the ceremony and will be planted around Tokyo station. Original article.
Shinjuku Gyoen (park) is set to become a plant center to help protect endangered plant species. The park is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year. Source.
A new Bulgarian restaurant is set to open this April. Read the full story here.
Japanese media companies are planning to build the tallest tower in the world. The tower, which will reach 1,980 feet is scheduled to be complete in 2011. The location is still being discussed but will probably be built somewhere in Sumida ward.
Kaori Shoji writing for the International Herald Tribune has an interesting article comparing Tokyo with Shanghai.
Ambesse Tolossa of Ethiopia beat Japanese runner Toshinari Takaoka to win Tokyo International Men’s Marathon on Sunday.
A new development by Mori developments opened this weekend in Tokyo. Over 1000 people lined out the front to be the first ones to visit the new retail and apartment complex. I took some pictures on Saturday and uploaded them here. I will try to get some more pictures of the interior when it is […]
Finally! Tokyo is no longer the most expensive city in the world. That great honor now goes to Oslo. The story has been pick up by Bloomberg.
The number of crows in Tokyo have been cut in half. Read more here.