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Grand Prix Winners at the Tokyo International Film Festival

Films directed by Alejandro González Inárritu, Lukas Moodysson, and Alejandro Amenábar are among the winners of the Tokyo International Film Festival Grand Prix over the years.

Keeping the Heart of the SeaPaul Greenberg

Tokyo’s central fish market has made the move from its storied location at Tsukiji to Toyosu. But what is the city giving up by replacing Tsukiji’s tradition with this new facility? An award-winning writer on global fisheries offers his views on what Tokyo could lose—and what it should strive to keep.

Japan’s New “Kitchen”: Famed Tsukiji Market Relocates to ToyosuKawamoto Daigo

Trading has finally begun at the new Toyosu wholesale market, whose opening was delayed for two years following revelations of contaminated soil and groundwater. Workers appear surprisingly upbeat and intent on building a brand image rivaling that of the celebrated Tsukiji market.

Lady Gaga and Godzilla Star at 2018 Tokyo Film Festival

The opening and closing films for the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival have been announced as A Star is Born and Godzilla: The Planet Eater.

Tokyo and Osaka Among World’s Top 10 Cities for Superrich Individuals

Tokyo and Osaka have placed in the top 10 cities with the largest numbers of ultra-wealthy individuals who hold assets of at least US$30 million, according to a US research company report.

Alone in the Rain: Three Tokyo ScenesStuart Ayre

Artist Stuart Ayre keeps his eyes open for stories in Tokyo. In the three works we present here, he focuses on individuals in the metropolis in rainy weather.

Westward Expansion of Tokyo Population Set to Reverse

During the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, Tokyo expanded to the west with the development of new bedroom communities. However, western Tokyo’s population is expected to shrink dramatically over the next few decades.

Osaka and Tokyo Join World’s Top 10 Most Livable Cities

Osaka (third) and Tokyo (seventh) join the top 10 most livable cities in the world in the annual Global Livability Ranking published by the research department of The Economist Group.

Dialogue in Silence: Going Beyond Language Ahead of Tokyo 2020David McMahon

As Tokyo prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games, the focus is increasingly on the need to prepare for people of different linguistic capabilities and physical needs. A range of activities are underway to prepare residents and visitors alike to interface with one another in positive ways, both during the sporting events and beyond.

Tokyo Espionage: Legendary Soviet Spy Richard Sorge

Operating in Tokyo in the years leading up to World War II, Soviet spy Richard Sorge conducted a stunning feat of espionage that influenced the outcome of the conflict.

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