Challenges ahead of Nagoya Castle’s repair project

WHEN Tokugawa Ieyasu, who founded the Tokugawa shogunate in 1603, had feudal lords build castles across the nation, Nagoya Castle was one of them. The castle tower was rebuilt using reinforced concrete after WW2. This spring, the Nagoya municipal ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo Briefly Halts Subway Trains After North Korea Missile Test

Tokyo Metro Co. Ltd. stopped services shortly after 6 a.m. as part of measures adopted this month under which services are halted after reports of a North Korean missile launch until confirming that it’s safe to operate, Kyodo News said, citing the operator. ( read original story ...)

Tokyo cruise offers a step back in time

A new Tokyo Bay samurai-themed cruise ship fashioned after those used by feudal lords back in the Edo Period (1603-1868) promises tourists visiting the nation’s capital an interesting contrast between modernity and tradition. The Atakemaru, which is 49.7 ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's Abe warns of 'confusion' without Brexit deal

London - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday urged Britain and the European Union to secure a "smooth and transparent" separation, saying that open trade in Europe was "a matter of concern to the world". Abe met British Prime Minister Theresa ... ( read original story ...)