Room Request! Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Below, the hotel’s Director of Concierge Services, Masumi Tajima, gives us the inside scoop on the property. Creating a distinctive ‘Sense of Place’ is a core guiding principle of Mandarin Oriental To... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo cops crack down on Yamanote pickpockets

TOKYO (TR) – As a part of a crackdown on pickpockets targeting ... This year, police have received 103 reports of thefts on the Yamanote Line in which the value of lost property totaled 2.9 million ye... ( read original story ...)

Shizuoka: Decayed corpse found on property in Fuji

SHIZUOKA (TR) – Shizuoka Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a male corpse in front of a residence in Fuji City last week, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Dec. 24 ... ( read original story ...)

Naomi Osaka made of right stuff: Stosur

Backing up from a US Open title is never easy – just ask Samantha Stosur. But the Australian veteran believes Japan’s Naomi Osaka has the mental toughness to kick on from her Flushing Meadows triumph ... ( read original story ...)

Japan to Open Business School for Hunting Industry

Various locations around Japan report significant problems with wildlife destroying millions of dollars’ worth of agricultural crops. To combat this, one Japanese city is trying to interest people in ... ( read original story ...)