Tokyo Is No Longer the Most Expensive City in the World

Legendarily unaffordable Tokyo is no longer the priciest metropolis in the world—it has been supplanted by another, far more inaccessible city. Want to take a guess who it is? It's not New York. It's not San Francisco. The world's most expensive city is… » 3/04/14 2:40pm 3/04/14 2:40pm

This video shows how Japan is a mystical world set in modern times

This video, shot and made by Scott Gold, plays like a dream. It depicts Scott and his wife's trip to Japan in January but to me, it shows how Japan is maintaining its illustrious history and mystical culture amidst the fast paced, beep beep, every person cross the intersection right now modern world. » 2/27/14 11:25pm 2/27/14 11:25pm

Tokyo Is Rethinking Its Gargantuan Olympic Stadium

A coalition of Japanese architects have said what everyone else was too polite to say: That Zaha Hadid-designed stadium is just too big, too expensive, and too impractical. Japanese officials have announced plans to scale back the design, which would cost $3.1 billion to build according to a recent budget update. » 10/25/13 2:20pm 10/25/13 2:20pm

Tokyo's Clever Plan to Reuse 1964 Olympic Stadiums for the 2020 Games

Tokyo was chosen as the host of the 2020 Olympics this weekend, based on a $5 billion bid that's surprisingly slim compared to the money spent by other recent host cities. The crux of their proposal (besides that whole ice wall around Fukushima thing)? A plan to retrofit three major venues originally built for the 1964 … » 9/09/13 11:40am 9/09/13 11:40am

This Downtown Tokyo Office Tower Contains a Vibrant Vertical Farm

In technology-obsessed Japan, farming doesn't exactly top the list of desirable jobs. But a staffing company in Tokyo's financial district is using its own office space to illustrate cutting-edge horticultural techniques and inspire a new generation of urban farmers. » 8/14/13 4:40pm 8/14/13 4:40pm

Tokyo Will Retrofit Its Skyscrapers To Prep For the Next Big Quake

Mass dampers—the gigantic weights designed to counteract swaying in skyscrapers—are usually installed during the construction process. But today, a Japanese real estate company announced plans to install six of the devices atop a 39-year-old building in downtown Tokyo. If all goes well, they could pop up on tall… » 7/31/13 5:53pm 7/31/13 5:53pm

There Are Glimpses of Blade Runner in This Tokyo Time Lapse

Last week we brought you a collection of stunning images from Dubai that made the city look like scenes taken from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. But this week it's Tokyo vying for the title of Blade Runner incarnate with these time lapse clips of the city captured by Samuel Cockedey. » 10/25/11 1:20pm 10/25/11 1:20pm