Commemorative ceremony before the opening of “Ghibli Park”, Aichi

A ceremony was held in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture, to commemorate the opening on November 1 of “Ghibli Park,” which represents the world of Studio Ghibli’s works.     The “Ghibli Park,” which is being developed in “Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan Commemorative Park” in Nagakute City, will open on November 1 with three areas: “Ghibli’s […]

Whooper swans fly to Furen Lake and other lakes in Nemuro, Hokkaido

Whooper swans have been arriving at Furen Lake and other areas in Nemuro City, Hokkaido, a well-known stopover for migratory birds, signaling the arrival of winter.     The area around Furen Lake and Onnenuma in Nemuro City, which stretches along the Nemuro Straits, is one of the largest migratory stopover sites for whooper swans […]

“State Guest House Akasaka Palace” The only national treasure building in Tokyo’s 23 wards

When U.S. President Joseph Biden visited Japan in May of this year, he and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a summit meeting at the Akasaka Rikyu, a state guesthouse located in Motoakasaka, Minato-ku. This facility is used as a venue for meetings and hospitality when kings, heads of state, and other foreign dignitaries visit. […]

Why is Shibuya Scramble Crossing so popular with foreigners?

500,000 people a day cross the street! Scramble Crossing, the world’s largest intersection Shibuya’s Scramble Crossing is one of the world’s largest intersections, with up to 500,000 people passing through it each day, and a whopping 3,000 people crossing at a single green light! In fact, this scramble crossing is now attracting a great deal […]