Hachiko : Odate City makes a relocation pitch post 2020 Olympics

Odate City is the place where Hachiko was born before Professor Ueno bought him and took him to Tokyo his home. Japan’s favorite pet dog, Hachiko, waited every day at Shibuya Station in Tokyo for his master to come home on the train — for more than nine years after his master’s death. A memorial to the dog’s loyalty stands

Hachiko, A passive smoker promotes World AIDS Day

Hachiko, the popular attraction at the Shibuya Station is wrapped with a red ribbon for the past one week. It’s the World AIDS Day on December 1 and he is promoting awareness of the same. Its a perfect sunny day of Autumn here today in Tokyo and life is bright with autumn colors all around. However, if

Super Mario to make a debut on Tower Records Cafe menu (JUNE 22 – JULY 05)

In today’s world of streaming music and iTunes, Japan still has audience hooked to buying Audio CD’s and DVD’s. Companies like Tower Records, use collectors items, promotional goods to keep consumers wanting to own a physical piece of the music action than a digital only download which is less tangible. Tower Records is collaborating with Nintendo in

50 years of Shibuya : Tokyu Plaza’s farewell photo exhibit, a time slip experience

Tokyu Plaza Shibuya shopping complex, closing down on March 22 for renovation! They have put up a “Time Slip Gallery” an exhibition which is simply mind boggling with the transformation of Shibuya in the past 50 years. I have been in Japan only since 1998, so for me it is a very new experience to