The red-brick Tokyo Station building opened Monday after five years' restoration work to return the iconic landmark to its original look dating back to 1914.
The three-story main building with two domes, which was originally designed by leading Japanese architect Kingo Tatsuno (1854-1919), measures 335 meters in length, 20 meters in width and 45 meters in height.
The third floor and the domes of the original building were destroyed by a 1945 air raid during World War II. Slate from Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, which was devastated by a tsunami in March last year, was used to refurbish a part of the Tokyo Station roof, according to East Japan Railway Co.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)