Rainy Season Special Edition This week's Street Shots installment celebrates, err...laments the arrival of Japan's rainy season. Though relatively mild thus far here in Tokyo, when the torrents do fall on we the tens of millions living in very close proximity, it can get uncomfortable quickly.
Nagano Street Shots - Special Edition This week's Street Shots installment celebrates Nagano, our neighbor to the northwest and a lovely city famous for easy access to nature, a 1400 year-old Buddhist temple (yes, one thousand four hundred), and hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
The new mascot character, "Toranomon" of the new Tokyo skyscraper complex Toranomon Hills has been receiving great response, and tons of people have already visited there to take a photo with Toranomon's statue.
A lot of AkihabaraNews readers liked our past coverage about Toranomon, too: