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See How Kawasaki City are Leading the Way in Japan’s Outstanding Green Revolution

Kawasaki City, once known as the industrial centre of Japan associated with images of exhaust stacks spewing pollutant-filled gas and creating the dangerous smog that plagued Tokyo in the 1960’s, has in recent years been at the forefront of the promotion of clean energy and waste disposal. At the heart of this effort is the…

Shakujii Park: A Tranquil Sanctuary Within Tokyo

As you step out of the central exit of the Shakujii Koen station in Tokyo’s Nerima ward, you immediately find yourself on the receiving end of the local equivalent of all roads leading to Rome. An array of narrow streets converges at the station from all directions, each one crowded with commercial and residential activity.…

Take a Journey Back to Old Tokyo on the Arakawa Line Streetcar

As one of only two remaining streetcar lines operating in Tokyo, the Toden Arakawa Line (都電荒川線) is a literal journey back in time. Almost all of Tokyo’s old streetcar network was closed in the 1960s but concerned residents successfully campaigned to save what is now the Toden Arakawa Line, and the affection that motivated the…