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Tokyo Vice – The new HBO Max series for The Yakuza

Tokyo Vice chronicles the story of American journalist Jake Adelstein (Baby Driver’s Ansel Elgort), who traveled to Tokyo in the 1990s and worked as a reporter for a local newspaper. Jake is the team’s first foreigner, which makes life difficult for him. He also aspires to be a crime reporter, which adds to the challenge. …

Drifting In Tokyo, Japan

Drifting got its start in Japanese auto racing. The All Japan Touring Car Championship races were the most popular. Kunimitsu Takahashi, a famous motorcycle turned driver, was the pioneer of drifting methods in the 1970s. He won multiple championships as a result of this, as well as a legion of followers who relished the spectacle …

Uchinoura Spасе Center (Former Kagoshima Space Center, The University of Tokyo)

As an ancillary facility of the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science, this space observatory and rocket launch complex was built in 1962. It was designed by Kiyoshi Ikebe, a member of the institute, using his distinctive form theory. Aeronautical research was outlawed in Japan shortly after World War II as part of GHO’s …

Art Plaza (Former Oita Prefectural Library) In Oita City

To be honest, after the 1970 Japan World Exposition, Arata Isozaki challenged Kenzo Tange’s reputation as Japan’s most influential architect. Before 1970, he only designed a few works, the most important of which is the Oita Prefectural Library. He was still a member of Kenzo Tange’s laboratory at the University of Tokyo when he developed …

Kofuin School By Yasufumi Kijima

This house, which situated at the foot of the majestic Mt. Aso, was formerly a Kumamoto auditorium. Yasufumi Kijima, an architect, relocated the former Kumamoto Higher Technical School Lecture Hall from the Kumamoto University campus to this location and converted it into his personal residence. Kijima obtained a teaching position at Kumamoto University after working …

Naruto Culture Center

In 1982, this multipurpose facility was built. The structure resembles a seaside Parthenon and is situated in a beautiful setting. There was a definite push after WWII to concentrate the country in Tokyo. There is also a popular belief that modern architecture has little to do with regionalism. In fact, following the war, when local …

The Japan Mint In Osaka, Japan

The Sempukan, Osaka’s first western-style structure, was built in 1871. It stands out with a second-floor veranda and colonial-style construction. Sempukan boasts lovely sakura in the garden, which, when in bloom, bring out the building’s pink accents. It is located near the Japan Mint, one of the city’s most famous cherry blossom viewing places. The …

Underground Platforms on the Osaka Munіcipal Subway’s Midosuji Line, Japan

The eight lines are the city’s major method of transit, as aboveground trains are significantly less popular in Osaka’s core than they are in Tokyo, which is well-served by Japan Railway trains in addition to the Metro. Foreign Japan Rail Pass holders will find that their passes are nearly useless in Osaka, where they can …

Lake Biwa Canal In Kyoto, Japan

The Lake Biwa Canal is a historic Japanese waterway that connects Lake Biwa with Kyoto. The canal, which was built during the Meiji Period, was originally intended to transmit lake water for drinking, irrigation, and industrial reasons, but it also served to move waterborne freight and passenger traffic. Water from the canal powered Japan’s first …

Keihin Industrial Area In Japan

Keihin Industrial Area, commonly known as Tokyo-Yokohama Region, is a Japanese industrial zone centered on the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area. Keihin, which is neither a political nor an administrative body, stretches inland from Tokyo Bay’s northern shore. It contains part of Kanagawa ken and the to (metropolis) of Tokyo (prefecture). The Kawasaki and Yokohama harbour area, …