At least 9 people injured after vehicle drives into a crowd of New Year’s Eve revelers in Tokyo

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon A car plowed through a crowd of pedestrians celebrating New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, Japan. At least nine people were injured, one critically, CNN reported. Police said the car barreled down a crowded street roughly 10 minutes after midnight. A car plowed through a crowd of pedestrians celebrating New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, […]

8 injured, 1 critically, as car ploughs into revelers in downtown Tokyo

A car has rammed pedestrians on a busy Tokyo street that was closed to traffic for New Year festivities. A 21-year-old man initially confessed to a terrorist act but later recanted, leaving investigators puzzled about his motives. The car, which was driving in a wrong lane, bulldozed into revelers in Japan’s capital city as it […]

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Zombies in the Streets! How I Survived ‘One Cut of the Dead’ in Tokyo on Halloween Night

Shinichiro Ueda’s One Cut of the Dead is the little zombie movie that could. Made on a shoestring budget of about $ 27,000, the Japanese film turned worldwide festival favorite has since earned back a whopping 1,000 times its budget. Its box office numbers would be a victory by any measure, but they’re especially vindicating […]

Run, Tokyo, Run: How Japan Became Marathon Capital of the World

In its 122-year history, the Boston Marathon has never been canceled due to weather. And so it was this past November that Yuki Kawauchi kept up a wicked pace despite cold winds blasting between buildings and freezing rain slapping the pavement. The 31-year-old stayed strong through the finish line to become the first Japanese men’s […]

‘Tokyo Vampire Hotel’ Review: Bizarre, Bloodsucking Battle Royale Would Make ‘Blade’ Blush [Fantasia Film Festival]

Tokyo Vampire Hotel is a 142-minute bloodsucker royal rumble – cut down from roughly 390 minutes of Amazon’s original Japanese series – almost entirely located inside an almighty princess’ “nether region.” Are you tuning out after that sentence? Don’t. Writer and director Sion Sono’s (kinda) got this. The man behind Why Don’t You Play In […]

The best things you can do in Tokyo, according to Anthony Bourdain

Chris McGrath/Getty Images The Japanese capital of Tokyo is one of TV personality Anthony Bourdain’s favorite destinations to visit across the world.  For food, visit the culinary halls in Japanese department stores, or try the egg salad sandwiches in ‘Lawson,’ a chain of convenience stores. Popular with tourists, Bourdain recommends experiencing the cabaret show at […]