START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Offbeat

Olympic Village to Be 1st 'Hydrogen Town'
Offbeat  (tags: Tokyo, Olympics 2020, hydrogen fuel cell, electricity, energy )

Naoko
- 25 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The Athletes' Village for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made into a "hydrogen town" where electricity and hot water are supplied through hydrogen energy.
Tokyo Olympic Stadium: Sports Cathedral or White Elephant?
Offbeat  (tags: Olympic stadiums, Tokyo, Japan )

Ray
- 90 days ago - bbc.co.uk
This artist's impression shows how Tokyo's new National Stadium will look, Olympic stadiums are a problem. In Athens, many of the 2004 stadia now stand abandoned and overgrown.
Soviet Union Lingers in Heart of Tokyo
Offbeat  (tags: politics, government, world, Russia, Ukraine, Tokyo )

Naoko
- 131 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The former geopolitical entity, dissolved in 1991, still nominally owns real estate, such as its embassy and other offices, in prime Tokyo locations because Ukraine, the second-most populated republic of the former Soviet Union, has been opposing the tran
Akie Abe Joins Gay Parade
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, gay parade, Akie Abe, Tokyo, sexual minority )

Naoko
- 278 days ago - japantoday.com
The 51-year-old wife of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donned a white suit to stand on a float with a drag queen, as some 3,000 participants marched through the trendy Shibuya business and shopping district.
Concerns for Elderly as Apartments Face Demolition for Olympics
Offbeat  (tags: society, Japan, olympics, Tokyo, elderly, concern, demolition )

Naoko
- 451 days ago - mainichi.jp
For residents in an apartment complex near the National Stadium where 60 percent of the occupants are 65 or over, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics bring unwelcome news: their homes are set to be demolished by 2018 at the latest.
Researchers Say Island Off Tokyo Is 'Paradise' For Black-Footed Albatrosses
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, environment, albatross, black-footed albatross, Tokyo, breeding groud )

Naoko
- 643 days ago - mainichi.jp
Hachijo-kojima, a small island administrated by Tokyo, has become a breeding for the black-footed albatross, a team of researchers has discovered.
Japan Anonymous Pick Up Litter to Protest Download Laws
Offbeat  (tags: government, laws, illegal downloads, Anonymous, hackers, protest, Japan, Tokyo )

Naoko
- 937 days ago - japantoday.com
TOKYO - About 80 masked people, calling themselves allies of the global hacker group Anonumous, picked up litter in Tokyo Saturday in novel protest against Japan's tougher laws against illegal downloads.
Stray Parakeet Tells Tokyo Police Where He Lives
Offbeat  (tags: lost & found, home address, parakeet, Japan, Tokyo )

Naoko
- 1003 days ago - japantoday.com
A pet parakeet was returned to its owner Wednesday after the lost bird told police its home address near Tokyo.
Unseen Fight To Save Tokyo From Floods
Offbeat  (tags: Tokyo, floods, typhoon, gurrilla storm, heavy rain, prevention, concretization, asphalt, heat-island, environment, globalwarming )

Naoko
- 1203 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
With global warming and the ongoing concretization and asphalting of Tokyo exacerbating the "heat-island" effect, according to experts the city's chances are bigger than ever of being swamped either by typhoons or "guerrilla storms."
Tokyo Faced Evacuation Scenario: Kan
Offbeat  (tags: Tokyo, Japan, TEPCO, Naoto Kan, worst-case scenario, evacuation, nuclear crisis, Fukushima )

Naoko
- 1229 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
In the days immediately after the crisis began at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, the government received a report saying 30 million residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would have to be evacuated in a worst-case scenario.
Cheap Radiation Detectors Give Inaccurate Results, Consumer Watchdog Reports
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, radiation detectors, monitoring radiation levels, Tokyo, cheap, incorrect, National Consumers Affair Center, inaccurate data, environment, warning )

Naoko
- 1239 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
New types of low-price radiation detectors on the market, some now being used to monitor radiation in Tokyo area, give incorret measurements, the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan (NCAC) announced on Sept. 8.
Stray Sendai Kittens Seek Tokyo Homes
Offbeat  (tags: Sendai, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, stray kittens, adoption, March 11, quake and tsunami )

Naoko
- 1253 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
The government in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, is promoting the adoption of stray kittens born in Sendai following the March 11 quake and tsunami.
Blood-Donation Room Designed For Anime Culture In Akihabara
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Tokyo, Akihabara, otaku, amine, blood donation room, Red Cross, Good Design Award, youths, cool, idol, futuristic, futuristic design )

Naoko
- 1330 days ago - asahi.com
Amid the crowds of cosplayers and 'otaku' in Tokyo's Akihabara district sits a branch with an interior that looks like a futuristic cafe. Transparent cahirs, computer screens and a wide array of colorful lights greet the visitors.
'I Want To Be With Japan' / Donald Keene Discusses Plan To Relocate, Become Citizen
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Donald Keene, citizenship, Japanese literature, culture, gratitude, Tokyo, Columbia University )

Naoko
- 1377 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
Reknowed expert in Japanese literature and culture Donald Keene, who recently announced his intention to gain Japanese citizenship and move permanently to Tokyo, wants to "be with the Japanese people," he told the Yomiuri Shimbun.
Mikura : Tokyo's Island of Natural Wonders
Offbeat  (tags: Tokyo, Japan, Mikura-jima Island, nature, wonder, dolphins, rare plants, ICERC, research, eco-tourism )

Naoko
- 1377 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
You think there is only hustle and bustle in Tokyo? See another world of "Tokyo," with its wealth of natural beauties and resources.
 

butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Popular Tags for: Offbeat

Most Active Stories Today in Offbeat tagged with Tokyo

top story finders in Offbeat

1. AniMae Chi 207 popular stories

2. Carole K. 200 popular stories

3. Richard S. 195 popular stories

4. Natasha Salgado 175 popular stories

5. Laura H. 141 popular stories

6. Alexandra G. 138 popular stories

7. Dalia H. 132 popular stories

8. Christeen Anderson 122 popular stories

9. Nancy W. 113 popular stories

10. Candy L. 102 popular stories

more top news finders »

What makes a top story finder?
A top finder is someone who submits stories that become popular and are promoted to the front page.

wanted: news analysts

Get Active in the Care2 News Network!

Help ferret out the most noteworthy of the Newly Submitted stories and promote them to the Front Page.

care2 news network tools

News Network Bookmarklet

Submit stories from your browser toolbar with the easy to use Add to Care2 News! bookmarklet.

News Network Syndication

Get this page in RSS. Keep up to date with the Care2 News Network in your favorite RSS reader. Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and more!
Find out how to subscribe!

care2 newsletter spotlight

Join over 2 Million Care2 Subscribers! Sign up for our FREE Newsletters, Delivered to your Inbox!