Tokyo

An Addictive Tool Tracks the Explosive Expansion of the World's Megacities

Examining swelling urban borders over the past 100 years.

Suomi NPP/NASA

The First Super Typhoon of 2014 Is a True Monster

All eyes in Japan are on Super Typhoon Neoguri, a tremendous storm set to create 40-foot-tall waves.

Parco City

For the Traveling Foodie, Here Is Sushi Luggage

Please note that these nigiri-themed suitcases are not edible.

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Tokyo's Carbon Market for Office Buildings Is All 'Cap' and Not Much 'Trade'

The success of the world's first city-level carbon-trading system hasn't had much to do with emissions trading.

U.S. National Archives

What Tokyo Looked Like in 1945

The March 10 air raids were among the deadliest, most destructive attacks of World War II.

The Amazing Things You Can Learn From a Virtual City

This new tool can help us understand how people respond to urban spaces before they're built.

Schema Design

What New York's Social Network Might Look Like If We Could Actually See It

A wild experiment in 3D data visualization.

Niizeki Hiromi

A Poignant Love Letter to New York's Chewed Sidewalk Gum

An artist pays respect to the victims of the Japanese tsunami with cute, heart-shaped gum wads.

Rakuten

A Tie That Can Help You Navigate the Subway

Sneak a peak and you'll never get lost again.

Stand in Awe of Tokyo's $100 Melons

Should you eat it, or put it in a museum?

Hermes

The Littlest Ice Skating Rink in Tokyo Is Very Small Indeed

Attended by skating instructors, the wee rink measures less than 10 feet across.

Nagashima Resort

This Japanese Holiday Light Show Is a Wonder to Behold

The LED-dripping Mount Fuji is almost as spectacular as the real mountain.

Honda

In the Future, We Will All Scoot Around on Robotic Stools

That's the vision of Honda, anyway, which has invented a Segway-like pedestal for personal mobility.

Corne

Tokyo Has a Nap Cafe For Sleepy Ladies

A 10-minute snooze costs about $1.50. 

Awesome Art Made From Recycled Skateboards

Tokyo artist Haroshi makes wildly colorful art from hundreds of stacked skateboard decks.

Zaha Hadid Architects

Japan's Scaled-Down Olympics

Officials are already cutting bells and whistles from Zaha Hadid's bold stadium proposal to avoid runaway costs.

WhatILove.org

Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.

FourSquare

Dazzling Timelapse Videos of Millions of FourSquare Check-Ins

In six global cities.

Reuters

One Japanese Man on Being Evicted for the Olympics Twice in One Lifetime: 'I Have a Kind of Grudge'

Tokyo's National Olympic Stadium is being rebuilt and expanded. That means Kohei Jinno, who lives one block away, will have to move. Again.