Near-field communication — which turns your phone into your fares, ads, and more — has shown both promise and problems.
Here's how one Tokyo designer imagines it.
Wartime cartography shows how U.S. bombing of Japan shifted from military targets to cities in general.
The Skytree debuts in Tokyo.
Fares are nice, but real estate and retail holdings are the main reasons why its private rail companies profit.
A yawning black hole opening up in the dead center of the sun is on the bill for May 20.
Some notes on six weeks of travel in and around Japan's great city.
As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.
The city's Hotaru festival uses LED bulbs designed to mimic the light of the insects that once “gemmed” the Sumida River.
The life-size sculpture is an advertisement for a new theme park.
Tokyo cartographers create cycling routes that resemble wild animals.
As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.
New York and London top the list in a new ranking of 66 cities around the world.
A video that examines the insular and mysterious arcade culture of Japan.
Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.
How the city has changed since the earthquake.
A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.
Snapshots of cities most love-inducing qualities.
In Japan, groping on crowded trains is so common, young women seek refuge in cars where men aren't allowed.