Tokyo Unveils 2020 Olympic Logos

Japan has unveiled the new official logos for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Named as harmonized chequered emblem, it’s a design by Asao Tokolo.

2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games emblem

According to the official website of Tokyo 2020:

“Chequered patterns are popular in many countries throughout history. In Japan, the pattern became formally known as ichimatsu moyo in the Edo period (1603-1867). This design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue also expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.

Composed of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. In addition, it incorporates the message of unity in diversity. It also expresses that the Olympic and Paralympic Games seek to promote diversity as a platform to connect the world.”

Akihabara Electric Town 1986

Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town in 1986. Lots of consumer electronic shops back then before anime, manga and video games became dominant in the area.

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Keiko Kitagawa Tokyo Walker

Actress Keiko Kitagawa on the cover of the latest issue of Tokyo Walker Magazine.

Keiko Kitagawa Tokyo Walker Magazine

She is currently starring in drama series Hero which is going well. And she has also starred in three films since the start of the year.

Source: Walkerplus (Japanese)

Doraemon Figures in Roppongi

66 different life sized Doraemon figures are currently on display in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills. The character is one of Japan’s favourite pop culture mascots.

Doraemon figures Tokyo Roppongi Hills

Doraemon figures Tokyo Roppongi Hills

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Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo

Summer season is also fireworks season in Japan. The first firework festival in Japan was about 200 years ago. These days corporations sponsored many of the festivals, the shows happen almost daily in Tokyo when it reaches its peak in August.

Source: AGG (Youtube)