Tokyo has more Michelin stars than any other city

(CNN) — Michelin Guide, the famed French dining bible, has confirmed what most travelers already believe — Tokyo is the world’s no.1 food destination. The Michelin Guide Tokyo 2019, released this week, has handed out stars to 230 restaurants around the Japanese capital. Of these, 13 have received three-stars — the highest designation. There are…

Meet the 90-year-old dreaming of becoming a Tokyo 2020 Olympics guide

The Japanese capital, Tokyo, will be hosting the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games and volunteers and businesses are preparing to make sure everything runs smoothly. Among them is a 90-year-old Japanese grandmother, who is learning English to so she can help tourists during the games. BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around…

Olympic boxing: Wladimir Klitschko wants changes to ensure Tokyo 2020 participation

Boxing was first included in the Olympics in 1904, but was not part of the 1912 Games in Stockholm because Swedish law banned the sport at the time Ex-world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has called for changes to how boxing is organised at the Olympic Games, to protect the sport’s future. Boxing has been included…

Unconventional Tokyo school named among world’s best new buildings

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN CNN Style is the international digital news partner for the RIBA International Prize. Over the coming weeks we will be profiling the four finalists for the 2018 award. Tasked with designing a music school in Tokyo, architect Tomohiko Yamanashi sat down with tutors and students to determine what they wanted…

Tokyo inflation holds steady, little cheer for Japan’s central bank

TORU YAMANAKA | AFP | Getty Images Cars go past the headquarters of the Bank of Japan in Tokyo on March 6, 2008. Tokyo’s core consumer price inflation was unchanged in October from the previous month, government data showed on Friday, offering little encouragement for Japan’s central bank as it struggles to reach its ambitious…

Pompeo in Tokyo for talks ahead of Pyongyang visit

Aaron P. Bernstein | Reuters Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington,  July 25, 2018. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials ahead of his fourth visit to North Korea for…

2020 Tokyo Olympics estimated to cost 7 times over budget: Report

The 2020 Olympics and Paralympics — to be held in Tokyo, Japan — are estimated to cost seven times more than what was originally budgeted, Japanese newspaper The Mainichi reported on Friday. Hosting the mega-events would cost Japan 801.1 billion yen ($7.03 billion), the report said, citing the country’s Board of Audit. That’s the agency…

US-Japan trade talks: Tokyo to stay cautious

The fact that the statement didn’t include the phrase “free trade agreement” is significant, according to Glen Fukushima, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan policy institute. “The Japanese side will hesitate using the word FTA because it will make it appear as if they’re switching from a multilateral approach to a…

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Dress as Mario and Luigi for Tokyo Go-Kart Date

Are Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom taking a spin on Rainbow Road? The superstar pair made time for a go-kart date night during their time in Japan, where Perry kicked off the Asian leg of her Witness World Tour on Tuesday. Together they toured Tokyo dressed as iconic Nintendo characters Mario and Luigi, bringing their…