Atlantic Cities

Postcard From Tokyo

In Tokyo:

  • A bluefin tuna is auctioned off for a record $736,000 or $1,238 per pound.
  • A new rule allowing bicyclists to ride on sidewalks is drawing the ire of both pedestrians (who don't like getting run into) and cyclists (who find it difficult to navigate the roads).
  • A 7.0 magnitude quake shakes the capital, but causes no real damage.
  • Tokyo police search for the killer of two Taiwanese university girls, who were stabbed repeatedly in their dorm room.

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Amanda Erickson is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic Cities. All posts »

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