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The largest photo ever taken of Tokyo is zoomable, and it is glorious

It took photographer Jeffrey Martin two days of shooting and four months of editing to create the interactive panorama you're about to experience. At 600,000 pixels wide, it would measure 50 meters by 100 meters if printed at photographic resolution. And yes, it is every bit as awesome as it sounds. » 7/31/13 1:02pm 7/31/13 1:02pm

Darth Vader has no idea how to get to Tokyo Disneyland

It seems like the Dark Lord of the Sith and his small Stormtrooper retinue got a bit lost on their way to Tokyo Disneyland's Star Tours event. The trio wander about Tokyo and the nearby countryside, enjoying the sites, listening to a little shamisen music, and, uh... getting attacked by fresh fish. And is that Darth… » 3/20/13 9:50am 3/20/13 9:50am

Japanese legislators consider building a back-up Tokyo (in case the original's destroyed)

During World War I, Paris built a fake Paris to confuse German bombardiers. More recently, China has seen a spate of towns reproducing a little slice of Germany and Austria. Now, Japan is considering constructing a second Tokyo in case an earthquake destroys the one we have today. » 11/02/11 4:25pm 11/02/11 4:25pm