Reach For The Sky: Shibuya Gets Tallest Building

Reach for the sky: Shibuya gets tallest building

Tokyo's Shibuya district is getting a new addition to its already-crowded skyline.

The 230-meter-tall east wing of Shibuya Scramble Square will be the highest building around when it opens November 1. It's now being constructed right above Shibuya Station.

Shibuya Bans Drinking On Street For Halloween

Shibuya bans drinking on street for Halloween

Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has passed a bill to ban drinking alcohol in streets, parks and open spaces near Shibuya station during Halloween and other major events. The ordinance will go into effect on Thursday.

The ban is to be imposed only on special days, including the weekend before Halloween, Halloween itself and the day after, as well as New Year's Eve.

Shibuya Mayor Proposes Drinking Ban For Halloween

Shibuya Mayor proposes drinking ban for Halloween

The mayor of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has told a news conference that he will introduce a bill to ban drinking on the streets and parks near Shibuya station during Halloween and other major events.

Shibuya is a magnet for young people. But some of them caused trouble on the weekend just before Halloween last year. Drunk youths overturned a parked vehicle and started fights.

Shibuya Video Prank Group Referred To Prosecutors

Shibuya video prank group referred to prosecutors

Police in Tokyo have referred to prosecutors a YouTuber in his 20s and six others who, as a stunt, placed a bed in the middle of Tokyo's famed Shibuya scramble crossing in March.

The group in their 20s and 30s is suspected of violating the road traffic law by obstructing pedestrians.

Shibuya To Ban Public Drinking At Halloween

Shibuya to ban public drinking at Halloween

Tokyo's Shibuya Ward plans to introduce a ban on drinking alcohol outdoors at certain times of the year such as Halloween and New Year's Eve.

A panel was set up after a series of incidents in the shopping and entertainment district near Shibuya Station.
In its interim report, the panel asked the ward to enact an ordinance to stipulate rules and regulations for people who visit Shibuya.

Police Investigate Video Incident In Shibuya

Police investigate video incident in Shibuya

Tokyo police are looking into an incident that disrupted traffic at a crowded intersection in Shibuya, a popular entertainment district in the Japanese capital.

Video footage posted on YouTube and Twitter late last month, shows a man lying on a bed covered by a blanket in the middle of the crowded intersection.

Police Arrest Shibuya Halloween Hooligans

Police arrest Shibuya Halloween hooligans

Police in Tokyo have arrested 4 men linked to an attack on a small truck in a crowded entertainment district on the weekend before Halloween.

The men are suspected of having been involved in surrounding, overturning and stepping on the truck near Shibuya station on October 28th. Many young people in costumes were gathered in the area at the time.

Police To Arrest Shibuya Halloween Hooligans

Police to arrest Shibuya Halloween hooligans

Police in Tokyo have decided to arrest 4 men linked to an attack on a small truck in a crowded entertainment district on the weekend before Halloween.

The men are suspected of having been involved in surrounding, overturning and stepping on the truck near Shibuya station on October 28th. Many young people in costumes were gathered in the area at the time.

Police Vigilant In Shibuya On Halloween

Police vigilant in Shibuya on Halloween

Tokyo police have sent hundreds of officers to the Shibuya district, where a large number of people in costume gathered for Halloween.

Sidewalks around the famous scramble crossing near Shibuya Station were crowded with costumed revelers on Wednesday evening.

5 Arrested Amid Halloween Celebrations In Shibuya

5 arrested amid Halloween celebrations in Shibuya

Tokyo police arrested 5 people over the weekend for alleged assaults and other misdeeds in the run-up to Halloween on Wednesday. Police are calling on people gathering to celebrate the day to behave lawfully.

Many costumed revelers have been congregating since Saturday at the famous scramble crossing at Shibuya Station. Most are young adults, including some foreign tourists.

Euphoric Soccer Fans Clog Shibuya Intersection

Euphoric soccer fans clog Shibuya intersection

Jubilant soccer fans have overrun a famous intersection near Tokyo's Shibuya Station in reaction to Japan's advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup finals in Russia.

The progress to the last 16 prompted supporters wearing the blue uniforms of the national squad to swarm onto the scramble intersection and chant "Japan!"

Observatory Opens On Rooftop Of Shibuya 109 Fashion Building

Observatory opens on rooftop of Shibuya 109 fashion building

With the 109 Men's commercial complex's full facelift under way, the famed fashion building in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has opened some of its newly renovated facilities.

One of the highlights, unveiled on April 28 to mark the "Day of Shibuya," is a rooftop observatory overlooking the iconic scramble crossing.