TOKYO — Truly great cities capture our imagination, even when we have never visited them. Paris conjures renewal and love, New York is about hustle and dynamism and London represents staid charm. Istanbul speaks of mystery, Rio de Janeiro of zestful libertinism and Shanghai of rapid reinvention.
And then there’s Tokyo. Of all the world’s great cities, the world’s largest seems to lend itself least to glib reveries.
It doesn’t help that Hollywood often caricatures Tokyo beyond recognition. In the 1980s and 1990s, when Japan posed a serious challenge to the United States’ global economic primacy, films such as “Rising Sun,” starring read more >>>
Source : HuffingtonPost.Com