Tokyo timeline

  • Imperial Hotel Completed

    Tokyo's Imperial Hotel was the best-known of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings in Japan. The original Imperial Hotel in Tokyo was built in 1890. To... Read more

  • Imperial Hotel Survives Earthquake

    The 1923 Great Kantō earthquake struck the Kantō plain on the Japanese main island of Honshū at 11:58:44 am JST on September 1, 1923. Varied... Read more

  • Games of the XVIII Olympiad Held in Tokyo, Japan

    The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan in 1964.... Read more

  • Tokyo Gas Attack

    On Monday March 20, 1995, five members of Aum Shinrikyo launched a chemical attack on the Tokyo Metro, one of the world's busiest commuter... Read more

  • Myojo 56 Building Fire

    The fire, which broke out at around 1 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2001, on a stairway between the third and fourth floors after an explosion, ripped through... Read more