Places & Travel
09/28, Arts Culture Tourism from Tokyo
Russia's FSB interrogate the Japanese consul in Vladivostok accusing the diplomat of engaging in espionage after obtaining classified information in exchange for money. All this as the state funeral for former PM Shinzo Abe takes place at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan Hall. It was originally built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics to showcase the martial arts. The hall was based on the 'Yumedono', or Hall of Dreams, a similar octagonal structure at Horyuji Temple in Nara, played host to Muhammad Ali and the Beatles, and still serves as a religious venue for annual remembrance.