Topics for October 5th & 6th.


The “Taste of Tokyo 2019” festival will be held again this year in the three areas of Marunouchi, Yurakucho and Hibiya. This event aims to share the attractions of Tokyo’s agricultural and fisheries products with the world, along with the delicious cuisine made from them and the region’s traditional culture. This year, all areas will have stalls and special programs related to rugby. Separately, in the Marunouchi area, famous chefs will be offering Edo Tokyo vegetables and local dishes on kitchen cars. Fresh and safe vegetables, fruits, milk, and eggs will be available for purchase. Potted flowers from Tokyo will also be exhibited with limited number of them will be distributed to visitors. In the Yurakucho area, sake, beers and wines from all over Japan, along with freshly made gourmet snacks will be sold. Hibiya area will be screening films from the International Short Film Festival. Music concerts and flower workshops using flowers from Tokyo will also take place. You can also enjoy gourmet meals that can be found only at Hibiya. Please note that this outdoor event will take place even if it rains, but may be cancelled in case of rough weather. The “Taste of Tokyo 2019” festival runs from October 11th through 13th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Marunouchi Naka-dori shopping arcade, the Gyoko Avenue, the Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho, Tokyo Midtown Hibiya’s Hibiya Step Plaza and at Hibiya Park. Event dates and times vary depending on the venue. For more information, check the English PDF on the event website at



The Tokyo Metropolitan Government - Bureau of Environment has created a booklet entitled “Creating A Sustainable City - September 2019 edition”Photographs and illustrations are used to introduce and familiarize Tokyo's environmental policies with the citizens of Tokyo. This booklet is also available in English. This report introduces the latest efforts of Tokyo towards realizing "Zero Emission Tokyo" by 2050, as well as policy goals and initiatives in each field. This booklet can be downloaded as PDF files from the English version of the Tokyo Bureau of Environment website.

東京都は、環境政策に関する目標や取組を紹介する「環境先進都市・東京に向けて CREATING A SUSTAINABLE CITY(2019年9月)」を作成しました。都民の皆様に東京都の環境政策をより身近に感じていただけるよう、写真やイラストを使ってわかりやすく紹介しています。また、本冊子の英語版も作成しています。2050年までに「ゼロエミッション東京」を実現するための東京都の新たな取組のほか、各分野が掲げる政策目標や取組を紹介しています。英語版PDFは、英語版東京都環境局のホームページからご覧ください。

For the full text of today’s announcements, check the Tokyo Metropolitan Government website. The address is