Portal:Tokyo/Did you know
- ... that the arcade game Heiankyo Alien was originally designed as a personal computer game by the University of Tokyo's Theoretical Science Group?
- ...that the most recent of the six different methods of total synthesis of the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel, a drug originally derived from the rare Pacific Yew, was developed at the Tokyo University of Science in 1999?
- ...that in the peak days of Iranian migration to Japan, Iran Air flights to Tokyo were fully booked several years in advance?
- ...that although the first meeting of the Indian Independence League took place in Tokyo in March 1942, it was not formally proclaimed until June of that year in Bangkok?
- ...that the First Tokyo Middle School (pictured), one of the top public secondary schools in Japan, expelled all of its Korean international students in 1905 when they demonstrated against the Eulsa Treaty between Japan and Korea?
Currently, most of the DYK articles featured on the Portal:Tokyo have been featured on the Main Page. This does not mean, however, that in order to get a DYK up on the Portal that it must be featured on the Main Page. If you have newly created or expanded an article, feel free to nominate the DYK below:
First nomination (five DYK from /May subpage):
- ...that Ueno is the station name of the area home to the bulk of Tokyo's major museums?
- ...that Roppongi is one of the major entertainment districts in Japan?
- ...that Tokyo Tower is designed based on the Eiffel Tower?
- ...that the Greater Kanto Earthquake struck Tokyo in 1923, killing more than 70,000 people?
- ...that many vendors at the Tsukuji fish market have complained about the large number of foreign visitors touching the fish?
I have not created nor expanded but I felt these five may be an interest to others. I have created Akasaka Sacas, 109 (department store), and Shibuya Mark City, and AKB48 as one of the articles I expanded, so I could think of one DYK of each topics later on to add. --staka (T) 21:18, 29 August 2008 (UTC)