Tokyo Skytree marks 10th anniversary of opening

Jiji Press
The Tokyo Skytree is seen from Taito Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday.

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Tokyo Skytree in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, known as the world’s tallest self-sustaining tower, marked the 10th anniversary of its opening on Sunday.

The Tobu Railway Co. group, which operates the 634-meter tower and an adjacent commercial complex, is organizing commemorative events, including the live broadcasting of a show performed by Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo XI at a top section of the tower.

As Tokyo Tower in Minato Ward, which used to be the primary television broadcast tower in the region, faced difficulty in ensuring complete broadcasting coverage after high-rise buildings were built around it, TV broadcasters in Tokyo started considering developing a replacement facility.