Tuesday, May 22, 2012

World's tallest tower opens in Tokyo

The World's tallest tower ,the Tokyo Skytree openend to the public yesterday with tens of thousand of visitors flocking on the city's newest attraction .

Despite rainy weather,residents and tourist gathered around the same day.

It is the world's second tallest man-made structure ,topped only by the 828 metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Japan's hard-hit tourism sector is hoping the tower will boost the number of visitor from abroad after figures plummeted in the wake of Japan's quake-tsunami disaster last year.

The disaster ,which sparked the worst nuclear crisis in  a generation .saw nthe number of visitors of Japan fall 27.8% from the previous year to 6.22 million.-AFP

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