Monday, September 25, 2017

Tokyo's Trump Tower: It's a House of Cards

Trump Tower in Ota Ward, Tokyo

While some may think no urban landscape is complete without one, it was completely surprising to spy this not-too-tony tower dubbed "Trump" tucked away in a kind of quiet little corner of Tokyo. This city spire was erected in 2014 and its owner (who is, by the way, not the 45th president of the United States) claims the building's nomenclature is derived from the Japanese word for playing cards, "trump." Meaning, if you haven't figured it out by now, Trump Tower Tokyo is a house of cards.

P.S. Now ICYMI, there is an entire city in Japan called Obama (but don't tell President Trump).

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