New signboards unveiled at Osaka's Tsutenkaku Tower

OSAKA, Sep 23 (NHK) - Year-long renovation work on the signboards of Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka, western Japan, has been completed. The landmark illumination tourist attraction has now improved flexibility.

The tower operator says neon lamps have been replaced with more than 400,000 LED lights, making the signboards more flexible in displaying colors.

One side has a newly-installed digital signage that is 32 meters high and three meters wide.

The operator says the display's features include the free choice of the size of letters, and messages available in languages such as Japanese, English and Chinese.

Osaka Governor Yoshimura Hirofumi attended the sign-lighting ceremony on Friday, along with Kojima Keiji, the president and CEO of Japanese electronics giant Hitachi, which took part in the renovation. ...continue reading