Interest in Old Maps Surges in Japan

Yahoo Japan’s “Tokyo Tours With Old Maps” feature, which launched in January, has apparently kindled an interest in antique maps in Japan, The Japan Times reports. Not only is Yahoo’s site — not that I can read Japanese, but does anyone have a URL? — more popular than expected, but bookstores are seeing a surge in map sales. (How about that: online maps creating demand for paper maps.) Via GeoCarta.