YouTuber Documents Shuri Castle's Rebirth
A YouTuber from Okinawa, southwestern Japan, introduces the charms of Shuri Castle which is undergoing restoration after suffering a major fire in October 2019.
2020 Olympics Coronavirus Monitoring Center
A government panel on anti-coronavirus measures for the Tokyo Games decided to set up an infectious disease monitoring center to keep track of athletes’ health condition.
Snow Crab Season Starts in Central Japan
The snow crab season kicked off in Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan on November 5.
Sharp Unveils Fog-Free Face Shields
Electronics firm Sharp has developed face shields that do not fog up or glare like conventional products do.
Discharge Drill at Shirakawago Making Waves
The annual water discharge drill was carried out at Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Gifu Prefecture, central Japan, to the delight of visitors.
Hakkoda's Crystal Clear Foliage Reflection
Autumn colors at Tsutanuma Lake in northern Japan are enchanting visitors from all around.
Amusement Park Shines for Medical Workers
An amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs is holding a nighttime illumination event to express appreciation to medical workers fighting the coronavirus.
Introducing Zipair, Japan’s Newest LCC Airline
Japan’s newest low-cost carrier, Zipair, embarked upon its first passenger flight on October 16.
A Carbon Neutral Japan by 2050
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledges to aim for Japan to become a carbon-neutral society by 2050 in his first policy speech in parliament.
Travel Ban Eased for China & 8 Other Locations
The Japanese government eased travel restrictions for nine countries including China on October 30.
Okinawa’s Shuri Castle Celebrating Rebirth
A festival took place at Okinawa’s Shuri Castle where a major fire burned down six buildings a year ago.
Toyosu Fish Market Resumes Public Viewings
The Toyosu fish market in Tokyo resumed public viewing of tuna auctions after about eight months. The observation deck had been closed to the public since February 29 due to the coronavirus.
24-Hour PCR Center Set up at Narita Airport
Narita International Airport now has a PCR testing center that operates around the clock. Travelers can get tested for the coronavirus at Terminals 1 and 2.
Introducing Flood-Resistant Floating Homes
A Japanese homebuilder has developed a house that floats during flooding as a measure to prevent permanent structural damage.
Tokyo's New LGBTQ+ Hospitality Home
Pride House Tokyo opened on October 11 as Japan’s first permanent facility for sexual minorities.
Supercomputer Shows How Coronavirus Is Spread
Researchers in Japan used the supercomputer Fugaku to simulate how the novel coronavirus spreads, looking at a case in which four people are sitting at a dining table and talking without masks on.
Fall Leaves Redder than Usual in Central Japan
Visitors to Mount Norikura in central Japan can now enjoy fall foliage. And wow are they in for a treat this year!
A Day in a Tokyo Park Amid the Pandemic
Tokyo’s Hibiya Park takes precautions against the novel coronavirus as people visit for leisure and work.
Red Kochia Are Attracting Visitors to Kagawa
Head to this national park in Kagawa Prefecture to enjoy red Kochia plants.
Ginza Station Renovations Finally Completed
Tokyo Metro has unveiled the completed renovations of Ginza Station, right in the heart of the Japanese capital.