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NIPPON TV NEWS 24 JAPAN

NIPPON TV NEWS 24 JAPAN

All About NIPPON TV NEWS 24 JAPAN
NIPPON TV NEWS 24 JAPAN is the English news service of Nippon Television Network, Japan's leading broadcast network. This page provides a selection of the latest news and other stories to keep you informed about what is happening in Japan.
New Shinkansen Bullet Train Model Debuts

New Shinkansen Bullet Train Model Debuts

A new model of the Shinkansen bullet train goes into service between Tokyo and Hakata. The N700S is the first fully remodeled Tokaido Shinkansen train series in 13 years.

70% of New Covid Cases Among 20s & 30s Adults

70% of New Covid Cases Among 20s & 30s Adults

Tokyo confirmed 107 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, and over 100 cases per day over the the weekend. The capital has designated a four-color warning system to notify the public of the severity of the situation.

Japan Rolls Out Paid Plastic Bags Policy

Japan Rolls Out Paid Plastic Bags Policy

Japan mandates businesses to charge customers for plastic shopping bags as part of efforts to tackle plastic waste. Stores are responding in various ways.

Tokyo Coronavirus Cases on the Rise

Tokyo Coronavirus Cases on the Rise

Tokyo reports 124 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, July 3, while the health minister says Japan’s medical care system is not in a crunch.

Japan's Job Availability Continues to Drop

Japan's Job Availability Continues to Drop

May marks the fifth consecutive month of declining job availability in Japan due to effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea Reopen

Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea Reopen

The facilities of Tokyo's Magic Kingdom have reopened after a four-month hiatus to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Japan's First Sign Language Starbucks Opens

Japan's First Sign Language Starbucks Opens

As a show of its dedication to inclusion, Starbucks has brought it's fifth global sign language cafe to Tokyo, the first in the nation.

Hospital Supports Pregnant Women in Need

Hospital Supports Pregnant Women in Need

A hospital that operates Japan’s only baby hatch, where mothers can place their unwanted babies anonymously, has started taking in pregnant women of lesser means to help them give birth, in what is believe to be the first such attempt in the country.

The Queen of the Night Blooms Only Once a Year

The Queen of the Night Blooms Only Once a Year

Visitors gather in Aichi Prefecture, in central Japan, to get a glimpse of a special flower, the "Queen of the Night," a cactus flower that only blooms once a year in the evening, and withers by morning.

Toyota Invests in Joint Space Venture

Toyota Invests in Joint Space Venture

Toyota Motor and three major Japanese banks invest in a new fund for space development aimed at nurturing domestic startups in the field.

Japanese Supercomputer Is World's Fastest

Japanese Supercomputer Is World's Fastest

Japan’s Fugaku supercomputer, developed jointly by Riken and Fujitsu, has been ranked the fastest in the world.

Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo Reopens

Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo Reopens

People flock to Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo, which has reopened after closing for about four months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Some Visitors Back at Tourist Destinations

Some Visitors Back at Tourist Destinations

As the government eases domestic travel restrictions, some visitors are back at Japan’s tourist destinations.

Japan Eases Domestic Travel Restrictions

Japan Eases Domestic Travel Restrictions

People flock to airports and train stations as the Japanese government eases domestic travel restrictions that were in place to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Mandarin Oranges Fetch Record High Price

Mandarin Oranges Fetch Record High Price

Mandarin oranges in western Japan fetch a record high 100,000 yen apiece in the fruit’s first auction of the season.

COVID-19 Tracking App Launched in Japan

COVID-19 Tracking App Launched in Japan

Japan launches a smartphone app that notifies users when they may have come into contact with someone infected with the COVID-19.

Foreign Visitors to Japan in May Down 99.9%

Foreign Visitors to Japan in May Down 99.9%

This comes as no surprise, but the number of foreign visitors to Japan in May drops 99.9 percent from last year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, posting a monthly record low of 1,700.

Traditional Artisans Adapting to the Pandemic

Traditional Artisans Adapting to the Pandemic

Traditional artisans in Japan are looking for innovative ways to adapt to the new normal to ride out the pandemic.

Buying Direct from Farmers Popular in Pandemic

Buying Direct from Farmers Popular in Pandemic

Purchasing fresh produce directly from farmers is gaining popularity in Tokyo as the method can help avoid close human contact amid the coronavirus pandemic.

PCR Testing Center Opens in Tokyo Suburbs

PCR Testing Center Opens in Tokyo Suburbs

A PCR center with drive-through and walk-up testing capabilities starts operating in a western suburb of Tokyo to prepare for a possible second wave of coronavirus infections.

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