Japan Banned Resale of Masks at High Prices
Japan's government approves a ban on reselling masks for unreasonable profits.
Apps and Platforms to Help You Stay Connected
From video chats to virtual worlds, stay connected and have fun with friends and family while staying home.
Using Tuna to Measure Proper Social Distances
Let’s all stay "one tuna apart" by using these funny social distancing posters.
5 Great Books That Will Transport You to Japan
In these trying times of self-isolation, travel doesn't have to end completely. There's no better alternative for transporting yourself to a faraway land than via a great book. Here our five of our favorite reads to help you explore Japan.
A Guide to the ¥100,000 Stimulus in Japan
The government announced plans to offer a relief package of ¥100,000 to every individual in Japan, including foreign residents. Check out our brief guide on eligibility for the ¥100,000 COVID-19 fund and how to get it.
Staying Fit While Staying Home
Read on for some simple tips and tools for staying fit while staying at home.
Enjoy a Public Bath from the Privacy of Home
Some public bath houses in Japan are doing their part to support social distancing by uploading videos of their soothing baths.
Government: Japan Has Enough Toilet Paper
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama says Japan has enough toilet paper and urges people to stop hoarding.
JP Post Suspends Mail from Select Countries
In response to the spread of COVID-19, the Japan Postal Service has temporarily suspended mail service from select countries.
Non-Smokers Rejoice: Ban Implemented in Japan
A law generally prohibiting indoor smoking was fully implemented across the country on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
JNTO Multilingual Coronavirus Hotline
Japan National Tourism Organization has a visitor hotline at 050-3816-2787 that accepts inquiries about coronavirus in English, Chinese and Korean.
Fast Food Chains Cut Back Operations in Japan
McDonald’s and Starbucks in Japan are cutting back further on store operations as part of moves to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Japan Extends Stay Home Order to May 31
The Japanese government decided to keep the state of emergency in place to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus to May 31 nationwide.
Japan to Ban Travelers from US, China & Korea
Japan is set to ban all travelers from the United States, China, South Korea and most of Europe, including those who have been to those countries within 14 days.
Coronavirus Cases on the Rise in Japan
Two weeks after Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures, the novel coronavirus epidemic in the country remains serious even though the rate of increase in the number of infected cases has begun to slow.
Salivate over Plastic Food in Kappabashi
Want to know where those food displays in front of restaurants comes from? Explore the world of plastic food models at Sample Shop Maiduru.
How to Be Safer while Social Distancing
A group of experts is suggesting new life routines for people to follow as an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus while maintaining a certain degree of social and economic activities.
Japan's $2.6 Billion Coronavirus Package Plan
The Japanese government announces its second emergency package to fight the new coronavirus epidemic.
Studying Japanese at Home
A lot of language learners have had their educational plans disrupted by the COVID-19 epidemic. But that doesn't mean that your Japanese learning has to come to a halt!
An AR Solution for Safe Social Distancing
An innovative app that uses augmented reality software to measure proper social distancing.