JR Halves Price of Bullet Train Tickets
Japan Railways Group companies cut the ticket prices of some bullet train and express trains to lure customers amid a drop in travelers due to the coronavirus.
Kirin to Sell Japan’s First No-Carb Beer
Kirin Brewery announced Japan’s first zero-carbohydrate beer, hitting the shelves on October 6.
A Quick Look at Abe’s Diplomatic Prowess
Outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has managed to make some impressive friends for his nation. NTV24 takes a look at two of those special relationships.
Suga Elected LDP President
Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide has been elected president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, and is set to become Japanese prime minister on September 16.
Cool Tech for Buildings in the Age of COVID-19
Japanese giant conglomerate Softbank Group has unveiled a building in Tokyo upgraded with technologies in line with the “new normal” imposed by the pandemic.
Tokyo Extends Shorter Business Hours Request
Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko asked eateries that serve alcohol and karaoke parlors in the Japanese capital’s 23 wards to continue operating at shorter hours until September 15.
No Halloween Gathering in Shibuya in 2020
Officials of Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward have decided to ask people not to visit the iconic Scramble Crossing to celebrate Halloween this year, for fears of spreading COVID-19.
Prime Minister Suga's Plans for Japan
Incoming Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held his first news conference as Japanese Prime Minister, pledging to continue pursuing his predecessor’s policies.
Tokyo Games to Be Simplified in 50-60 Areas
Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics plan to simplify the postponed games in around 50 to 60 areas to cut additional costs.
Japan Airlines Testing Remote Customer Service
Japan Airlines is providing customer service remotely using an avatar on a trial basis.
A Grand Mask That's Worth a Grand
As wearing a face covering has become essential in the COVID-19 era, one mask specialty store has opened in Tokyo, showing off a dazzling mask with a 100,000 yen (US$940) price tag!
Huge Harajuku Shopping Structure Set for 2022
The west corner of Jingumae Crossing has largely remained unchanged for the past 50 years, but that's set to change in 2022 with a new, reflective shopping complex.
Pandemic Drives Vending Machines Boom in Japan
A growing number of businesses in Japan are turning to vending machines to sell their products as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on.
Get Your Gyoza From This Unmanned Store
An unmanned store in Tokyo sells frozen gyoza dumplings around the clock as part of efforts to prevent close human contact amid the coronavirus epidemic.
Tokyo Island Emitting High Volume Volcanic Gas
Japan Coast Guard officials say lava flow at Nishinoshima Island south of Tokyo has temporarily stopped, but volcanic gas continues to emerge.
Japan's Tallest Skyscraper to be Built by 2027
Real estate developer Mitsubishi Estate revealed plans to build Japan’s tallest skyscraper by 2027.
Abe Resigns As PM Over Health
Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is not resigning for the first time. He also stepped down due to a chronic illness 13 years ago.
Ready for Burger King's Maximum Challenge?
Are you ready for Japan's latest carnivore craze? The limited-time all-you-can-eat event from Burger King is coming September 18-22. And we have the details.
Ueno Zoo Opens New Panda Habitat
Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens unveiled a new enclosure for giant pandas.
Introducing the Suga Administration
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga unveils the composition of his administration.