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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.
Tokyo asks central govt to extend state of eme

Tokyo asks central govt to extend state of eme

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko asks the central government to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency

Emperor Naruhito plants rice seedlings at Impe

Emperor Naruhito plants rice seedlings at Impe

Emperor Naruhito plants rice seedlings in an annual event at the Imperial Palace.

Vaccination for Japanese athletes to start on

Vaccination for Japanese athletes to start on

he Japanese Olympic Committee says the vaccination for around 1,600 Japanese athletes and related people will start on June 1.

20,000 people related to Tokyo Games to be vac

20,000 people related to Tokyo Games to be vac

Olympic minister Marukawa Tamayo says Japan plans to offer Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccinations to about 20,000 people related to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Japan reacts to U.S. advisory not to travel to

Japan reacts to U.S. advisory not to travel to

Japanese government officials react to the U.S. State Department’s raising its travel advisory on Japan to the highest level, urging people not to travel to the country.

Astronaut Hoshide Excited About Tokyo Olympics

Astronaut Hoshide Excited About Tokyo Olympics

Japanese astronaut Hoshide Akihiko said in an interview with Nippon TV that he looks forward to the Tokyo Olympics while on his upcoming mission as commander of the International Space Station.

Hayabusa2 Capsule on Display at Museum

Hayabusa2 Capsule on Display at Museum

A capsule of Japan’s Hayabusa2 space explorer is put on display at a museum near Tokyo. The container returned to Earth in December, bringing back materials from the asteroid Ryugu.

'Shooting Star' Bullet Train

'Shooting Star' Bullet Train

A beaming bullet train running through the Kyushu area was created to mark the 10th anniversary of the Kyushu Shinkansen.

Starbucks Selling Reusable Silicone Straws

Starbucks Selling Reusable Silicone Straws

Starbucks is selling reusable silicone straws in Japan as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste, and it comes with a carrying case and washing brush.

Violin Made from Iwate's 'Miracle Pine Tree'

Violin Made from Iwate's 'Miracle Pine Tree'

A violin made from the lone pine tree that survived the March 2011 tsunami in Iwate Prefecture is featured at a memorial concert held in Tokyo on the 10th anniversary of the disaster.

Japan to Provide ¥50,000 Handout to Parents

Japan to Provide ¥50,000 Handout to Parents

The Japanese government adopts a set of emergency measures to help parents in financial dire straits.

Fourth Batch of COVID Vaccines Arrive in Japan

Fourth Batch of COVID Vaccines Arrive in Japan

Around 830,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines arrive in Japan.

Super Mario Arrives at USJ!

Super Mario Arrives at USJ!

The Super Nintendo World featuring Mario and related characters opens at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka following two postponements due to the coronavirus.

Drone Captures Pair of Humpback Whales

Drone Captures Pair of Humpback Whales

Drone footage was able to pick up a pair of humpback whales swimming off coast of Okinawa Prefecture.

Dolls to Celebrate the Well-Being of Boys

Dolls to Celebrate the Well-Being of Boys

A city in Shizuoka Prefecture is displaying dolls that wish for good health and well-being of boys.

Olympics Torch Kickoff Won't Allow Spectators

Olympics Torch Kickoff Won't Allow Spectators

Sources reveal that the kickoff ceremony of the Olympics torch relay will be held without spectators.

Femtech to Fight Menstruation Issues

Femtech to Fight Menstruation Issues

The femtech market is slowly expanding in Japan together with the advancement of women.

Ammonia Just May Be the Fuel of the Future

Ammonia Just May Be the Fuel of the Future

Heavy-industry manufacturer IHI Corporation is experimenting with a technology that uses ammonia to generate thermal power.

Pilgrimage Temples & Sake Brewers Join Forces

Pilgrimage Temples & Sake Brewers Join Forces

Buddhist temples that are part of the Shikoku Pilgrimage and local sake makers in southwestern Japan cooperate to overcome difficulties they face amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Fighting Unconscious Bias in Male Students

Fighting Unconscious Bias in Male Students

A group of university students launch a project to fight against unconscious bias.

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