Japan's State of Emergency: What Does It Mean?
If you were thinking of traveling to Japan, there are new restrictions to heed.
State of Emergency Will Not Disrupt Services
Japan declares a state of emergency, but it will be business as usual for public infrastructure, major banks, and convenience stores.
Color Your World with Vegetable Crayons
A company in Aomori Prefecture is making sustainable crayons out of vegetable waste.
Tokyo Olympics Will Start July 23, 2021
The postponed Tokyo Olympics will kick off on July 23 2021, while the Paralympics will begin August 24. The games were delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo Governor Asks for Restraint
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike asks Tokyo residents to abstain from going to bars, clubs, karaoke and other nightlife spots to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Snow-Covered Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom
Over the weekend, snow covered the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, which were in full bloom.
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.
Garden Opened to Public Despite Outbreak
A private garden in central Japan opened its doors to tourists for free, while other gardens in Tokyo shut its doors due to the growing coronavirus pandemic.
Repercussions of Tokyo Olympic postponement
The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics by about a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic is forcing stakeholders to make major changes in preparation for the games.
Japan Now Has 5G Network Service
Major Japanese cellphone service provider NTT Docomo launches next-generation 5G wireless service, the first in the country to do so.
Online Store Features Virtual Shoe Fittings
Online fashion mall operator Zozo has come up with a virtual shoe fitting service that recommends shoes that fit your size by using a special mat and a smartphone app.
Tokyo Olympics Officially Delayed Until 2021
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has publically announced the Tokyo Olympics will be delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monks Are Praying for Coronavirus Eradication
Buddhist monks are praying for the eradication of epidemics, including the novel coronavirus outbreak spreading around the world.
Japan Post Starts Testing Drone Delivery
Japan Post conducts a trial delivery of snail mail to residents in a remote area of Tokyo using a drone.
Japan to Scale Down Olympic Torch Relay
Tokyo Games organizers plan to scale down the Olympic torch relay to a lantern tour by car amid the growing novel coronavirus pandemic. The event is scheduled to start March 26.
A Reunion 9 Years After Tohoku Earthquake
Nine years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011, and Japan is still on the road to recovery. But one grieving couple found some comfort in the rubble.
Yamanote Line Has New Station for Olympics
Tokyo has a new train station as Takanawa Gateway opened on Saturday. People came from all across Japan to be among the first to enter the brand new station and ride the first train.
Japan Banned Resale of Masks at High Prices
Japan's government approves a ban on reselling masks for unreasonable profits.
Japan's $2.6 Billion Coronavirus Package Plan
The Japanese government announces its second emergency package to fight the new coronavirus epidemic.
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.