Japan Extends Coronavirus Emergency to March 7
The Japanese government has decided to extend its second state of emergency over the coronavirus by a month through March 7.
Annual Bean-Tossing Events Held Across Japan
In a way to welcome good fortune and drive out the bad, Setsubun festivities were held in various parts of Japan on February 2 with limited participants amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Restoration Update
The press got to see the interior of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial that has been undergoing preservation work since last September. The structure is a symbol of the devastation of the 1945 atomic bombing of the western Japanese city.
COVID Vaccines May Be Available in May
Sources say Japan's government plans to deliver COVID vaccinations to the general population in May.
Closures Over COVID Continue in Japan
An increasing number of businesses across Japan permanently close their doors amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
Train Services to End Earlier in Greater Tokyo
Railway companies serving the greater Tokyo area move up the times of their last train amid the state of emergency over the coronavirus.
Coronavirus in Japan: 1-Year Later
One year has passed since Japan confirmed the first coronavirus patient in the country, but new cases of infection are on the surge despite the government’s declaration of the second state of emergency over the pandemic.
Central Japan's Husband-Throwing Festival
You won't believe this wacky winter ritual where locals throw a married man down a snowy hill to his wife.
Japan to Roll Out Covid Vaccines by Late Feb
Regulatory Reform Minister Taro Kono says he will strive to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination to the public as soon as possible.
Subscription Service for Unlimited Flights
Budget airline Peach Aviation is considering launching a one-month subscription service for unlimited flights.
Ashikaga Flower Park Shines in Winter
An illuminative spectacle is enchanting visitors at Ashikaga Flower Park, north of Tokyo, with nearly five million LED light bulbs.
Remains of Japan's First Railroad Embankment
Train otaku across Japan must be rejoicing as the press gets footage of the railroad remains from the 1870s.
Japan Expands State of Emergency
The Japanese government expands its state of emergency over the coronavirus to seven prefectures such as Osaka and Kyoto in addition to the four in the greater Tokyo area that was originally included.
Autonomous Buses Planned for Olympic Village
Toyota Motor has conducted a demonstration of e-Palette self-driving buses planned for the Olympic village next year.
Japan Declares Second State of Emergency
Japan declares a state of emergency over the coronavirus for the second time, with the pronouncement covering Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.
Feeling Hungry? How about a US$200k Tuna?
A 208.4 kilogram tuna fetches nearly ¥20.8 million at Toyosu Market's first auction of the year.
Tokyo Daily COVID Cases Reach Record High
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reports a record daily high of 1,591 new cases of coronavirus infections and a total of 113 COVID-19 patients who are severely ill.
Japan Considers State of Emergency for Tokyo
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says he is considering declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.
Imperial Bonsai Ready for New Year
Imperial Household Agency gardeners are preparing traditional potted plants that will be used as decoration in the New Year period.
AI Takes Guesswork out of Choosing Sake
This artificial intelligence sommelier helps you choose the sake of your preference just by giving it descriptive expressions.