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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.
A Reunion 9 Years After Tohoku Earthquake

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.

Japan Post Starts Testing Drone Delivery

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

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.

Yamanote Line Has New Station for Olympics

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 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

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

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.

Japan Cultural Expo

Japan Cultural Expo

The Japan Cultural Expo coinciding with the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will showcase the country’s traditional arts starting mid-March.

JNTO Multilingual Coronavirus Hotline

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.

Olympic Torch Relay Rehearsal

Olympic Torch Relay Rehearsal

A rehearsal for the Tokyo Olympic torch relay took place about seven weeks before its planned start in late March.

Japan’s Government Policy Regarding Corona

Japan’s Government Policy Regarding Corona

Japan’s government adopts a basic policy to contain the spread of COVID-19.

A Luxury Train From Tokyo to Izu

A Luxury Train From Tokyo to Izu

JR East unveils the Saphir Odoriko, a luxury train connecting Tokyo with Izu, a popular tourist destination in Shizuoka Prefecture, starting March 14.

Lawson’s First Register-Free Store

Lawson’s First Register-Free Store

Convenience store giant Lawson will open a store this month with no cash registers, and plans to more in the Tokyo area by summer 2020.

Japan Tourism Increase for Sacred Anime Sites

Japan Tourism Increase for Sacred Anime Sites

More foreign tourists are coming to Japan than ever before, with about 32 million visiting in 2019. And many of them are coming just to see the sights represented in their favorite anime series.

Diamond Dust Glitters in Fukushima

Diamond Dust Glitters in Fukushima

The shimmering, icy crystals known as "diamond dust" made a village in Fukushima Prefecture look like a fairytale come to life!

Mask Shortage Amid Fears of Coronavirus

Mask Shortage Amid Fears of Coronavirus

Stores in Japan cannot keep face masks in stock as people around the country stock up to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Frozen Pants Stand on Their Own!

Frozen Pants Stand on Their Own!

Hokkaido has 79 cm of snow on the ground and -30°C temperatures, cold enough to freeze clothing into stand-alone sculptures.

New Japanese Passports Feature Famous Artworks

New Japanese Passports Feature Famous Artworks

In February, Japan began issuing new passports featuring the well-known works of ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai.

Chill at the 71st Annual Sapporo Snow Festival

Chill at the 71st Annual Sapporo Snow Festival

The 71st annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture of Japan.

Pop Idols Sing for Prison inmates

Pop Idols Sing for Prison inmates

Female duo Paix2 holds its 500th prison concert to encourage inmates to rehabilitate and return to society.

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