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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.
Manned Flying Car Goes on Test Flight

Manned Flying Car Goes on Test Flight

A Japanese venture company successfully conducts a test flight of an experimental flying car with one person on board.

Kirin to Sell Japan’s First No-Carb Beer

Kirin to Sell Japan’s First No-Carb Beer

Kirin Brewery announced Japan’s first zero-carbohydrate beer, hitting the shelves on October 6.

Tokyo Extends Shorter Business Hours Request

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.

A Quick Look at Abe’s Diplomatic Prowess

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.

Honda Unveils New Compact Electric Vehicle

Honda Unveils New Compact Electric Vehicle

Honda is showing off its first compact electric vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art digital technology.

Buried Army HQ Uncovers Battle of Okinawa

Buried Army HQ Uncovers Battle of Okinawa

For the first time ever, TV camera crews go into a former army headquarter that lies beneath Shuri Castle in Okinawa.

Tokyo Island Emitting High Volume Volcanic Gas

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.

Abe Resigns As PM Over Health

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.

Global Warming Behind Japan’s Extreme Weather

Global Warming Behind Japan’s Extreme Weather

A panel of experts at the Japan Meteorological Agency say global warming is contributing to torrential rain, flooding and heat waves in the country.

Deer Dare to Cool Down in Ditch

Deer Dare to Cool Down in Ditch

A herd of deer tries to cool off in a ditch as temperatures continue to soar in Nara, western Japan.

JR Halves Price of Bullet Train Tickets

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.

Shogi Prodigy Becomes Youngest with 2 Titles

Shogi Prodigy Becomes Youngest with 2 Titles

Sota Fujii became the youngest player of the traditional Japanese board game to hold two of its eight major titles.

Mysterious Seeds Delivered Across Japan

Mysterious Seeds Delivered Across Japan

Packages marked China Post containing mysterious seeds began turning up in mailboxes across Japan, despite no one ordering such items.

Fewer People Travel Day After Summer Holiday

Fewer People Travel Day After Summer Holiday

The flow of people at major train stations in Tokyo on the first Monday after Japan’s summer holiday season decreased compared with the previous month.

Harry Potter Theme Park to Open in Tokyo

Harry Potter Theme Park to Open in Tokyo

Get pumped, Potter fans! Tokyo will get a Harry Potter theme park due to open in 2023.

Smoking Area Artwork for Social Distancing

Smoking Area Artwork for Social Distancing

Officials of Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward have come up with an artistic way to urge smokers to maintain social distancing.

Japan Domestic Air Travel Down 65% in August

Japan Domestic Air Travel Down 65% in August

It should come as no surprise that the number of passengers traveling by air within Japan during the summer holiday season in August dropped 65 percent from last year.

Japan Marks 75th Anniversary of End of WWII

Japan Marks 75th Anniversary of End of WWII

Organizers scale back the event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II amid the novel coronavirus epidemic.

Viewing Wartime Hiroshima with Virtual Reality

Viewing Wartime Hiroshima with Virtual Reality

A group of local high school students revives wartime Hiroshima using VR technology to see what Hiroshima's A-bomb Dome looked like before the destruction.

Japan Looks to AI for COVID-19 Countermeasures

Japan Looks to AI for COVID-19 Countermeasures

Japan’s government launches a panel of experts to discuss formulating coronavirus countermeasures using artificial intelligence and the supercomputer Fugaku.

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