Central Japan Railway Adds More Bullet Trains
Central Japan Railway Company increased the number of its Nozomi bullet trains to 12 per hour ahead of the Obon summer vacation.
Introducing Japan's Top Sommelier
A competition in Tokyo has decided Japan’s best sommelier.
Toyota's Pandemic Profits Plunge to 98%
Toyota Motor Corporation's operating profit plunges 98 percent for the April-to-June quarter.
Tokyo's Giant Olympic Rings Removed
The Tokyo Olympic Games organizers have removed the giant Olympic rings at Odaiba Marine Park for maintenance.
Nagasaki, 75 Years After the Atomic Bombing
Nearly 500 people commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing on Sunday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Keep Your Mask On, Even After the Food Arrives
Japan’s pseudo-Italian restaurant chain Saizeriya has come up with a way for customers to dine out while still wearing their masks.
Oldest Storyteller of Nagasaki Atomic Bombing
At the age of 93, storyteller Tsuiki Shohei continues to talk about his experiences of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki and is studying English so he can directly appeal to people around the world.
'Black Rain' Survivors Recognized in Hiroshima
The next step for "black rain" survivors rests on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as he considers whether to certify a group of Hiroshima plaintiffs as A-bomb survivors.
Hiroshima Marks 75th Anniversary of A-Bomb
Nearly 800 people, fewer than a tenth of the usual number of attendees, commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sony Reveals New Self-Driving EV Prototype
Sony unveils a prototype for its self-driving electric vehicle that uses 33 state-of-the-art sensors that support autonomous mobility.
Shibuya Public Restrooms Get Designer Makeover
The Nippon Foundation is collaborating with the ward and 16 world-renowned architects and designers to transform 17 public lavatories.
SoftBank Fails to Declare Billions in Income
Japanese tax authorities have found that SoftBank Group Corporation failed to declare about 40 billion yen in income for the business year through March 2019.
Tokyo Station's New Shopping Center
August 3 marks the opening of a gigantic in-station commercial facility featuring 153 shops and restaurants at the iconic Tokyo Station!
Private Shinto Ritual Streamed to Viewers
Osaka Temmangu Shrine streams online a usually private Shinto ceremony that is part of the annual Tenjin Festival, as other festivities including lit-up boats and fireworks are canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Record 1,000 New Coronavirus Cases in Japan
Japan sees a record number of new cases of novel coronavirus in one day, hitting over 1,000 for the very first time.
Saliva Testing for COVID at Japanese Airports
Japan’s government will nearly double the coronavirus testing capacity at international airports such as Haneda by introducing antigen examinations using saliva samples whose results take only about an hour.
The Travel Subsidy Program Is Going Forward
The Japanese government explained further details about the "Go To Travel" campaign to tourism agents and hotel operators just one day before the start of the domestic travel promotion program.
Japan Approves Second COVID-19 Treatment
The use of dexamethasone to treat people infected with the novel coronavirus has been approved as the second drug that doctors can now prescribe to COVID-19 patients in the country.
AI Bartender Serving Up Age-Based Craft Beers
Electronics maker NEC has used artificial intelligence to come up with craft beers reflecting the characteristics of age groups. The AI analyzed some 300 magazines from a 40-year-period to propose beer tastes for people in their 20s to 50s.
YouTuber Arrested for Theft Positive for COVID
With a strange headline that could only come from this day an age, learn about a Japanese YouTuber who traveled to western Japan, partied with friends, and was arrested for petty theft. All while perhaps inadvertently spreading COVID-19.