All About Japan

86-Year-Old 'Ironman' Still Going Strong

A Japanese octogenarian is the world’s oldest to complete the world's toughest triathlon competition.

How to Be Safer while Social Distancing

A group of experts is suggesting new life routines for people to follow as an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus while maintaining a certain degree of social and economic activities.

Staying Fit While Staying Home

Read on for some simple tips and tools for staying fit while staying at home.

The Gentler Side of Japanese Skincare

If you're looking to try some high-quality natural cosmetics while in Japan, look no further than Yoroshi Cosmetics, a local Asakusa brand with over 90 years of history.

Japan to Conduct 10,000 Antibody Tests in June

Antibody tests for the novel coronavirus will be given to nearly 10,000 people in Tokyo, Osaka and Miyagi Prefectures starting early June to get a better idea of the spread of the virus.

Japan 1 Month Into State of Emergency

Many commuters are back in central Tokyo following the Golden Week Holiday, as Japan passes the one month mark since it declared a national state of emergency.

Japan Extends Stay Home Order to May 31

The Japanese government decided to keep the state of emergency in place to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus to May 31 nationwide.

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.

6th Grader Makes & Donates Face Shields

A sixth-grade student is making face shields and donating them to medical institutions amid a shortage of personal protective equipment in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Embrace the Vegan Lifestyle at Ballon Tokyo

It can be hard to be vegan, and it can be hard to find environmentally friendly, organic food. But Ballon Tokyo, a 100 percent vegan falafel and soft-serve ice cream stand, is out to change that.

Tokyo Ward Begins Drive-Through COVID Testing

Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward begins drive-through PCR tests to check for the novel coronavirus to speed up screening in the capital.

Emergency Calls Spike in Tokyo

Emergency calls to Tokyo police in connection with the novel coronavirus have spiked following the Japanese government’s declaration of a state of emergency two weeks ago.

Cover Your Face With a Creative Origami Mask

Simply called the Origami Mask, the idea first came to everyone’s attention thanks to an instructional video from a Polish Art school, which quickly went viral online. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s incredibly simple to make.

The Evolution of the ¥100 Shop

It's amazing to see what ¥100 can buy! It's even more amazing to see what DIY projects some creative customers are able to accomplish using only materials from ¥100 shops!

ANA to Ask All Passengers to Wear Masks

All Nippon Airways will ask all passengers to wear a mask from June to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

How to Bring Medicine into Japan

Traveling to Japan with prescription medication? Find out how to enter the country properly and hassle-free!

Greater Tokyo: Sightseeing & Gluten-Free Food

Japan is becoming increasingly aware of different dietary lifestyles, which is great! But the language barrier can prove especially difficult when trying to find some gluten-free grub to enjoy in Tokyo or Yokohama. Don't worry—we're here to help!

2,000 COVID-19 Patients Recovering at Home

Japan’s health ministry says nearly 2,000 COVID-19 patients with minor symptoms were recuperating at home as of late April.

3 Japanese Workout Videos for Your Funny Bone

We can't guarantee these videos will get you some gains while you're in quarantine, but they are sure to bring the pain... to your sides.

Can You Survive the Optometrist's Maze?

The chic eyewear store Gogito Ergo Sum Tokyo displays its merchandise on a transparent maze of paneling over running water! Can you make it through without making a splash?

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