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No More Soggy Sushi With This Simple Hack

Despite the discussions surrounding whether to eat sushi with your chopsticks, with your hands, or even upside down, one of our reporters has a simple but effective way to eat sushi without breaking its shape and embarrassing yourself in the process.

Japan Eases Domestic Travel Restrictions

People flock to airports and train stations as the Japanese government eases domestic travel restrictions that were in place to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Japanese Art Supporting 'Black Lives Matter'

Amid the ongoing protests and marches following the brutal killing of George Floyd by an American police force, Japanese artists in Japan and abroad are showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the form of diverse artworks.

Hospitals Prepare for 2nd Wave of Infection

The state of emergency has been lifted across Japan, but that does not mean the end for the novel coronavirus epidemic. Tokyo hospitals are bracing for a second wave of infections.

Game Arcades, Karaoke Rooms Reopen in Tokyo

Businesses like game arcades and karaoke rooms reopen in Tokyo as the capital eases restrictions on economic activities after lifting the coronavirus alert.

Look Back at the Past Through Rounded Windows

Once you start noticing these fun retro windows with rounded edges, you might be convinced to photograph them all as well.

The Importance of Continuing Social Distancing

Although the state of emergency has been lifted throughout the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world the importance of social distancing, as well as consistent hygiene practices.

Studying Japanese at Home

A lot of language learners have had their educational plans disrupted by the COVID-19 epidemic. But that doesn't mean that your Japanese learning has to come to a halt!

Staying Fit While Staying Home

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

Coronavirus Cases on the Rise in Japan

Two weeks after Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures, the novel coronavirus epidemic in the country remains serious even though the rate of increase in the number of infected cases has begun to slow.

Apps and Platforms to Help You Stay Connected

From video chats to virtual worlds, stay connected and have fun with friends and family while staying home.

A Guide to the ¥100,000 Stimulus in Japan

The government announced plans to offer a relief package of ¥100,000 to every individual in Japan, including foreign residents. Check out our brief guide on eligibility for the ¥100,000 COVID-19 fund and how to get it.

PCR Testing Center Opens in Tokyo Suburbs

A PCR center with drive-through and walk-up testing capabilities starts operating in a western suburb of Tokyo to prepare for a possible second wave of coronavirus infections.

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.

Thousands of BLM Protestors Gather in Tokyo

Nearly 4,000 demonstrators in Tokyo march against racial discrimination in the wake of the tragic death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police in United States.

State of Emergency Lifted for All Prefectures

On May 25, the Japanese government finally lifted the State of Emergency alert for the five remaining prefectures, including Tokyo.

Tokyo Begins to Reopen on May 26

Tokyo is set to slowly reopen on Tuesday, May 26, with museums, libraries, pools and other facilities seeing restrictions eased.

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.

5 Great Books That Will Transport You to Japan

In these trying times of self-isolation, travel doesn't have to end completely. There's no better alternative for transporting yourself to a faraway land than via a great book. Here our five of our favorite reads to help you explore Japan.

Heat Wave Hits Tokyo

Dozens of people were taken to hospital for heat-related illnesses as the temperature soared in Japan’s capital on Monday, June 15.

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