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Cashless Payment at Japan’s Post Offices

Starting with 65 branches, cashless payment is coming to the Japanese postal service. Japan Post plans to expand the service to 85,000 post offices in May, and to all branches in the future.

Salivate over Plastic Food in Kappabashi

Want to know where those food displays in front of restaurants comes from? Explore the world of plastic food models at Sample Shop Maiduru.

JP Post Suspends Mail from Select Countries

In response to the spread of COVID-19, the Japan Postal Service has temporarily suspended mail service from select countries.

Non-Smokers Rejoice: Ban Implemented in Japan

A law generally prohibiting indoor smoking was fully implemented across the country on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

DESTROY ALL THE THINGS at the Reeast Room

It's stressful being a civilized, polite human being. Sometimes you just want to let yourself go wild. That's why the Reeast Room was created—to release the beast and destroy all the things.

Japan’s Government Policy Regarding Corona

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

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.

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.

An AR Solution for Safe Social Distancing

An innovative app that uses augmented reality software to measure proper social distancing.

Using Tuna to Measure Proper Social Distances

Let’s all stay "one tuna apart" by using these funny social distancing posters.

Japan Banned Resale of Masks at High Prices

Japan's government approves a ban on reselling masks for unreasonable profits.

Fast Food Chains Cut Back Operations in Japan

McDonald’s and Starbucks in Japan are cutting back further on store operations as part of moves to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic.

Enjoy a Public Bath from the Privacy of Home

Some public bath houses in Japan are doing their part to support social distancing by uploading videos of their soothing baths.

New Japanese Passports Feature Famous Artworks

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

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.

Tiny Tokyo Apartments Are Surprisingly Popular

Ququri studio apartments offer just 4.64 square meters (49.94 square feet) of usable floor space, but with prices this low, it’s all some people need.

Japan to Ban Travelers from US, China & Korea

Japan is set to ban all travelers from the United States, China, South Korea and most of Europe, including those who have been to those countries within 14 days.

Vintage Diving at Toyo Department Store

If you're a true Tokyo hipster, you'd know that Shimokitazawa is the place to be for thrift shopping and fashion. And part of that reason is Toyo Department Store.

2019 Ranking of Japan's Rudest Train Behaviors

Every year, commuters participate in an annual survey to determine the most aggravating behaviors observed on trains and at stations. Learn what not to do on Japanese transportation with the 2019 poll results.

Japan's $2.6 Billion Coronavirus Package Plan

The Japanese government announces its second emergency package to fight the new coronavirus epidemic.

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