Japan to Roll Out Covid Vaccines by Late Feb
Regulatory Reform Minister Taro Kono says he will strive to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination to the public as soon as possible.
Tokyo Disney Resort to Shorten Business Hours
Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea will push back opening times by one hour under the extended coronavirus state of emergency.
Mori Resigns as Tokyo Games Organizing Chief
Mori Yoshiro resigns as president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee amid growing criticism over his sexist remarks.
Coronavirus in Japan: 1-Year Later
One year has passed since Japan confirmed the first coronavirus patient in the country, but new cases of infection are on the surge despite the government’s declaration of the second state of emergency over the pandemic.
Floating Concrete Block Hides Stylish Restroom
This new public restroom in Sendagaya, just steps away from the new Tokyo National Stadium, may look like a floating slab of cold concrete, but the inside is warm and welcoming with rich wood you have to see for yourself.
Masks for Musical Instruments
Masks have become an everyday necessity in the coronavirus age, and now there are masks for musical instruments.
Japan's Vaccination Drive Is Underway
Japan began its coronavirus vaccination drive on February 17, starting with frontline medical workers. The central and local governments and medical workers are coordinating efforts to that end.
Discover Gems of Japan in the Mount Fuji Area
Mount Fuji peeks between high-rises across the Greater Tokyo Area. Though magnificent even from afar, the sacred mountain begs a closer look! One of the best ways to explore it is by roaming around Shizuoka, Yamanashi, and Kanagawa prefectures.
Nurse Gearing Up to Fight in Tokyo Olympics
27-year-old Arisa Tsubata is an aspiring Olympian and candidate for the Japanese national team in women’s boxing. When she’s not sparring, she can be found at a medical facility where she works as a nurse at a clinic in Tokyo.
Saitama Vending Machine Selling Covid-19 Tests
Japanese vending machines are well known for selling some pretty unique items, and this one in Saitama Prefecture, just outside of Tokyo, is offering PCR Test kits for you to take in the comfort of your own home.
Closures Over COVID Continue in Japan
An increasing number of businesses across Japan permanently close their doors amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
20,000 people related to Tokyo Games to be vac
Olympic minister Marukawa Tamayo says Japan plans to offer Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccinations to about 20,000 people related to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Ticket Holders React to Olympics Announcement
People abroad who have tickets to the Tokyo Olympics express understanding over the Japanese government’s plan not to allow spectators from overseas to visit and take in the competition at venues.
Finding Anime in Real Life: 10 Tokyo Locations
The folklorist that I am, I decided to choose ten anime featuring creatures from Japanese myth (but with a little Western thrown in as well). Keep reading to check out if your favorite anime is included on my list!
Emperor Naruhito plants rice seedlings at Impe
Emperor Naruhito plants rice seedlings in an annual event at the Imperial Palace.
Tokyo Metro Launches 17000 Train Series
Tokyo Metro has added a new train model to its lineup on the subway system.
Tokyo asks central govt to extend state of eme
Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko asks the central government to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency
Mural Highlights Japan's Bond with Germany
In celebration of the long-standing ties between Japan and Germany, TokyoDex has curated an 80-meter mural along the German Embassy's Tokyo walls.
Japan reacts to U.S. advisory not to travel to
Japanese government officials react to the U.S. State Department’s raising its travel advisory on Japan to the highest level, urging people not to travel to the country.
Deep in Snow Country - Yuzawa and Minakami
Join us as we search for onsen and winter scenery through the Yuzawa and Minakami regions of central Japan.