All About Japan

Introducing Flood-Resistant Floating Homes

A Japanese homebuilder has developed a house that floats during flooding as a measure to prevent permanent structural damage.

Sharp Unveils Fog-Free Face Shields

Electronics firm Sharp has developed face shields that do not fog up or glare like conventional products do.

2020 Olympics Coronavirus Monitoring Center

A government panel on anti-coronavirus measures for the Tokyo Games decided to set up an infectious disease monitoring center to keep track of athletes’ health condition.

24-Hour PCR Center Set up at Narita Airport

Narita International Airport now has a PCR testing center that operates around the clock. Travelers can get tested for the coronavirus at Terminals 1 and 2.

Celebrating 100 Years of Meiji Shrine

2020 marks one hundred years since the enshrinement of Japan's beloved Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken at Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi. Check out all of the celebrations and special exhibits here!

Budokan's Evening Illumination Has Resumed

The venue for judo and karate competitions at next year’s Tokyo Olympics now stands illuminated following the completion of restoration work.

Narita Airport Prepares for Increased Traffic

Staff at Narita International Airport have undergone training ahead of the expansion of the 'Go To Travel' program to include Tokyo.

Contactless Conveyor-Belt Sushi Dining

One conveyor-belt sushi restaurant chain is offering an experience where customers can dine without any direct contact with store clerks.

Japan’s Ancient Art Exhibit in Tokyo

This exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum features artwork from the mid-1600s through the early 1900s, with representations of Japan's transition through the ages.

Introducing Zipair, Japan’s Newest LCC Airline

Japan’s newest low-cost carrier, Zipair, embarked upon its first passenger flight on October 16.

Toyosu Fish Market Resumes Public Viewings

The Toyosu fish market in Tokyo resumed public viewing of tuna auctions after about eight months. The observation deck had been closed to the public since February 29 due to the coronavirus.

Amusement Park Shines for Medical Workers

An amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs is holding a nighttime illumination event to express appreciation to medical workers fighting the coronavirus.

Japan Post Tests Delivery Robots

Make way! Japan Post is testing delivery robots on public streets for the first time!

Fall Flowers in Full Bloom in Hamarikyu Garden

Hundreds of thousands of cosmos flowers are in full bloom, wooing visitors to this gorgeous park in central Tokyo.

Tokyo's New LGBTQ+ Hospitality Home

Pride House Tokyo opened on October 11 as Japan’s first permanent facility for sexual minorities.

Flowers in Full Boom at Tokyo German Village

Celosia flowers are in full bloom at Tokyo German Village, an amusement park near the Japanese capital.

Kengo Kumo & Kadokawa's Manga Museum Collab

Part museum and part library, Tokorozawa Sakura Town has a new, stylish place to hang thanks to manga publisher Kadokawa and star architect Kengo Kuma.

Travel Ban Eased for China & 8 Other Locations

The Japanese government eased travel restrictions for nine countries including China on October 30.

Buying Old Tokyo: Asakusa, Jinbocho and Nakano

Walk, shop, and explore three locales in Tokyo—Asakusa, Jinbocho, and Nakano—and immerse yourself in history and culture.

Ginza Station Renovations Finally Completed

Tokyo Metro has unveiled the completed renovations of Ginza Station, right in the heart of the Japanese capital.

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