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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.

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.

Tokyo Tower Reopens to Public

Tokyo Tower will reopen its two observatories to the public on Thursday, May 28. But visitors will be urged to avoid the elevators and climb the stairs.

In the Name of the Moon, She'll Feed You

At Shining Moon Tokyo, you can reminisce in your Sailor Moon feels with magical Sailor Moon themed dishes, exclusive goods, and a dinner show featuring the Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Moon.

Kanagawa Beaches Reopen to Visitors

Beaches in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, replace "no entry" signs with ones urging social distancing as they reopen to visitors.

Tokyo Issues New Coronavirus Alert

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government issues a new coronavirus alert after the number of new confirmed cases of infection spiked to 34 on June 2.

Enjoy Hitachi Seaside Park From Home

Hitachi Seaside Park contains some of the country's most beautiful flower fields, especially in spring. While spring viewing season was put on hold due to COVID-19, the park has created online tours to let viewers gaze at the beautiful blooms from home!

Golden Week Staycations Reduce Tourism Traffic

As citizens follow the national order to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, tourist spots near Tokyo and major stations in the Japanese capital are quiet during the Golden Week holiday.

Takeout Options for Regional Cuisine in Tokyo

Traveling is off the cards right now, but for those of us in Tokyo, there is still a way to explore Japan through our taste buds with these takeout options!

Fly By to Honor Medical Workers

Blue Impulse, the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force’s acrobatic flight team, flies over central Tokyo to thank medical workers battling the novel coronavirus.

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.

Wild Deer Captured in Tokyo

Tokyo police and firefighters manage to capture a wild deer that had been spotted along the banks of a local river.

Taste the Perfect Cup of Brewed Green Tea

Did you know that like coffee, green tea changes by the way you brew it? Tokyo Saryo has perfected this art by providing a rotating monthly selection of the finest green tea leaves, which are then brewed by a custom-built drip-brew filter.

Some Businesses Resume Operations in Japan

Some department stores partially reopen while a major electronics firm resumes operations nationwide even as the state of emergency over the novel coronavirus continues.

Japan Launches Space Operations Unit in SDF

Japan welcomes its newest Self-Defense Forces team, the Space Operations Squadron, as the first SDF unit specializing in the field of space.

Uniqlo Opening Cutting-Edge Store in Harajuku

Apparel giant Fast Retailing is opening a high-tech Uniqlo outlet in Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku area on Friday, June 5. Customers can choose clothing using a special app installed on these tablets on the wall.

This Vegan Ramen Has People Lining Up

T's Tantan has made a name for itself as not only one of the few vegan ramen stores in Japan, but also one of the most popular ramen stores, period.

Cancelled Flowers Encourage Medical Workers

While orders for flowers are being canceled as events like wedding ceremonies are called off due to the novel coronavirus, a flower shop in Tokyo decides to send them to hospitals to encourage health care workers.

Top 10 Rooftop Bars In Tokyo

When visiting Tokyo, why not take some time out and kick back, relax, and enjoy a glorious view of the city skyline from up high at one of the rooftop bars? So here’s our pick of the top 10 rooftop bars in Tokyo!

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.

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