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Japan PM Vows Aid to Rain-Battered Kumamoto

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo visits the disaster-stricken areas of Kumamoto Prefecture. Japan’s southwestern region has been devastated by torrential rains and flooding.

Japan's State of Emergency: What Does It Mean?

If you were thinking of traveling to Japan, there are new restrictions to heed.

Shogi Prodigy Becomes Youngest with 2 Titles

Sota Fujii became the youngest player of the traditional Japanese board game to hold two of its eight major titles.

Nagasaki, 75 Years After the Atomic Bombing

Nearly 500 people commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing on Sunday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

5 Unmissable Reasons to Visit Saga

Just a short two-hour flight from Tokyo, Saga will bestow you with rare, incredible experiences that will connect you to the heart of Japan’s green tea industry, the romantic atmosphere of Showa period and plenty of traditional Japanese crafts.

Japan Weather to Remain Unstable After Typhoon

Typhoon Haishen is moving away from Japan, but the weather is expected to remain unstable for a while.

Shrines Transform With Colorful Flowers

Shrines in Japan are cooling off from the summer heat by taking the art of flower arrangement to a whole new level.

Global Warming Behind Japan’s Extreme Weather

A panel of experts at the Japan Meteorological Agency say global warming is contributing to torrential rain, flooding and heat waves in the country.

State of Emergency Will Not Disrupt Services

Japan declares a state of emergency, but it will be business as usual for public infrastructure, major banks, and convenience stores.

Oldest Storyteller of Nagasaki Atomic Bombing

At the age of 93, storyteller Tsuiki Shohei continues to talk about his experiences of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki and is studying English so he can directly appeal to people around the world.

Canal City: Exploring Fukuoka's Luxury Mall

Check out Canal City Hakata for all of your entertainment needs! Whether you’re in search of an extraordinary date night, cafe time with friends, or fun with the kids, it has you covered!

Top 10 Photogenic Spots in Nagasaki

As the epicenter where western culture entered Japan, Nagasaki is a prefecture unlike any other. It is also brimming with gorgeous spots that are just begging to be photographed!

Kumamoto Remembers Quake Victims Amid Pandemic

A memorial ceremony to mark the 4th anniversary of the Kumamoto earthquake was downsized to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Southwestern Japan Rocked by Rains & Flooding

Heavy rain in Japan’s southwestern region of Kyushu has left at least 57 people dead in Kumamoto and Fukuoka prefectures. More rain is expected from Wednesday night.

Central Japan Railway Adds More Bullet Trains

Central Japan Railway Company increased the number of its Nozomi bullet trains to 12 per hour ahead of the Obon summer vacation.

Nanzoin: Discover Fukuoka's Reclined Buddha

Fukuoka has a well-earned reputation as one of Kyushu's culinary hotspots, but it's also home to an incredibly unique temple! Hop on a train from Hakata Station to see the largest reclining bronze Buddha in the world tucked into a Kyushu mountainside!

Hospital Supports Pregnant Women in Need

A hospital that operates Japan’s only baby hatch, where mothers can place their unwanted babies anonymously, has started taking in pregnant women of lesser means to help them give birth, in what is believe to be the first such attempt in the country.

Homeowners Open Public Bath Under Their House

As thousands had been displaced in the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, the disaster revealed one of the flaws of the community: there were no public baths. Until now!

Centenarians Set Record High 50th Year in Row

The number of people in Japan aged 100 and above totaled 80,450 as of September 1, marking a record high for the 50th consecutive year.

Tsushima Shrine Gate Crumbles in Typhoon

A stone torii gate at a shrine on the island of Tsushima in Nagasaki Prefecture crumbled as Typhoon Haishen passed nearby.

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