Get Your Hands on the Ultimate Hand-Drawn Maze
The artist called Papa has once again picked up his pen in an attempt to outdo himself, creating one of the most challenging yet beautiful mazes we've seen.
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.
Kimono Company Makes Masks for Nightlife Staff
Otozuki, a manufacturer of traditional kimono garments, has teamed up with a company that runs nightclubs to develop hostess-friendly face masks that make it easy to sip drinks and converse with customers while maintaining a safe environment.
Tokyo Extends Shorter Business Hours Request
Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko asked eateries that serve alcohol and karaoke parlors in the Japanese capital’s 23 wards to continue operating at shorter hours until September 15.
Mysterious Seeds Delivered Across Japan
Packages marked China Post containing mysterious seeds began turning up in mailboxes across Japan, despite no one ordering such items.
Business-wear Giant Opens Shared Office Spaces
Business-wear giant Aoyama Trading started a shared-office business as the company suffers from drops in sales.
Keep Your Mask On, Even After the Food Arrives
Japan’s pseudo-Italian restaurant chain Saizeriya has come up with a way for customers to dine out while still wearing their masks.
Robo-Scorpion Chair Perfect for Villain Lair
If you’re going to be spending several hours a day at your computer, aesthetics are important in keeping your wellness level up. And if that aesthetic is "techno arachnid super-villain," then there’s really only one sensible furniture choice.
Japan Approves Second COVID-19 Treatment
The use of dexamethasone to treat people infected with the novel coronavirus has been approved as the second drug that doctors can now prescribe to COVID-19 patients in the country.
Japan Looks to AI for COVID-19 Countermeasures
Japan’s government launches a panel of experts to discuss formulating coronavirus countermeasures using artificial intelligence and the supercomputer Fugaku.
Tech That Measures Congestion in Indoor Areas
Officials tested a system at Tokyo Dome that uses state-of-the-art technology to measure congestion in indoor arenas.
Cool Tech for Buildings in the Age of COVID-19
Japanese giant conglomerate Softbank Group has unveiled a building in Tokyo upgraded with technologies in line with the “new normal” imposed by the pandemic.
Supercomputer Shows How Coronavirus Is Spread
Researchers in Japan used the supercomputer Fugaku to simulate how the novel coronavirus spreads, looking at a case in which four people are sitting at a dining table and talking without masks on.
Smoking Area Artwork for Social Distancing
Officials of Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward have come up with an artistic way to urge smokers to maintain social distancing.
A Day in a Tokyo Park Amid the Pandemic
Tokyo’s Hibiya Park takes precautions against the novel coronavirus as people visit for leisure and work.
Toyota's Pandemic Profits Plunge to 98%
Toyota Motor Corporation's operating profit plunges 98 percent for the April-to-June quarter.
Japan's Cute New Mascot Came to Fight COVID-19
Welcome Koronon, the cute pink cat who's here to protect the city of Tokyo from COVID-19 by handing out free masks around the metropolis.
Tokyo Reports Record High of COVID-19 Cases
Tokyo reports a record daily high 493 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on November 18. The metropolitan government plans to raise its coronavirus alert to the highest level.
Keep Safer with Foot-Operated Vending Machines
Beverage manufacturer Dydo Drinco's newest vending machine can be used with your feet.
A Grand Mask That's Worth a Grand
As wearing a face covering has become essential in the COVID-19 era, one mask specialty store has opened in Tokyo, showing off a dazzling mask with a 100,000 yen (US$940) price tag!