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Tokyo's New Foreign Residents Support Center

The Japanese government has opened a center that offers foreign residents support ranging from immigration issues to employment. The facility also advises companies employing foreigners, and local governments of areas where they reside.

70% of New Covid Cases Among 20s & 30s Adults

Tokyo confirmed 107 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, and over 100 cases per day over the the weekend. The capital has designated a four-color warning system to notify the public of the severity of the situation.

Tokyo Coronavirus Cases on the Rise

Tokyo reports 124 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, July 3, while the health minister says Japan’s medical care system is not in a crunch.

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.

Putting a New Spin on Conveyor-Belt Sushi

Kura Sushi, Japan’s second-largest conveyor-belt-sushi chain, has unveiled a marvelous new global flagship in Tokyo’s Asakusa district.

PCR Testing Center Opens in Tokyo Suburbs

A PCR center with drive-through and walk-up testing capabilities starts operating in a western suburb of Tokyo to prepare for a possible second wave of coronavirus infections.

Traditional Artisans Adapting to the Pandemic

Traditional artisans in Japan are looking for innovative ways to adapt to the new normal to ride out the pandemic.

Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo Reopens

People flock to Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo, which has reopened after closing for about four months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Luxurious Modern Japanese Dining at Washoku En

At Washoku En, Japanese cuisine isn't just about the food. The sophisticated interior takes traditional Japanese designs and modernizes them, so the guests can experience Japanese culture while still feeling luxurious.

Take a Virtual Tour 'Beyond Tokyo'

Amid continued travel restrictions and pleas to stay at home to help combat the COVID-19 epidemic around the globe, we figured you might want to check out a unique way to tour one of Tokyo's most popular neighborhoods.

Some Visitors Back at Tourist Destinations

As the government eases domestic travel restrictions, some visitors are back at Japan’s tourist destinations.

Heat Wave Hits Tokyo

Dozens of people were taken to hospital for heat-related illnesses as the temperature soared in Japan’s capital on Monday, June 15.

Game Arcades, Karaoke Rooms Reopen in Tokyo

Businesses like game arcades and karaoke rooms reopen in Tokyo as the capital eases restrictions on economic activities after lifting the coronavirus alert.

Buying Direct from Farmers Popular in Pandemic

Purchasing fresh produce directly from farmers is gaining popularity in Tokyo as the method can help avoid close human contact amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan's First Sign Language Starbucks Opens

As a show of its dedication to inclusion, Starbucks has brought it's fifth global sign language cafe to Tokyo, the first in the nation.

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!

Thousands of BLM Protestors Gather in Tokyo

Nearly 4,000 demonstrators in Tokyo march against racial discrimination in the wake of the tragic death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police in United States.

The Most Luxurious 13-Layer Green Tea Parfait

Nakamura Tokichi is a popular Japanese specialty tea store and café serving high-quality green tea sweets, and if you're a true green tea connoisseur, you need to try the Ginza-exclusive 13-layer Premium Maruto Parfait.

Toyota Invests in Joint Space Venture

Toyota Motor and three major Japanese banks invest in a new fund for space development aimed at nurturing domestic startups in the field.

Japan Rolls Out Paid Plastic Bags Policy

Japan mandates businesses to charge customers for plastic shopping bags as part of efforts to tackle plastic waste. Stores are responding in various ways.

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