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Finding Anime in Real Life: 10 Tokyo Locations

The folklorist that I am, I decided to choose ten anime featuring creatures from Japanese myth (but with a little Western thrown in as well). Keep reading to check out if your favorite anime is included on my list!

Nurse Gearing Up to Fight in Tokyo Olympics

27-year-old Arisa Tsubata is an aspiring Olympian and candidate for the Japanese national team in women’s boxing. When she’s not sparring, she can be found at a medical facility where she works as a nurse at a clinic in Tokyo.

Emperor Naruhito plants rice seedlings at Impe

Emperor Naruhito plants rice seedlings in an annual event at the Imperial Palace.

Ticket Holders React to Olympics Announcement

People abroad who have tickets to the Tokyo Olympics express understanding over the Japanese government’s plan not to allow spectators from overseas to visit and take in the competition at venues.

Top 10 Capsule Hotels Near Ginza, Japan

Click here to read more on the top capsule hotels near Ginza, Japan, a popular spot where high-end shops, cafes, art galleries, and the like can be found.

20,000 people related to Tokyo Games to be vac

Olympic minister Marukawa Tamayo says Japan plans to offer Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccinations to about 20,000 people related to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Tokyo Stocks Rise to 30-Year High

Tokyo stocks rise on better-than-expected gross domestic product data released in the morning, with the key Nikkei index topping 30,000 for the first time in over 30 years.

Tokyo Metro Launches 17000 Train Series

Tokyo Metro has added a new train model to its lineup on the subway system.

Japan's Vaccination Drive Is Underway

Japan began its coronavirus vaccination drive on February 17, starting with frontline medical workers. The central and local governments and medical workers are coordinating efforts to that end.

Floating Concrete Block Hides Stylish Restroom

This new public restroom in Sendagaya, just steps away from the new Tokyo National Stadium, may look like a floating slab of cold concrete, but the inside is warm and welcoming with rich wood you have to see for yourself.

Hashimoto's 1st Day as Tokyo 2020 Games Chief

Seiko Hashimoto got to work on February 19 as the new president of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Mural Highlights Japan's Bond with Germany

In celebration of the long-standing ties between Japan and Germany, TokyoDex has curated an 80-meter mural along the German Embassy's Tokyo walls.

Emperor Wishes for Bright Future on Birthday

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito expresses his hope for a brighter future following the coronavirus pandemic at a press conference held on the occasion of his 61st birthday.

Coronavirus in Japan: 1-Year Later

One year has passed since Japan confirmed the first coronavirus patient in the country, but new cases of infection are on the surge despite the government’s declaration of the second state of emergency over the pandemic.

Tokyo Arcade Sets World Record for Crane Games

On January 7, 2021, the Sega Shinjuku Kabukicho arcade officially received a certificate saying they broke the Guinness World Record for having the most crane games in a single establishment.

Combini-Bodega Concept Restaurant in Harajuku

A new experimental restaurant in Harajuku is looking to combine the communal experience of a Japanese convenience store with that of a Bronx bodega.

Closures Over COVID Continue in Japan

An increasing number of businesses across Japan permanently close their doors amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.

Japan reacts to U.S. advisory not to travel to

Japanese government officials react to the U.S. State Department’s raising its travel advisory on Japan to the highest level, urging people not to travel to the country.

Mori Resigns as Tokyo Games Organizing Chief

Mori Yoshiro resigns as president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee amid growing criticism over his sexist remarks.

Tokyo asks central govt to extend state of eme

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko asks the central government to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency

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