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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prove You Survived Tokyo with Godzilla Goods
Shinjuku must be a bit of a masochist town, because after Godzilla destroyed it three times, the area constructed the first official Godzilla store to celebrate. Get postcards, clothing, figures, and more to show that you've survived Tokyo—and the kaiju.
Halal & Vegan Ramen at Ramen Ouka
Don't let having dietary restrictions stop you from experiencing one of Japan's most beloved dishes. Ramen Ouka, located in Shinjuku Gyoen, serves both Halal and vegan friendly MSG-free, additive-free ramen to enjoy without guilt.
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!
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.
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.
The History of the World (Sorta) on 6 Floors
For a truly magnificent museum of not only Japanese history but world history, visit the Global Gallery in National Museum of Science and Nature. With nine exhibits across six floors, you'll find yourself in there for hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore All of Japan at the Japan Gallery
When you visit a new country, you should learn as much as you can about the country. And what better way to do that than by visiting the Japan Gallery at the National Museum of Science and Nature?
Like 'Jurassic Park,' Without the Panic
At the Sky Circus, using 4-D technology, you can experience flying among pterodactyls, observing dinosaurs in their habitat, and even experiencing the fear of being attacked by one.
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.