Crown Prince Next in Line of Succession
Tokyo Imperial Palace Traditional Japan
Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his younger brother, Crown Prince Fumihito, as the first in line to Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne on November 8.
Travel Ban Eased for China & 8 Other Locations
The Japanese government eased travel restrictions for nine countries including China on October 30.
Budokan's Evening Illumination Has Resumed
The venue for judo and karate competitions at next year’s Tokyo Olympics now stands illuminated following the completion of restoration work.
Fall Flowers in Full Bloom in Hamarikyu Garden
Hundreds of thousands of cosmos flowers are in full bloom, wooing visitors to this gorgeous park in central Tokyo.
2020 Olympics Coronavirus Monitoring Center
A government panel on anti-coronavirus measures for the Tokyo Games decided to set up an infectious disease monitoring center to keep track of athletes’ health condition.
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.
Amusement Park Shines for Medical Workers
An amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs is holding a nighttime illumination event to express appreciation to medical workers fighting the coronavirus.
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.
A Carbon Neutral Japan by 2050
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledges to aim for Japan to become a carbon-neutral society by 2050 in his first policy speech in parliament.
Japan Post Tests Delivery Robots
Make way! Japan Post is testing delivery robots on public streets for the first time!
Ginza Station Renovations Finally Completed
Tokyo Metro has unveiled the completed renovations of Ginza Station, right in the heart of the Japanese capital.
Japan’s Ancient Art Exhibit in Tokyo
This exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum features artwork from the mid-1600s through the early 1900s, with representations of Japan's transition through the ages.
Tokyo's New LGBTQ+ Hospitality Home
Pride House Tokyo opened on October 11 as Japan’s first permanent facility for sexual minorities.
Sharp Unveils Fog-Free Face Shields
Electronics firm Sharp has developed face shields that do not fog up or glare like conventional products do.
Toyosu Fish Market Resumes Public Viewings
The Toyosu fish market in Tokyo resumed public viewing of tuna auctions after about eight months. The observation deck had been closed to the public since February 29 due to the coronavirus.
Keep Safer with Foot-Operated Vending Machines
Beverage manufacturer Dydo Drinco's newest vending machine can be used with your feet.
Celebrating 100 Years of Meiji Shrine
2020 marks one hundred years since the enshrinement of Japan's beloved Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken at Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi. Check out all of the celebrations and special exhibits here!
Buying Old Tokyo: Asakusa, Jinbocho and Nakano
Walk, shop, and explore three locales in Tokyo—Asakusa, Jinbocho, and Nakano—and immerse yourself in history and culture.
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.
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.