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Prime Minister Suga's Plans for Japan

Incoming Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held his first news conference as Japanese Prime Minister, pledging to continue pursuing his predecessor’s policies.

Huge Harajuku Shopping Structure Set for 2022

The west corner of Jingumae Crossing has largely remained unchanged for the past 50 years, but that's set to change in 2022 with a new, reflective shopping complex.

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.

Tokyo Games to Be Simplified in 50-60 Areas

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics plan to simplify the postponed games in around 50 to 60 areas to cut additional costs.

JR Halves Price of Bullet Train Tickets

Japan Railways Group companies cut the ticket prices of some bullet train and express trains to lure customers amid a drop in travelers due to the coronavirus.

Ueno Zoo Opens New Panda Habitat

Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens unveiled a new enclosure for giant pandas.

Ready for Burger King's Maximum Challenge?

Are you ready for Japan's latest carnivore craze? The limited-time all-you-can-eat event from Burger King is coming September 18-22. And we have the details.

Introducing the Suga Administration

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga unveils the composition of his administration.

Get Your Gyoza From This Unmanned Store

An unmanned store in Tokyo sells frozen gyoza dumplings around the clock as part of efforts to prevent close human contact amid the coronavirus epidemic.

Tokyo Island Emitting High Volume Volcanic Gas

Japan Coast Guard officials say lava flow at Nishinoshima Island south of Tokyo has temporarily stopped, but volcanic gas continues to emerge.

Pandemic Drives Vending Machines Boom in Japan

A growing number of businesses in Japan are turning to vending machines to sell their products as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on.

Abe Resigns As PM Over Health

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is not resigning for the first time. He also stepped down due to a chronic illness 13 years ago.

Suga Elected LDP President

Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide has been elected president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, and is set to become Japanese prime minister on September 16.

Japan Airlines Testing Remote Customer Service

Japan Airlines is providing customer service remotely using an avatar on a trial basis.

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!

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.

Japan's Tallest Skyscraper to be Built by 2027

Real estate developer Mitsubishi Estate revealed plans to build Japan’s tallest skyscraper by 2027.

No Halloween Gathering in Shibuya in 2020

Officials of Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward have decided to ask people not to visit the iconic Scramble Crossing to celebrate Halloween this year, for fears of spreading COVID-19.

A Quick Look at Abe’s Diplomatic Prowess

Outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has managed to make some impressive friends for his nation. NTV24 takes a look at two of those special relationships.

Kirin to Sell Japan’s First No-Carb Beer

Kirin Brewery announced Japan’s first zero-carbohydrate beer, hitting the shelves on October 6.

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