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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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