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Repercussions of Tokyo Olympic postponement

The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics by about a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic is forcing stakeholders to make major changes in preparation for the games.

Tokyo Governor Asks for Restraint

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike asks Tokyo residents to abstain from going to bars, clubs, karaoke and other nightlife spots to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Japan Now Has 5G Network Service

Major Japanese cellphone service provider NTT Docomo launches next-generation 5G wireless service, the first in the country to do so.

Tokyo Olympics Officially Delayed Until 2021

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has publically announced the Tokyo Olympics will be delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JP Post Suspends Mail from Select Countries

In response to the spread of COVID-19, the Japan Postal Service has temporarily suspended mail service from select countries.

10 Best Indian Restaurants in Japan

Learn about the best Indian restaurants in Japan that give you the best of both worlds.

Monks Are Praying for Coronavirus Eradication

Buddhist monks are praying for the eradication of epidemics, including the novel coronavirus outbreak spreading around the world.

Nihonbashi's Neighborhood Noren Gallery

Over 30 Nihonbashi-based businesses came together to create noren (the curtains that hang in shopfronts) that symbolize their own identity.

Enter the World of Kabuki at Kabukiza Gallery

At the Kabukiza Gallery, you can discover the secrets of kabuki, such as the realistic sound effects, the extravagant costumes, and learn about all the stage secrets that you missed during the show.

Garden Opened to Public Despite Outbreak

A private garden in central Japan opened its doors to tourists for free, while other gardens in Tokyo shut its doors due to the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo's Hidden Red-Gate Shrine

While not as famous as a similar shrine in Kyoto called Fushimi Inari Shrine, Hie Shrine touts an impressive tunnel with 90 bright red torii gates.

Japan to Ban Travelers from US, China & Korea

Japan is set to ban all travelers from the United States, China, South Korea and most of Europe, including those who have been to those countries within 14 days.

Snow-Covered Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom

Over the weekend, snow covered the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, which were in full bloom.

Yamanote Line Has New Station for Olympics

Tokyo has a new train station as Takanawa Gateway opened on Saturday. People came from all across Japan to be among the first to enter the brand new station and ride the first train.

Japan to Scale Down Olympic Torch Relay

Tokyo Games organizers plan to scale down the Olympic torch relay to a lantern tour by car amid the growing novel coronavirus pandemic. The event is scheduled to start March 26.

Non-Smokers Rejoice: Ban Implemented in Japan

A law generally prohibiting indoor smoking was fully implemented across the country on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Revel in Nature's Splendor at Shinjuku Gyoen

While some go to Yoyogi Park for the lively community, others go to Shinjuku Gyoen, one of the largest parks in Tokyo, for the breathtaking beauty in every season.

Tokyo Olympics Will Start July 23, 2021

The postponed Tokyo Olympics will kick off on July 23 2021, while the Paralympics will begin August 24. The games were delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A Reunion 9 Years After Tohoku Earthquake

Nine years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011, and Japan is still on the road to recovery. But one grieving couple found some comfort in the rubble.

Ride a Roller Coaster through a Building

Tokyo Dome City, home to a theme park with a roller coaster that weaves through a building—like, an actual hole in a building!

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