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Walk Tohoku's Historic Michinoku Coastal Trail

Michinoku is an old name for the Tohoku region, and means "the end of the road." The Michinoku Coastal Trail in Tohoku is a 1,000+ kilometer walking route along the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Japan's rustic north.

Global Warming Behind Japan’s Extreme Weather

A panel of experts at the Japan Meteorological Agency say global warming is contributing to torrential rain, flooding and heat waves in the country.

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.

Top 5 Sights in Izu

Whether you like surfing, exploring history, petting capybara or just relaxing in a hot spring, the Izu Peninsula has you covered!

Japan Domestic Air Travel Down 65% in August

It should come as no surprise that the number of passengers traveling by air within Japan during the summer holiday season in August dropped 65 percent from last year.

Buried Army HQ Uncovers Battle of Okinawa

For the first time ever, TV camera crews go into a former army headquarter that lies beneath Shuri Castle in Okinawa.

runAway to Todaiji Temple

The runAway Japan team visits Todaiji Temple, arguably THE must-see sight in Japan's ancient capital, Nara.

Central Japan Railway Adds More Bullet Trains

Central Japan Railway Company increased the number of its Nozomi bullet trains to 12 per hour ahead of the Obon summer vacation.

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.

Mysterious Seeds Delivered Across Japan

Packages marked China Post containing mysterious seeds began turning up in mailboxes across Japan, despite no one ordering such items.

Deer Dare to Cool Down in Ditch

A herd of deer tries to cool off in a ditch as temperatures continue to soar in Nara, western Japan.

Roadtrip 5 Awesome Spots on the Noto Peninsula

Discover the secrets of the Noto Peninsula, situated on the wild northwestern coast of Honshu. Although remote, this area has it all; beautiful natural sights, historical architecture, fine handicrafts and relaxing hot spring resorts!

Best Happoshu 'Near Beers' in Japan

Happoshu is a cheap, beer-adjacent alcoholic beverage ubiquitous in Japan. Here are 5 of the best happoshu to help you stay on budget while still having a good time!

Harry Potter Theme Park to Open in Tokyo

Get pumped, Potter fans! Tokyo will get a Harry Potter theme park due to open in 2023.

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.

Fewer People Travel Day After Summer Holiday

The flow of people at major train stations in Tokyo on the first Monday after Japan’s summer holiday season decreased compared with the previous month.

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.

Japan Marks 75th Anniversary of End of WWII

Organizers scale back the event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II amid the novel coronavirus epidemic.

The Logo for World Expo 2025 Has Been Selected

Which of these designs made Osaka's selection process to be chosen as the official World Expo 2025 logo? Make your predictions and then click over to see if you got it right.

Smoking Area Artwork for Social Distancing

Officials of Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward have come up with an artistic way to urge smokers to maintain social distancing.

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