Shinjuku Station's New Permanent Installation
Artist Tomokazu Matsuyama is the talent responsible for the new artwork adorning Shinjuku Station.
Saliva Testing for COVID at Japanese Airports
Japan’s government will nearly double the coronavirus testing capacity at international airports such as Haneda by introducing antigen examinations using saliva samples whose results take only about an hour.
A Guide to Working Retail in Japan
Whether your passion is fashion, you're interested in adding to your resume, or you need some part-time work, if you're considering a retail job in Japan, here is the ultimate guide to get you started!
Record 1,000 New Coronavirus Cases in Japan
Japan sees a record number of new cases of novel coronavirus in one day, hitting over 1,000 for the very first time.
New Hotel Embraces Its Ikebukuro Home
A new hotel embracing minimalism celebrates the neighborhood it's in, Ikebukuro.
Tokyo Excluded From Go To Travel Campaign
Japan’s government will go ahead with a domestic travel campaign starting July 22, but has excluded Tokyo due to a growing number of new cases of coronavirus. Travelers and firms participating in the travel subsidy program will also need to abide by a li
'Black Rain' Survivors Recognized in Hiroshima
The next step for "black rain" survivors rests on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as he considers whether to certify a group of Hiroshima plaintiffs as A-bomb survivors.
New Daily High of Coronavirus Cases in Tokyo
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported a new daily high of 286 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Japan’s capital on Thursday.
Experience the 'Heartbeat' of Japan in Gifu
This breathtaking new promotional video of Japan's heartland, Gifu, highlights the sights and traditions of this under-visited prefecture, all from the comfort of your own home!
Universal Studios Japan Reopens to Visitors
Universal Studios Japan opens its door to visitors from across the country, but is asking Tokyoites to reconsider visiting due to the large numbers of novel coronavirus cases in the capital.
The Travel Subsidy Program Is Going Forward
The Japanese government explained further details about the "Go To Travel" campaign to tourism agents and hotel operators just one day before the start of the domestic travel promotion program.
Kindergarten Renovated for 100-Year Birthday
Peep this dazzling update to a 100-year-old kindergarten using existing buildings!
Private Shinto Ritual Streamed to Viewers
Osaka Temmangu Shrine streams online a usually private Shinto ceremony that is part of the annual Tenjin Festival, as other festivities including lit-up boats and fireworks are canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
JR East Redesigns All Station Stamps in Tokyo
Train otaku, rejoice! JR East has redesigned 78 of the stamps at central stations in Tokyo. Are you gonna catch 'em all?
Bringing a 70-Year-Old Sento into Modern Day
It’s said that in Tokyo every week another sento goes bust. One of those was Miyanoyu, located in the Nezu district of Tokyo.
Akihabara Landmark Sega Arcade Closing
Electric Town says goodbye to Sega Building 2, an arcade that has been a landmark of the area for 17 years.
Tokyo On High Alert for Coronavirus
Tokyo officials have raised the four-stage COVID-19 alert to its highest level, since the Japanese capital saw more than 100 new cases for the seventh straight day.
SoftBank Fails to Declare Billions in Income
Japanese tax authorities have found that SoftBank Group Corporation failed to declare about 40 billion yen in income for the business year through March 2019.
YouTuber Arrested for Theft Positive for COVID
With a strange headline that could only come from this day an age, learn about a Japanese YouTuber who traveled to western Japan, partied with friends, and was arrested for petty theft. All while perhaps inadvertently spreading COVID-19.
Hiroshima Marks 75th Anniversary of A-Bomb
Nearly 800 people, fewer than a tenth of the usual number of attendees, commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing amid the coronavirus pandemic.