All About Japan

Tokyo Metro Launches 17000 Train Series

Tokyo Metro has added a new train model to its lineup on the subway system.

Hashimoto's 1st Day as Tokyo 2020 Games Chief

Seiko Hashimoto got to work on February 19 as the new president of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Top 10 Gardens & Parks in Kyoto

Calling all nature lovers, Kyoto beckons to be discovered. Read this article to learn about the top 10 gardens and parks in Kyoto, courtesy of our friends at Trip101.

State of Emergency Lifted in 6 Prefectures

The Japanese government has ended the state of emergency in six prefectures at the end of February, a week ahead of schedule.

Olympics Torch Kickoff Won't Allow Spectators

Sources reveal that the kickoff ceremony of the Olympics torch relay will be held without spectators.

Japan's Vaccination Drive Is Underway

Japan began its coronavirus vaccination drive on February 17, starting with frontline medical workers. The central and local governments and medical workers are coordinating efforts to that end.

Ticket Holders React to Olympics Announcement

People abroad who have tickets to the Tokyo Olympics express understanding over the Japanese government’s plan not to allow spectators from overseas to visit and take in the competition at venues.

11 Best Trekking Routes In Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan Alps, Nakasendo, Basho Tour, and more trekking options in Japan! Check out our recommendations of the best trekking routes in Japan.

Bear Attacks in Japan: There Is A Solution

Tried and True Ways to Coexist as told by a bear conservationist

Drone Captures Pair of Humpback Whales

Drone footage was able to pick up a pair of humpback whales swimming off coast of Okinawa Prefecture.

Super Mario Arrives at USJ!

The Super Nintendo World featuring Mario and related characters opens at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka following two postponements due to the coronavirus.

Pilgrimage Temples & Sake Brewers Join Forces

Buddhist temples that are part of the Shikoku Pilgrimage and local sake makers in southwestern Japan cooperate to overcome difficulties they face amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Home Appliances Can Help Prevent Food Loss

Smart applications, home appliances, and good practices can help prevent and reduce food loss in households.

Innovative Businesses are Battling Food Loss

Food loss has become a global issue, and Japan is no exception. A number of innovative initiatives have recently sprung up in Japan to help spare food from the garbage bin and reduce food loss.

Collective Impact: STOP! Food Loss & Waste

In line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations, Japan’s Ministry of the Environment is expanding efforts to reduce food loss. The Collective Impact; STOP! Food Loss & Waste Project is one step toward realizing change.

Emperor Wishes for Bright Future on Birthday

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito expresses his hope for a brighter future following the coronavirus pandemic at a press conference held on the occasion of his 61st birthday.

Deep in Snow Country - Yuzawa and Minakami

Join us as we search for onsen and winter scenery through the Yuzawa and Minakami regions of central Japan.

Renew or Change Japanese Visas Online

Japan moves to allow foreign resident to change and/or renew their visas online from 2021.

Nuclear Fuel from Fukushima Daiichi #3 Removed

Tokyo Electric Power Company removes all 566 nuclear fuel rods from their No. 3 reactor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi.

11 Alternative Tours In Kyoto

Beyond the temples and shrines, the city of Kyoto offers so much more. Take a look at our list of the best alternative tours in Kyoto for an off the beaten path experience, courtesy of Trip101!

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