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Ice Bubble Phenomenon Photographed in Hokkaido

Hokkaido's Lake Nukabira is home to an unusual natural phenomenon where gases bubbling up to the surface actually freeze as they make their way up.

Feeling Hungry? How about a US$200k Tuna?

A 208.4 kilogram tuna fetches nearly ¥20.8 million at Toyosu Market's first auction of the year.

2021 Cherry Blossom Forecast Is Finally Here

It's high time to start making your cherry-blossom-viewing plans.

Plan a Perfect Trip with GoodDay Hokkaido

Japan's northernmost island is at the top of many travelers' must-visit lists, and with good reason. Plan your perfect trip to Hokkaido at GoodDay Hokkaido, the revamped website of the Hokkaido Tourism Organization!

Hatsune Miku Might Be Getting an Airport!

Japan’s first, and most popular, "vocaloid idol" has long been an ambassador for Sapporo. However, Miku just may also be attaching her name and star power to Sapporo's Okadama Airport.

Subscription Service for Unlimited Flights

Budget airline Peach Aviation is considering launching a one-month subscription service for unlimited flights.

Central Japan's Husband-Throwing Festival

You won't believe this wacky winter ritual where locals throw a married man down a snowy hill to his wife.

Coronavirus in Japan: 1-Year Later

One year has passed since Japan confirmed the first coronavirus patient in the country, but new cases of infection are on the surge despite the government’s declaration of the second state of emergency over the pandemic.

Closures Over COVID Continue in Japan

An increasing number of businesses across Japan permanently close their doors amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.

Delight Your Valentine with Pokémon Chocolates

What do you get for the Pokémon fan who has caught 'em all this Valentine's Day? Your heart in the form of these chocolates!

Japan Declares Second State of Emergency

Japan declares a state of emergency over the coronavirus for the second time, with the pronouncement covering Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.

Autonomous Buses Planned for Olympic Village

Toyota Motor has conducted a demonstration of e-Palette self-driving buses planned for the Olympic village next year.

10 Best Things To Do In Takamatsu, Japan

Check out this list of the best things to do in Takamatsu, offering the best udon joints in Japan, sprawling gardens, and beautiful neighboring islands.

Japan Expands State of Emergency

The Japanese government expands its state of emergency over the coronavirus to seven prefectures such as Osaka and Kyoto in addition to the four in the greater Tokyo area that was originally included.

10 Best Day Trips From Kobe

Sandwiched between the blue sea and the verdant Rokko Mountains, the bustling city of Kobe is a must-visit destination in Japan. Find our list of best day trips from Kobe, Japan, below.

Japan to Roll Out Covid Vaccines by Late Feb

Regulatory Reform Minister Taro Kono says he will strive to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination to the public as soon as possible.

Ashikaga Flower Park Shines in Winter

An illuminative spectacle is enchanting visitors at Ashikaga Flower Park, north of Tokyo, with nearly five million LED light bulbs.

Remains of Japan's First Railroad Embankment

Train otaku across Japan must be rejoicing as the press gets footage of the railroad remains from the 1870s.

Train Services to End Earlier in Greater Tokyo

Railway companies serving the greater Tokyo area move up the times of their last train amid the state of emergency over the coronavirus.

Tokyo Daily COVID Cases Reach Record High

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reports a record daily high of 1,591 new cases of coronavirus infections and a total of 113 COVID-19 patients who are severely ill.

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