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.
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.
Mori Resigns as Tokyo Games Organizing Chief
Mori Yoshiro resigns as president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee amid growing criticism over his sexist remarks.
Mount Unzen Eruption Site to be Preserved
Locals in southwestern Japan begin digging up areas devastated by the 1991 eruption at Mount Unzen as part of efforts to preserve the disaster remains.
Tokyo Metro Launches 17000 Train Series
Tokyo Metro has added a new train model to its lineup on the subway system.
Life-Size Dolls Enliven Girls' Festival Event
Life-size “Hina” dolls are on display at a historic inn in Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, for the doll festival on March 3.
Top 12 Accommodation in Hakuba, Nagano
Looking for traditional ryokan, cosy vacation rental or comfy hotel in Hakuba? Check out our list of the top accommodation in Hakuba, in Nagano Prefecture.
Vaccination of 40,000 Medical Workers Underway
Pfizer vaccines arrive in hospitals in Tokyo ahead of inoculation which is set to start on February 17.
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.
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.
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.
Bullet Train Telework Trial with Rental Wi-Fi
East Japan Railway is using the month of February to test out the use of bullet trains on the Tohoku Shinkansen line as virtual office spaces for passengers to telework.
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.
Preparations Underway for Olympic Torch Relay
Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have publicized guidelines for the torch relay that will start in Japan on March 25.
These Traditional Dolls Are Earthquake Ready
As one kokeshi doll workshop's owners began cleaning up their shop, a flash of genius stuck them: why not equip their topple-prone traditional dolls with lights that can be used in case of future earthquakes?
Nurse Gearing Up to Fight in Tokyo Olympics
27-year-old Arisa Tsubata is an aspiring Olympian and candidate for the Japanese national team in women’s boxing. When she’s not sparring, she can be found at a medical facility where she works as a nurse at a clinic in Tokyo.
12 Things to Do in Charming Kanazawa
Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by scenic mountain ranges and national parks, has well-preserved art and culture. Read on for a list of 12 things you can do in Kanazawa.
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.
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.