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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.

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.

“Chibafornia” : Japan’s hottest surfing coast

Chiba’s Pacific coast was chosen as the very first site for Olympic surfing for some perfectly good reasons: its surfing culture, its location not far from Tokyo, and very consistent waves.

Closures Over COVID Continue in Japan

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

Olympics Torch Kickoff Won't Allow Spectators

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

25 Best Things To Do In Sapporo, Japan

Hokkaido's cultural, political, and economic center attracts millions of visitors every year. Here's a list of the 10 best things to do in Sapporo, Japan.

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.

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!

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Restoration Update

The press got to see the interior of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial that has been undergoing preservation work since last September. The structure is a symbol of the devastation of the 1945 atomic bombing of the western Japanese city.

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.

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.

Japan Considers State of Emergency for Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says he is considering declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.

New Library Dedicated to Haruki Murakami

Everything you want to know about author Haruki Murakami's new Kengo Kuma-designed, Uniqlo-funded library

Discover Gems of Japan in the Mount Fuji Area

Mount Fuji peeks between high-rises across the Greater Tokyo Area. Though magnificent even from afar, the sacred mountain begs a closer look! One of the best ways to explore it is by roaming around Shizuoka, Yamanashi, and Kanagawa prefectures.

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.

Drone Captures Pair of Humpback Whales

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

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.

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.

Snowshoe Adventures in Japan’s Powder Snow

Looking for a way to enjoy Japan’s winter wonderland besides skiing? Snowshoe trekking offers you the freedom to leave the trails and explore Japan’s unspoiled mountain landscapes.

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.

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