All About Japan

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!

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.

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

Japan PM Vows Aid to Rain-Battered Kumamoto

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo visits the disaster-stricken areas of Kumamoto Prefecture. Japan’s southwestern region has been devastated by torrential rains and flooding.

Fireball in Japan Identified as Meteorite

Researchers have identified a fireball seen streaking across the night sky over wide areas of Japan in early July as a meteorite.

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.

Tokyo Hits Record High for New COVID Cases

Tokyo confirmed 224 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus on Thursday, July 9, a record high for a single day.

Shinjuku Station's New Permanent Installation

Artist Tomokazu Matsuyama is the talent responsible for the new artwork adorning Shinjuku Station.

Patients With COVID-19 Antibodies Found Immune

The results of Japan’s large-scale antibody test show all eight patients who had antibodies against the novel coronavirus were immune to COVID-19.

Fewer People Travel Day After Summer Holiday

The flow of people at major train stations in Tokyo on the first Monday after Japan’s summer holiday season decreased compared with the previous month.

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!

Tokyo Subway Going Antimicrobial

Workers at Tokyo Metro are now applying an antimicrobial surface coating to their trains to fend off the coronavirus.

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.

Oldest Storyteller of Nagasaki Atomic Bombing

At the age of 93, storyteller Tsuiki Shohei continues to talk about his experiences of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki and is studying English so he can directly appeal to people around the world.

Harry Potter Theme Park to Open in Tokyo

Get pumped, Potter fans! Tokyo will get a Harry Potter theme park due to open in 2023.

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 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.

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.

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