Tokyo Reports Record High of COVID-19 Cases
Tokyo reports a record daily high 493 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on November 18. The metropolitan government plans to raise its coronavirus alert to the highest level.
An Inside Look at the Next-Gen Bullet Train
The press got to join a test-run of East Japan Railway Company's next-generation bullet train, ALFA-X, on October 27.
Postponement of Olympics Costs ¥300 Billion
The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic is expected to cost around ¥300 billion in additional expenses.
Getting the Dirt off Buddha's Shoulders
The annual ritual of dusting Buddha statues took place at Horyuji, a temple registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
13.000 Wintering Cranes Headed to Kagoshima
More than 13,000 cranes are flocking to Izumi Plain in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan.
12 Best Delicacies of Nikko
Nikko also compliments its culture richness with delicacies that would give you the best experience. From their specialty Yuba to modern steaks, Nikko will surely satisfy your palette.
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.
Pfizer Applies for Vaccine Approval in Japan
U.S. drugmaker Pfizer asked the Japanese government for approval to manufacture and sell its coronavirus vaccine in the country.
Gunma: A Cultural & Culinary Hotspot
Tucked away in central Japan, within a stone's throw of Tokyo, is Gunma Prefecture. This destination hosts a wealth of surprises; hot springs, and cultural and culinary experiences abound!
Train Station Now Playing Music from 'Totoro'
Fans of Studio Ghibli's film “My Neighbor Totoro” will immediately recognize this famous tune now playing at a Saitama train station.
Skytree Marks 100 Days to Olympic Torch Relay
The world's tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree, was lit up in pink gold on December 15 marking the start of a 100-day countdown until the Olympic Torch Relay.
Adorable Capybaras Enjoy Relaxing Soak
In search of a spirit animal? Check out these capybaras as they enjoy a hot bath at an animal park in Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo.
See How Trees Get Their Winter Rope Umbrellas
Have you ever wondered how the gardeners at Kenroku-en put up ropes on the trees to protect them from snow this winter? We've got just the video for you.
See Ueno Subway Workers Install Platform Gates
For those subway train otaku curious about how Tokyo Metro installs its safety gates station platforms, we've got you covered!
Now You Can Stay in Arata Endo's 1928 Villa
If you're a fan of the prairie-style architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, you have to check out the works he inspired under the talented hands of Japanese architect Arata Endo. One villa in particular, just outside of Tokyo, is ready for short-term stays.
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!
18-Meter Gundam Robot Unveiled in Yokohama
An 18-meter-tall MOVING Gundam robot was unveiled in Yokohama.
Tsukiji Ready to Welcome Back Customers
Stores in Tokyo's Tsukiji Outer Market have suffered drops in sales this year due to the novel coronavirus. But workers are trying to bring back customers ahead of the year-end peak season.
Honda to Sell World 1st Level 3 Automated Car
Honda Motor plans to start selling the world’s first commercially available Level 3 automated cars by the end of March 2021. Level 3 vehicles can drive autonomously by detecting the environment around them, not needing driver input.
New Bus Service for Travelers to Japan
An airport limousine operator started a new bus service for travelers to Japan on December 16 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.