All About Japan

5G Experience in Tokyo

Major Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI has launched a facility where people can experience the latest 5G cellular network.

Soar in the Sky at Japan's Castle in the Sky

Known as the "Castle in the Sky," the ruins of Takeda Castle mesmerize visitors to western Japan year after year.

Kyoto Animation Unveils First Film Since Arson

Arson-hit Kyoto Animation unveils their first movie since the arson attack that devastated their studios in July 2019.

Japan Airlines Testing Remote Customer Service

Japan Airlines is providing customer service remotely using an avatar on a trial basis.

Homeowners Open Public Bath Under Their House

As thousands had been displaced in the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, the disaster revealed one of the flaws of the community: there were no public baths. Until now!

Budokan's Evening Illumination Has Resumed

The venue for judo and karate competitions at next year’s Tokyo Olympics now stands illuminated following the completion of restoration work.

2020 Olympics Bringing New Bus Line to Tokyo

Tokyo is getting a new bus line that will facilitate transit between the bay area and the city center during the Olympics.

Touch of Tradition with Modern 3D Cutter Cabin

This remarkable wooden cabin was constructed locally in the mountains of Japan using a Shopbot 3D wood cutter, with minimal impact on the environment. Click to learn more.

Mt. Fuji Gets First Snowcap

Mt. Fuji got its first snowcap of the season, two days earlier than usual.

Japan's Tallest Skyscraper to be Built by 2027

Real estate developer Mitsubishi Estate revealed plans to build Japan’s tallest skyscraper by 2027.

Flowers in Full Boom at Tokyo German Village

Celosia flowers are in full bloom at Tokyo German Village, an amusement park near the Japanese capital.

Japan to Further Ease Entry Ban

The Japanese government is planning to ease COVID-19 border controls on foreign nationals from October by allowing new entrants with visas for stays of three months or more.

Robots in the Age of Coronavirus

Companies are programming robots to help people adapt to the new normal brought about by the global pandemic.

It's Not Over Yet for This 88-Year-Old 'Sento'

There's been a trend of sento, or public baths, closing across Japan. But for one aging Tokyo business, the open sign will be hanging longer, with an incredible new interior.

Centenarians Set Record High 50th Year in Row

The number of people in Japan aged 100 and above totaled 80,450 as of September 1, marking a record high for the 50th consecutive year.

Tokyo Games to Be Simplified in 50-60 Areas

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics plan to simplify the postponed games in around 50 to 60 areas to cut additional costs.

Fall Flowers in Full Bloom in Hamarikyu Garden

Hundreds of thousands of cosmos flowers are in full bloom, wooing visitors to this gorgeous park in central Tokyo.

Miniature Edo Castle

A miniature model of the former Edo Castle is on display at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

Prime Minister Suga's Plans for Japan

Incoming Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held his first news conference as Japanese Prime Minister, pledging to continue pursuing his predecessor’s policies.

Introducing the Suga Administration

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga unveils the composition of his administration.

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