🇯🇵 Japan


15 July 2021

Tokyo hotel apologizes for ‘Japanese only’ elevator sign

A hotel in central Tokyo had posted “Japanese only” and “foreigners only” notices in front of its elevators but later removed them after facing harsh criticism. […]
9 July 2021

Tokyo bans spectators during Olympics due to new surge in Covid-19 cases

A surge in Covid-19 cases has forced authorities in Japan to hold the Olympics without spectators in Tokyo. Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state […]
29 June 2021

Giant Buddhist statue in Japan gets a mask to pray for the end of the pandemic

A group of workers have put a mask on the 57-meter tall figure of the Buddhist goddess Kannon to help end the Covid-19 pandemic. A year […]
28 June 2021

A long way for love: White rhino travels from Taiwan to Japan to find mate

In an epic search for a mate, Emma, a five-year-old white rhinoceros has travelled from Taiwan to Japan. Emma is originally from Leofoo Safari Park in […]
3 June 2021

10 beautiful castles in Japan

We know that Europe is a great place to find ancient and magnificent castles, with plenty of beautiful castles in various countries throughout the continent. But […]
6 May 2021

Tokyo to reserve 300 hotel rooms in case Olympic athletes contract Covid-19

Olympic athletes who exhibit mild symptoms of Covid-19 in Tokyo could be isolated in hundreds of hotel rooms near the Athletes’ Village. Participants and staff members […]
30 April 2021

Japan’s Tourism Board launches Insider Guide to Japan

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has launched a new Insider Guide to Japan, celebrating the country’s many traditions, innovations, natural wonders, and off-the-beaten-track adventures. With […]
12 April 2021

Tokyo Disney Resort to open Toy Story hotel in 2021

Following Tokyo Disney Resort’s first announcement of plans for a Toy Story themed hotel by owner Oriental Land back in 2018, the resort has released further […]
31 March 2021

Super Mario theme park opens in Japan

Nintendo’s first ever theme park opened in Japan on March 18th. Located in Osaka, the new attraction was designed with bright red and yellow block-like constructions. […]
23 February 2021

Covid-19 and the future of the Tokyo olympic games

The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, have already been postponed once due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and are now due to take place […]
28 January 2021

Sustainable tourism in beautiful Okinawa

Okinawa is just one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, and is made up of over 160 islands, 47 of which are inhabited remote islands. Along with its […]
18 January 2021

Japan suspends entry of all non-resident foreign nationals

The Japanese government has decided to suspend the entry of all non-resident foreign nationals into the country as part of a coordinated effort to curb the […]
11 January 2021

What is Japan’s Coming of Age Day?

Today, on Monday 11th January, millions of young Japanese people are celebrating turning 20 years old by dressing up and attending traditional ceremonies to honour Japan’s […]
2 December 2020

Japan: More suicides in a month than Covid-19 deaths in a whole year

The number of suicides in Japan in October was higher than the number of deaths caused by covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. According to […]
16 November 2020

Will there be spectators at the Olympic Games in Tokyo?

On Monday November 16th, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, said that he was “very confident” about the possibility of having spectators […]
11 November 2020

Domestic Cruise ships return to the sea in Japan

Cruise ships in Japan are cautiously resuming domestic operations eight months on from the forced halt to cruise ship operations country wide, brought on by the […]
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