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Camille Van Puymbroeck is a Belgian freelance journalist with a big interest in anything lifestyle and ecology-related. Nothing makes her more happy than visiting a former Soviet building, overgrown by nature, equipped with a camera and a coffee. Not without an Italian meal afterwards, of course. Her work has previously been published in Metro, Sabato Magazine and Culinaire Ambiance.

9 May 2023

Why Japanese workers are taking naps at the office

Being sleepy at work, we all know how it feels. You’re less productive, you feel cranky and at the same time you’re afraid you’ll either start […]
20 April 2023

Japan unveils its first casino in bid to attract more tourism

After an initial proposal in 2020 to legalize casino gambling in the country, Japan is set to open its first integrated resort in 2029. 1. First […]
13 April 2023

Tokyo ramen restaurant asks customers to stop watching videos on their phones

Quite a few restaurants around the world have implemented some sort of phone ban or restriction. The reason is usually to encourage customers to detach from […]
6 April 2023

Japan imposes tourism cap in the Iriomote island to protect native wild cat

The Iriomote island, located in the Okinawa prefecture, will restrict the number of tourists to 1,200 per day. 1. Protecting biodiversity The Japanese island of Iriomote […]
22 March 2023

Tokyo’s new theme park ‘The Making of Harry Potter’ set to open on 16 June

On Wednesday March 15th, Warner Bros. Discovery announced that its new Harry Potter theme park, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter, […]
22 March 2023

Japan sees spike in number of international tourists

Japan has seen a substantial increase in the number of international tourists since the country open its borders in late 2022, said Shinya Kurosawa, president and […]
16 March 2023

Japan joins space tourism race with a balloon capsule to launch in October

Based in Sapporo in northern Japan, the startup Iwaya Giken has  recently revealed its balloon capsule aimed at launching tourists to space in October.  1. Balloon […]
6 March 2023

Japan finds 7,000 islands it didn’t know it had

Japan has discovered it possesses over 7000 islands it previously knew nothing about. A 1987 report by Japan’s Coast Guard put the number of Japanese islands […]
6 March 2023

Tokyo’s urban redevelopment is a step into the future

Tokyo is set to embark on an ambitious project aimed at renovating its urban landscape. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), office buildings that were […]
23 February 2023

Japanese airlines to scrap mask requirement from 13 March

Japanese airlines will stop requiring passengers and airline staff to wear face masks during flights, starting March 13. This move comes after the government’s recent decision […]
5 December 2022

EU and Japan intensify cooperation on hydrogen

The EU and Japan have officially intensified their cooperation on hydrogen to spur innovation and develop an international hydrogen market. The new partnership follows the EU-Japan Summit in May 2021, when […]
22 November 2022

Japan sees a surge in number of visitors after tourism reopening

The number of foreign visitors to Japan rose to 498,600 in October, more than double September’s 206,500, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization. This is […]
17 October 2022

Japan has opened borders but recovery of hospitality sector still lagging

Last week, authorities in Japan lifted all remaining travel restrictions on international travelers. Parts of the hospitality sector, however, have not recovered from the pandemic and […]
26 September 2022

Japan lifts all remaining restrictions from 11 October

Authorities in Japan have decided to lift all remaining travel restrictions. The country will allow visa-free, independent tourism and remove its daily arrival cap restrictions, including […]
22 September 2022

Japanese start-up designs flying motorcycle

A Japanese start-up designed a motorcycle capable of flying at 100km/h and a maximum of 40 minutes. 1. Xturismo Revealed this week at the Detroit Auto […]
14 September 2022

Japan could soon lift cap on foreign tourists to revive tourism

The Japanese government has announced that it must strike a balance between opening up to foreign travelers and maintaining control of the pandemic in a bid […]
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