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Tighter Covid measures for Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa

Japan's government is to allow Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa to enforce stricter coronavirus measures without an emergency declaration, starting Monday. (NHK)

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HOW TO STAY IN JAPAN (legally) with your Japanese wife

Do YOU want to live in Japan? (Reina Scully)

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Japanese Decorative Sushi Story | Saiku Style

This variety of sushi is a lost art and unknown outside Japan. The elaborate designs and use of the ingredients create beauty from food. This is SAIKU SUSHI and was quite popular in the Showa era but...

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Ketchup Spaghetti | Napalitan

Napolitan is a ketchup flavored spaghetti that originated in Japan. (Kimono Mom)

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Japanese man arrested for stealing women’s shoes and replacing them with new...

Aichi prefecture in central Japan seems to be a hot spot for weird criminal activity these days, between people selling modified Pokémon from a hacked game, stealing piano covers from schools, and...

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Riding the Sleeper Train in Japan on a Heavy Snow Day (Tokyo→Izumo-shi)

The Sleeper Express train SUNRISE SETO & IZUMO is the only train in Japan that runs every day. (Kuga's Travel)

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Japan's 'izakaya' dining bars, wedding halls feeling COVID pinch

TOKYO - The number of Japan's "izakaya" dining bars that went bankrupt hit a record high in the year that ended in March, a sign some service-sector firms are being left behind even as the economy...

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Japan rejects NZ honey with traces of weedkiller glyphosate

Japanese authorities have rejected four shipments of New Zealand honey since more stringent testing was introduced for the weed killer glyphosate in January. (https://www.)

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COVID-19 patient in Japan receives world's first living donor lung transplant

Doctors in Japan have performed the world's first lung transplant from living donors. (CNA)

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China calls for Japan on wastewater of Fukushima cautiously

China on Friday urged Japan to be cautious about its plan to deal with radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear power plant, calling for the Japanese government to make decisions based on consultations...

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Most Popular Cherry Blossom Instagram Spot in Kyoto, Japan 2021

A very popular spot for getting shots for your Instagram or TikTok during sakura season in Kyoto, Keage Incline is a beautiful old railroad track surrounded by cherry blossoms trees. (VIRTUAL JAPAN)

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Panel: Crowds after 9 affected spread of infection

Members of a government panel on the coronavirus say the spread of infections in Japan this winter was aggravated by people attending year-end parties, especially in nightlife districts after 9 p.m. (NHK)

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Japanese out and about on weekend despite gov't antivirus pleas

Large numbers of people on Saturday flooded transport hubs in major population centers across Japan despite the government designating Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa prefectures as requiring more stringent...

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Osaka posts record 918 new COVID-19 cases Saturday as Tokyo cases hit 2-month...

Osaka Prefecture reported a record 918 new coronavirus cases on Saturday amid growing signs of a fourth wave of the pandemic driven by new variants. (Japan Times)

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Life of Naughty Male Adult Entertainers in Edo Japan (Teahouse Boys)

Life of male adult entertainers in Edo Japan who worked in "teahouses." (Linfamy)

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Japanese university presents robotic COVID PCR testing

Japan’s Fujita Medical University has presented an automated robotic system for COVID PCR testing that is expected to reduce exposure to the virus among health workers. ( RT)

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Tokyo reports 421 coronavirus cases

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 421 new cases of the coronavirus, down 149 from Saturday. (Japan Today)

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Man who refused to wear mask on plane arrested again after trouble in restaurant

A man who was arrested for forcible obstruction of business after a plane he was on last September had to divert to another airport when he got into a dispute with cabin crew over his refusal to wear a...

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300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms

The organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is planning to secure a hotel with about 300 rooms for athletes with minor or no symptoms of the coronavirus, officials with knowledge of...

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Over 700 Japanese eateries fail in 2020 amid pandemic

The number of bankruptcies in Japan’s eatery industry totaled 715 the last fiscal year, the third largest in 20 years, amid the new coronavirus pandemic, a credit research firm said. (Japan Times)

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Inside an Abandoned Japanese Village [8K]

Inside an abandoned Japanese village tucked into the mountains. While its not uncommon to find an abandoned building here or there in Japan, an entire village is something else entirely. (Tokyo Lens)

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Learn Japanese With Waffles + Mochi l Netflix Jr

Travel to Japan with Waffles + Mochi! Join in as they learn to speak Japanese with words like, Konnichiwa! They also meet a vegetable called, the mushroom, and discover just how fun and delicious it is...

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Most Trendy Hipsters Town in Tokyo | Shimokitazawa Afternoon Walk

Shimokitazawa was a former farming village that turned first into a dense residential area, and later into a thriving arts and music community. It has been described as bohemian, hippie, artsy, indie,...

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Fukushima treated water to be released into sea

NHK has learned that the Japanese government is ready to announce, as early as Tuesday, that it plans to release treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the ocean. (NHK)

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Matsuyama on cusp of winning Masters Green Jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga - Hideki Matsuyama holds a five-shot lead at Augusta National on Sunday after 13 holes in his quest to win his first green jacket at the Masters. (Golf Digest)

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