Category Archives: Travel Around Japan

'Host towns' across Japan to welcome athletes in 2020 Tokyo Games

‘Host towns’ across Japan to welcome athletes in 2020 Tokyo Games

‘Host towns’ across Japan to welcome athletes in 2020 Tokyo Games   More than 250 local governments across Japan have come forward to serve as “host towns” for foreign athletes…

Bad news for Japan’s retailers as Chinese tourists cut back on buying

Bad news for Japan’s retailers as Chinese tourists cut back on buying

Bad news for Japan’s retailers as Chinese tourists cut back on buying They’re still coming in droves — but no longer buying in spades. After propping up sales for overseas…

Several women claim sexual harassment at Cool Japan Fund

Several women claim sexual harassment at Cool Japan Fund

Several women claim sexual harassment at Cool Japan Fund Several female employees at Cool Japan Fund Inc., a public-private investment fund aimed at promoting Japanese culture and products overseas, claim…

WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan

WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan

WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan Salvaged from the Papua New Guinean jungle, a restored World War II Japanese Zero fighter has taken to the skies over…

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan With contrasts being such a notable feature of life in Japan, it is no surprise that – like…

Kyoto facing acute accommodation shortage

Kyoto facing acute accommodation shortage

Kyoto facing acute accommodation shortage KYOTO — Kyoto, deemed one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, is facing a pressing problem—an acute shortage of accommodation. “More than…

Wild boars offer challenge for returnees in radiation-hit Fukushima

Wild boars offer challenge for returnees in radiation-hit Fukushima

Wild boars offer challenge for returnees in radiation-hit Fukushima Beyond radiation risks, an unexpected nuisance looms for Japanese returning to towns vacated after the Fukushima nuclear crisis six years ago…

Bashful pandas at Ueno Zoo mate after four-year hiatus

Bashful pandas at Ueno Zoo mate after four-year hiatus

Bashful pandas at Ueno Zoo mate after four-year hiatus TOKYO — Two giant pandas at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo mated for the first time in four years Monday—a 52-second effort that…

Sapporo website offers ‘slipperiness forecasts’ in winter to prevent accidents on streets and sidewalks

Sapporo website offers ‘slipperiness forecasts’ in winter to prevent accidents on streets and sidewalks

Sapporo website offers ‘slipperiness forecasts’ in winter to prevent accidents on streets and sidewalks\ Sapporo – While most winter weather reports broadcast the likelihood of snow, wind or ice, meteorologists…

Holiday hit: Japan sees surge in crabs amid drop in imports

Holiday hit: Japan sees surge in crabs amid drop in imports

Holiday hit: Japan sees surge in crabs amid drop in imports Prices of crab, a delicacy for Japanese, especially in the year-end and New Year period, are surging on the…