Enjoy at Home! – The 5 Best Sweets and Snacks from Lawson

Lawson is one of the Japanese convenience stores that launches a wide variety of new products every month, receiving tremendous praise from those with a sweet tooth. If they feel like treating themselves with some fancy sweets, many of them will drop by Lawson first. In this article, we will introduce the latest seasonal sweets…

People Have Voted! These Are Japan’s Most Popular Snacks

Among the numerous numbers of snacks, which do Japanese prefer? The special TV program “14,000 Japanese Citizens to Vote! Japanese Snack Election” was broadcasted on July 20, 2020, allowing those 14,000 people to select their favorite snacks among 4,500 products. That’s right. FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED products. 22 Japanese snack companies, the highest record of…

No Entry to Japan! Borders Closed Again

With the increasing number of COVID-19 patients in Japan and the coronavirus mutations found overseas, the government decided to shut down the country’s doors again and prohibit entry to foreigners from all countries until the end of the second emergency. Since November 1st 2020, the government has allowed business entry from these 11 countries and…

Reasons Why Japan’s COVID-19 Cases Exploded

During most of 2020, Japan was able to avoid the worst outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic despite not enforcing a lockdown and very strong measures. One of the reasons Japan did not impose the type of strict rules and measures that saw places like Taiwan and Vietnam keep the virus under control is that the…

5 New Shopping Landmarks in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area Worth Visiting

Have you checked these 5 landmarks newly opened in 2020? The struggle with the coronavirus, the Olympics being postponed…2020 was absolutely a difficult year for everyone. But on the other hand, 2020 was also a year that saw many new symbols in Tokyo and its metropolitan area, giving a new life and new charm to…

3 Apple Souvenirs from Aomori, Japan’s Apple Capital!

Aomori is popular for ferry boats as it is considered a port town at the northernmost part of Honshu. It is also known for Nebuta Matsuri, one of the largest Japanese festivals held in summer. The place is perfect if you’d like to indulge in abundant nature and an ancient atmosphere that can make one…

How Are Things at Tokyo Disney Resort During the Pandemic?

After a long closure due to the pandemic, Tokyo Disneyland reopened back in September with some new rules and measures that have been positively received. In this article, we will show you how to purchase a ticket and how attractions are operated to prevent the spread of COVID-19 without affecting the parks’ fun.. How to…

The 5 Best Strawberry Buffets in Tokyo – 2021

For everyone who loves Japanese fresh fruits, this long awaited season has finally come. The queen of them, the delicious strawberry, has attracted so many people with its sweet and sour taste, sweet scent, and beautiful appearance. Here we will introduce the latest information about the top strawberry buffets at Japan’s high quality hotels.. If…

Housing Security Benefit: Emergency Funds for Foreigners

In the previous article, we introduced the overview of Temporary Loan Emergency Funds and how to apply for them. In this article, we will provide you with information on the Housing Security Benefit. Housing Security Benefit for Foreigners For those who have difficulties paying rent due to a decrease of income, layoff, or unemployment, the…

Merging JAL and ANA Would Be a Big Mistake

Here is an interesting piece of news: Heizo Takenaka, one of the experts of the Growth Strategy Council, has stated that All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) would need capital injection in the future, mentioning that JAL and ANA should work together and integrate. by Martin Danker While this remains the sole opinion…