IOC Member Says Olympics Will Be Postponed Until 2021

Dick Pound, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has told USA Today that the Olympics will indeed be postponed because of the coronarvirus pandemic. Pound’s statement came after Prime Minister Abe Shinzo publicly said that the Olympics could not be held under the current circumstances, for the first time implying that the Olympics…

(Updated): 70% of People Don’t Think the Olympics Will be Held

A recent telephone poll conducted by Kyodo News found out that 69.9% of those surveyed did not believe that the Tokyo Olympics would be held as scheduled. That number reflect the general mood in Japan surrounding the games amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, and despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stating that the Group of Seven…

Five Delicious Types of Japanese Noodles

Noodles are one of the staple foods in many cultures including Japan. A lot of Japanese dishes use noodles as the main ingredient, such as Ramen and Udon, dipped in variety of broths and topped with meat and veggies. Small shops, restaurants, and even food vendors during the festivals are filled with all kinds of…

Haneda vs. Narita: Which Airport To Choose?

Many people visiting or living in Tokyo spend some time debating which airport to choose, Haneda or Narita. The general consensus has always been that Haneda was the overwhelming number one option because of its proximity to Tokyo, which is why numerous airlines started salivating when Haneda announced that they were going to increase international…

Women Sake Masters in Japan Brewing Up a Storm!

“Alcohol is a man’s thing” you might hear today. But what women say to that is “hold my beer”! by Zoria Petkoska According to the World Health Organization statistics men in Japan do drink more on average and are heavier drinkers, but that doesn’t mean they are the only alcohol consumers out there. What is…

BREAKING NEWS: Coronavirus Cases in Japan Reach 1,000

As Japan tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the number of confirmed cases has topped 1,000, which includes the 706 cases from the Diamond Princess. Of these numbers, Hokkaido reports the largest of cases at 79, which prompted the prefectural government to declare a state of emergency. by Martin Danker View this post on Instagram…

3 Delicious Sweets to Eat at Hinamatsuri – The Doll’s Festival on March 3rd

On March 3rd in Japan, people celebrate the Girls’ Festival, called “HINAMATSURI”(雛祭り). On the day, people traditionally celebrate girls’ growth mainly by displaying beautiful dolls in ancient costumes of the Heian era with peach flowers in each house, and eating cubic rice crackers (Hina-arare). However, there are some popular sweets for this festival which are…

BREAKING NEWS: Japan Closes Schools for One Month

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has requested all elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools to close from March 2 to the end of the spring vacation. Meaning that schools will remain closed for the entirety of March and reopen in April unless plans change. by Martin Danker The decision comes as Japan faces multiple problems…

Coronavirus: What Does the Tokyo Marathon’s Cancellation Mean For the Olympics?

On Monday night, it was announced that the Tokyo Marathon would be cancelled for General participants. Therefore, only about 200 elite runners would be allowed to participate in one of the world’s most important marathons. As for the 39,000 people who were set to run, they’ll be allowed to do so in 2021 as long…