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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…

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…

Super Nintendo World Opening to Put Pressure on the Disney Resort

The government’s Go To Travel Campaign is being suspended from December 28 to January 11 amidst an increasing number of COVID-19 cases, but that will have no effect on the opening of Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World. As the saying goes, the show must go on. by Martin Danker If you haven’t had a…

Why ANA and JAL Will Survive the Pandemic

Updated to reflect new information. While the coronavirus pandemic has affected many countries and companies, the airline industry has been hit particularly hard. Multiple airlines around the world have been declaring bankruptcy and going through restructuring in order to survive. Japanese carriers Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) are also facing problems. by…

Why Sega’s Departure From The Arcade Business Is The End Of An Era

On November 5, Sega Sammy announced that it would sell all of its arcades. Sega Sammy, the partner company of Sega Entertainment, said it would sell 85.1% of its shares in Sega Entertainment to Genda Inc, an amusement machine company. The move comes months after Sega closed its iconic Akihabara arcade in August due to…

Tokyo Disneyland’s New Attractions – Details and New Photos

Tokyo Disneyland’s new areas and attractions will open on September 28, and people cannot hold their excitement. People in Japan had been patiently waiting for the expansion since it was first announced. While the Oriental Land Company, which owns the Tokyo Disney Resort, announced three specific new additions to the park, the Beauty and the…