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Japan’s Top Business Hotel Chains

There are many things that come to people’s minds when they think of a country. Some of these aspects are due to stereotypes that they have heard of or seen; other points can be from movies, TV shows, comics, and books they enjoy; and other aspects can be from their own experiences in the country.…

No Vaccine, No Travel Discounts: A Famous Hotelier’s Proposal

During an online session for the press, Yoshiharu Hoshino, the representative of Japan’s popular Hoshino Resorts, stated that, upon its resumption, the Go To Travel campaign should target only those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The comments about the vaccine were some among various suggestions Hoshino deemed reasonable, including lowering the benefits of the…

Why Is Ikebukuro Disliked?

Ikebukuro is one of the most bustling neighborhoods in Tokyo. The area’s popularity is attributed to the importance of Ikebukuro Station, one of the busiest stations in Japan and in the world. Ikebukuro Station serves as an important connecting point for millions of people, particularly those who live in Saitama and have to commute to…

It’s Official: The Tokyo Olympics Will Have No Visitors From Overseas

Officials have continued to promise that the Tokyo Olympics will take place as planned. However, it was announced on Saturday that foreign spectators would not be allowed to come to Japan. The decision comes as the country and organizers factor the COVID-19 pandemic and make concessions in order to hold the Olympic Games as planned.…

It’s Here! Super Nintendo World Opening to Put Pressure on the Disney Resort

It’s finally here! After all the anticipation, Super Nintendo World has officially opened. At first, with the government’s Go To Travel Campaign suspension and subsequent states of emergency, it came as a surprise that Universal Studios Japan (USJ) was not moving the opening date of the Super Nintendo World. As the saying goes, the show…

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…

JR East to Introduced Automatic Train Operation

JR East has announced that the Joban Line will use ATO (Automatic Train Operation) from Ayase to Tote. With ATO, speeds are automatically controlled within the speed limit, and trains also automatically stop at the stations. ATO is not meant to replace the JR East drivers, who can manually operate the trains in order to…

How Niseko Became a Luxury Ski Destination

Niseko has become one of Japan’s ultimate spots for luxury hotels, joining the likes of Tokyo and Kyoto. Niseko’s sudden ascend to luxury hotspot status is remarkable. Niseko had long been famous among Japanese and foreign skiers, particularly from Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, for its powdery snow that made the location one of the…

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…