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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…

A Thorough Guide To Japan’s Go To Travel Campaign! (UPDATED)

The emergency declaration ended, and summer is just around the corner. To save and stimulate the mostly dead tourism economy, Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) will launch the Go To Travel Campaign. Budgeted at 1.1 trillion yen, the government will cover 35% of your traveling expenses from July 22, 2020 until mid-March, 2021, or until they…

Breaking News: Tokyo Reports More Than 240 COVID-19 Cases, Its Largest Number Yet

It’s official, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has reported that the daily COVID-19 cases in Japanese capital reached 243 on July 10, 2020, making it the second day in a row where numbers reach more than 200. by Martin Danker Tokyo has recently seen a spike in cases, with numbers usually reaching the 50s during the…

What Are Things Like At Japanese Amusement Parks After The State Of Emergency?

Now that the state of emergency has been lifted and that the Tokyo Disney Resort has finally reopened after having closed its doors for months, you may be wondering what the current situations with some of Japan’s most famous theme parks and museums is like: Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea View this post on Instagram A post shared…

Was The Earthquake That Hit Japan On June 25th Related To The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake?

On the morning of June 25, 2020, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Japan, including Tokyo. The earthquake took place at 4:47 a.m., waking people up due to the prolonged shaking. There was no risk of a tsunami. by Martin Danker Using the Japan Meteorological Agency’s (JMA) seismic intensity scale, the earthquake was registered under 5…

No More Free Plastic Bags In Japan!

So far, most stores in Japan, including convenience stores, department stores, and grocery stores, provide customers with free plastic bags. However, there are inevitable problems caused by plastic bags, such as marine pollution, which was one of the main topics discussed over at the G20 summit in Osaka in 2019. From July 1, 2020, the…

Breaking News: The Tokyo Disney Resort is Reopening!

Great news, everyone! The Tokyo Disney Resort is finally reopening on July 1, 2020 after having been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after Universal Studios Japan reopened its doors, the Tokyo Disney Resort was still assessing the situation to see if it would be prudent to reopen. However, until further notice…

A Japanese Problem: Why Are Elderly People Shoplifting?

Numbers don’t lie: there is a trend going on in Japan that is seeing the number of elderly people committing petty crimes go up. Among these crimes, the top one is shoplifting. Upon seeing these numbers, researchers and demographers became puzzled as they tried to come up with a good hypothesis that could explain the…