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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…

Naomi Osaka and Mizuhara Kiko Have No Time For Racists

Naomi Osaka and Mizuhara Kiko have no time for racists. Period. After police officers killed George Floyd, Black Lives Matters protests started taking place across cities around the world, including rallies in Osaka and Tokyo. People have also been vocal about Black Lives Matter online, using platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. George Floyd’s death…

No, Japan Will Not Pay 50% Of Tourists’ Expenses

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to severely affect countries across the world, Japan has found itself in a very bad situation that has made politicians consider what to do to aid the economy. by Martin Danker Japan Enters Recession View this post on Instagram A post shared by *:°:.\ ᴄʜɪᴋᴀ /.:°:* (@chi_olt) on May 6,…

Why Are Visually Impaired People Dying?: One of Japan’s Current Problems

Japan is generally well-regarded because of the country’s infrastructure that puts pedestrians first. One of the most striking things when visiting cities like Tokyo, is the prevalence of tactile pavings. These tactile tiles can be found across Japan, and their predominance has made them become one of the things people associate Japan with. With that…