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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…

BREAKING: Abe Declares State Of Emergency: What Does That Mean? (Updated)

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has declared a state of emergency, which he announced on Tuesday, April 7. The prefectures affected are Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, Osaka, Hyogo, and Fukuoka. The state of emergency, which takes effect immediately and continues until May 6, allows prefectural governors to set rules and strong guidelines to fight the pandemic.…

Useful Info About COVID-19 in Japan: Hospitalization, Work Protection and more

The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 is raging around the planet, affecting everyone’s lives. With the virus still being researched as it spreads, information and measures are quickly changing, depending on the data. Here are some official resources: The World Health Organization JNTO Advisory regarding COVID-19 – useful and constantly updated information on visa policy changes,…

Japan Expands Entry Ban: Now It Includes 73 Countries (UPDATED)

Japan is enacting its toughest travel restrictions since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. In March, Japan announced that it would deny entry to any foreigner who has been to Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and the Vatican 14 days prior…

OUTRAGEOUS: Why Japan Is Contributing to the Extinction of Elephants

Tourists visiting Japan tend to flock to the same spots, these being popular destinations that appear in every guidebook and website that recommends places to the millions of visitors that come to Japan each year. One of these places is Asakusa, where people stroll past multiple traditional restaurants and souvenir shops until they reach Senso-ji,…