by Martin

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…

The Mosquito Nightmare: How To Prevent Their Presence

Mosquitoes are a constant annoyance associated with Japanese summers. The biggest problem is that in recent years Japan has seen a particularly unwelcome one: the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rachmadi Hardhanang (@rachmadihardhanang) on Dec 7, 2019 at 7:17pm PST The Asian tiger mosquito, originally from…

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…

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…

Japan’s Biggest Human Rights Issue

When it comes to human trafficking, one might usually think of impoverished countries where laws are not enforced and politics are full of corruption. However, many first world countries are in fact important source transportations and destinations when it comes to human trafficking. This can be something that many citizens tends to overlook as they…

Resuming Life In Japan: The Essential Items People Carry With Them To Work

After the state of emergency was officially lifted in Japan’s largest cities, life seemed to slowly go back to normal. Trains are getting more crowded each day, more people are starting to go to restaurants and coffee shops, and the days of telework have been reduced. by Martin Danker The transition to normal life is…

Missing American Brands That Went Bankrupt? Japan Has A Nostalgic Surprise

In recent years, many American retailers have struggled to survive for a wide variety of reasons, including competition from other brands, high real estate prices, and a change in the way consumers spent their money and went shopping. by Martin Danker Japan is not immune to these changes, but they do tend to happen far…

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,…