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Is Tokyo Heading for a Lockdown?: 21 Days if Abe Declares a State of Emergency

Is Tokyo heading a heading for a lockdown? That’s the question that many Tokyoites are struggling with this week. However, for many weeks, Tokyoites had been living their lives as if the coronavirs pandemic were not affecting many countries and overwhelming their health care systems; and while cases skyrocketed in countries like South Korea, Iran,…

Coronavirus Caution 2020: Tokyo Tourist Attractions Closures (updated)

Information as of March 24th 2020. Updates will be added to this article. UPDATED March 24th 2020 by Zoria Petkoska The coronavirus or COVID-19, as it is known in the science community, has led to an unprecedented lockdown of many Chinese cities, followed by safety measures undertaken in Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea…

(Updated): 70% of People Don’t Think the Olympics Will be Held

A recent telephone poll conducted by Kyodo News found out that 69.9% of those surveyed did not believe that the Tokyo Olympics would be held as scheduled. That number reflect the general mood in Japan surrounding the games amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, and despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stating that the Group of Seven…

Haneda vs. Narita: Which Airport To Choose?

Many people visiting or living in Tokyo spend some time debating which airport to choose, Haneda or Narita. The general consensus has always been that Haneda was the overwhelming number one option because of its proximity to Tokyo, which is why numerous airlines started salivating when Haneda announced that they were going to increase international…

Fashion CEO Sexually Harasses Women For Years & Is Not Punished: #MeToo in Japan

Japan is being rocked by another scandal concerning the #MeToo movement. The newspaper The Asahi Shimbun has reported that Yasuharu Ishikawa, the CEO of Stripe International Inc., had been accused of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct multiple times-In. However, the company decided not to punish him. The news has been spreading like wildfire across social…

Fake News: How People Foolishly Rushed to Buy Toilet Paper

Interesting developments have been taking place ever since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools across Japan were going to close from a long period of time starting Monday, March 2, as a way to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country. by Martin Danker View…

BREAKING NEWS: Coronavirus Cases in Japan Reach 1,000

As Japan tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the number of confirmed cases has topped 1,000, which includes the 706 cases from the Diamond Princess. Of these numbers, Hokkaido reports the largest of cases at 79, which prompted the prefectural government to declare a state of emergency. by Martin Danker View this post on Instagram…

BREAKING NEWS: Japan Closes Schools for One Month

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has requested all elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools to close from March 2 to the end of the spring vacation. Meaning that schools will remain closed for the entirety of March and reopen in April unless plans change. by Martin Danker The decision comes as Japan faces multiple problems…

3 Almost Secret Tokyo Daytrips – Authentic Local Experiences

by Zoria Petkoska The Tokyo metropolis spans out in all directions endlessly, so much so that you might not notice where Tokyo ends, and another prefecture begins. The excellent public transport system acts as the urban glue, so Tokyoites can reach the nearby mountains and beaches without ever having to drive. Therefore, a day trip…