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Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency: What You Need to Know

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency for seven prefectures due to coronavirus, but what does that really mean?

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Culture

Abe’s COVID-19 Two Mask Policy Becomes Laughing Stock on Twitter

Each household in Japan will receive two cloth masks to combat the coronavirus. Good luck to families of three or more.

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Culture

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Postponed due to COVID-19: Where Do we go From Here?

With coronavirus wreaking havoc worldwide, The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be held off for a year. Where does this leave travelers who already planned their trip to Japan?

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Persevering through COVID-19: What we Can Learn from Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

Like the temporary nature of the cherry blossom season, this too shall pass.

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Culture

Everything You Need to Know About the Studio Ghibli Netflix Release

Netflix will add 21 Studio Ghibli films starting on Feb. 1. Here are the underrated films you need to binge.

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Japanese Immigration Has Begun Enforcing Stricter Visa Requirements for Foreigners

Tourist, working holiday and student visa holders are among those affected.

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Five Japanese Gag Gift Ideas for Christmas 2019

This nation was made for white elephant parties.

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7 Geeky Gifts for the Otaku in Your Life

Get your geek on with these present picks!

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Nintendo Tokyo: First Japan Store Set to Open in Shibuya on November 22, 2019

As if you needed more reasons to go to Tokyo.

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Culture

What Do Japanese People Think About Japan’s Return to Commercial Whaling?

In an issue fraught with controversy, the reaction of locals seems just as ambiguous.

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Live

These Tweets Show the Havoc Wreaked on Tokyo by Typhoon Faxai Yesterday

Posts tagged #台風15号 (Typhoon No.15) looked like something out of a disaster movie.

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone