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Sep 06
For a fee, visitors to Kyoto will have the chance to illuminate one of the city's most distinctive landmarks with a color (or two) of their choice! (rocketnews24.com)
Sep 05
Typhoon Namtheun, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, is moving north over the Sea of Japan after making landfall in Nagasaki Prefecture early Monday morning. (NHK)
Sep 05
The Halloween season kicks off in Japan this week with the festivities beginning at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea where parades and other events will be held until Oct 31. (Japan Today)
Sep 05
Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japan is making efforts both in the public and private sectors to help foreign residents and tourists in the event of earthquakes or other natural disasters. (the-japan-news.com)
Sep 01
Yes, Japan has a desert compete with camels, sane dunes and ... a world class art museum with sand sculptures! This time, John heads to this barren wasteland devoid of vending machines for a taste of the Sahara - in Japan. (ONLY in JAPAN)
Aug 31
An aerial tramway gondola climbs smoothly between the green mountains. Immediately after it reaches the top, a barren basin appears below. Excited passengers exclaim, "Wow!" and "Amazing!" (the-japan-news.com)
Aug 30
Powerful Typhoon Lionrock affected air and rail traffic in Japan as it approached the country's northeastern region Tuesday morning. (Jiji Press)
Aug 26
Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways says it will cancel more than 300 flights of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet over the coming weeks due to a problem with the plane's engine parts. (NHK)
Aug 25
Mt Fuji is increasingly becoming a popular destination for foreign tourists amid a record-breaking number of people visiting Japan from abroad. (Japan Today)
Aug 25
The transport ministry will likely extend support for efforts to increase the number of foreign visitors arriving at regional airports, including cuts in landing fees or exemption from such payments, sources said. (the-japan-news.com)
Aug 23
Japanese weather officials are warning of floods, landslides and high waves as a powerful storm has made landfall on the country's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. (NHK)
Aug 23
Visitors planning an overseas trip to Japan yesterday were hit with unwelcome news. Many of their flights had been canceled, thanks to multiple typhoons wreaking havoc over Japan. (Japan Times)
Aug 23
Railways and air carriers say more people have been on the move in Japan during the mid-August summer holidays, called Obon. (NHK)
Aug 23
All Nippon Airways Co. is considering launching tours that allow pet dogs to travel in the cabin with their owners. (Japan Times)
Aug 23
Strong winds from a typhoon forced air traffic controllers to temporarily abandon the control tower at Narita International Airport on Monday, shutting down one of Tokyo's two main airports for about an hour. Hundreds of domestic flights were canceled at the city's other major airport. (Japan Today)
Aug 23
Spring Airlines Japan has launched only its fifth route from Tokyo Narita (NRT). On 20 August the LCC began daily service to Sapporo Chitose (CTS) using its 737-800s. (anna.aero)
Aug 22
When staying at this century-old correctional facility, you might hope they lock you up and throw away the key. (rocketnews24.com)
Aug 22
The spending power of Chinese tourists in Japan is so impressive there's a special word for it: bakugai (explosive buying). (Japan Times)
Aug 21
The Japan Tourism Agency plans to exempt domestically produced alcoholic drinks such as sake from the liquor tax for foreign tourists as part of efforts to boost regional economies, agency officials said Saturday. (Kyodo)
Aug 20
Japan will be under the threat of three tropical cyclones over the next several days as an explosion of development has taken place in the West Pacific. (accuweather.com)
Aug 19
A World Heritage Shinto shrine in Japan's ancient capital, Kyoto, has been lit up using cutting-edge technology. (NHK)
Aug 18
A hotel for Muslim travelers has opened near Lake Kawaguchi, a tourist spot at the foot of Mount Fuji. (Jiji Press)
Aug 18
A tropical storm has made landfall on Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido. (NHK)
Aug 18
The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan in July rose 19.7 percent from a year earlier to a new monthly record of 2,296,500, outstripping the previous single-month all-time high set in April, the Japan Tourism Agency said Wednesday. (Kyodo)
Aug 15
Japan plans to let travelers undergo immigration and customs screening before flying into the country, aiming to combat lengthy waits at airports as inbound tourism grows. (Nikkei)
Aug 15
Many people in Japan are returning to major cities on Sunday after visiting hometowns and resorts during the "bon" summer holidays. (NHK)
Aug 15
Thousands of passengers arrived at their destinations all over Japan on Saturday, only to find that everyone's bags were left behind. (rocketnews24.com)
Aug 12
Officials at Delta Air Lines say the US carrier will close 3 routes that use Narita Airport outside Tokyo. (NHK)
Aug 11
Four disaster-hit prefectures in Japan said Wednesday they will start businesses utilizing popular smartphone game app "Pokemon Go," as part of efforts to revitalize tourism in their regions. (Jiji Press)
Aug 10
The mercury reached 39.2 degrees Celsius at Minobu, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Tuesday, with high temperatures recorded widely from the Kanto eastern Japan region to the Kyushu southwestern region. (Jiji Press)
Aug 10
My five-week adventure through Japan was coming to an end and I needed to get from Nagasaki in the south to Tokyo in the northwest. Flights turned out to be surprisingly expensive but the train cost about half as much, so I had my solution. (cnet.com)
Aug 05
The transport ministry has launched a trial in Tokyo offering a lower starting taxi fare to confirm demand for short-distance rides. (NHK)
Aug 04
Rishiri Island off the coast of Hokkaido must be very cold in winter, but right now it's comfortable, free from heat and humidity. It's also the season for catching sea urchins. (the-japan-news.com)
Aug 03
Heavy rains hit the Japanese archipelago Tuesday, disrupting operations at Disney theme parks near Tokyo and shinkansen bullet-train service in some regions. (Japan Today)
Aug 03
An expo about animation company Studio Ghibli is taking place through Sept. 11 in the Roppongi Hills complex in Minato Ward, Tokyo. (the-japan-news.com)
Aug 02
Staying at a ryokan can be a unique experience and a very enjoyable one at that, but it also might be a bit different from what you're used to. (Japan Today)
Aug 01
Traditional Japanese female entertainers have made an annual excursion through the streets of Kyoto to visit and thank the people who have supported them. (NHK)
Aug 01
Minamiaso Railway Co. in Kumamoto Prefecture partially resumed train operations on Sunday, after the 18-kilometer-long railroad was closed 108 days ago due to severe damage caused by powerful earthquakes that struck the prefecture. (the-japan-news.com)
Aug 01
Fireworks light up the sky over the Sumidagawa river on Saturday for the 39th Sumida River Fireworks Festival. (the-japan-news.com)
Jul 29
The Japan Meteorological Agency announced the end of the rainy season in the Kanto region. (the-japan-news.com)
Jul 29
Municipalities in Tokyo have agreed to the government's plan to set a new approach route for Haneda Airport over downtown districts. (NHK)
Jul 29
Narita Airport near Tokyo will install a new exchange machine Friday to change coins into electronic money for the first time at a Japanese airport, its operator said Wednesday. (the-japan-news.com)
Jul 28
Hiroshima and Nagasaki have asked the developer of Pokemon Go to exclude key places for prayer in the western Japan cities from the sites featured in the blockbuster smartphone game, it was learned Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
Jul 28
The tachineputa parade - an annual procession of towering neputa statues of warriors and other historical figures - offers a spectacular summer-night pageant for visitors to Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture. (the-japan-news.com)
Jul 28
Tohoku tours by bus to visit two local railway lines beloved by camera-toting railroad enthusiasts, known as toritetsu, will begin this summer. (the-japan-news.com)
Jul 27
A police antiterrorism squad will be deployed at the annual Sumida River fireworks festival in Tokyo this weekend amid heightened security concerns in the wake of terror attacks overseas, according to officials of the Metropolitan Police Department. (Japan Today)
Jul 27
Tokyo has the image of being the world's most expensive city, but in this episode, everything is under 500 yen! (ONLY in JAPAN)
Jul 26
A panel of experts for the Environment Ministry on Monday selected eight out of Japan's 32 national parks under a model project aimed at attracting foreign tourists. (Japan Today)
Jul 26
A Japanese council for cultural affairs endorsed on Monday Christian churches and related sites in the southwestern prefectures of Nagasaki and Kumamoto for addition to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2018. (Jiji Press)
Jul 24
A traditional summer festival featuring samurai on horseback began in the Soma region of Fukushima Prefecture. (NHK)
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