News On Japan
July 16, 2024
A meeting to deal with the three major airports in the Kansai region was held on Monday in Osaka City, where it was decided to officially submit a proposal for new flight routes for Kansai and Kobe Airports to the government, significantly increasing their capacity.
Image of Kansai and Kobe Airports to Expand with New Flight Routes

The Cape Soya Lighthouse, standing tall on a hill in Wakkanai City, Hokkaido, is Japan's northernmost lighthouse, established 139 years ago.

Kanagawa Prefecture unveiled its new logo, 'Kanagawa-Ken,' last Friday, only to find itself facing allegations that the design closely resembles Chiba Prefecture's mascot, 'Chiba-kun.'


SOCIETY | July 16, 2024
A car plunged into the sea at Monbetsu Pier in Hokkaido, leading to the death of a 71-year-old man.
Image of 71-Year-Old Man Dies After Car Plunges into Sea

Osaka Prefectural Police have issued a new directive urging all officers to wear sunglasses to protect themselves from the heat and sunlight.

In Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture, a gas cylinder from a kitchen car operating outside a soccer stadium exploded, injuring two people.

Three people who went missing after a landslide in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, have been confirmed dead. The north slope of Matsuyama Castle collapsed early Friday morning, engulfing nearby houses.


In the median strip of Yokohama, a towering plant has become the center of attention. Crowds gather around, pointing their cameras at a massive agave, commonly known as the "Century Plant," native to Central America, renowned for its rare, once-in-a-century bloom.
Image of Once-in-a-Century Bloom for Yokohama's Agave

Families gathered at the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal in Koto Ward, Tokyo, to participate in an event featuring maritime activities, including boarding survey vessels of the Japan Coast Guard and cargo ships of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.

Tonight, I will travel from Izumi-otsu (Osaka) to Shimmonji (Kitakyushu) on the Hankyu Ferry's Izumi, which has rooms that are like capsule hotels. (At JAPAN)

Enoshima Bridge in Kanagawa Prefecture, which connects to the island of Enoshima, is now subject to nighttime traffic restrictions due to complaints about noise from modified vehicles.

Located on the campus of Waseda University in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, the Okuma Garden is a Japanese garden donated to Waseda University in 1922 on the site of the former residence of Shigenobu Okuma, the founder of Waseda University. (Japanese Garden Collection)


Former AKB48 member Minami Minegishi announced on Sunday the birth of her first child, a baby girl.
Image of AKB48 Talent Gives Birth to Baby Girl

In this video, we focus on the kabuki dances related to traditional matsuri festivals. (Kabuki In-Depth)

One day, a delivered package turned out to be a bomb -- shocking the entire nation for four days.

Although she struggles with her blossoming feelings, Sawako comes to terms with herself and tells Kazehaya how she feels about him. (Netflix Anime)

A local man, Sun Jian, who introduced Japanese heroes such as 'Kamen Rider' to China, was honored by the Japanese government at the Japanese Consulate General in Shanghai on July 10th.


Nestled in the mountains of Hitachiota City, Ibaraki, we found a queue even before opening hours. The shop, called Jikyuan, is a soba noodle restaurant. Ogawa Nobuo, the owner, first opened Jikyuan in 1990 in Asagaya, Tokyo. In 2002, he moved to his hometown of Ibaraki and started a restaurant using soba he cultivated himself.

Aging transportation infrastructure, such as roads and bridges built during Japan's period of rapid economic growth, has become a significant burden for the national and local governments responsible for their maintenance.

Kings and Generals' historical animated documentary series covering the Pacific War continues with a video on the early Japanese success during the Burma-India campaign of 1942-1943, as we cover the battles of the Fall of Rangoon, Stilwell's command, First Arakan campaign and the Chindits penetration. (Kings and Generals)

Japan's Defense Ministry has announced disciplinary action against 218 personnel following a series of misconduct cases, including inappropriate handling of classified information and power harassment. This unprecedented move affects top officials from the Ground, Maritime, and Air Self-Defense Forces.


BUSINESS | July 16, 2024
FamilyMart, a leading convenience store chain, will implement a summer time schedule for its headquarters employees starting July 16. The initiative will advance both the start and end of the workday by one hour, promoting energy conservation and work style reforms.
Image of FamilyMart Employees Start Summer Time

Despite the rainy season not yet ending, the number of applications for insurance to cover the risk of heatstroke in Japan is increasing at an unprecedented speed.

Men's makeup is increasingly popular among Gen Z, with over 40% expressing no resistance to the idea. This trend, which gained momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic, sees young men adopting makeup for reasons such as covering acne scars and enhancing their appearance.

The cost of making a single serving of curry rice in Japan has reached its highest point in the past decade.

The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) announced the results of its survey on summer bonuses for major companies this year. According to the survey, the average bonus payment increased by 4.31% compared to the previous year, reaching 983,112 yen.