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Law urges companies to keep workers until 70

April 1, 2021 - 08:32
A new law requiring companies to try to keep their workers on the payroll until age 70 takes effect on Thursday in Japan. (NHK)
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Foreign tourists spend record low in Japan in 2020 due to pandemic

April 1, 2021 - 06:01
Foreign tourists in Japan spent 744.6 billion yen ($6.7 billion) in 2020, the lowest since the survey began in 2010, as the coronavirus pandemic has led to restrictions on entry into the country, a government estimate showed Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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ANA 'passengers' savor $540 first-class dining -- on parked plane

April 1, 2021 - 05:57
All Nippon Airways looks to sate the curiosity of those who wish to dine in the first-class cabin, debuting a service that raises revenue even while the planes remain grounded during the coronavirus pandemic. (Nikkei)
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Universal Studios Japan marks 20th anniversary amid pandemic

March 31, 2021 - 19:59
Universal Studios Japan in the western city of Osaka marked its 20th anniversary Wednesday, but without any large-scale events to celebrate the occasion due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)
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Alert level raised as volcano erupts in Japan

March 31, 2021 - 06:56
A volcano on a southwestern Japan island erupted late Tuesday, sending large rocks nearly 1 kilometer from the crater, prompting the weather agency to raise its alert level. (Kyodo)
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ANA conducts COVID digital health passport trial at Tokyo airport

March 30, 2021 - 19:30
All Nippon Airways Co on Monday conducted Japan's first trial of the "CommonPass" app indicating a traveler's COVID-19 status at Tokyo's Haneda airport as part of efforts by the global travel industry to make cross-border travel easier and safer. (Japan Today)
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Yellow sand reaches western Japan

March 30, 2021 - 01:01
Yellow sand from China's desert regions has reached western Japan. (NHK)
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Japan's cherry blossom blooms in early spring

March 28, 2021 - 07:26
An early spring in Japan is drawing cherry blossom fans to Tokyo's parks. (Reuters)
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Tokyo Disney parks abandon 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements

March 28, 2021 - 07:22
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have stopped referring to visitors as “ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” in their English announcements, opting instead to use gender-neutral terms, operator Oriental Land Co. said Friday. (Japan Times)
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National parks to offer free parking for eco-cars

March 28, 2021 - 07:05
Japan's Environment Ministry has decided to allow drivers to park their eco-friendly vehicles at some national parks and gardens for free, starting in April. (NHK)
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Cherry blossoms draw crowds after emergency lifted

March 28, 2021 - 05:01
A popular cherry blossom viewing site in Tokyo, Ueno Park, was packed on Saturday, the first weekend since a state of emergency was lifted for Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures. (NHK)
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Japan to provide up to Y7,000 discount per person per night for staycations

March 27, 2021 - 05:40
As some regions have fewer cases of Covid-19, prefectural governments have set out to give their residents a small travel allowance to boost local economies. (timeout.com)
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The Man Who Explores Japan's Abandoned Buildings

March 26, 2021 - 04:25
Deep in the mountains of North Japan, one of Japan's biggest mining towns lies abandoned and forgotten. (Abroad Perspective)
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桜ドローンプロジェクト2021 | SAKURA (Cherry blossom) all over Japan with Online Hanami

March 25, 2021 - 16:26
There are many cherry blossoms a.k.a SAKURA in Japan. (桜ドローンプロジェクトDE)
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Tokyo’s Cherry Blossoms Early in 2021 | Sakura Street View

March 24, 2021 - 06:46
Tokyo’s Cherry Blossoms are early this year. 12 days early! (ONLY in JAPAN)
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Tokyo Disney parks to extend hours starting April 1

March 23, 2021 - 20:21
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks will extend the hours they open daily from April 1, their operator, Oriental Land Co., said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Cherry blossom festivals cancelled as Japan leaves lockdown

March 22, 2021 - 11:53
Japan will emerge from 10 weeks of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday, just in time for the peak of the annual cherry blossom viewing season. (theguardian.com)
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JAL to stop audio service on domestic flights

March 22, 2021 - 11:51
Japan Airlines plans to discontinue its in-flight audio service on domestic routes at the end of March, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (the-japan-news.com)
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Japan Travel Update | The Empty Tokyo Summer Games

March 22, 2021 - 04:35
Tokyo and the IOC won’t allow oversea spectators to attend the summer games. What does this mean for tourism before and after? (ONLY in JAPAN)
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State of emergency for Tokyo area ended on Sunday

March 22, 2021 - 04:33
In Japan, the state of emergency for Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures expired at the end of the day on Sunday. (NHK)
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