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Three side trips from Nagoya

December 30, 2020 - 10:18
In this video, we explore three side-trip options from the city of Nagoya, each with something unique to offer travelers willing to venture a little off the beaten track. (
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'Go To Travel' suspension rocks tourism spots

December 30, 2020 - 04:22
Tourist spots in Japan were rocked by the nationwide suspension of the government's Go To Travel discount program from Monday amid the novel coronavirus resurgence. (Japan Times)
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Stormy weather, heavy snow likely in Japan

December 30, 2020 - 04:20
The Meteorological Agency expects heavy snow and strong winds to hit wide areas along the Sea of Japan coast from Wednesday through Friday. Snow is also forecast in flat areas along the Pacific coast. (NHK)
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Roof of Kyoto's Kinkaku-ji re-thatched

December 30, 2020 - 04:16
Kinkaku-ji, a renowned golden temple in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, has a brand new roof as re-thatching work was done for the first time in 18 years. (NHK)
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Year-end crowds sparse at Tokyo Station

December 30, 2020 - 04:05
The terminal for Japan's Shinkansen bullet trains in Tokyo is much quieter than usual during the year-end holidays due to the coronavirus pandemic. (NHK)
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Tokyo’s Edo Architecture And Imperial Gate Street View

December 29, 2020 - 03:21
Sakuradamon Gate Area: Remains of Edo Era Residence of Yonezawa Uesugi Family (ONLY in JAPAN)
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Japan shrines prepare to welcome visitors for New Year as virus rages

December 28, 2020 - 21:11
Shrines across Japan would usually expect to welcome millions of people to celebrate New Year, but the novel coronavirus pandemic has dampened the celebratory mood this time as the country faces a third wave of infections. (Kyodo)
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Japan suspends entry of non-resident foreigners

December 28, 2020 - 06:48
The Japanese government has suspended entry of non-resident foreign nationals to Japan to prevent the transmission of coronavirus variants. (NHK)
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Oedo Line to reduce service after 15 drivers test positive for coronavirus

December 27, 2020 - 05:06
The Toei Oedo Line subway will temporarily reduce service after 15 drivers tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said on Saturday, reports the Asahi Shimbun (
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Fewer travelers returning to hometowns for New Year holidays

December 26, 2020 - 18:48
Japanese airports and train stations on Saturday started seeing some lines of travelers heading to their hometowns or other places for the year-end and New Year holidays, but there was less crowding than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Japan Today)
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Shorter hours for giant screens in Shibuya

December 26, 2020 - 18:46
Giant advertising screens on buildings overlooking a popular scramble crossing near Tokyo's Shibuya Station will be turned off earlier than usual on New Year's Eve, as one of the efforts to deter people from gathering amid the coronavirus outbreak. (NHK)
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Japan bans entry from all countries to block new strain's spread

December 26, 2020 - 18:36
Japan will ban entry from all countries to prevent the spread of the more contagious U.K. strain of the coronavirus, the government announced Saturday. (Nikkei)
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Qantas makes first move to fly internationally with Japan deal

December 24, 2020 - 16:42
Qantas has made its first significant move to restart international flying after revealing it has plans to launch a new business with Japan Airlines in July. (
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Craft Beer in Japan

December 24, 2020 - 14:18
If you thought Japanese beer meant Asahi, Kirin and Sapporo, think again. ( VICE Asia)
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The Art of Japanese Tea Ceremony in Tokyo with Takeda Rie

December 24, 2020 - 14:16
Follow along as Shizuka dons a kimono and enters through a tiny sliding door into a “chashitsu” tea room. (Japan by Food)
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Japan, Philippines and Singapore join UK travel freeze over COVID

December 23, 2020 - 13:51
Japan and other Asian countries are adding to the cascade of global restrictions on travel from the U.K., amid fears of a new coronavirus variant believed to be more transmissible than strains seen so far. (Nikkei)
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Tokyo Disney parks to increase ticket prices for peak periods

December 23, 2020 - 01:40
Ticket prices for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea during peak periods will increase by up to 500 yen ($4.80) starting from next March, operator Oriental Land Co. said Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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Meiji Jingu to stop overnight worshipper visits

December 22, 2020 - 06:15
Meiji Jingu, a major Shinto shrine in central Tokyo, has decided to close its gates during New Year's Eve to prevent spread of the new coronavirus. (NHK)
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Drone footage | Japan’s Yuzawa village blanketed in heavy snow

December 21, 2020 - 19:50
Heavy snowfalls have hit Niigata Prefecture, leaving roads and houses blanketed in heavy snow. (RT)
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Giant moving Gundam robot towers over Yokohama port

December 20, 2020 - 07:07
An 18-meter kinetic statue of Gundam, a famous anime robot, was revealed to the public at the Gundam Factory Yokohama complex southwest of Tokyo on Saturday. (Nikkei)
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