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Piste off: ‘perfect’ snow as Covid-19 leaves Japan’s ski resorts deserted

January 25, 2021 - 01:49
The snow this winter on Japan’s ski runs and the powder on the off-piste is probably the best it has been in a decade. (South China Morning Post)
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Snowdrifts in Tokyo, piles in Kanto-Koshin region

January 24, 2021 - 09:18
Weather officials are warning of snow in Tokyo and surrounding areas on Sunday. Snow could accumulate even in central Tokyo. (NHK)
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How Is Tokyo Like Venice?

January 21, 2021 - 07:52
Traveling the waterways of Tokyo, Japan. (CNN)
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A train ride into Japan's past

January 21, 2021 - 02:52
Kyushu is said to be the wellspring of Japanese civilization. Yet few tourists visit the southernmost of Japan's main islands. This documentary contrasts modern Japanese cities with traditional customs in the countryside. (DW Documentary)
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Foreign visitors to Japan plummet in 2020

January 21, 2021 - 02:41
The coronavirus is having a crushing effect on Japan's tourism industry. The number of foreign visitors in 2020 fell nearly 90 percent from the previous year. (NHK)
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Ojiya: Deep Roots in Snow Country - Journeys in Japan

January 20, 2021 - 03:39
Scoop up the rich tapestry of traditional culture and natural beauty of Ojiya, a small city in Niigata Prefecture's snowy mountains that's had to scale back as it steers through a global pandemic. (NHK)
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Last trains to leave earlier in and around Tokyo

January 19, 2021 - 18:33
Train services in greater Tokyo are scheduled to end earlier at night starting from Wednesday, due to a state of emergency declared in the region over the spread of the coronavirus. (NHK)
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Japan to boost tracking of foreigners with COVID

January 17, 2021 - 05:47
Japan's health ministry plans to establish a system to effectively track foreign nationals who tested positive for coronavirus after entering the country. (NHK)
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Tokyo Helicopter Tour - Aerial Views of Japan

January 16, 2021 - 10:37
To celebrate the new year, we're taking to the skies to check out Tokyo with an unobstructed view! (JapanPro)
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The Disney Park Walt Never Wanted - Tokyo Disneyland History

January 16, 2021 - 10:36
The Tokyo Disney Resort is one of the best Disney Resorts in the entire world which is rather ironic as... it's not Disney. (ReviewTyme)
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First Weekend of 2nd State of Emergency in Japan

January 16, 2021 - 10:17
Shooting in Shinjuku/新宿, Shibuya/渋谷, Asakusa/浅草, Akihabara/秋葉原, showing how the town looks like on the first weekend. (Rion Ishida)
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Japan further tightens quarantine measures

January 14, 2021 - 15:10
The Japanese government is stepping up coronavirus countermeasures for people entering the country. (NHK)
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Japan to suspend entry of all foreigners

January 13, 2021 - 18:45
The Japanese government plans to suspend the entry of all foreigners as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world. (NHK)
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Tokyo's major stations remain busy even as virus emergency begins

January 11, 2021 - 02:15
Little change was seen in the flow of commuters at major train stations in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures Friday morning as a fresh state of emergency came into effect in the metropolitan area to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Japan Times)
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Konstantin Ishkhanov: 'Groundbreaking Festival' to Take Place in Malta This Year

January 9, 2021 - 02:28
This April and May, Malta will host the tenth anniversary edition of the InClassica International Music Festival, a three-week long celebration of classical music featuring world-renowned soloists, leading international orchestras and celebrated conductors. (
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Tokyo night transport to be cut despite loose state of emergency

January 9, 2021 - 02:13
Japan's public transport providers are considering limiting operations to reduce mobility under the country's new coronavirus state of emergency, which is largely voluntary with no effective punishments for those who do not comply with curfews. (Nikkei)
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Japan to require all people entering country to submit COVID-19 test

January 9, 2021 - 02:06
Japan will further tighten its border controls from Saturday by requiring all people arriving to submit negative results from virus tests taken within 72 hours of their departure for Japan during the period of the latest state of emergency. (Kyodo)
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Airlines cancel 247 domestic flights

January 9, 2021 - 02:01
Airlines in Japan canceled 247 domestic flights on Friday due to heavy snow and strong winds in areas along the Sea of Japan and Hokkaido. (NHK)
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National-treasure Yakushiji pagoda in Nara to open to public from March

January 8, 2021 - 15:49
A pagoda at Yakushiji, a Buddhist temple listed as a World Heritage site in Japan's ancient capital of Nara, will be partially opened to the public from March after undergoing its first major renovation in more than a century. (Japan Times)
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Japan rail passengers down 68% to record low through holiday amid pandemic

January 7, 2021 - 16:59
The number of people using shinkansen and conventional train services operated by Japan Railway companies plunged 68% during the year-end and New Year’s period compared to a year earlier, to 4,879,000, marking the lowest level since comparable data was made available in 1991, six JR companies said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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