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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. (
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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. (
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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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Japan to maintain entry ban on nonresident foreign nationals

March 20, 2021 - 05:35
Despite the COVID-19 state of emergency for Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures no longer being in effect from Monday, strict entry restrictions at airports and ports will continue to be in place, with no indication of when they will be eased. (Japan Times)
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Shin-Osaka to check Tokyo passengers' temperatures

March 20, 2021 - 05:15
Osaka Prefecture in western Japan plans to check the body temperatures of shinkansen bullet train passengers arriving from the Tokyo metropolitan area for about three weeks starting on Monday. (NHK)
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Super Nintendo World opens in Osaka

March 19, 2021 - 04:32
Universal Studios Japan has opened a hotly anticipated theme park zone featuring the Nintendo character Mario. The launch comes 8 months later than planned as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (NHK)
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Tokyo's famed Imperial Hotel to undergo $2bn teardown and makeover

March 17, 2021 - 07:15
The Imperial Hotel Tokyo, a historic luxury hotel renowned for hosting international dignitaries as well as the world's rich and famous, will experience a nearly $2 billion reconstruction with a reopening slated for fiscal 2036, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
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Travel agency H.I.S. sees sales plunge 80% in Nov.-Jan. quarter over virus

March 16, 2021 - 19:44
Major travel agency H.I.S. Co. said Monday its sales plunged 80.5% to ¥38.86 billion ($356 million) in the November-January quarter from a year earlier due to a sharp decrease in travel demand caused by the continuing novel coronavirus pandemic. (Japan Times)
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Start of cherry blossom season declared in Tokyo

March 15, 2021 - 04:04
The Japan Meteorological Agency has declared the start of cherry blossom season in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Train services to stop earlier from Saturday

March 14, 2021 - 05:56
Railway operators in the Tokyo metropolitan area and the Kansai region are moving up the departure times of their last trains beginning Saturday. (NHK)
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Parts of Japan hit by heavy rains, strong winds

March 14, 2021 - 04:59
People in eastern and northeastern Japan have been hit by heavy rains and strong winds. (NHK)
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Japan to cap daily overseas arrivals at 2,000

March 12, 2021 - 19:03
Japan's government plans to cap the number of people entering the country at 2,000 a day for the time being. Officials hope the measure will help prevent the spread of coronavirus variants. (NHK)
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