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Japan's goldfish-catching contest lures 1,700 people

August 22, 2023 - 06:32
At an annual event in Nara Prefecture, western Japan, people demonstrated their skills at scooping up small goldfish on Sunday. (
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Cabs in Japan to stop displaying driver's name, photo

August 22, 2023 - 00:35
Japan's Transport Ministry has abolished the requirement for taxi drivers to display their name and photograph in their vehicles, local media reported on Monday. (
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English Menu in Japan Scam “Foreigner Tax”

August 21, 2023 - 16:11
A recent video of an experience about an English menu with different prices has arisen from my friends at Asian Boss and I thought it was good to talk about this since I got many messages about it. (ONLY in JAPAN)
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Australian pilot explains airport act Japanese crew never fail to do

August 20, 2023 - 15:24
There is a simple tradition at airports in Japan you’ll struggle to spot in Australia or possibly anywhere else in the world. (
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Fresh interest in sumo draws tourists

August 15, 2023 - 05:53
Their interest piqued during COVID-19 lockdowns and by a new Netflix drama, a fresh rush of foreign tourists are flocking to Japan for a look inside the insular world of sumo. (
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Japan's ski resorts get creative in attracting summer visitors

August 12, 2023 - 15:34
Ski resort operators in Japan are devising a variety of attractions to lure tourists in the summer as the number of winter skiers and snowboarders keeps falling sharply. Instagrammable sites, including swings and a cafe amid magnificent landscapes, and activities such sliding and sauna bathing are among the various new attractions. (Nikkei)
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China resumes group tours to 78 more nations and regions, including Japan

August 10, 2023 - 23:20
The Chinese government has allowed the resumption of group tours by its citizens to 78 more countries and regions. The destinations include Japan, South Korea, India, the United States, Australia, Britain and Germany. (NHK)
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Typhoon Lan expected to approach Japan's Ogasawara Islands in Pacific on Friday

August 10, 2023 - 23:01
Typhoon Lan is forecast to approach Japan's Ogasawara Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, on Friday. Weather officials are warning of fierce winds and heavy rain. Lan may cause stormy weather in Japan's main island early next week. (NHK)
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Mt. Fuji trail use to be restricted when overcrowded

August 10, 2023 - 12:00
A local Japanese government said Wednesday it will work with police to restrict the number of hikers who can use a route to climb to the summit of Mt. Fuji if it becomes dangerous from overcrowding. (Kyodo)
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Iconic Tokyo clock tower to display Mickey Mouse design

August 10, 2023 - 11:52
In commemoration of Disney's 100th anniversary, the Ginza Clock Tower will temporarily transform into a Mickey Mouse design starting from October. (News On Japan)
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China set to open group tours to Japan

August 9, 2023 - 22:48
Travel groups from China may soon be allowed to enter Japan, with travel agencies preparing for an announcement as early as this week. (News On Japan)
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New JAPAN RAIL PASS | From October 2023

August 9, 2023 - 03:56
In this video, we'll cover all the basic things to know about the Japan Rail Pass, how to buy it, how to use it and answer some of your most frequently asked questions. (
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Tokaido Shinkansen phases out snack carts

August 9, 2023 - 03:44
Passengers on Japan's super-fast bullet trains have long enjoyed ordering coffee, ice cream or boxed lunches from staff pushing a snack cart, savouring the treats as they whipped past landmarks such as Mount Fuji. (The Standard)
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Japan's train stations usher in tap-to-pay gates for credit cards

August 8, 2023 - 08:47
Japanese commuter rail companies are introducing contactless fare payment systems compatible with credit and debit cards in a push to make the services more convenient for foreign tourists. (Nikkei)
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