CORONAVIRUS: Bank of Japan to help stabilize markets

CORONAVIRUS: Bank of Japan to help stabilize markets

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda says the central bank will supply funds and purchase assets to try and counter th...

read more
Firefly squid haul on Toyama Bay

Firefly squid haul on Toyama Bay

Firefly squid fishing season opens in Toyama Prefecture, and fisherman haul in 365 kg on the first day.

read more
IOC head: Tokyo Olympics going ahead as planned

IOC head: Tokyo Olympics going ahead as planned

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are going ahead as planned despite co...

read more
Tokyo Disneyland closed until March 15

Tokyo Disneyland closed until March 15

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will be closed from February 29 through March 15 in an effort to prevent the spread...

read more
Ehime governor criticizes Abe school closure plan

Ehime governor criticizes Abe school closure plan

Ehime governor Tokihiro Nakamura says his prefecture will take 2 extra days to comply with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's s...

read more
Coronavirus info in Japan for English, Chinese, Korean speakers

Coronavirus info in Japan for English, Chinese, Korean speakers

Japan National Tourism Organization has a visitor hotline at 050-3816-2787 that accepts inquiries about coronavirus in E...

read more
CORONAVIRUS: National health insurance to cover virus test

CORONAVIRUS: National health insurance to cover virus test

Japan's government aims to have national health insurance cover coronavirus tests starting next week, as officials are b...

read more
CORONAVIRUS: Quick virus test developed in Japan

CORONAVIRUS: Quick virus test developed in Japan

Kanagawa Prefecture and RIKEN say they have developed a COVID-19 test that can detect the virus in just 10-30 minutes.

read more
Super Mario in New York

Super Mario in New York

An event featuring Super Mario takes place in New York as a promotional event ahead of the opening this summer of the Su...

read more
Olympic torch relay rehearsal

Olympic torch relay rehearsal

A rehearsal for the Tokyo Olympic torch relay takes place about seven weeks before its planned start in late March.

read more