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Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Japan

Jul 21, 2020 By Admin

While there is no reason to panic, there is cause to be concerned about the spread of the Covid-19 / Coronavirus in Japan. The general recommendations are that everyone takes...[ Click to read more ]

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Dining out in Tokyo Post Coronavirus

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Starting with the State of Emergency that went into effect for Tokyo and surrounding areas at the beginning of April, many restaurants went into a "takeout and delivery only" mode...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan’s Professional Sports Post-Coronavirus Summer Outlook

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Like in the rest of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, anything that attracts large numbers of people together for hours on end has been postponed or canceled in Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

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Amusement Park Rules for Japan under COVID-19

Jun 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

File this one under the “New Normal” coming after the COVID-19 pandemic— amusement parks have reopened around Tokyo and the rest of Japan but with new rules that are being...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan’s COVID-19 Tracking App – What You Need to Know

Jun 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

As a response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Japan's government has released a tracking application that will notify its users if they have been in close proximity to an individual...[ Click to read more ]

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Tourist spots to reopen with social distancing measures around Tokyo

May 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

With the last of Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency measures lifted May 26, many of Tokyo’s tourist attractions, shopping centers, and amusement districts are starting to spring back to life,...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima is Slowly Reopening!

May 28, 2020 By Hugh Cann

As you may have gathered, it is a bit of a snail’s pace creep back to trading hours for most places in Hiroshima. Hiroshima was fortunate enough to be comparatively...[ Click to read more ]

Navigating Tokyo Post Coronavirus Emergency

May 27, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

For seven weeks, Greater Tokyo has been under a government-mandated state of emergency that saw most businesses close, reduce services and hours, and/or employees working from home. Most parks, gyms, museums,...[ Click to read more ]

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Dealing with Kids During Coronavirus in Tokyo

May 27, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

As a father of three elementary school-aged children in Greater Tokyo, I know the struggle that most parents have been enduring ever since schools were told to close back in...[ Click to read more ]

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License Expiring? – Get a 3-month Extension

Apr 30, 2020 By Gloria Nakane

Due to the corona virus and the Emergency Declaration in Japan, the authorities will extend the expiration date of any driver's license expiring between now and July 31,2020. But this...[ Click to read more ]

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