COVID-19

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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Staying entertained while #stayinghome in Tokyo

Apr 30, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Every 2 or 3 months in this space, I write a piece introducing a community in Greater Tokyo and encourage readers to take a trip to check it out themselves....[ Click to read more ]

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How to Exercise in Nagoya While Social Distancing

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you are working from home, self-isolating, or social distancing, it is vital to keep your fitness and energy levels high. The WHO states that exercise is important for battling...[ Click to read more ]

Your Nagoya Community Needs You!

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether lockdown-induced boredom, sick to the back teeth with work from home 'colleagues,' or having already watched so much NETFLIX that there is nothing left but Adam Sandler movies, we...[ Click to read more ]

Make Your Mask Jazzy and Japanese!

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

While the rush on toilet roll seems to have abated, there is one thing, in these corona-stricken times, that you can't get your hands on for love nor money, and...[ Click to read more ]

How to setup a work-from-home office in a small Japanese apartment

Apr 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

In the future, one of the most significant byproducts of the months-long pandemic saga will be how the business world was teleported from open office plan spaces and stuffy conference...[ Click to read more ]

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