The Gandam factory in Yokohama closed after three years of existence
The Gandam factory in Yokohama closed after three years of existence

Чуть более трех лет спустя после своего запуска, Фабрика Гандам в Йокогаме в последний раз приветствовала посетителей перед закрытием 31 марта 2024 года. Несмотря на то, что вначале аттракцион был запланирован на период с декабря 2020 года по март 2022 года, из-за его огромной популярности продление срока работы было продлено на два года. На территории…

Hiroshima faces fallout from the success of the movie "Oppenheimer" at the Academy Awards
Hiroshima faces fallout from the success of the movie "Oppenheimer" at the Academy Awards

"Oppenheimer" is shining at the Oscars, but in Hiroshima, devastated by the first nuclear bomb in 1945, a movie about the weapon's creator is raising serious concerns. Kyoko Heya, president of the city's international film festival, has expressed doubts about whether locals can handle seeing the movie after it won seven Academy Awards, including best picture. Although Christopher Nolan's movie turned out to be a huge success,...

4 Vietnamese detained in Japan for robbing UNIQLO stores and other outlets
4 Vietnamese detained in Japan for robbing UNIQLO stores and other outlets

Four Vietnamese nationals have been arrested and taken to court after allegedly committing a long series of robberies at UNIQLO and other clothing stores across Japan, according to Fukuoka Prefectural Police. According to police, the four said they traveled to Japan to steal merchandise, which they then planned to sell on a flea market app in...

Japan recorded the hottest September on record
Japan recorded the hottest September on record

The Japan Meteorological Agency said Monday that Japan recorded its hottest September since it began recording weather data in 1898, reaching a record monthly temperature for the past three months. The average temperature in September was 2.66 degrees Celsius above the overall average monthly temperature recorded from 1991 to 2020, surpassing the previous record set in 2012,...

Japanese retirees complained more frequently of feeling unwell during the pandemic.
Japanese retirees complained more frequently of feeling unwell during the pandemic.

The state of emergency in Tokyo was lifted two weeks ago, but there are still calls in the media to visit crowded places as little as possible, wear a mask and avoid enclosed spaces. According to a survey conducted by experts from Tsukuba University, elderly people have started to complain more often about feeling unwell. Among the main reasons is a decrease in motor activity. Only 1 out of 5 respondents...

Tokyo Olympics to be held without foreign spectators
Tokyo Olympics to be held without foreign spectators

On March 20, the organizing committee of the Olympic Games after an online meeting with the heads of the International Paralympic and Olympic Committees made a final decision that the Summer Olympic Games will still take place. However, fans of foreign teams will not be allowed to travel from abroad to support the athletes. Only members of foreign delegations with escorts and media representatives will be allowed to come to Japan in limited numbers. Also.

The Prime Minister of Japan has been inoculated against COVID-19
The Prime Minister of Japan has been inoculated against COVID-19

On March 16, 2021, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was vaccinated against COVID-19. This is the first of two vaccinations that are coming up for the Japanese politician as part of his immunization before his meeting with Joe Biden in the United States. The visit is scheduled for April. After the inoculation, Suga noted that he was hardly in any pain. The Prime Minister once again urged the public to be vaccinated. Recall that.

The Olympic torch relay is expected to start on March 25, 2021.
The Olympic torch relay is expected to start on March 25, 2021.

Where are you at with the Olympics? We get this question from our partners and tourists as often as we get the question of when to come to Japan. So far, the Olympic torch relay, which was brought to Japan last year, is expected to start on March 25. It will start from a soccer training center located in the prefecture of...

The beginning of sakura season in Tokyo!
The beginning of sakura season in Tokyo!

On Sunday, March 14, the first flowers appeared at Yasukuni Shrine on the old sakura tree, which is used every year by the meteorological service to determine the beginning of blossoming. Heavy rain and strong winds are being replaced by a warm front - yesterday it was +18 in Tokyo. Today and tomorrow we are promised +20 degrees Celsius - real April weather! This time...

There will be more women on the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee
There will be more women on the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee

The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee will increase the number of positions held by women. Currently, there are 34 people on the committee's board and only 7 women. It is planned that the committee will expand to 45 members by hiring 12 women. Former athletes and gender equality experts are being considered as candidates. If the reform is honored, the percentage of women on the committee's board will increase to...