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    Tuesday September 22, 2020
  • Check Out A Fan's Unique Map Of Japan Using Anime That Represent All 8 Regions!

    Massive map spans multiple genres and era of anime to create region accurate map of Japan

    Reddit user FetchFrosh has created a rather amazing and unique map of Japan that takes anime of different genres, lengths and eras and to map out all 8 regions of the island nation. Read on for the map and a link to more anime related maps charts and graphs!

  • Sunday August 30, 2020
  • After 17 Years, Iconic Sega Arcade in Akihabara Closes Its Doors in Tearful Farewell

    Three other Sega arcades in the Electric Town are still open for business

    Earlier this month, it was reported that the Sega Akihabara Building 2 Arcade was closing its doors on August 30 after donning the Akihabara cityscape for 17 years. In the closing hours of the arcade, a group gathered in front of the building to say sayonara as the staff waved a tearful thank you and goodbye. See the love after the jump!

  • Thursday July 30, 2020
  • Tokyo Governor Koike Restarts Request for Businesses to Limit Hours as COVID-19 Infections Rise to Record Levels

    "If the situation gets worse, we have to think about issuing an emergency declaration unique to Tokyo," Koike

    The recently re-elected governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, held a press conference on July 30 in response to the record level of new daily coronavirus (COVID-19) cases seen in the city and throughout Japan, re-introducing requests for businesses to close early, as well as commenting on further measures. Read more after the jump.

  • Monday May 25, 2020
  • Japan's State of Emergency Against COVID-19 Lifted Early

    Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, and the island of Hokkaido have eased restrictions

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced today that the last of the State of Emergency declarations in Japan are now lifted. The only areas left were the Tokyo Capital Region (which includes Tokyo Metropolis, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama prefectures) and the island of Hokkaido. More details after the jump.

  • Thursday May 21, 2020
  • State of Emergency in Japan is Lifted Early in Osaka, Kyoto

    Tokyo capital region and Hokkaido to continue under restrictions

    After canceling the State of Emergency declaration in 39 prefectures last week, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced today that the State of Emergency in the Kansai region would be canceled. Leaving the Tokyo Capital Region and the island of Hokkaido as the last remaining areas in Japan under restrictions. Read on for more details.

     

  • Thursday May 14, 2020
  • Japan Cancels State of Emergency Early in 39 Prefectures

    These include the previously "high-risk" prefectures of Ishikawa, Gifu, Aichi, Fukuoka, and Ibaraki

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced today that the State of Emergency to combat the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be lifted early in 39 prefectures. Read which prefectures have had their restrictions lifted after the jump.

  • Wednesday May 20, 2020
  • Life Under State of Emergency: Tokyo and Rural Areas

    Part two of how people are coping with being under Japan’s version of “Stay at Home”

    In a two-part series, we wanted to highlight the stories of people within Japan, how they're dealing with Japan's "lockdown," and their thoughts on the current State of Emergency in Japan. In the second set of interviews, we went straight to the heart of Tokyo and its surrounding rural areas.

  • Tuesday May 19, 2020
  • Life Under State of Emergency: Kyoto and Sendai

    Learn how people are coping with being under Japan’s version of “Stay at Home”

    In a two-part series, we wanted to highlight the stories of people within Japan, how they're dealing with Japan's "lockdown," and their thoughts on the current State of Emergency in Japan. In the first set of interviews, we talk to people living in Kyoto and Sendai and their lives outside of Japan's capital city.

  • Monday May 4, 2020
  • Japan Extends State of Emergency Declaration Until May 31

    “Cases of infection continue to rise” in Japan says PM Shinzo Abe

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced today that the State of Emergency declaration, originally scheduled to end later this week, will be extended until May 31 to battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, greatly affecting Japan's economy and way of life. More details after the jump.

  • Thursday April 16, 2020
  • Japan Expands State of Emergency to Cover Entire Country to Limit Coronavirus Spread

    Comes after days of requests from governors to include prefectures in measures

    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, announced late tonight that the current State of Emergency declaration, which initially only covered seven prefectures in the country, would be expanded to cover the whole country. The expansion comes after other prefectures, such as Kyoto, asked the central government to include them in the declaration. More details after the jump.

  • Tuesday April 7, 2020
  • Japan Has Declared A State of Emergency for 7 Prefectures Including Tokyo and Osaka

    The declaration will last until the end of Golden Week

    Tonight in Japan, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, alongside the special coronavirus taskforce, declared a State of Emergency in Japan for seven prefectures for one month, including Tokyo and Osaka. The declaration will go into effect immediately and last until May 7. Everything you need to know about the State of Emergency is after the jump.

  • Tuesday March 24, 2020
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Have Been Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

    Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe confirmed that the games will be held by Summer 2021

    After months of speculation both inside and outside of Japan, it was confirmed today that the Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled to begin on July 24, 2020, have been postponed until Summer 2021 at the latest due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis gripping the world. More details after the jump.

  • Thursday October 31, 2019
  • Silent Hill Engulfs Tokyo with Morning Fog on Halloween Eve

    Residents of the Kanto Region woke up to scenes from the video game

    Halloween approaches around the world, bringing forth the spook. During Halloween Eve, Japan decided to get into the spirit of the season by dousing the entire region in a thick fog reminiscent of the Silent Hill video games. Hit the jump to see the creepy images!

  • Wednesday August 7, 2019
  • Heated Trade War Between Japan and South Korea Sends Doraemon to Space

    Anime, beer, tourism and even Spider-Man has been caught up in the fray

    Over the last few months, the relationship between the governments of South Korea and Japan have been breaking down. Now, anime, beer, tourism and even Spider-Man has been caught up in the fray between the two nations. Hit the jump to find out more.

  • Tuesday July 30, 2019
  • EVENT REPORT: Heating up with Anime Figures at Wonder Festival Summer 2019

    Our Japan Correspondent spent the day looking at all the newest anime figures at Makuhari Messe

    We sent our Japan Correspondent to check out all the newest figures on show at Wonder Festival Summer 2019 and report back with any many images as he could get. Is he stuck in figure wonderland? Click the jump to find out more and see images from the show floor!