A mere week after the tearful farewell of SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO on September 20, Sunshine Street shines brightly again with a brand new SEGA arcade set to open across the street from the old GiGO building – the first of three projects from the arcade chain. The Twitter account for SEGA Ikebukuro shared the first look at the first Ikebukuro project today which can be seen after the jump!
For the first time in six months, no areas of Japan are under a State of Emergency to combat COVID-19 with restrictions easing overnight. Though some restrictions still apply, for the first time in two years, with vaccination rates becoming some of the best in the world and cases dramatically easing, the end of the road seems close to those in Japan. Learn more after the jump.
The Japanese arm of Amazon's Audible audiobook platform has announced additional audiobook volumes in the Monogatari Series of novels written by Nisioisin, comprising the Second Season. Read on for the details.
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced tonight to the Japanese public that the current State of Emergency to combat COVID-19 has been extended again in 19 of the prefectures currently under the highest level of measures until September 30, with two being lowered to the “quasi-State of Emergency” stage from September 13. More details after the jump.
Gehirn Inc., the developers of the NERV Disaster Prevention service, announced today that its real-time smartphone application is now available in English. The app uses the branding from Evangelion to distribute up-to-date information on weather and disaster warnings inside Japan, and has now released their fully-featured app into English! Learn more after the jump!
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced tonight that the current State of Emergency, the fourth to be enacted to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, will be extended until at least September 12 in all the declared regions. Read more about the situation after the jump.
The Twitter account for Sega Ikebukuro GiGO, one of the most iconic buildings on Sunshine Street in the heart of downtown Ikebukuro, revealed yesterday that it will be closing up shop on September 20, 2021. This is just the latest Sega arcade to close in Tokyo, with one of Akihabara's own iconic Sega arcades closing last August. Learn more after the jump.
As the Olympics continue in the heart of Tokyo, new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the metropolitan region and outlying areas. Today saw a record number of cases throughout Japan as a whole, with new case records being beaten in the Greater Tokyo region as the Delta strain takes hold. To counteract this, the current State of Emergency will expand on August 2 in Japan. More details after the jump.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced tonight that Tokyo will go into another State of Emergency as cases of COVID-19 rise in the nation's capital. This will be the 4th State of Emergency since March 2020. During this period of time, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games will be held in the prefecture and surrounding areas, which will remain in a quasi-State of Emergency. Details after the jump.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga confirmed tonight that the central government would not be extending the current State of Emergency in 7 of the 8 prefectures currently under the highest tier of COVID restrictions. This confirmation comes just 5 weeks out from the scheduled start of the Tokyo Olympics and as cases rise in the capital. Read on for more information
Although the third State of Emergency to combat the coronavirus was extended until at least June 20 in ten prefectures in Japan, the prefectural governments of Tokyo and Osaka are allowing theaters to re-open under revised guidelines. Reel in all the details after the jump!
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced tonight that the current State of Emergency to stop the spread of the coronavirus will continue until at least June 20 in 9 prefectures. This State of Emergency started on April 25 in four prefectures and has since been expanded and extended once before to include ten more. More details after the jump.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Japan, the Agency for Cultural Affairs has decided to launch a novel long-term art exhibition based on the concept of "roads" and "life" interconnecting culture and nature throughout Japan. Read on for the details about Culture Gate To Japan.
As the Golden Week holiday ended in Japan, it became increasingly clear that the current State of Emergency to curb the spread of the coronavirus–the third since March 2020–had to be extended, with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announcing the continuation tonight to the public. Read all the details after the jump.