For many who travel all the way to Akihabara, one of the first places you see coming out of the JR train station Electric Town gate is the arcade. But that is no more as the recognizable has closed its doors for the last night. Read on for more.
It’s time to pack your bags as Japan will be opening up its borders to pre-pandemic levels on October 11. This means that there will be visa-free travel for all countries that had the system in place before the closure two and a half years ago as well as no caps for incoming people. Learn more after the jump!
In the wake of the release of the Inu-Oh animated feature film adaptation and The Tales Of The Heike TV anime in the past year, a new event has been announced involving voice actors Kensho Ono & Yoshimasa Hosoya collaborating to hold live readings of both The Tale of the Heike and The Tale of the Heike: Inu-oh later this Fall in Japan. Read on for the details.
It's the end of an era in Japanese food service because Anna Miller's - a restaurant chain known for its unique uniforms, American-style cuisine, and specialty pies and that was often parodied in anime - will be closing its last store in Japan on August 31, 2022. Hit the jump to learn more.
For Crunchyroll-Hime's sweet 116 today, we're doing a destination birthday to all her favorite hangout spots across the globe — Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Americas, you name it. Just bring yourself and hit the jump to fly out to the first location!
Humberto Saabedra breaks down the impact that Japan has had on one of the oldest active auto racing events in world history in the Indianapolis 500.
After the Japanese government announced yesterday that the country will be opening back up to a limited amount of tourism, more details were revealed for the plan overnight – including that only 50 people will be allowed to take part in the tourism trial run. More after the jump.
It has been a hot minute since Japan was open to tourism since the whole country closed in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, nearly 26 months later, the country will be opening its doors just a little bit to a small number of tourists from only four countries as a trial run in early June. More details after the jump.
After two full months, the Japanese government will be lifting the quasi-State of Emergency restrictions as cases and hospitalizations fall today. While the current 6th COVID-19 wave in Japan is still high compared to previous waves, cases are dropping dramatically across the island nation, giving the government confidence to let current restrictions lapse today. More after the jump.
The Japanese government confirmed today that the quasi-State of Emergency to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will continue in 18 prefectures past the March 6 deadline until March 21, including the metropolitan Tokyo and Osaka areas. This comes as Japan relaxes its border restrictions for non-tourists, and announces more easing of border restrictions. More after the jump.
The NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster, is reporting that the Japanese government will be extending the current quasi-State of Emergency for 13 prefectures until March 6 to combat the continually increasing COVID-19 spread, including Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures. Kochi prefecture will also be added to the group starting February 12. More after the jump.