coronavirus

Even Gundam not immune to coronavirus as pandemic cancels moving life-size statue’s preview event

Sorry, Gundam won’t be seeing you this summer.

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New conspiracy theory emerges that Shinzo Abe is legendary yokai Amabie

Alright, now hear me out on this one…

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Japanese rugby legend questions reopening of pro-baseball, confuses everyone

Is the Internet schooling Ayumu Goromaru about students, or is he schooling them?

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Japanese government to subsidize domestic travel this summer to boost the ailing tourism industry

The government is hoping grants and coupons will help encourage people to travel again.

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100-year-old hanko signature stamp maker offering free digital stamp designs for teleworkers

This company wants to help you put your seal of approval on company documents, even if they’re digital!

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No screaming on roller coasters, please, say Tokyo Disneyland, other Japanese amusement parks

Amusement park association wants quiet thrill rides, no hugs as part of post-coronavirus closure reopenings.

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Survey shows how Japanese couples feel about spending so much time together sheltering in place

Survey examines how stay-home recommendations are affecting daily family life

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Ghibli Museum video takes us into the steam punk elevator and up the spiral staircase【Video】

The museum speaks to us as we encounter some of its cutest anime characters. 

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Drink with a Japanese geisha at an online drinking party

Now you don’t even have to be in Japan to spend time with a geisha. 

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Japanese government to limit foreign students’ coronavirus financial aid to top 30 academic percent

Those who haven’t been hitting the books hard might need to severely pinch their pennies.

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Ridiculous Japanese TV program says English pronunciation is to blame for coronavirus spread【Vid】

Yes, “This is a pen,” but this is definitely not the reason Japan has fewer coronavirus cases.

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Harajuku crowded during coronavirus?! TV show slammed for using old footage to incite panic

Poster outside Takeshita Street McDonald’s alerts viewers to fake news on Japanese television.

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Japanese new recruit fired after one month for being partially out of frame during video meetings

Company decided that an inability to fit into the chat window is an inability to fit into the workforce.

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J-rock band One OK Rock self-parodies with awesome “Complete Stay Home Dreamer” video

One change in the lyrics, and some big changes in the video, help fans power through the new normal of coronavirus safety.

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Starbucks Japan reopens with extra measures to prevent coronavirus’ spread

The coffee giant is ready to serve their beloved Frappucinos again, with some precautionary measures.

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Japan has a Reassuring Door Opener to soothe coronavirus fears, so let’s try it out【Photos】

A gadget to clip to your belt to help put your mind at ease.

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Mt. Fuji is officially closed for the year

Both prefectures that border Japan’s tallest mountain say that hiking trails will remain closed throughout the summer, politician suggests writing haiku poems instead.

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Ghibli Museum virtual tour reveals what’s inside the female toilets【Video】

“This week, we introduce you our secret favourite place ‘women’s restroom'”.

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Modern legend Tiger Mask returns, donates 55 handmade face masks to rural government workers

Japan’s muscular embodiment of human kindness pays a visit to a small town in Chiba.

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The coronavirus is making Japan’s suicide rate plummet

We’re not going to say “Thanks, COVID-19,” but the pandemic seems to be indirectly saving lives too.

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