Tokyo

Japan’s prime minster to declare state of emergency for Tokyo over coronavirus infections

Increasing rate of infections expected to prompt other major Japanese cities also being part of designated emergency areas.

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Harajuku looks eerily quiet during the coronavirus outbreak 【Photos】

Does this mean young people are heeding the government’s advice to stay at home? 

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Empty Akihabara – Tokyo’s otaku district hit hard by coronavirus outbreak【Photos】

The gathering point for anime and game fans from around the globe looks eerily different these days.

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Sanrio Puroland offers a touching, tear-provoking video message during its closure【Video】

The staff and characters of Puroland want you to know that they’re waiting for your visit from the bottom of their hearts. 

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Snow falls on sakura cherry blossoms in full bloom around Tokyo 【Photos & Videos】

Surprise snowfall in Japan transformed springtime hanami into a winter wonderland on the weekend.

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Protagonist of “Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days” passes away, gets revived through dedicated cafe

After death, there is no heaven, limbo, or hell — only capitalism!

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Tokyo’s iconic Shibuya 109 building closes temporarily to prevent spread of coronavirus

First signs of central Tokyo shutting down with the unprecedented closure of a youth hotspot. 

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All of Tokyo’s neighbors are telling people to stay out of the city this weekend

Japan’s second largest city also tells people to stay in their homes during the period.

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Tokyo Governor holds press conference on coronavirus, sparks immediate panic-buying

People now fear a lockdown is on the horizon in Tokyo.

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Where are all the beautiful women in Japan? Survey investigates

Top 10 results suggest you’ll have to travel outside of Tokyo to find the most beauties. 

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Mr. Sato records his own CD while working from a karaoke room

It had always been our writer’s dream to cut an album, but there was just one problem…

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Video shows final moment for Harajuku Station as Tokyo landmark closes after 96 years in service

Farewell, Harajuku Station…and hello, Harajuku Station!

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Tokyo could be put on coronavirus lockdown, governor says

Life has stayed remarkably normal in Japan’s capital during the coronavirus outbreak, but that could be changing soon.

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Survey ranks Tokyo as the most desirable Japanese prefecture to live in, bumping Kanagawa to #2

Top 10 results reveal the special places around Japan that people most want to live in.

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Worker at Narita airport accidentally drops coronavirus reagent, contaminates whole room

If you think you’re having a bad day at work, it can’t have been worse than this airport worker in Japan.

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Japanese ramen restaurant chain brings out noodles with cola dipping sauce for a limited time

Why drink cola with your noodles when you can eat it instead? 

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Empty Tokyo train stations look like video game dungeons 【Photos】

Keep your wits about you — you never know what might appear as you walk these underground tunnels.

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Sakura sake cup proves coronavirus can’t stop indoor hanami cherry blossom parties 【Video】

A magical way to watch the flowers bloom while socially distancing yourself from others indoors.

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Tokyo’s Kabukicho turns into a deserted ghost town during coronavirus outbreak【Photos】

Looks like a yakuza fight is about to go down in Kamurocho. 

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Is this Japanese train crowded? Question divides the nation

Survey shows people in Japan have very different opinions.

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