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Experts Recommend Simpler and More Understandable Disaster Advisories in Japan

Over the years, the Land of the Rising has become more open to international sojourners and overseas workers in the country. More and more foreigners are interested to come to Japan especially with the recent enactment of the Revised Immigration Law. The law relaxes the stringent immigration policies particularly for designated skilled workers in the fourteen sectors identified by
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Tokyo Enacts Ordinance to Strengthen Passive Smoking Regulation

With the much anticipated 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic games, the Japanese government is preoccupied in adopting measures to ensure public safety as well as the smooth flow of events during the multi national sports game. One of the policies which the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympics, in coordination with the government is planning to implement is the
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Bus and Railway Operators to Extend Schedule for Off-Hour Arrivals at Narita Airport

Every year, Japan welcomes millions of foreign tourists and travel enthusiasts flying into the country at Narita International Airport located in Chiba Prefecture. One of the major concerns of these travellers is the inadequate means of transportation available for passengers during late night hours. As a consequence, some of the overseas passengers and even airline staff may be left
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US Startup Firm to Release Special Suits for Elderly People in Japan

Among the most prevalent issues that Japan has to deal with is its aging population as a result of consistent low birth rate and declining inward population. Over the years, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of senior citizens in the Land of the Rising Sun. In fact, more than thirty five million people are
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Tokyo and Osaka Among the Top Five Safest Cities Worldwide

The most recent research and analysis conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit revealed a list of the safest cities across the globe. Tokyo, the capital city of Japan ranked first in the said report. Osaka is also regarded as the third safest city worldwide.   During the conference in which the Safe Cities Index 2019 report was
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Japanese Society Becomes More Open to Body Size Diversity

The Land of the Rising Sun is known worldwide not only for its delicious cuisines but mostly for its healthy selection of food and dishes. Majority of Japanese are very health conscious and particular about their diet. For most people in Japan, being slim and slender is regarded as the standard of beauty especially among women.   In
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Japan moves for a cashless payment system

In today’s age, most if not all have developed a strong dependence and heavy reliance on technology and digitization. These progressive advances in applied sciences including but not limited to automations and telecommunications grant users so much convenience to allow for a more effective and efficient environment whether at home, in school, at work, or anywhere else.   The aim

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July 15, 2019

Personal Mentorship Program Aims to Assist International Students in Japan

Year in and year out, the Land of the Rising Sun welcomes millions of international travellers from all over the globe. There has been a great surge not only in the number of foreign tourists who are looking forward to explore the country but also among overseas workers who intend to stay in Japan for a longer period

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July 10, 2019

Japan encourages locals and foreigners to drop in on smaller towns and the countryside

Almost two decades ago, Yoshifumi Yano worked at a travel firm in the bustling city of Osaka and, upon hearing that a certain hotel known for its onsen – or hot springs – was put up for sale, impulsively decided to visit the smaller town of Wakayama Prefecture. Yano experienced the hotel’s amenities first-hand and, after having spent one

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July 9, 2019

Nagano Prefecture Seeks to Promote a Clean and Green Environment

Japan is known worldwide as home to some of the most awe inspiring views and natural sceneries. Year in and year out, millions of international tourists across the globe look forward to visiting the country in order to go sightseeing and experience its unique culture. One of the most impressive aspects that can be observed in the Land

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July 5, 2019

Okinawa in Need of More Bus Drivers Amidst Tourism Surge

In recent years, the Land of the Rising Sun has opened wider doors of opportunities for overseas workers and international sojourners who hope to visit the country to go sightseeing, experience its unique culture and try out some of the most iconic Japanese dishes worldwide. More and more foreigners come to visit Japan year and year out. In

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July 5, 2019

Local Government Strengthens Public Safety for the 2019 G20 Osaka Summit

Osaka is regarded as one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the Land of the Rising Sun. It is known as the second largest metropolitan area in Japan after the country’s capital city, Tokyo. Hundreds of thousand of international tourists and travel enthusiasts from different parts of the globe look forward to visit the awe-inspiring traditional castles

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June 27, 2019

Social media ban for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games

With the year 2020 just around the corner, it’s time for one of the most awaited and highly anticipated sporting event that occurs only once every few years – the International Olympic Games. The Olympic Games alternate between the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics every two years with varying sports most of which are highly reliant on weather

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June 26, 2019

Japan to Launch a Modern Tourist Bus with Advanced Safety Features

Year in and year out, the Land of the Rising Sun welcomes millions of international tourists and globetrotters who come to visit the country in order to go sightseeing in some of its breathtaking attractions, personally experience its unique culture and try out some of the most iconic Japanese dishes that provide a one of a kind gastronomic

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June 21, 2019

Absolute Prohibition against Marijuana during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The upcoming 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has definitely stirred the interest and enthusiasm of hundreds of thousands of international tourists and sports enthusiasts from different parts of the globe, not to mention the Japanese fanatics who are also looking forward to the monumental sports event to be held in their very own capital city. The Tokyo Olympic organizing

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June 17, 2019

Heat wave warnings issued across different areas in Japan

Unlike the Philippines, the country of Japan showcases a complex range of seasonal changes that rotate between winter, spring, summer, and fall. Much like the Philippines, however, summer time in Japan is hot and humid which regularly fluctuates between 21 to 32 degrees Celsius.   This time around, the summer season in Japan is especially unsafe as the Meteorological

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May 29, 2019