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New super big cherry ‘Yamagata Beniou’ makes its debut

Yamagata Beniou, a huge cherry species newly developed by Yamagata Prefecture, a famous cherry-growing region, made its debut at the prefecture’s pre-debut event.

Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines expand codeshare flights

From 14 August 2022, Japan Airlines (JAL) and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will expand their codeshare operations on the Haneda-Kuala Lumpur route operated by MAS.

Visualise Wagyu beef smell digitally, Possible use for meat alternative

Postgraduate students at the University of Shizuoka have developed a technology to digitalise aromas. They could now visualise the aroma differences between foreign beef and Japanese Black (cattle breed) Wagyu…

AI security robot now on guard at Narita Airport

AI-based security robots are now on the move at Narita Airport, a gateway to the skies of Japan.

Top 4 inn-hotel for best service in Japan 2021 revealed

What usually surprises most foreigners when first visiting Japan is the high-quality service. Japan is widely known worldwide for its remarkable hospitality. It is especially true for hotels, ryokans (traditional…

Shibuya Crossing is the world’s ‘wildest’ intersection

Shibuya Scramble Crossing or Shibuya Crossing is often mentioned by foreigners as a must-visit spot in Tokyo.

Osaka Metro adds foreign money exchanger at 6 stations for inbound boost

Osaka Metro will gradually install automatic foreign currency exchange machines at 6 stations, including Shinsaibashi Station and Shin-Osaka Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line [subway].

Nijigen no Mori #2: Naruto X Boruto world come alive in Hyogo

Relive your childhood and train to become a Hokage at Naruto x Boruto theme park in Hyogo with life-size statues/models of your favourite characters, real-life Hokage Rock and more.

Japan’s magnificent Former Nara Prison reborn as hotel in 2024

Nara City plans to launch a joint project with the integrated resort developer Hoshino Resort and such in 2022 to renovate the Former Nara Prison and the nearby park.The Former…

Shibuya 2026, Japan’s first major wooden shopping mall

Shibuya Crossing is perhaps the most famous spot for foreign tourists among Tokyo tourist attractions. The shopping mall Shibuya Marui, a 3-minute walk from there, will temporarily close on 28…