5 World Records Hold by Japanese People

5 World Records Hold by Japanese People

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i3.wp.com/i.ibb.co/b7vsVng/i-DD735j-OKPU.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="5 World Records Hold by Japanese People" title="5 World Records Hold by Japanese People" /></div><div> <p>Japan excels at many things big and small — from the world’s tallest tower, to the world’s shortest escalator. It often has the youngest islands on the planet and the longest-living people. Having covered the country’s most impressive records, we </p></div>…

10 Things to Do Around Mount Fuji

10 Things to Do Around Mount Fuji

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Lake-KAwaguchi-crafts-park-1100x732.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="10 Things to Do Around Mount Fuji" title="10 Things to Do Around Mount Fuji" /></div><div> <p>Ask people to name one symbol of Japan and doubtful Mount Fuji will be up there as one of the top answers. While the country’s largest peak is climbable only one season of the year, there are plenty of things </p></div>…

Spotlight: Mika Yamamoto — The Tragic Tale of a Heroic Journalist

Spotlight: Mika Yamamoto — The Tragic Tale of a Heroic Journalist

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/shutterstock_2029120316-280x187.jpeg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Spotlight: Mika Yamamoto — The Tragic Tale of a Heroic Journalist" title="Spotlight: Mika Yamamoto — The Tragic Tale of a Heroic Journalist" /></div><div> <p><span class="TextRun SCXW122693019 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW122693019 BCX4">On this day (<span data-contrast="none">August 20)</span> 10 years ago, Mika Yamamoto and her boyfriend and colleague Kazutaka Sato were traveling in a van with the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, Syria’s second biggest city. The couple were covering the civil </span></span></p></div>…

Competition Aims to Boost Alcohol Consumption in Japan

Competition Aims to Boost Alcohol Consumption in Japan

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i3.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/shutterstock_2024846036.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Competition Aims to Boost Alcohol Consumption in Japan" title="Competition Aims to Boost Alcohol Consumption in Japan" /></div><div> <p><span data-contrast="none">In this week’s news roundup, we look at the government’s campaign to boost alcohol consumption amongst young people in Japan. We have the latest on the Olympic bribery scandal, Covid-19 and the Unification Church while also paying our respects to </span></p></div>…

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games: One Year On

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games: One Year On

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i3.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2021PC-APR.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games: One Year On" title="Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games: One Year On" /></div><div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When I look back at Tokyo 2020 — hard to believe it was a full calendar year ago — I’m consistently drawn to the Olympiad. A piece of drawing-board conception so tone deaf, not to mention mean, it’s not something </span></p></div>…

The Best 70 Things to Do in Tokyo, Tried and Tested

The Best 70 Things to Do in Tokyo, Tried and Tested

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i3.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/1K5A7181-1.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="The Best 70 Things to Do in Tokyo, Tried and Tested" title="The Best 70 Things to Do in Tokyo, Tried and Tested" /></div><div> <p>Let’s keep this introduction short: This is a list of the best things to do in Tokyo, tried and tested by a team of residents with a deep love for the city. We’ve got a few cliches on the list, </p></div>…

Is Now the Time to Buy Property in Tokyo?

Is Now the Time to Buy Property in Tokyo?

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/0J7A0275.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Is Now the Time to Buy Property in Tokyo?" title="Is Now the Time to Buy Property in Tokyo?" /></div><div> <p class="p1"><i>Alex Shapiro, co-founder of luxury real estate agency Blackship Realty and host of the Tokyo Portfolio Youtube channel, shares his insights on current Tokyo property trends and gives advice on purchasing a home in the metropolis.</i></p> <hr /> <p class="p2">Whether you’re interested in </p></div>…

With the cost of living soaring, now might actually be the perfect time to book a holiday

With the cost of living soaring, now might actually be the perfect time to book a holiday

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i3.wp.com/i.ibb.co/tpqrKYQ/23d6-Ry3i-Mi-U.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="With the cost of living soaring, now might actually be the perfect time to book a holiday" title="With the cost of living soaring, now might actually be the perfect time to book a holiday" /></div><div data-test="article-body-text"> <p>It’s probably a mug’s game to try to make predictions about travel after what has happened over the last two and a half years. But that is what anyone who is planning a trip this autumn or winter, or even </p></div>…

Swimwear Shopping in Tokyo – Savvy Tokyo

Swimwear Shopping in Tokyo – Savvy Tokyo

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i0.wp.com/savvytokyo.scdn3.secure.raxcdn.com/app/uploads/2016/07/gu-1024x640.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Swimwear Shopping in Tokyo – Savvy Tokyo" title="Swimwear Shopping in Tokyo – Savvy Tokyo" /></div><div> <p class="lead">Shopping for a new swimsuit is probably one of the most universally dreaded activities for women of all ages, shapes and sizes.</p> <p>In a country where most brands seem to only sell swimwear in one size (or two, if you’re </p></div>…

Tensions Intensify as Chinese language Ballistic Missiles Land Inside Japan’s EEZ

Tensions Intensify as Chinese language Ballistic Missiles Land Inside Japan’s EEZ

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Week-in-Review-220804_stories-280x187.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Tensions Intensify as Chinese language Ballistic Missiles Land Inside Japan’s EEZ" title="Tensions Intensify as Chinese language Ballistic Missiles Land Inside Japan’s EEZ" /></div><div> <p><span class="TextRun SCXW227850747 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW227850747 BCX4">On this week’s information </span><span class="NormalTextRun ContextualSpellingAndGrammarErrorV2Themed SCXW227850747 BCX4">roundup</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW227850747 BCX4"> we report on the 5 Chinese language ballistic missiles that landed in Japan’s unique financial zone (EEZ). We even have the newest Covid-19 information as consultants name for its classification to be downgraded. There’s flooding </span></span></p></div>…