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Most Expensive Cities in the World to Li...

(CNN) – Around the world, it’s been a tough year for portfolios. Supply chain bottlenecks and changing consumer demand have pushed up the cost of living in many of our largest cities, according to a new study released Wednesday, and inflation is the fastest on record over the past five years. The Israeli city of […]

A Food Guide to Osaka’s Classic Japanese

When it comes to must-try dishes in Osaka, these classic Japanese dishes should be on everyone’s list. Osaka is located on the southern coast of Japan, wrapping around the body of water known as Osaka Bay. Its proximity to water as well as its general geography have made it a popular destination, aided by the […]

Hilton launches ‘Travel the World’ campa

SINGAPORE – This week, Hilton announced “Travel in the world,” its new marketing campaign encouraging consumers to explore the wonders of their home country and discover local alternatives that match the experiences of some of their favorite international destinations. At a time when many travel restrictions remain and international travel is complex to navigate, Hilton […]

Japan to host its first DP World Tour ev...

Japan will become the 51st different country to host a DP World Tour event when the ISPS HANDA – CHAMPIONSHIP is included for the first time in the program in 2022. The tournament – which will be played at the PGM Ishioka Golf Club in Omitama from April 21 – 24 December 2022 – will […]

Tour de France 2022: “It’s time to come

Egan Bernal reiterated his intention to compete for the title at the Tour de France 2022. The Ineos Grenadiers rider won the 2019 Grand Tour before the coronavirus cut the world in competitive cycling events the following year, and he battled a back injury in the 2020 edition before retiring . In 2021 he instead […]

Kento Momota Wins 1st Tour Title Since 2...

Japanese world No. 1 Kento Momota has won his first Badminton World Federation World Tour title since being involved in a life-threatening car crash in 2020 with a win at the Indonesian Masters Sunday. The 27-year-old top seed defeated third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark in straight sets 21-17, 21-11 in the men’s singles final […]

Ko takes victory in one stroke over Hata...

South Korean Ko Jin Young shot a 63 in the final round to draw 23 under to win the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, while Japan’s Nasa Hataoka finished one stroke behind in second. Ko made nine birdies and no bogey at the Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort and leaves Naples with […]

ATP Tour Finals 2021 – Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev defeated Novak Djokovic in the ATP Tour Finals Semi-Final 7-6(7-4) 4-6 6-3. Djokovic was looking for a second straight tournament win after winning the Paris Masters, and he was up against Zverev. The pair were playing for a chance to face 2020 champion Daniil Medvedev, who beat Djokovic in the US Open final […]

EDITORIAL: Strict COVID-19 measures need...

There is a growing chorus calling for a speedy resumption of the government’s Go To Travel campaign within the tourism industry, which has been devastated by the prolonged novel coronavirus pandemic. Despite the clamor, the government plans not to relaunch the program, suspended since the end of last year, at least until mid-January. The government’s […]

Japanese travel is transitioning to bett...

JTB chairman sees ‘bright future’, Reiwa wants to shake up the overseas travel market JAPAN’s battered tourism industry is hoping to turn the corner on the pandemic. At the end of September, the state of emergency covering Tokyo and 18 other prefectures was lifted and an increase in the vaccination rate (74.91% of the population […]

what you need to travel outside Japan

If you’re planning a trip outside of Japan this holiday season, you probably know you’ll need more than just a plane ticket and a hotel reservation – the pandemic always makes international travel difficult, so is the least we can say. Even if you’re not going abroad for vacation, it’s good to keep up to […]

Hospital in Osaka, Japan finds toilet wa...

According to Japanese media Yomiuri Shimbun, Osaka University revealed on October 20 that the tap water pipes at various locations in the school department had been improperly installed. It is part of the clinic building of the hospital attached to the Faculty of Medicine (Suita City, Osaka Prefecture), according to Yomiuri Shimbun. This resulted in […]

Osaka, Japan, hospital discovers toilet ...

This has been going on for over 30 years, since the hospital opened in 1993. According to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, Osaka University revealed on October 20 that the tap water pipes in various places in the school department were improperly installed. This is part of the hospital clinic building attached to the medical school […]

Japan may resume Go to Travel grant camp...

Restrictions have now been survey and Japan is slowly reduce quarantine time for travellers, so we are keeping our fingers crossed for a return to something like normality. Last December, Japan’s Go to Travel domestic tourism subsidy campaign was suspended across the country due to a resurgence of Covid-19 cases and the program has not […]

Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ grant program may

Japan’s “Go To Travel” domestic tourism subsidy program could resume in February after being suspended late last year amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases, with the campaign to include mandatory countermeasures against viruses, government sources said Thursday. Although the number of new severe cases of COVID-19 in the country has fallen sharply recently along with […]

Japan has three Pokémon flights you can

Pokémon are like the unofficial ambassadors of Japan. They’re everywhere, from food, drink, and special-edition merchandise that pops up regularly, to more permanent manhole covers dotted around the country. Today, these world famous pocket monsters have even taken over planes flying to some of Japan’s most popular destinations. Even though Japan is still closed to […]

Join this free English tour of Sumida in...

The pandemic may have put a damper on international tourism, but it means now is the perfect time to get to know our own backyard better. Meta Tourism, a travel agency that digs deep into local cultural attractions, shows that even locals can learn new things about their own neighborhood. It’s a great way to […]

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (Novem

Location: Japan UPDATED TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NEW QUARANTINE POLICY FOR US BUSINESS TRAVELERS TO JAPAN The Government of Japan has announced that starting November 8, 2021, fully vaccinated business travelers will be able to travel to Japan and will be eligible for a reduced quarantine period of three […]

Nintendo to open second store in Osaka, ...

Nintendo will be opening a new official physical store in Osaka, Japan in late 2022. The new store will appear at Daimaru Umeda, one of the city’s most well-known department stores, located near Osaka Station. Nintendo Osaka will be the company’s second permanent official store in Japan. Its first store in Tokyo is located in […]

The massive return of Stokes for the Eng...

Cricket – Third One Day International – England v Pakistan – Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, Britain – July 13, 2021 England’s Ben Stokes during the warm-up before the match Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register Nov 3 (Reuters) – Ben Stokes’ return to the England squad for […]