As the Obon holiday week began, the rush of people returning home on the Shinkansen brought back the energy of pre-pandemic summers in Japan.
Shionogi's Xocova is Japan's first domestically produced COVID drug to gain approval for practical use as preparation gear up for the "eighth wave."
Idol group Hinatazaka46’s new movie “Hope and Despair” documents the members as they try to keep their dreams alive through the dark days of COVID-19.
Japan’s focus on the 3Cs instead of large-scale testing was met with disbelief in the West; global excess mortality numbers now tell a different story.
Each region has its specialty. There is eel in Shizuoka, oysters in Hiroshima, crab along the Sea of Japan in winter, and niku meshi in Kobe.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida extended the current border restrictions until the end of February, citing Omicron. Here’s what there is to know.
Individual achievements and team success stories gave us excitement and entertainment, all of which we should be grateful for.
Toilet technology took a leap into the modern age as toilet paper shortages and hygiene, along with environmental concerns, accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic.
Normally you imagine a small colorless fish. But the one in the photograph was an ultramarine color. As a detective reporter, I needed to see this...
Fear sells, and the media uncritically pushes everyone’s alarmist messages, whether it is an “epidemic of the unvaccinated,” or a new mutant virus, or overburdened hospitals.
With COVID-19, Japan is now headed towards a set of measures most of the West has already embraced. But as history shows, there is the potential...
The ministry’s website has not updated its 2020 slides on initial pandemic response. Japan has had lower deaths per capita than some extensively vaccinated countries.