Japan has managed the COVID-19 pandemic without compulsory lockdowns, penalizing the unvaccinated, and other illiberal measures. So why change it now?
Global perspectives vary a great deal on last year's successful staging of the Summer Olympics and China's upcoming Winter Games.
Days before the start of the Beijing Winter Games, COVID-19 cases are rising inside the sealed-off Olympic bubble.
The process for reentering Japan works like clockwork, and the quarantine hotel stay is completely free. But can this be sustained with the rise of Omicron?
We look at Japan’s rules and how these compare with how other countries are managing border control and arriving travelers while fighting the pandemic.
For the first time in two years pilgrims run up the 200 stone steps at Kimiidera, Wakayama wishing for good luck in the new year.
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.
Studies have shown that China’s homemade COVID-19 vaccines offer little to no protection against Omicron. With infections raging, the Games are turning into a logistical nightmare.
“Even if there is an X factor, it will still be necessary to get vaccinated, wear masks, and avoid crowded places” ー Dr. Masayuki Miyasaka, Osaka...
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida extended the current border restrictions until the end of February, citing Omicron. Here’s what there is to know.
While exercising caution due to the Omicron variant, young twenty year olds still gathered in Tokyo and across the country to celebrate the occasion.
There is particular concern over the increase in cases near US military bases across the country.