The “phantom” 1940 Olympics, a haunted tunnel and scandals that rocked Tokyo 2020 — are the games cursed by the ghosts of Japan’s feudal lords?
In the first installation of a five-part series, we track a four-legged enigma that some believe might still be roaming the nation's mountains and forests.
Games organizers have been forced to confront ballooning costs, accusations of plagiarism and bribery, and — to top it all off — a crippling global pandemic.
With remote work likely to remain as one of the pandemic’s lasting legacies, developers are coming up with innovative new ways of meeting people’s expectations toward accommodation and living spaces.
The financial district home to the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Bank of Japan is undergoing a makeover, luring dozens of life science and space technology startups.
Demand for Japanese cosmetics is rising as Chinese consumers unable to travel abroad accelerate purchases on e-commerce platforms.
The coronavirus has changed the way we all shop, but which habits are likely to stay with us when the pandemic subsides?
When looking solely at natural disasters and the impact of earthquakes and typhoons on economies, populations and infrastructure, Tokyo and Osaka were listed as high-risk.
According to a Japan Tourism Agency survey, more than 40% of respondents in the hotel business said reservations dropped by over 70% between January and May this year.
Japan’s travel industry has introduced new ways of attracting visitors amid COVID-19, but will any of these initiatives stick?