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Oscar Boyd is the Escape, Food & Drink and Books editor at The Japan Times. After graduating from the University of Oxford, Oscar cut his teeth in Fukuoka before moving to join The Japan Times in Tokyo.
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This series, taken throughout April, attempts to capture the feeling of how Tokyo looked during the height of the state of emergency.
A list of five favorites where the pizza is superb whatever the occasion. All offer takeout or delivery, making them appropriate options for the #stayhome era.
COVID-19 has put a pause on travel, but that doesn’t mean we can’t plan. The Japan Times’ Escape page regulars write about where they want to go in Japan once we see the back of COVID-19.
Ideas to keep you entertained over a weekend indoors.
How has Japan seemingly escaped the spread of the coronavirus when other countries have suffered so badly?
Fast and physical, keirin is Japan's premier cycling competition. It's Olympic debut was at the 2000 Sydney Games, but the real action (and real money) takes place at Japan's 43 velodromes.
Practical information for travelers about the outbreak of coronavirus in Japan and what to do if you're planning on visiting.
Vampires may not have a traditional place in Japanese literature, but since the 1910s plenty of writers have tackled the dark — often sexy — subject, albeit with a Japanese twist.
This year's Asia's 50 Best Restaurant Awards, set to be hosted in Kyushu's Saga Prefecture from March 22-24, have been forced to go online only due to fears surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), restricted travel across Asia and the Japanese government's advice to limit large-scale events. The ...