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How to view cherry blossoms from the safety of your home

How to view cherry blossoms from the safety of your home

While spring is usually a time for outdoor parties at which people can be seen mingling under the branches of sakura (cherry blossom) trees, this year is sadly different due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Precautions, such as social distancing, are necessary ...

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Pop culture festivals go digital to survive COVID-19

Pop culture festivals go digital to survive COVID-19

To limit the spread of COVID-19, many event organizers have taken the responsible route of canceling or postponing gatherings and festivals. Despite the unprecedented situation, however, some pop culture events have found a new temporary venue ― the internet. Among such cases is the Nipponbashi ...

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Skytree in Midgar Final Fantasy VII Remake

Skytree in Midgar Final Fantasy VII Remake

This event will not take place from March 1 to 15 as Tokyo Skytree is temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Fans of the hit Playstation video game Final Fantasy VII should rejoice. To coincide with the upcoming release of the game's remake ...

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Sakura Tulip Festival 2020

Sakura Tulip Festival 2020

The event has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Sure, everyone loves sakura (cherry blossoms), but a little floral variety never hurt anyone, and the city of Sakura, Chiba Prefecture, offers more than the spring pastime of admiring its namesake flower. From April ...

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The 183rd Kamogawa Odori

The 183rd Kamogawa Odori

The event has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. When visiting the old capital of Japan, keep in mind that Kyoto offers much more than an abundance of shrines and temples. Since its inception during the 16th century, the tradition of female entertainers, ...

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