More people visiting Japan's urban areas, data shows

National May 31, 2020

More people visiting Japan's urban areas, data shows

More people visited urban areas Saturday in five prefectures including Tokyo than a week before, as the areas entered the first weekend since the nationwide coronavirus emergency was completely lifted, data has suggested. The number of people in Tokyo's posh Ginza district at 3 p.m. ...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts Chiba area

National May 4, 2020

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts Chiba area

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake, which measured a 4 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 50 kilometers in northeastern Chiba Prefecture on Monday at 10:07 p.m. No tsunami warning was issued. The quake triggered the government's early warning earthquake alert on smartphones ...

Tokyo Disney parks to extend closure again over coronavirus

National Apr 9, 2020

Tokyo Disney parks to extend closure again over coronavirus

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will again extend their closure and decide their reopening date in mid-May to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in line with the government's request, operator Oriental Land Co. said Thursday. The company said on March 27, 12 days ...