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J VILLAGE

Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / Wide Angle
May 27, 2023
Netflix's answer to finding love in the time of an aging population
Dating show “Love Village” and its cast of singles 35 years old and above offer the perfect bait to millennial audiences and show that entertainment can age up without losing its edge.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 11, 2022
The mysterious man who built (and then lost) Little Tokyo
The cluster of these Japanese-style businesses on Stuyvesant Street came together organically over many years. Japan Village emerged nearly all at once.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Dec 5, 2021
Cooler weather adds a new dimension to Resident Evil: Village
The latest installment of the successful horror franchise isnu2019t only played on the screen, but also in your mind.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Sep 30, 2021
‘Yellow Dragon's Village’: Scrappy indie delivers a weekend to die for
Yugo Sakamotou2019s latest feature is an action-packed horror flick about a trip to the mountains gone horribly wrong thanks to some creepy locals.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 3, 2021
The man behind the Olympic 'anti-sex' beds speaks out
The Airweave beds at Tokyo 2020 have taken a pounding on social media, but CEO Motokuni Takaoka says they can handle it all.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 3, 2021
Australian athletes damage rooms, while mascots vanish and reappear
The athletes had damaged beds and put a hole in a wall, but no disciplinary action will be taken after they apologized, the Australian team's chief said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Feb 27, 2021
Corporate selloffs reflect tough times in Japan amid pandemic
Leading Japanese companies are considering selling off prestigious headquarters in central Tokyo as COVID-19 continues to reshape business operations.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 3, 2021
‘Suicide Forest Village’: Little box of horrors goes over the top
Takashi Shimizuu2019s latest horror offering about two sisters tormented by a deadly box presents the urban legends of Aokigahara, the titular forest, as fact.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 8, 2020
Athletes' time at Olympic Village to be restricted during Tokyo Games
The decision by the IOC, intended to limit the risk of coronavirus infections, will reduce the number of athletes participating in the event's opening and closing ceremonies.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 7, 2020
Virus fears halt public display of Olympic flame in Fukushima
The public exhibition of the Olympic flame in Fukushima Prefecture will be suspended after Wednesday due to escalating concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan, the Tokyo Games organizing committee said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2020
Olympic flame to be shown for one month at Fukushima's J-Village
The flame for the postponed Tokyo Games was put on public display Thursday at a soccer training center in Fukushima Prefecture that served as a frontline base in the battle against the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 1, 2020
Olympic flame passed to Fukushima in low-key ceremony
Tokyo 2020 organizers left the Olympic flame in the hands of Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday, where it will be on display in a lantern for the next month after the games were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2020
Fukushima safe to host Tokyo Olympic torch relay, says governor
Fukushima Prefecture, devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, is safe to host its leg of the Olympic torch relay, the prefecture's governor has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2020
Athletes Village buildings for Tokyo Olympics draw on traditional Japanese woodwork
The Village Plaza, which will serve as a key facility within the Athletes Village during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, was unveiled Wednesday ahead of its planned completion in April.
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JAPAN
Sep 19, 2019
Chiba Prefecture tourism takes hit after Typhoon Faxai
The tourism industry in Chiba Prefecture has suffered a heavy blow from powerful Typhoon Faxai, which struck the prefecture last week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2019
Fukushima soccer facility, repurposed after 3/11 disaster, fully reopens
The J-Village national soccer training center in Fukushima Prefecture resumes full operations eight years after it was converted into an operational base after the 3/11 disasters.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Apr 6, 2019
Snowy Village's Choco Churros are an overly sweet disappointment
The latest sweet sweeping across teenage enclaves of Tokyo social media is Korean dessert cafe Snowy Village's new Choco Churros. But don't let appearances fool you: Give this uninspiring, blandly sugary trend a miss.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 12, 2019
2020 Olympic torch relay details announced
The Japan leg of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start at a the J-Village soccer facility in Fukushima Prefecture that is considered a symbol of the country's reconstruction from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said Tuesday.
OLYMPICS
Mar 6, 2019
Japan leg of 2020 Olympics torch relay to start at J-Village in Fukushima
The torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will likely start at a soccer facility in Fukushima Prefecture that was used as an operational base for dealing with the 2011 nuclear crisis, sources with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2019
Moomins are settling in Saitama: Cuddly characters' first theme park in Japan to open March 16
An amusement park themed on the world of Finland's Moomin fairy-tale characters will open March 16 in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, its operator said Tuesday.

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