Rugby Aug 9, 2019

Remainder of RWC tickets to be sold online

The last big batch of tickets for the Rugby World Cup in Japan can be purchased online starting Saturday, with organizers making a last-minute push in their bid to completely fill the stadiums. Online sales for some 250,000 tickets open at 6 p.m. on Saturday ...

National Nov 30, 2015

JNTO launches video contest for non-Japanese

The Japan National Tourism Organization has announced it will hold a video contest for non-Japanese tourists and residents as part of a campaign to promote the country through foreigners' eyes. Those who wish to participate in the"My Japan Story Video Challenge" contest should post a ...

National Oct 24, 2013

Foreign tourists break record for September

The number of foreign tourists in September surged 31.7 percent over the previous year to 867,000, breaking the record for the month, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization. But the number of South Korean visitors fell below 200,000 for the first time this year, ...

Standing up for the right to sit down in public

Life Oct 10, 2010

Standing up for the right to sit down in public

by Edan Corkill

A quick story about me, public seating and Japan: It's 1994. I've been in Tokyo less than a week and this is my first time in Shinjuku. Lunchtime comes and my student thriftiness and Australian love of the outdoors beget a plan: I'll grab ...