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A worker installs a barrier to block the sight of Mount Fuji in the town of Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture, on May 21.
JAPAN
May 30, 2024
Town to replace Mount Fuji barrier after holes found: local media
The barrier was put up last week in a popular viewing spot in the town of Fujikawaguchiko.
Shizuoka Prefecture will launch an online registration system for Mount Fuji climbers on June 10.
JAPAN
May 30, 2024
Shizuoka to launch registration system for Mount Fuji climbers in June
The use of the registration system will not be mandatory, but registration will require the viewing of a video on climbing rules and etiquette.
A worker installs a barrier to block the sight of Japan's Mount Fuji emerging from behind a convenience store to deter badly behaved tourists, in the town of Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture on May 21.
JAPAN
May 28, 2024
Holes poked in Mount Fuji barrier near convenience store, town says
Although a security guard is there between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the small holes appear to have been created in the morning or evening when no one was watching.
The Kabuto One commercial facility in Tokyo's Kabutocho district features a life-size golden figure of Eiichi Shibusawa, who is known as the father of Japanese capitalism.
JAPAN / Society
May 27, 2024
Mystery-solving event puts spotlight on renewal of Tokyo's Kabutocho
A mystery-solving event in Tokyo's Kabutocho district featuring Eiichi Shibusawa, known as the father of Japanese capitalism, is gaining in popularity.
Designed by architect Akira Watanabe, Numazu Club’s villa rooms offer views of a tranquil pebble-lined shallow pool that draws clear spring water from Fuji River.
LIFE / Travel
May 25, 2024
Meditation as architecture at a Shizuoka teahouse turned villa
Whether you meditate by the crystal-clear pool or enjoy a dip in a "hinoki" bath, you're bound to appreciate Numazu Club's original vision: a sanctuary from modern life.
A worker installs a mesh barrier to block the view of Mount Fuji emerging from behind a convenience store in Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Tuesday. The measure follows complaints of bad behaviors by tourists seeking the perfect photo at the location.
JAPAN / Society
May 21, 2024
Weary of overtourism, Japan town blocks one popular view of Mount Fuji
The large mesh barrier was put up at the popular photo-taking spot in Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture, in response to misbehaving tourists.
People shop at a local traditional market in the early morning in Kinmen, Taiwan, on Saturday.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2024
For Taiwan shoppers, China's malls only a ferry ride away
More than 700,000 people made the journey between Kinmen and China by ferry last year, the vast majority of them Taiwanese.
Tourists and locals stroll along Tokyo's Ginza shopping district where some roads are closed off for pedestrians due to the national holiday on April 29.
JAPAN
May 15, 2024
Japan visitors exceed 3 million for second straight month, tourism agency says
While the surge in arrivals is good news for the economy, it has caused some friction with locals.
Tourists and locals stroll along Tokyo's Ginza shopping district where some roads are closed off for pedestrians due to the national holiday on April 29.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2024
Fortress’s Japan hotel unit doubles pay to fight labor shortage
MyStays Hotel Management is offering monthly salaries of ¥500,000 ($3,210) for new hires into its fast-track program.
Visitors climb the slopes of Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak at 3,776 meters. From May 20, climbers will have access to a new online booking system for Mount Fuji's most popular Yoshida trail in Yamanashi Prefecture.
JAPAN / Society
May 13, 2024
Online booking for Mount Fuji climb to open on May 20
Climbers will be able to reserve their places and pay the mandatory ¥2,000 ($13) climbing fee up to a day before their climb on the official website.
Hanagasa Ondo folk song performers from Yamagata Prefecture take part in the Japan Parade held in Manhattan on Saturday.
JAPAN
May 12, 2024
New York hosts a Japan Parade
About 100 groups took part in the event where parade-watchers were able to enjoy traditional Japanese culture and food.
A toddler tries to pull an electric kettle cord. Parents can often recognize the dangers within their own home, but may not be as vigilant when visiting new places during the holidays.
JAPAN / Society
May 10, 2024
Indoor child safety warnings issued for caregivers in Japan
Parents can often recognize the dangers within their own home, but may not be as vigilant when visiting new places during the holidays.
Cars are pictured with Mount Fuji from a secondhand car dealer in the town of Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Friday.
JAPAN
May 9, 2024
Barrier to block view of Mount Fuji delayed
Fujikawaguchiko town is building the screen to deter people from taking pictures of the landmark.
Tourists pose in front of a convenience store with Mount Fuji on Friday in the town of Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture. Local residents are upset over littering, overcrowding and the inconvenience caused by the visitors.
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 7, 2024
Thanks, tourists. Views of Mount Fuji are now blocked.
Japan needs better long-term strategies to manage tourism sustainably.
Visitors in Macau on May 2. More than a year since China reopened its borders, some 63% of its residents say they’re ready to return to exploring the world, according to a survey published on April 24.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 7, 2024
China’s thrifty travelers show consumer confidence is weak
While more traveled over the five-day Labor Day break in comparison with 2019, each of them spent less on average.
Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs Hotel is set to open in June in the theme park's new section featuring areas based on "Frozen," "Tangled" and "Peter Pan."
BUSINESS
May 7, 2024
Tokyo DisneySea taps ‘Frozen’ and 'Peter Pan' in ¥320 billion expansion
The expansion, which opens to the public June 6, is expected to help boost total annual sales by ¥75 billion.
Mikuni Minato is not a town that has recently fallen on hard times — it's been that way for a century.
LIFE / Travel
May 7, 2024
48 hours in Mikuni Minato, Japan’s port town that time forgot
A trip to Mikuni Minato may not appeal to the average tourist, but well-traveled residents will find it fascinating.
On May 2, the streets of Arashiyama, a well-known tourist destination in Kyoto, were filled with tourists, including many from abroad, ahead of the four-day weekend.
JAPAN / Society
May 6, 2024
Excitement returns to tourist spots in Japan one year on
Medical institutions have remained on alert for a possible spread of infections, including during the Golden Week holiday period.
Over 300 companies went out of business in fiscal 2023 due to labor shortages, according to Teikoku Databank.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 6, 2024
Japan's labor crunch persists despite slight improvement
Companies involved in IT engineering fared the worst, with more than 7 in 10 saying they didn't have enough workers and had to resort to forgoing projects.
A 100-meter-tall life-size Godzilla is displayed on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building using projection mapping.
JAPAN / Politics
May 5, 2024
Tokyo turning projection mapping into a tourist event, but some debate cost
The show is gaining recognition, with nearby hotels offering packages to those staying overnight.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
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