TRAVEL – 3

Sep 30
Yakiniku restaurants, establishments where customers grill their own meat on tattoo inspiring little BBQs, are extremely popular in Japan. Here, customers can quickly cook up whatever cuts of meat they like from tongues to tails and everything in between. (soranews24.com)

Sep 24
Japan’s Meteorological Agency says a low-pressure system resulting from severe tropical storm Tapah is over the Sea of Japan on Monday evening, and will cut across northern Japan while maintaining its strength. (NHK)

Sep 23
Severe tropical storm Tapah is battering parts of western and southwestern Japan. It is expected to affect most of the country through Monday. (NHK)

Sep 22
Japanese weather officials say Typhoon Tapah will likely approach the country’s southwestern island of Kyushu on Sunday.
(NHK)

Sep 22
Airline companies operating in Japan have canceled more than 300 domestic flights scheduled for Sunday due to Typhoon Tapah.
(NHK)

Sep 21
A large severe tropical storm is approaching Japan and expected to gain strength. It may affect wide areas across the country over the three-day weekend. (NHK)

Sep 21
A new terminal for low-cost carriers opened at Chubu Centrair International Airport near Nagoya on Friday, raising expectations of growth in the number of foreign visitors to the Chubu region. (Japan Times)

Sep 20
A growing number of foreign tourists coming to Japan has helped push up commercial land prices throughout the country. (NHK)

Sep 13
A luxury hotel in central Tokyo much loved by visitors for its classic Japanese ambience reopened Thursday after four years of renovations. (Japan Today)

Sep 11
Among Japan’s 72 major cities outside of Tokyo, Kyoto retained its top spot as the metropolis with the greatest strengths for the second consecutive year, thanks to its allure as a tourism destination, a Tokyo-based think tank said Tuesday. (Japan Times)