TRAVEL – 7

Aug 08
There has been a minor eruption on Mount Asama in the central part of Japan. The eruption occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
(NHK)

Aug 07
Weather officials are urging continued caution against heatstroke as temperatures are forecast to top 35 degrees Celsius in wide areas across Japan on Wednesday.
(NHK)

Aug 06
Some of the capital’s most iconic hotels have already stopped taking room reservations during next summer’s Olympic Games as the city stares down a 14,000-room shortfall for an expected 10 million visitors when the festivities get underway. (Nikkei)

Aug 04
Japanese weather officials are urging people to stay on the alert for heatstroke as sweltering conditions continue to grip wide areas of the country.
(NHK)

Aug 04
As a record-breaking inbound tourism trend continues in Japan, a closer analysis of government data reveals somewhat skewed regional results. (Nikkei)

Aug 01
A government panel identified on Tuesday a set of Jomon Period archaeological sites in northern Japan as a potential candidate for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage designation in 2021. (Japan Times)

Aug 01
For many in Japan, this year’s Bon holiday period in mid-August may be expanded to nine consecutive days, but not everyone is excited about the idea of a long break due to fears that their work will keep piling up.
(Japan Times)

Jul 31
Much of Japan sweltered on Tuesday, as temperatures hovered around 35 degrees Celsius. Weather officials are urging people to take precautions against heatstroke, as the hot weather is expected to continue for about a week.
(NHK)

Jul 30
The deer population in Nara Park, a popular western Japan tourist attraction, has increased for the third straight year to a record 1,388 animals, a local organization said Monday, the highest number since record-keeping began in the 1950s.
(Japan Today)

Jul 28
About 20,000 fireworks were set off at an annual festival along the banks of Tokyo’s Sumida River on Saturday evening.
(NHK)