Hiroshima

Photo: Shawn Harquail, Atomic Bomb Dome Spotlight on Hiroshima World War 2 At 8:15 a.m. on 6 August 1945, the first atomic bomb to be used in war was dropped by the United States Army Air Forces from the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber. The force of the atomic bomb effectively obliterated the city of …

2021 Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Logo The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020 is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on July 22. Key Links olympic.org/tokyo-2020 …

Kyoto

Photo: Patrick Lewis Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, Kyoto forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/phz8pp1eJQbKsEeG7 Headlines Tourists In Kyoto Are Making Geisha’s Lives Difficult Markets Nishiki Market Arashiyama Bamboo Grove …

Japan

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Kyoto Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands. The country is located in the Pacific Ocean and nearby neighbors include China, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, and Taiwan. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Japan? = 地元の人々は日本を知るために何を訪問者のようになるだろうか?(Jimoto no hitobito wa Nihon o shiru …

Japan Links

Japan flag Links related to Japan presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines https://www.citylab.com/life/2020/02/japan-lost-and-found-phone-wallet-purse-tokyo-property-law/604645 http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20191006-what-japan-can-teach-us-about-cleanliness Tourists In Kyoto Are Making Geisha’s Lives Difficult Carefully, Japan Reconsiders the Trash Can Tourists Are Causing Headaches In Japan Japan is struggling to deal with the foreign tourism boom Overseas Visitors to Japan in 2018 Top 31 Million https://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/20181115032536-bilingual-10-year-old-takuto-kawakani-is-now-a-tour-guide-at-korakuen-garden-in-japan http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42191096 …

Rugby World Cup 2019

Japan hosts the 2019 Rugby World Cup September 20 – November 2. South Africa won the championship after beating England in the final, with this being their third title since 1995. Hashtag: #RWC2019 Key Links rugbyworldcup.com qualifying news news Headlines Stadium Guide – Guardian Rugby World Cup: Streaming ‘lag’ means action will appear first on …

Sapporo, Japan

Photo: Luca Sartoni Sapporo, capital of Japan’s mountainous island of Hokkaido, is famous for its beer, skiing, and annual Sapporo Snow Festival featuring enormous ice sculptures. The 2020 Sapporo Snow Festival begins January 30 and ends on February 11. Elsewhere on the Web city.sapporo.jp sapporo.travel Unesco Creative City Photos Google Maps Wikipedia Sapporo Sapporo Dome …

Tokyo

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Skyline Tokyo … Headlines The underground cathedral protecting Tokyo from floods – BBC Take one last stroll through Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market before it closes – Quartz Reference Current Local Time Elsewhere on the Web Sake Tours @saketours Planeta.com Tokyo Links Tokyo 2020 Olympics Japan Japan Links Cities

Washi

Image: Bernd Hutschenreuther Washi = decorative paper of kind traditionally handmade in Japan Headlines https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/t-magazine/japanese-paper-washi.html Wikipedia Washi Planeta.com Japan Paper

Fukushima

Spotlight on Fukushima, Japan Headlines Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It’s Going To Get Worse) Fukushima’s nuclear signature found in California wine Embedded Tweets Fukushima- the largest release of radiation into the water in the history of the world. https://t.co/Y8PhdQRlcI — Zac Goldsmith (@ZacGoldsmith) October 2, 2016 Wikipedia Fukushima_(city) Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster Planeta.com …