Mt. Fuji Trails Open In Shizuoka Pref. Side

Mt. Fuji trails open in Shizuoka Pref. side

Three major trails on Mount Fuji that start in Shizuoka Prefecture have opened to trekkers for the summer climbing season.

The opening of the Fujinomiya-guchi, Gotenba-guchi and Subashiri-guchi trails followed those of other routes in Yamanashi Prefecture this month. Mount Fuji straddles the two prefectures.

Ghosn's Trial Expected To Open Next Year

Ghosn's trial expected to open next year

Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn's trial is expected to start in Tokyo next year.

Ghosn has been indicted for allegedly understating his executive compensation in Nissan's securities reports.

Honda E Gets New Colors, And Reservation Books Are Now Open In Europe

Honda E gets new colors, and reservation books are now open in Europe

Potential customers for the Honda E have been allowed to "register interest" for the little electric car, but the order books officially open today. Your order is essentially placed through a reservation system wherein you choose your desired color of Honda E. Speaking of colors, there are now a total of five to choose from for initial ordering. You can check them out in the gallery above.

We've been staring at the white Honda E for awhile now, so it's great to see a bunch of new options for the cute car. All of the hues look superb, but we may be partial to the Crystal Blue or Charge Yellow. Whatever color you choose, it appears to retain the black accents on the hood and around the rest of the car. For the time being, there aren't any other customization options available. We imagine packages and options may become selectable later on if you actually commit to purchasing one.

Intl. Surfing Championships Open In Chiba

Intl. surfing championships open in Chiba

Surfers from around the world have gathered on a beach in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, for an annual championships.

The contest is taking place at Tsurigasaki beach, which will host the first ever Olympic surfing events next year.

Palace Grounds Open For Cherry Blossom Viewing

Palace grounds open for cherry blossom viewing

An avenue inside the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo has been opened to the public for cherry blossom viewing.

About 700 people were waiting outside a palace gate on Saturday morning for the final chance to walk along Inui Street before Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30.

Tsunami-hit School Buildings Open As Memorial

Tsunami-hit school buildings open as memorial

Buildings of a high school in northeastern Japan that were heavily damaged in the 2011 tsunami have opened to the public as a memorial to the disaster.

About 60 people, including city officials, took part in a ceremony in the city of Kesennuma on Sunday. They observed a moment of silence for the victims of the disaster.

New Emperor To Open Olympics And Paralympics

New Emperor to open Olympics and Paralympics

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito will likely open both the Olympic and Paralympic summer games in Tokyo in 2020 as the new Emperor.

Japan will host the two events after the Crown Prince ascends the throne on May 1st, following Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30th.

Osaka To Miss Next Week's Qatar Open

Osaka to miss next week's Qatar Open

Japanese tennis player and winner of two straight Grand Slams Naomi Osaka says she will not play in the Qatar Open, citing back pain.

The tournament starting next Monday was to be Osaka's first competition after her Australia Open victory last month.

First Official Nintendo Retail Store To Open In Japan This Year

First Official Nintendo Retail Store To Open In Japan This Year


It has been over a decade since Nintendo opened its first retail location in New York City. The company is now doing something similar for its home base. Nintendo has confirmed that the company will be opening an official retail store in Tokyo this year. This will be the first store that will be directly managed by Nintendo in Japan.

Nintendo’s Japan location will be located in Shibuya Parco which is the new flagship of the parco department store chain. The store’s opening in the fall of 2019 will coincide with the opening of Shibuya Parco.

Movie '4-gatsu No Kimi, Spica.' To Open In Theaters On April 5

Movie '4-gatsu no Kimi, Spica.' to open in theaters on April 5

It's been revealed that movie '4-gatsu no Kimi, Spica.' will open in theaters on April 5. 

'4-gatsu no Kimi, Spica.' is a live-action adaptation based on a manga by Sugiyama Miwako. It's directed by Otani Kentaro,who is known for his work in 'NANA' and 'Kuroshitsuji,' and will star Sato Taiki (EXILE, FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE) and Fukuhara Haruka.