Security Tightened On Tokyo 2020 Marathon Route

Security tightened on Tokyo 2020 marathon route

Tokyo police will put into place special terror-prevention measures at the Marathon Grand Championship taking place on Sunday. It is being done in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The MGC is a qualifier for next year's Olympics. It will take place on the planned route for the Olympic marathon, except for the start and finish points.

Abe En Route To Iran In Bid To Ease Tensions

Abe en route to Iran in bid to ease tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has left Tokyo for Tehran amid rising tensions caused by the rift between Iran and the United States.

Abe spoke to reporters at Haneda Airport before he left on Wednesday morning.

Japan Decides On Imperial Succession Parade Route

Japan decides on Imperial succession parade route

A Japanese government committee has decided on the route of a parade scheduled for October to celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.

The parade will be held on October 22 and continue for about 30 minutes.

Haneda's Extra Flight Route At Standstill

Haneda's extra flight route at standstill

Japan's transport officials are facing a problem over their plan to boost the number of international flights using Tokyo's Haneda Airport in the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

NHK has learned that US government officials have told the Japanese side it won't allow planes to fly in areas controlled by their air force in the country.

Mt. Ontake Summit Route To Reopen Next Week

Mt. Ontake summit route to reopen next week

A route to the summit of Mount Ontake in Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, will reopen next week. The volcano erupted 4 years ago, leaving 63 people dead or missing.

Last year, the Meteorological Agency downgraded the eruption alert level from 2 to 1, the lowest point on the scale from 1 to 5. But entry restrictions have been in place for an area within a one-kilometer radius of the crater.

Star Flyer Takes Robotic Route For In-flight Safety Instruction Film

Star Flyer takes robotic route for in-flight safety instruction film

Japanese airline Star Flyer Inc. is putting an animated twist on the sometimes tedious but necessary ritual of in-flight safety instructions with its own futuristic robot character, Star Flyer Man.

The carrier announced on Dec. 11 that it will start showing an in-flight video that gives safety instructions for passengers in anime style from Dec. 17.

Kentucky Route Zero: Tv Edition Brings Its Magic-realism To Ps4

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition Brings Its Magic-Realism to PS4

Hi y’all! For the last several years, I’ve been working with Tamas Kemenczy & Ben Babbitt on “Kentucky Route Zero,” a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky. We’re happy to tell you that, as part of a collaboration with Annapurna Interactive, Kentucky Route Zero will also be available on PlayStation 4.

Jr Kyushu Resumes "seven Stars" Train Service On New Route

JR Kyushu resumes

Kyushu Railway Co. on Tuesday resumed its "Seven Stars in Kyushu" luxury train service on a new route after heavy rains that struck Japan's southwestern main island in July forced it to avoid some of the worst-affected areas.

In its first run in two months, the train left Hakata Station in Fukuoka for a four-day trip around Kyushu. The train's return to the tracks was made possible following the completion of routine maintenance work.

Exile The Second To Release New Single, 'route 66'

EXILE THE SECOND to release new single, 'Route 66'

EXILE THE SECOND will release their new single "Route 66" on September 27. 

The single will be released a month before their nationwide arena tour "EXILE THE SECOND LIVE TOUR 2017-2018: ROUTE 6・6" kicks off in October. It's a number that represents America's most iconic highway 'Route 66.' In the DVD, you will find its music video as well as footage from the finale of their recent tour "EXILE THE SECOND LIVE TOUR 2016-2017: WILD WILD WARRIORS."

Tokyo Buses To Be Given Alphanumeric Route Displays

Tokyo buses to be given alphanumeric route displaysThe Tokyo metropolitan government plans to introduce alphanumeric route displays for its bus services as early as in 2018, informed sources told Jiji Press on Tuesday.
The Tokyo government aims to attract more foreign users with the more accessible route displays ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. It also plans to call on other bus operators to follow suit.

Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route Makes World Top 50 List

Shimanami Kaido cycling route makes world top 50 listCity officials here are bracing for even more cyclists to roll in from overseas following the latest accolades for the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway’s bike route.

The course, which connects Imabari and Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture, was named one of the world’s 50 most appealing cycling routes by Lonely Planet’s “Epic Bike Rides of the World.”

Route Themed On Japan's Schindler Targets Jewish Travelers

Route themed on Japan's Schindler targets Jewish travelersThe birthplace of a Japanese diplomat who helped thousands of Jews escape Nazi persecution is planning to establish a regional tourist route to attract more Jewish sightseers.
During World War II, Chiune Sugihara (1900-1986), who was posted in Lithuania, went against Japanese government orders by issuing transit visas to Jewish refugees. It is said he helped 6,000 Jews escape the Holocaust.

A Nissan Nismo Leaf Could Go The Ludicrous Mode Route

A Nissan NISMO Leaf could go the Ludicrous mode route Exciting electric cars are a recent development. Tesla has the market mostly to itself for now, with companies like Porsche and BMW trying to get up to speed. Nissan is showing signs that it could liven things up, though. First, there's the BladeGlider, and now there might be a hotter Leaf on the way.

Sea Route Reopens Linking Ports In Sakhalin And Hokkaido

Sea route reopens linking ports in Sakhalin and HokkaidoAn ocean route connecting the town of Korsakov in Sakhalin, Russia, with Wakkanai, Hokkaido, began shuttling passengers between the port towns again on Aug. 1.
Operated by Sakhalin Shipping Co. (SASCO), the journey takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes one way, about an hour shorter than the voyage that was offered by a large cargo passenger ship until the end of 2015.