Japan To Ask People To Avoid Travel To Europe

Japan to ask people to avoid travel to Europe

Japan's Foreign Ministry is planning to ask citizens to refrain from traveling to almost all parts of Europe in response to the spread of the new coronavirus.

The ministry has already advised people not to visit five regions, mostly in northern Italy, by issuing a Level 3 Travel Advisory and Warning.

Japan Tightens Travel Restrictions

Japan tightens travel restrictions

The Japanese government is asking travelers from China and South Korea to self-quarantine for two weeks starting from Monday in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

It will apply to everyone entering from the two countries, including Japanese nationals, until the end of March.

Japan Imposes More Travel Restrictions

Japan imposes more travel restrictions

The Japanese government is stepping up measures to curb the new coronavirus spread. As of next Monday, the country will begin quarantining visitors from China and South Korea.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, "We will ask people entering Japan from the two countries to stay at places designated by the quarantine chief for two weeks and not to use public transportation systems in the country."

Japan Issues Travel Alert For Daegu, S. Korea

Japan issues travel alert for Daegu, S. Korea

Japan's foreign ministry has issued a travel alert for areas in South Korea that are reporting infections of the new coronavirus.

People without necessary or urgent matters are advised to stay away from Daegu City and Cheongdo County in North Gyeongsang Province.

Travel Agents Busy Responding To China's Tour Ban

Travel agents busy responding to China's tour ban

Japanese travel agencies are busy responding to China's suspension of overseas group tours aimed at containing the spread of the deadly new strain of coronavirus.

Tokyo-based travel agency Kamome Tourist handles package tours for Chinese travelers.

Japan To Advise Citizens Not To Travel To Hubei

Japan to advise citizens not to travel to Hubei

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi says the ministry will swiftly raise the infectious disease warning for China's Hubei Province to the second-highest level of three. Hubei is home to the city of Wuhan, where infections of the new strain of coronavirus are centered.

Motegi told reporters on Friday that the ministry will urge Japanese citizens to refrain from traveling to Hubei Province.

Sights, Sounds Of Showa Era Greet Visitors To Fukui Culture Museum

Sights, sounds of Showa Era greet visitors to Fukui culture museum

FUKUI--A permanent exhibition at the Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History here allows visitors to travel back to the Showa Era (1926-1989) to see how people's lives were beginning to change at the time.

"Life in the Showa Period" features items and scenes from the period during which Japan achieved rapid economic growth after its defeat in World War II.

Tashirojima, Japan Is Home To Some 200 Cats Who Live Alongside Human Residents

Tashirojima, Japan is home to some 200 cats who live alongside human residents

ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi -- Here kitty, kitty! Visitors to Tashirojima Island here will have no trouble finding the fluffy winter coats of the feline inhabitants.

Often called "cat island," Tashirojima, whose perimeter is 11 kilometers, is home to some 200 cats who live alongside human residents, and are no stranger to tourists from both inside and outside of Japan. On a day in mid-December last year, this cat-loving reporter made a visit to the island and its furry citizens.