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US citizens warned not to travel to Japan as Tokyo Olympics near

(CNN) — The Tokyo Olympics, postponed in 2020 during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, are facing increasing hurdles in putting on a 2021 show.The latest troubling sign for the Summer Games came Monday when the State Department advised US citizens against traveling to Japan because of a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases.The “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisory is […]

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Japan installs see-through public toilets to help with cleanliness

[Fox News] The toilets are only see-through when unoccupied Despite appearances, these translucent public toilets aren’t made to be voyeuristic. The Tokyo Toilet Project just cut the tape on newly installed restrooms at two parks in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood this month. The colored-glass washrooms are cleverly designed to be transparent when unoccupied — so potential users can […]

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The Latest Greatest Coronavirus Travel Deal? This Country Might Pay You To Visit

[Forbes, Getty Images] Last month, the Italian island of Sicily announced that it will pay a portion of travelers’ post-coronavirus trip costs by covering half of airline tickets plus one out of every three hotel nights. Now Japan is also looking for similarly creative ways to fill its currently empty ryokans, bullet trains and sushi restaurants. According to reports, the […]

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