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                                Friends took selfies with the Olympic rings behind them on Odaiba island in Tokyo Bay in March.
Tokyo Games: go or No?

With the pandemic still unresolved, the options for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics have been reduced to an “either-or” situation. Read more

Official declares war on seals, fax machines

After being tapped as administrative reform minister, Taro Kono has wasted little time in waging war on emblems of Japan’s bureaucratic red tape: first, hanko (personal seals), and now, the fax machine. Read more

JAPAN NEWS-YOMIURI
                                <strong>LET IT SNOW</strong>: Snowcapped Mount Fuji was visible last week from central Tokyo as clear fall skies made it possible to enjoy stunning views of the mountain from the capital. The Kofu Local Meteorological Office confirmed the first snowfall on Mount Fuji this season, 24 days earlier than last year.
PHOTO: Let it Snow

Snowcapped Mount Fuji was visible last week from central Tokyo as clear fall skies made it possible to enjoy stunning views of the mountain from the capital. Read more

HUNGARY EMBASSY / ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                <strong>TINY PUZZLE</strong>: The world’s smallest Rubik’s Cube, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the six-sided puzzle, is on presale in Japan for about $1,900, with delivery starting in December. The tiny but playable puzzle is so little, it must be manipulated using only the fingertips.
PHOTO: Tiny Puzzle

The world’s smallest Rubik’s Cube, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the six-sided puzzle, is on presale in Japan for about $1,900, with delivery starting in December. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS / AUG. 26
                                <strong>NIGHT LIGHTS</strong>: The Tokyo skyline makes for a colorful, moody sight in this long-exposure shot of cars moving along highways during a recent sunset in the city.
PHOTO: Night Lights

The Tokyo skyline makes for a colorful, moody sight in this long-exposure shot of cars moving along highways during a recent sunset in the city. Read more

Baseball making online drives to engage fans

Nippon Professional Baseball brought fans back to stadiums in limited numbers last month after opening the season without spectators to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Read more

Attendance restrictions eased

Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League are happy that more fans are now able to attend their games. Read more

JAPAN NEWS-YOMIURI
                                An aerial view taken from a drone shows the partially collapsed Building No. 30, right, on Hashima island in Nagasaki, after heavy rains earlier this year.
Historic structure near collapse

A building on Nagasaki’s “Battleship Island,” a registered World Heritage Site since 2015 that had partially collapsed following heavy rains earlier this year, sustained further damage after Typhoon Haishen passed through Japan on Sept. 6. Read more

<strong>BEACH BARRIERS:</strong> A popular beach in Shizuoka Prefecture welcomed the end of the rainy season in the Kanto, Koshin and Tokai regions, but with certain restrictions. Families looking to finally enjoy Mihama beach in Numazu city this summer must keep to a set “square” of space in the sand. To preserve social distancing, the city roped off 39 spaces on the beach.
PHOTO: Beach Barriers

A popular beach in Shizuoka Prefecture welcomed the end of the rainy season in the Kanto, Koshin and Tokai regions, but with certain restrictions. Read more


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