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I visited these 7 places in Japan both virtually and in real life. Here’s how the virtual tours compare to the real thing.
In 2016, an Insider reporter visited Japan. During the coronavirus pandemic, he decided to revisit some of these places virtually.
If your heart is set on a trip to the world's best diving spots or remote islands, now is the time to start booking.
Softbank’s famous robot Pepper is helping helping enforce social distancing and greeting COVID-19 patients around the world
Japan is using the famous humanoid Pepper robot to fight its relatively small coronavirus outbreak.
Visitors are usually prohibited from taking photos, making these videos a rare opportunity for Ghibli fans.
The simulation mimics a buffet on a cruise ship and was conducted by experts working with the Japanese state broadcaster NHK.
The first instant ramen noodles were invented by a Japanese man named Momofuku Ando in 1958.
A Japanese company created the thinnest paper in the world and it’s used to preserve art at the Vatican and the Louvre — see how it’...
The paper dries to become nearly transparent, and is used for repairing historical documents and artwork.
A Japanese tourist company is offering stressed-out couples discounts on hotel rooms to use as a getaway while quarantined
Japanese company Kasoku has started offering up vacant hotel rooms to couples who need space from each other during COVID-19 lockdown.
A Tokyo aquarium is making an ’emergency plea’ for people to FaceTime its eels so they don’t get too shy
The aquarium set up five tablets along the tank where callers will be displayed between May 3 and May 5.
Photos of a park in Japan famous for its baby-blue flowers show what it looks like without any tourists this spring
Hitachi Seaside Park has been taken over by 5.3 million blooming flowers, and the photos are stunning.