Starbucks Japan Announces Crispy Sweet Potato Frappuccino & Latte® for Autumn

12.September.2018 | FOOD / Uncategorized

Starbucks Japan have announced the second seasonal beverage in their “Artful Autumn @ Starbucks” drink series. The Crispy Sweet Potato Frappuccino® and Crispy Sweet Potato Latte will be released at most Starbucks branches across Japan on September 13.


The first line of drinks in the series included the Caramely Pear Frappuccino®, Caramely Pear Tea Latte and Caramely Pear Ice Tea.

Sweet potatoes are the perfect autumn-time ingredient that add a crisp texture and rich sweetness to the beverages. To fully bring out the delicious flavour of the potatoes, the drinks include kenpi, a type of candied sweet potato. They are also made with a sweet potato sauce which is made from sweet potatoes that are roasted slowly to draw out their full flavour.


The frappuccino comes with whipped cream topped with a sprinkling of kenpi. The cup also contains kenpi. This allows you to enjoy a crisp texture from the first sip to the very end while indulging in the delicious taste of sweet potato. The sweet potato sauce adds another layer of taste when it hits the espresso shot in the latte. They are a perfect combination.

Customers who purchase either of these beverages will receive an Artful Autumn @ Starbucks® rubber band. These are limited in stock.

*Available with any size.

*Not obtainable with certain coupons.

*Limited edition and will not be available again.

*1 rubber band per beverage.

Japanese pop and R&B singer Thelma Aoyama has also teamed up with Starbucks to create an original song playlist for the coming autumn containing 5 songs which can be enjoyed through the Spotify app while in Starbucks. You can listen to them from September 13.



Crispy Sweet Potato Frappuccino®

Crispy Sweet Potato Frappuccino (Hot/Iced)

Running: September 13, 2018 – September 30, 2018
Available: At most Starbucks branches in Japan

Starbucks Japan Website:


STARBUCKS® x Thelma Aoyama Artful Autumn Collection

September 13 *5 additional songs

October 1     *5 additional songs

*All 30 songs can be enjoyed from October 1 to 17.

Full details can be found via the campaign page below (Japanese).



  • Starbucks Japan Announces 3 New Pear Drinks for Autumn 2018

    25.August.2018 | FOOD

    Starbucks Japan has announced a new line of autumn drinks which they are calling Artful Autumn @ Starbucks®. The three beverages are Caramely Pear Frappuccino®, Caramely Pear Tea Latte and Caramely Pear Ice Tea. They will be available at most Starbucks branches in Japan from August 31, 2018.

    These autumntime drinks are all made with pear and maintain the fruit’s freshness. To add a bit more flavour they mixed caramel into each one.



    Caramely Pear Frappuiccino®
    Price: Tall ¥580 (Pre-Tax)
    The the whipped cream of this Frappuccino® is topped with extra caramel sauce to initiate that feeling that the first winds of autumn are blowing in.


    Caramely Pear Tea Latte
    Price: Short ¥440/ Tall ¥480 / Grande ¥520 / Venti® ¥560 (Pre-Tax)
    This hot beverage takes the form of English breakfast tea and combines it perfectly with pear. It smells like autumn.


    Caramely Pear Ice Tea
    Price: Short ¥440/ Tall ¥480 / Grande ¥520 / Venti® ¥560 (Pre-Tax)
    A refreshing combination of black tea and pear, this iced beverage cuts through those days where the heat of the sun runs long.


    If you purchase any of these drinks at a Starbucks in Japan on August 31, 2018, September 13, 2018 or October 1, 2018, you’ll receive a special Artful Autumn @ Starbucks® rubber band as a present based on the drink you purchased. These are available in limited quantities.


    *Rubber bands available with any beverage size.
    *Rubber bands not available when using certain coupons.
    *Rubber bands will discontinue once the offer ends.
    *One rubber band obtainable per drink you purchase.


    The pear drinks are the first of three new products coming to Starbucks. The two others will be released on September 13 and October 1 respectively.


    For now you can look forward to enjoying one of the three new autumn-filled beverages that perfectly marry pears with caramel.


    Caramely Pear Frappuiccino®
    Caramely Pear Tea Latte
    Caramely Pear Ice Tea
    Available: At most Starbucks branches in Japan
    Running: August 31, 2018 – September 12, 2018


  • McDonald’s Japan to Release 4 Limited Edition Matcha Beverages Including Matcha Latte

    11.September.2018 | FOOD

    McDonald’s Japan has unveiled four new beverages that will go on sale from the company’s McCafé by Barista chain from September 12 for a limited period. The drinks include Brown Sugar Syrup & Soybean Flour Matcha FrappeMatcha Latte FrappeIced Matcha Latte and Matcha Latte.


    Mcdonald’s Japan’s seasonal autumn-time matcha series of drinks is a huge hit every year. This year they are putting in even more matcha powder from Uji in each of the drinks to make the matcha flavour even more full-bodied.

    Brown Sugar Syrup & Soybean Flour Matcha Frappe: M ¥490 / L ¥530

    The popular Brown Sugar Syrup & Soybean Flour Matcha Frappe was first brought to McDonald’s in Japan last year. It takes the classic matcha latte frappe made with delicious milk farmed in Japan and combines it with rich and flavoursome soybean flour as well as brown sugar syrup from Okinawa Prefecture. It’s topped with chewy white rice flour dumplings and whipped cream. It’s creamy and irresistible.

    Matcha Latte Frappe: M ¥450 / L ¥490

    By adding more Uji matcha to the Matcha Latte Frappe they have added an extra layer of richness of the drink. The whipped cream is sprinkled with matcha powder giving it a Japanese-style taste and appearance.


    Iced Matcha Latte: M ¥390 / L ¥430

    The characteristic of the Iced Matcha Latte is the full-bodied flavour created by the bitter Uji matcha and milk. Like the Matcha Latte Frappe, the whipped cream is complemented by powdered matcha which gives a Japanese flavour to this dessert drink.

    Matcha Latte: S ¥350 / M ¥390


    The Matcha Latte is decaffinated and combines the flavourful taste of Uji matcha and subtly sweet milk.


    Try McDonald’s new matcha drinks while in Japan this autumn.



    McCafé by Barista Matcha Series

    Location: All Mcdonald’s chains with a McCafé by Barista (89 branches as of September 2018)

    Available: September 12, 2018 – End of November 2018 (subject to change)

    McDonald’s Japan Official Website:

  • Matcha S’more Frappuccino® Arriving to Starbucks Coffee Japan

    02.August.2018 | FOOD

    Starbucks Coffee in Japan are introducing their new beverage Matcha S’more Frappuccino® on August 8. The drink is made with American summertime smores and rich matcha.


    S’mores are a popular campfire and BBQ treat in the US and Canada that consists of fire-roasted marshmallows and chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers. Starbucks Japan first introduced a S’more Frappuccino® to branches last year and they were a huge success.

    This year, they’re combining s’mores which maintain their great flavour and texture with full-bodied matcha and nonfat milk. This refreshing combination is the perfect summer beverage. It contains 1.5 times more matcha than the Matcha Cream Frappuccino® and is served with whipped cream. Together with the crunchy biscuit, crispy freeze-dried marshmallows and baked chocolate, you can enjoy layers upon layers of texture.


    Be sure to pick up this Frapp this summer while in Japan to enjoy at the summer and firework festivals.


    Matcha S’more Frappuccino®
    Running: August 8, 2018 – August 30, 2018
    Available: Starbucks restaurant in Japan (select branches not stocking)



  • 100 Nichi Go ni Shinu Wani Full Colour Manga Volume to be Released With Sequel Story

    09.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    The hugely popular Japanese manga series 100 Nichi Go ni Shinu Wani (“The Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days”) has been turned into a full colour volume which released on April 8, 2020.

    What’s ‘100 Nichi Go ni Shinu Wani’ about?

    The story follows a crocodile who lives a normal life and spends ordinary days with his animal companions. He is unaware that he will die in 100 days. The first chapter of 100 Nichi Go ni Shinu Wani, “Day 1,” was published on Twitter on December 12, 2019. One new chapter was posted every day, with Twitter followers anxiously awaiting day 100 wondering if the crocodile was really going to die. When the series author and illustrator Yuuki Kikuchi began posting the series, they only had around 10,000 followers. By the time the final chapter was posted on March 20, 2020, that number had skyrocketed to 2 million, and the series as a whole had gained over 17 million likes. It garnered huge attention in Japan during its short 3 month run.

    The newly-released full colour volume includes all 100 chapters, as well as a special “Day 0” chapter and 28-page sequel. Several commercials for the release were posted featuring the series official theme song Ikiru (“Live”) by Ikimono-gakari and narration by Natsuki Hanae.


    Day 1 Ad


    Day 4 Ad


    Excerpts from the full colour volume

    After Day 5

    After Day 17

    In the current climate with the coronavirus pandemic spread worldwide, 100 Nichi Go ni Shinu Wani teaches us to think about others so we can all survive and get through this. Be sure to check out the series if you have yet to see it. An anime film adaptation has also been green-lit.

    ©STUDIO KIKUCHI / Shogakukan

  • AmPm’s Fruits Basket Opening Theme Lyric Video Released

    09.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Since dropping their debut track Best Part Of Us feat. Michael Kaneko in March 2017ーwhich has over 33 million plays on Spotifyーmasked music duo AmPm have garnered fans worldwide. They wrote the opening theme song Prism feat. Miyuna for season two of the ongoing TV anime series Fruits Basket which began airing on April 6.


    Fruits Basket is an internationally celebrated series, with the manga having sold over 30 million copies worldwide. A lyric video for the opening theme was posted on the official avex YouTube channel which features clips from the anime series.


    AmPm – “Prism feat. Miyuna”

    This is the first song with full Japanese lyrics to be composed by AmPm, a group with global following. The chill music fuses beautifully with the warm embrace of Miyuna’s vocals.


    ©Natsuki Takaya・Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee

  • Stay Home: 5 Simple and Delicious Drinks to Try Making While Self-Isolating at Home

    09.April.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Here at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON, we post news and information about Japan in six languages. Our aim is to deliver a variety of content related Japan for those who love and enjoy Japanese culture.


    Right now, people across the globe are in self-isolation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The same goes for Japan too, so we’ve taken this opportunity to create a new series on the website to show how we’re spending time at home here in Japan.


    The future is yet uncertain, and we hope for normality to return for all of us soon. We created a new articles series called Stay Home with which we hope to take your mind off the situation, even for just a little bit, to help you feel calmer. It might give you some tips on what you can do while spending time at home.


    In this edition of Stay Home, we’re taking a look at five cute and tasty-looking drinks that are featured with the trending Japanese hashtag #おうちカフェ (“Cafe at Home”). Try making one of these drinks recipes yourself then sit back, relax, and savour every sip.

    1: Dalgona Coffee @kaopan

    This dalgona coffee recipe was provided by Kaori who has a series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON called Kaori’s Easy Recipe where she shows how to create fun and simple character recipes. It has a bitter taste but is temptingly creamy, giving it a flavour you’ll become addicted to.



    ☆Instant Coffee ☆Hot Water ☆Powdered Sugar (Granulated works fine too) ・Milk



    1: Add one tablespoon each of all the starred (☆) ingredients into a bowl and whip well.

    2: Simply add cold milk to the sweetened coffee and it’s finished.

    3: Mix while drinking and enjoy.


    2: Dalgona Matcha @miwa__go

    This dalgona matcha was made by Yuka Onoda. This is a you’ve got to drink to try if you’re not a fan of coffee. The amount of milk will change depending on the size of your mug, so give it a go.



    ☆2 tbsp sugar ☆1 egg white ☆2 tbsp matcha powder ・8 tbsp fresh cream ・Milk



    1: Whip all of the starred (☆) ingredients together well.

    2: Mix in fresh cream until it thickens.

    3: Pour in your milk and you’re done.


    3: Cherry Blossom Cream Soda @banakooooo

    This homemade cream soda recipe was made by Banako, one of our MOSHI MOSHI FRIENDS who writes articles on cafes and cream sodas in Japan. This is the perfect beverage for those unable to enjoy the cherry blossoms.



    ・Soda/Carbonated Water・Pink coloured juice・Pickled cherry blossom leaves*・Vanilla Ice cream

    *The pickled cherry blossom leaves were bought online



    1: Add ice to a glass and pour in the soda.

    2: Pour in some pink coloured juice to your liking to change the colour of the water.

    3: Add some of the pickled cherry leaves and a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

    4: Top with some more pickled cherry leaves to garnish.


    4: Oreo Cookie Milk @kotone9558

    Kotone’s home cafe drink is a dessert-style beverage made using Oreos. This one’s a must-try for anyone who loves Oreos.



    ・3 Oreos (2 without the cream)・Milk (to taste)・Fresh cream (to taste)



    1: Lay two Oreos into a glass.

    2: Add the milk. Whip fresh cream and add.

    3: Finish by topping with an Oreo.


    5: Orangeade @onew_tc72

    Chihiro serves us a refreshing orangeade from their home cafe. The perfect refreshment for the arrival of the warm spring weather.



    ☆1 orange ☆100g sugar ☆1 tbsp honey ・1 bottle of soda/carbonated water・3 orange slices・2 thyme sprigs



    1: Peel the starred (☆) orange, then place that and the rest of the starred ingredients into a bottle that has been sterilised by boiling. Leave in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

    2: Slice three piece of orange and cut them in half.

    3: Add the syrup you made from step ① into an ice-filled cup. Pour in the soda/carbonated water and add the orange slices and thyme.

  • Matcha Flavoured Caffè Latte to be Released by Japan’s Popular Chilled Coffee Cup Brand

    09.April.2020 | FOOD

    Mt.RAINIER is launching a matcha flavoured caffè latte in Japan for a limited time starting from April 21, 2020.


    Mt.RAINIER launched in February 1993 as a pioneering brand of chilled coffee in a cup. Since then, the company has introduced countless flavours which retain the authentic quality of a drink you would sip on in a cafè. With the number of people working from home rising, Mt.RAINIER is looking to be an easy grab for its customers to refresh and relax them during this time.

    With the Olympics being delayed until next year, 2021 is the new year expected for Japan to be in the spotlight. With many people interested and becoming interested in Japanese culture, including the Japanese themselves, the market for providing products to enjoy Japan and its culture is expected to grow. Mt.RAINIER is hopping on board this train with its new “Nippon Color Vibes” drinks series which will include beverages that capture the vibe of Japanese culture. The first drink in the line was cherry blossom flavoured, and the upcoming entry is matcha.

    The Mt.RAINIER Matcha Caffè Latte blends together matcha made from leaves carefully selected by tea experts with milk and a shot of espresso.

  • Kodomo wa Wakatte Agenai Manga’s Live-Action Adaptation Trailer and Visual Released

    09.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Kodomo wa Wakatte Agenai is an award-winning manga series written and illustrated by Rettou Tajima that has been picked up by a number of high-profile names including game designer and copywriter Shigesato Itoi, actress and model Kaho, and idol Nanase Nishino. A live-action adaptation is set to be released in Japanese theatres on June 26, 2020.


    The film is being directed by Shuichi Okita (The Chef Of South Polar, A Story of Yonosuke) and will be his debut into adapting a manga series into a live-action film.

    Moka Kamishiraishi will play the part of the protagonist Minami. The 20-year-old actress has earned a name for herself in her roles in Stepmom And Daughter Blues and Idaten and is known for her vibrant charm and sound acting skills. 

    Kanata Hosoda will play the part of Minami’s companion Moji. Hosoda is a newcomer to the industry, but has already garnered huge attention for his role in Yuya Ishii’s Machida-kun no Sekai. Other members of the cast include Etsushi Toyokawa, Yudai Chiba, Yuki Saito, and Kanji Furutachi, amongst others.


    The film’s director Shuichi Okita is known for his work on humorous and warm human dramas, so we look forward to seeing how he portrays Rettou Tajima’s masterpiece of a manga.


    As excitement kindles, a promotional video has also been released.

    The video showcases Minami, an ‘ordinary’ high school girl who’s not so ordinary, and her encounters during the summer. You could say that Shuichi Okita is exploring new territory in his directorial work, and yet it still feels like an Okita film as we see the personalities of the various characters. In the last scene, we see Minami confess. Moka Kamishiraishi has just come out of her teens and so is the perfect match for Minamiーsomeone who is, little by little, maturing into an adult.

    Minami and Moji both meet because of their love for the fictional anime series Mahou Sakan Shojo Buffalo KOTEKO. Japanese voice actress Miyu Tomita will play the voice of KOTEKO, the protagonist of that anime series. Daisuke Namikawa, Takahiro Sakurai, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Show Hayami, and others will also provide their voices for the series. It will be animated by Typhoon Graphics.

    A visual for the upcoming film was also released, which has an emotional air to it with Minami’s straightforward gaze and the line that reads, “My encounter that summer changed who I am.”


    Kodomo wa Wakatte Agenai will make both kids and adults laugh and cry when it releases this summer on June 26, 2020.


    ©2020「子供はわかってあげない」製作委員会 ©田島列島/講談社

    ©Kodomo wa Wakatte Agenai Production Committee

    ©Rettou Tajima/Kodansha

  • DEVILMAN crybaby Themed Stylish Clothing to be Released in Collaboration With Ground Y

    08.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Ground Y is a clothing brand conceived by Yohji Yamamoto that claims a new fashion concept: genderless and ageless, which is expressed through synchronising various aspects. The brand is celebrating its 3rd anniversary this year. As part of the commemoration, it is joining hands with Go Nagai’s manga series DEVILMAN to release a new line of clothing at the online store THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO at noon (JST) on April 24, 2020.

    Ground Y × Devilman THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO Limited Collection

    The DEVILMAN manga series was first serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1972. It has since gone on to sell over 10 million copies, and even received a popular Netflix Originals anime adaptation in 2018 entitled DEVILMAN crybaby. The story explores the deep question of “What are humans?” through beings like gods and devils. It is considered a monumental masterpiece  of a manga series and has influenced countless manga artists and authors. The series also synchronises with the DNA of Yohji Yamamoto’s company, and is a hugely respected title in the industry, which is what led to the collaboration.

    Ground Y × Devilman THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO Limited Collection

    “Darkness” is the theme of the clothing collection which includes track jackets, dolman sleeve hoodies, and coach jackets featuring characters like Zenon and Sirène.

    Ground Y × Devilman THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO Limited Collection

    Modelling the collection in the key visuals are former Nogizaka46 member Rina Ikoma, who is currently working as an actress, and Yutaro, who himself began his serious acting career in 2017 and is appearing in many popular Japanese dramas.

  • Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld’s Second Ending Theme to be Performed by Eir Aoi

    08.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese singer Eir Aoi’s song I will… will be used as the second ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld starting from April 25, 2020.

    Eir Aoi’s last collaboration with the Sword Art Online anime series was almost a year and a half ago when she released her song Iris which was the first ending theme for Sword Art Online: Alicization.


    A new promotional video was also released for the continuation of Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld which is currently following the “Alicization Awakening” arc. The video features the debut hearing of ReoNa’s new song ANIMA which will serve as the opening theme. Check it out below.


    “Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld” – Final Chapter

    Eir Aoi | Comment

    “I was given the opportunity to sing the first ending theme ‘Iris,’ so I am so grateful to be on board again. The theme of this new song ‘I will…’ centres on being emotionally close to someone you hold dear and walking together with them. It’s a ballad that unfolds into something majestic. I hope it’s a song that holds close emotionally to SAO and those who watch it too.”

  • Glorious New Matcha Desserts to Arrive at Patisserie SATSUKI in Tokyo, Osaka, & Makuhari

    08.April.2020 | FOOD

    Three branches of Hotel New Otani’s Patisserie SATSUKI in Tokyo, Makuhari and Osaka are releasing two new matcha desserts made from Kyoto’s famous Uji matcha on May 7.


    New Edo Matcha Shortcake: Melt-in-the-mouth moments guaranteed

    New Edo Matcha Shortcake – ¥1,200 (Before Tax)

    This tempting matcha shortcake has vivid and breathtaking cross-sectioned layers of ingredients. One sponge is made from a special kind of egg from chickens raised on a diet of organic genmai rice, and the other sponge is made using matcha and refined Japanese sugar. Squished between the sponge is smooth and mouth-melting almond milk cream and subtly sweet soy milk white ganache, as well as the centrepiece of it all: rich Uji matcha custard cream. It’s also stuffed with brown sugar red bean paste sprinkled with salt from Aogashima, brown sugar jelly, and chewy rice flour dumplings, creating a mix of complex and subtle flavours. A refreshing touch is added by the lychee, and everything’s topped off with a luxurious matcha macaron.


    New Edo Matcha Roll: A multitude of flavours

    New Edo Matcha Roll – ¥1,000 (Before Tax) *Available at Tokyo and Makuhari branches only

    This pure white roll is also made with the special eggs from the genmai rice-raised chickens. It’s filled with rich Uji matcha cream, matcha arrowroot from longstanding Japanese shop Funabashiya which has been around 1805, refreshing agar-agar, brown sugar red bean paste sprinkled with salt from Aogashima, soy milk white ganache, chewy rice flour dumplings, and fresh lychees. New flavours await at every bite of this incredible delight which fuses Japanese and Western flavours.

  • McDonald’s Japan to Release Custard Pudding Flavoured McShake

    08.April.2020 | FOOD

    McDonald’s Japan is teaming up with Ezaki Glico to bring Glico’s popular “Pucchi Purin” custard pudding dessert to McDonald’s McShake®. The “Pucchin Purin McShake” will be released at all McDonald’s branches around Japan for a limited time starting on April 13, 2020.

    The collaboration comes at the right time as Glico has revamped its popular Pucchi Purin dessert.

    The new Pucchin Purin McShake incorporates everything that’s delicious about McShake, including its creamy texture and subtly sweet taste, and combines it with the milky Pucchi Purin pudding with all its caramel goodness, creating a drinkable dessert.

    It also comes with some additional caramel sauce (available while supplies last) which only adds to the tempting sweetness of the drink. Add as much or as little as you like.

    Pucchin Purin McShake is available in a small only, with cups featuring an original design. This is a must-try for fans of McShake and Japanese custard puddings, known as purin.

  • Rei Yasuda Performs Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle Anime’s Ending Theme

    08.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Popular Japanese singer Rei Yausda dropped her new album Re:I on March 18, 2020. The 12-track record is her first album release since Prism back in 2016, and features numerous hits including Asymmetry which is the opening theme for the Japanese drama series Motokare Mania; the Natsume’s Book of Friends ending theme and teary ballad Kimi no Uta, and her new song fortunes which will be used as the ending theme for Gout Temps Nouveau 2.

    Rei Yasuda’s new song through the dark is now being used as the ending theme for the TV anime series Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle which began airing on April 6. Rei Yasuda featured on a recent video on the official Shironeko Project YouTube channel on April 3 where she commented on the anime seriesーwhich she herself had also been looking forward to watchingーas well as the song.

    through the dark will be released on CD on May 27, 2020. Limited Pressing Edition copies of the album include a Blu-ray that features the creditless ending video from the anime series. The anime version of the title track was released digitally on Monday, and the full version is scheduled to drop on May 11, 2020.


    ©COLOPL/Shironeko Animation Project
    ©COLOPL, Inc.

  • Coronavirus in Japan: Live Map Details COVID-19 Case Across All Prefectures in Japan

    08.April.2020 | SPOT

    J.A.G Japan launched a website in February which features a map that details the spread of the novel coronavirus across all prefectures in Japan. The website has been updated to include official announcements about any declarations of emergencies, as well as the number of people infected across towns, wards, and villages throughout Tokyo.


    Coronavirus COVID-19 Japan Case by Each Prefecture

    The visual data website was launched in response to the increasing number of people becoming infected with the novel coronavirus in Japan. It collects data of medical cases from official publications from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and local governments in Japan. As of April 6, the websiteーincluding the mobile and English versionsーhas been accessed over 22 million times. It is also being used by numerous universities and research institutions as research data related to the coronavirus.

    New Function: Tokyo by Each Town, Ward, and Village

    A close up of Tokyo displaying the coronavirus spread across the city

    A new features has been added that shows a more detailed display of Tokyo which currently has the most confirmed cases of coronavirus. It is updated daily to reveal how many people have been infected. This feature is accessible by zooming in on Tokyo.


    New Function: Emergency Announcements

    The website now enables users to check for any emergency announcements which are also displayed visually on the map.

  • SKY-HI Drops #Homesession Video From His Own Home On YouTube

    07.April.2020 | MUSIC

    SKY-HI has released a video from his own home on his official YouTube channel for a song his he writing called #Homesession.


    The rapper and singer began posting vlogs on his channel at the end of February amid the coronavirus outbreaks and continues to together with his band SUPER FLYERS.


    SKY-HI has made the vocal track and system data for #Homesession public, so fans can download it and try recording their own home session.


    “#Homesession -0406-” / SKY-HI”


    SKY-HI | Message

    “How’s everyone holding up? We’ve gotten to a point where starting off with greeting like that has taken on a special meaning. But I really miss being around people as well. I’d thought to myself, well, this would be around the time I’d be sessioning with SUPER FLYERS every year, we can’t return to life before the novel coronavius, and I want to session with everyone during the time of the coronavirus, so I’m releasing the song #Homesession. The song isn’t done yet though. Now the baton will be passed to each member of SUPER FLYERS, so if you’d like, please try recording yourself too at home and send it to me. I’ll put them online, and the last one will be the version with SUPER FLYERS! I look forward to sharing with you. I hope we can have fun together like we always do even if we’re at home. That’s what’s going through my head!”


    He continues: “I myself get so much energy from Gen, Origami, and all the other musicians out there too. I really believe that thinking about the future and enjoying the moment are one in the same. I’m going to work to drop music and stems, so if anyone wants to mix them then please feel free to mix them whenever you like. That being said, let’s all meet at home together!”