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[Update]: The Japan update has now arrived, and as expected, the new landmarks are fun to explore.

As previously announced, Microsoft Flight Simulator will be releasing a major update every couple of months in order to further flesh out a specific region and make it much more interesting to explore. The very first of these updates will be focusing on Japan and will even arrive fairly soon, on September 29th!

"The Japan world update features an upgraded digital elevation map across the entire country, high-resolution 3D photogrammetry for six prominent Japanese cities (Sendai, Takamatsu, Tokushima, Tokyo, Utsunomiya and Yokohama), and six handcrafted local airports (Hachijojima, Kerama, Kushiro, Nagasaki, Shimojishima, and Suwanosejima)," reads the brief announcement. "Players will also be able to try their hand at executing a trio of exciting new Landing Challenges set at Japanese airports."

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of these locations look like in-game through the recently posted teaser trailer. Have a gander, it's a rather relaxing one:

That's pretty much everything you need to know, at least as far as the Japan update is concerned. The whole thing is simple and to the point, though certainly not unwelcome as more detailed locations to fly around in are always lovely to see.

You can keep track of the upcoming Japan update, as well as learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator in general, over at Steam. Happy flying!