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Japan Considers Holding Crown Prince Proclamation Ceremonies In November

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The government is considering holding ceremonies to celebrate Crown Prince Akishino's ascent to first in line to the chrysanthemum throne possibly in mid-November, an official said Monday.
The Rikkoshi no Rei ceremonies, originally scheduled for April, have been postponed due to the...

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Japanese Actress Yuko Takeuchi Found Dead At 40

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BBC
 
Award-winning Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi has been found dead at her Tokyo home at the age of 40.
She was reportedly found by her actor husband Taiki Nakabayashi at their home in Shibuya Ward. Her death was confirmed at hospital.
Police launched an investigation, suspecting that the actr...

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India and Japan Hold Bilateral Naval Exercise in North Arabian Sea

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THE DIPLOMAT
 
JIMEX 2020 comes at a time when the India-Japan defense relationship, guided by political convergence at the top, is exceptionally robust.
The three-day India-Japan bilateral maritime exercise, held this year in the North Arabian Sea, concludes today against a backdrop of deepening...

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Suga, In Fukushima, Vows To Continue Recovery Efforts For 2011 Disasters-Hit Areas

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JAPAN TODAY
 
FUKUSHIMA - Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed Saturday to press forward with reconstruction efforts for areas devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, as he visited the Fukushima nuclear power plant crippled by the disasters.
He made the comment after there was no mention of...

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Japan’s Newly Minted Prime Minister Steps Into UN Limelight

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AP NEWS
 
TOKYO (AP) — Considered something of a lightweight on foreign policy issues, Japan’s new prime minister has spent much of his career in the shadows, supporting previous leader Shinzo Abe with backroom bureaucratic maneuvers and in largely scripted, sometimes prickly dealings with the me...

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Japanese Giant Gundam Robot Shows Off Its Moves

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CNN
 
A giant robot based on a character from a classic anime series has undergone testing in the Japanese city of Yokohama.
The massive humanoid resembles a robot from "Mobile Suit Gundam," a popular TV series from the late 1970s, and can be seen walking, kneeling and gesticulating in a video of...

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Japan To Ease COVID-19 Entry Ban To Allow Long-Term Stays From Oct.

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KYODO NEWS
 
The Japanese government is considering allowing more foreigners to enter for stays of three months or longer beginning in October, sources with knowledge of the plans said Wednesday, significantly easing travel restrictions meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Around 1,...

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Japan To Reopen Borders To Travelers From All Countries Worldwide Starting In October

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SORA NEWS
 
Sightseeing still off the table, though.
Though many businesses and public facilities in Japan have remained open during the coronavirus pandemic, the country was quick to close its borders to international travel once worldwide infection numbers began to spike in the spring. The deci...

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Ushio Launches World's 1st UV Lamp That Can Safely Kill Coronavirus

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Major Japanese light equipment maker Ushio Inc has recently launched an ultraviolet lamp that can kill the coronavirus without harming human health -- the first of its kind in the world.
The Care 222 UV lamp, which Ushio developed together with Columbia University, is expect...

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Tropical Storm Dolphin develops near Japan

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NHK
 
Japan's Meteorological Agency reports Tropical Storm Dolphin has formed south of the archipelago and is tracking north.
As of noon Monday, Dolphin had a central atmospheric pressure of 998 hectopascals, and was packing maximum winds of over 70 kilometers per hour near its center.
Officials ...

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