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Team Effort Pushes Japan Past Taiwan At FIBA Asia Cup

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JAPAN TIMES
 
All 12 players on the roster scored at least a point to help Japan post its first victory in the third and final window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers on Friday.
Two days after the team fell to China in their third-stage opener, Japan cruised past Taiwan 98-61 at Angeles University...

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Bear Shot Dead After Rampage Through Sapporo In Japan

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Animal ‘exterminated’ after it bounded through the city, injuring four people
Hunters have shot and killed a brown bear in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo after it rampaged through the city, injuring four people, including a soldier.
Authorities in Sapporo tweeted on Friday t...

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Japan Plans To Lift COVID Restrictions Ahead Of Olympic Games

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AL JAZEERA
 
Tokyo to ease virus emergency measures just over a month before the delayed games.
Japan’s government on Thursday approved lifting Tokyo’s virus emergency measures a month before the Olympics, but set new restrictions that could sharply limit fans at the sporting events.
The state of...

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Japan To Start Issuing Vaccine Passports In July

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan plans to issue so-called vaccine passports from around mid- to late July as more activities around the world open up to people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, the nation's top government spokesman said Thursday.
The government is asking other countries to exem...

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Japan-South Korea Spat at G-7 Shows Biden’s Challenge With China

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BLOOMBERG
 
It was supposed to be another sign of Joe Biden bringing together U.S. allies left adrift under four years of Donald Trump: The leaders of Japan and South Korea sitting down for a meeting at the Group of Seven summit.
Yet Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and South Korean Preside...

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ANA Begins On-Site Vaccinations, The First Among Japanese Firms

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JAPAN TIMES
 
All Nippon Airways Co. on Sunday began its COVID-19 vaccination program for employees at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, moving up the original schedule by more than a week and becoming the first Japanese firm known to start offering workplace vaccinations.
The government unveiled a plan ea...

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Japan May Keep Some Virus Curbs Until Games Start

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REUTERS
 
The Japanese government is considering ending a state of emergency in Tokyo and several other prefectures as scheduled on June 20, but keeping some curbs such as on restaurant hours until the Olympics start in July, the Mainichi daily reported.
New coronavirus infections in Olympics hos...

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Spread Of Delta Coronavirus Variant Accelerating In Japan

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The pace of growth in the number of new COVID-19 infections resulting from the delta coronavirus strain is accelerating in Japan.
According to the health ministry, 87 cases of the variant first discovered in India had been confirmed in 12 of the country’s 47 prefectures as of Monday...

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Hurdles Remain To Getting Ex-Nurses Involved In Vaccine Rollout

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Expectations are high that licensed nurses currently not employed at medical facilities can help speed up Japan's coronavirus vaccination rollout, but obstacles including inflexible working hours lie in the way.
"I could help if I were able to give shots at a local clinic in the mor...

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Japan Decides To Lift COVID-19 Quasi-Emergency In 3 Prefectures

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KYODO NEWS
 
The Japanese government decided Thursday to lift the COVID-19 quasi-state of emergency in three prefectures after this weekend, having deemed infections are steadily declining and the strain on hospitals has eased.
Restrictions in Gunma, Ishikawa and Kumamoto including a ban on resta...

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