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Japanese Warship, China Fishing Boat Collide In East China Sea

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AL JAZEERA
 
No casualties reported following the incident, which happened north of Japan-controlled islets that China also claims.
A Japanese destroyer collided with a Chinese fishing boat in the East China Sea on Monday night but no one was injured or missing, Japan's Defence Ministry said.
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Japan Carefully Monitoring Growth In Virus Cases

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NHK
 
Japan will carefully explore the possibility of declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, with the growth in new cases and the economic implications in mind.
On Monday, a member of a government advisory panel revealed that a majority of the members are in favor of making...

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Saitama Governor: Avoid Travel to Tokyo

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Saitama Gov. Motohiro Ono urged people to refrain from unnecessary travel to Tokyo from Monday, including entertainment districts, due to widespread infections with the new strain of coronavirus.
There was no order to refrain from commuting to and from work, but Ono asked that pe...

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Japan Not Planning To Declare State Of Emergency But Will Expand Entry Bans

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japan has no plan to declare a state of emergency from April, its top government spokesman said on Monday, seeking to dispel mounting fears a recent spike in coronavirus cases could lead to a first-ever lockdown of the capital, Tokyo.
As the number of infections grows global...

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Japan And South Korea Tighten Borders As US Faces Up To 200,000 Covid-19 Deaths

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Governments ban entry to foreigners and announce quarantine measures as Donald Trump says keeping US deaths to 100,000 would be ‘very good’
Japan and South Korea are poised to tighten restrictions on overseas visitors in renewed efforts to prevent “imported” cases of the coronaviru...

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Less People Around Tokyo's Shibuya Station

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NHK WORLD
 
A request by Tokyo's governor that people stay home this weekend amid the coronavirus outbreak had shown some results on Saturday morning. Observers reported seeing fewer people than usual around the major rail hub of Shibuya.
A few people were sitting on the benches near the Hachiko ...

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Japan To Bar Entry For Foreign Travelers, Including Indonesians

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JAKARTA POST
 
Japan is set to bar entry to citizens of several countries, including Indonesia, wishing to travel to the country starting on Saturday, following a consistent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the East Asian nation.
According to the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan recorded...

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Japanese Airlines Mull Cutting More Intl. Flights

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NHK WORLD
 
Major airlines in Japan say they will consider suspending or cutting more international flights as the foreign ministry raised its travel alert for the entire world on Wednesday, urging Japanese people to refrain from non-essential overseas trips.
Japanese airlines have already suspen...

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Koike Urges Tokyo Residents To Stay At Home At Weekend

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Warning of the risk of an explosive rise in coronavirus infections in Japan's capital, Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike on Wednesday asked residents to avoid non-essential outings through until April 12.
Koike told a news conference that the situation was"severe" after 41 new cases we...

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'Massively Let Down': Disappointment In Japan After Tokyo Olympics Postponed

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THE GUARDIAN
 
IOC decision to put off the event a second blow for businesses already reeling from costs of coronavirus pandemic
On Tuesday, the Tokyo 2020 countdown clock showed there were just 122 days to go before the Olympics opening ceremony.
By Wednesday morning, the clock, outside the Toky...

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