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As Japan Reopens, Coronavirus Testing Slowed By Bureaucracy And Staff Shortages

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - At the beginning of April, a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever. His coaches tried calling a local public health centre to get him a coronavirus test, but the phone lines were busy.
For four days, he was turned away by clinics in Tokyo over...

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Kyoto Animation Arson Suspect Arrested

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ARAMA JAPAN
 
Last July, there was an arson attack on Kyoto Animation’s studio, which resulted in the death of 36 people, with another 33 injured. Today, the suspect in the case was arrested.
Aoba Shinji, 42, of Saitama City, was arrested after being judged to have sufficiently recovered from lif...

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Japan Approves Second Stimulus Package Amid COVID-19

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AA.COM
 
 Japanese government approves additional budget of $296 billion to fund pandemic falloutJapan's government on Wednesday approved a second supplementary budget for the current fiscal year of around $296 billion, local media reported.
The record supplementary budget was approved by the Cab...

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Lawyers Say Japanese Video Game Ban For Kids Violates Constitution, Call For Abolition

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SORA NEWS
 
Game over for Kagawa Prefecture’s anti-video game ordinance?
On April 1, in what sounded like a third-rate April Fools’ Day joke but was actually an official act of government, Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture passed an ordinance officially limiting the amount of time children are legally al...

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Japan Ends Its State Of Emergency

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SCIENCE MAGAZINE
 
Japan yesterday declared at least a temporary victory in its battle with COVID-19, and it triumphed by following its own playbook. It drove down the number of daily new cases to near target levels of 0.5 per 100,000 people with voluntary and not very restrictive social distanci...

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Japan To Reopen Social, Economic Life In Phases

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NHK WORLD
 
Japan plans to reopen social and economic activities in phases following the lifting of a state of emergency across the nation.
Prime Minister Abe Shinzo on Monday declared the lifting of the emergency in the last five of the country's 47 prefectures. The final five were Tokyo and thr...

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Up your hosting skills with the Bruno Go Around Party Server rotating turntable food tray

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Japan never seems to be short of original ideas. It’s a country that is recognized for being creative, inventing trendy toys, and priding itself in always being one step ahead of the game. Talking of toys and games, I’ve recently come across one that I highly recommend and can say ...

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A Shocking Discovery In Sapporo As 238 Cats Are Found Living Under One Roof In Dismal Conditions

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SORA NEWS
 
Officials were quick to move once the property owner noticed something was amiss.
For many of those who own cats, our furry friends are more than just a housemate. They’re special companions who we form memorable connections with, even if at times our laser beam-chasing, catnip-loving...

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Death Of Japanese Netflix Star Sends Shockwaves

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NHK
 
The death of professional Japanese wrestler and Netflix star Kimura Hana has sent shockwaves around the world.
Kimura was cast member on the latest series of the realty show "Terrace House". She died in Tokyo on Saturday at the age of 22. The cause of her death was not immediately clear.
Ki...

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Japan More Likely To Completely End Virus Emergency Monday

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KYODO NEWS
 
The possibility of Japan's government lifting a state of emergency in Tokyo and nearby prefectures, as well as Hokkaido, altogether next Monday is rising, as the number of new coronavirus cases has been declining, officials said Friday.
After seeing the situation on the weekend and h...

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