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Japan's Capital Becomes Centre Of Its Coronavirus Epidemic

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THE STAR
 
TOKYO (Reuters) - The governor of the Japanese capital will on Wednesday ask residents to refrain from going outside for non-essential business at the weekend, public broadcaster NHK said, after the number of cases of coronavirus jumped in the city.
More than 40 new cases were reporte...

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Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS Return With “Movin’ On” MV

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ARAMA JAPAN
 
Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS are prepping for the release of their very first single of 2020 titled “Movin’ On”. This will be the groups 26th single overall, and will be available for streaming/purchase digitally beginning on March 23rd, 2020.
“Movin’ On” has been described as an upbeat...

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Six-Button Switch! Japanese Gadget Company Turns Nintendo’s Console Into Retro Arcade Controller

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SORA NEWS
 
A throwback solution to a modern problem with the Nintendo system.
While there’s a lot to like about the Switch, Nintendo’s flagship hardware does have one serious shortcoming in its design. There’s no traditional D-pad, so when using your left thumb to control your character’s moveme...

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Japan Gov't Panel Proposes Schools Resume In Coronavirus-Free Areas

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KYODO NEWS
 
A government panel of medical experts said Thursday that schools can reopen in areas without new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, proposing to relax the current nationwide approach to pre-empt a further spread.
But the panel stressed the need for organizers to carefully con...

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Hokkaido To Lift State Of Emergency Over Virus

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NHK WORLD
 
Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido is to lift a state of emergency declared last month in response to the new coronavirus outbreak there.
Governor Naomichi Suzuki told reporters on Wednesday that the three-week emergency period will expire on the following day as planned. He anno...

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Hokkaido To Lift State Of Emergency Over Virus

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NHK WORLD
 
Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido is to lift a state of emergency declared last month in response to the new coronavirus outbreak there.
Governor Naomichi Suzuki told reporters on Wednesday that the three-week emergency period will expire on the following day as planned. He anno...

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Japanese Flu Drug 'Clearly Effective' In Treating Coronavirus, Says China

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The Guardian
 
Shares in Fujifilm Toyama Chemical, which developed favipiravir, surged after praise by Chinese official following clinical trialsMedical authorities in China have said a drug used in Japan to treat new strains of influenza appeared to be effective in coronavirus patients, Japanese...

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Japan’s Prime Minister Turns Vague on Timing of Tokyo Olympics

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BLOOMBERG
 
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has begun to shift his messaging on the Tokyo Olympics, in a sign he may have accepted that the deadly coronavirus will make it necessary to postpone the event planned to start in July.
Abe and his cabinet, as well as the organizers and Tokyo Governo...

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Japan Identifies 15 Clusters As Covid-19 Cases Mount

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THE STAR
 
OKYO (The Straits Times/ANN): Japan has identified 15 coronavirus clusters nationwide in its first "cluster map", released on Monday (March 16), as infections continue to rise across the country.
The biggest cluster, which accounts for more than 80 cases, involves four live music venue...

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Satoshi Uematsu: Japanese Man Who Killed 19 Disabled People Sentenced To Death

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BBC NEWS
 
A Japanese man has been sentenced to death for a stabbing rampage in 2016 which resulted in the death of 19 disabled people at a care home.
Satoshi Uematsu said people with disabilities who were unable to communicate well had no human rights, said broadcaster Kyodo.
The 30-year old had...

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