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Omicron Variant May Tend To Cause Mild Symptoms, Japan Experts Say

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JAPAN TIMES
 
People infected with the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus may have a tendency to show mild or no symptoms, although the variant’s infectiousness could be stronger than that of the delta variant, according to experts.
Experts are rushing to analyze the omicron variant after m...

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Merck’s Japan Unit Files For Approval Of Oral Coronavirus Treatment

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
MSD K.K., a subsidiary of U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., filed an application for approval of the oral coronavirus treatment molnupiravir to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry on Friday.
If approved, it will be the first drug to be used in Japan for the treatment of...

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Japan’s Foreign Minister Urges Iran To Cooperate With IAEA

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ARAB NEWS
 
Japan’s Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa on Thursday urged Iran to make serious efforts towards the immediate return to compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and to cooperate fully and immediately with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
In a tel...

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Japan Tells Airlines To Halt Inbound Flight Bookings Over Omicron Fears

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JAPAN TIMES
 
In a stunning move, the transportation ministry Wednesday directed airlines to halt reservations for incoming flights to Japan for one month amid growing fears over the omicron coronavirus variant.
The ministry described the move as “an emergency measure.” People with existing booki...

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Japan Confirms 1st Case Of Omicron Variant

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan has confirmed its first case of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, government officials said Tuesday as scientists race to determine how transmissible it is and whether it can evade immunity from vaccines or previous infection.
A man in his 30s was found to be infected...

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Two Sailor Moon Musicals Will Stream Online For Overseas Fans This Winter

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SORA NEWS
 
If you couldn’t make it to these shows in Japan, worry not: now’s your chance to watch them online!
The story of Sailor Moon comes in many forms, but one of the best ways to enjoy it is through musical theater. There have been numerous iterations of the series on the stage based on di...

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Japan To Bar All New Foreign Visitors As Omicron Fears Grow

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The government announced Monday that it will ban all incoming foreign travelers for one month effective Tuesday in an effort to prevent the omicron variant from spreading domestically.
New restrictions will encompass all new entries — including foreign exchange students, interns and...

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Japan Adds $6.75 Billion To Military Budget In Rush To Bolster Air And Sea Defenses

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CNN
 
apan plans to add $6.75 billion to its already record annual military spending in a rush to bolster air and maritime defenses as it becomes more concerned about threats posed by China and North Korea.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government on Friday approved the outlay as part of a suppl...

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New Covid-19 Variant Prompts Japan To Tighten Border Controls On Three More African Countries

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Japan added Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia to its list of nations subject to tighter entry rules on Sunday, bringing the total on the list to nine, following the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters Saturday his governmen...

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Japan Gov't Aware Of Sinking Ground Ahead Of U.S. Base Landfill Work

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KYODO NEWS
 
The Japanese government was aware that a portion of the seabed at the planned relocation site for a U.S. military base in Okinawa, southern Japan, was weak in 2015, three years before controversial landfill work got under way there, official documents showed Saturday.
A geological su...

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