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Japan Hotels Admonished For Denying Room To Gay Couple

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KYODO NEWS
 
Two hotels in a western Japanese city have been reprimanded after refusing to rent a room to a gay couple despite a law that bans turning away guests because of sexual orientation or gender identity, a city official said Monday.
The official said the couple was rejected by two so-cal...

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Tourist Spots Quiet In Japan After Emergency Order

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NHK
 
City streets and tourist hot spots in Japan are quiet on the first weekend since a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak was expanded nationwide.
The famous sand dunes of Tottori Prefecture, in western Japan, were largely free of people on Saturday.
Shikoku island's 88-temple pil...

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Transportation, Tourism Sectors Hit Hard By New Virus Outbreak

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KYODO NEWS
 
A new coronavirus outbreak has weighed on the transportation and tourism sectors in Japan, including Shinkansen bullet trains, with fears about infection making people reluctant to venture outdoors or share confined spaces with others for long hours.
The number of passengers between ...

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Sapporo Streets Quiet Amid Coronavirus Emergency

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NHK
 
The declaration of a coronavirus emergency in the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido has brought an abrupt halt to public activities. Streets are quiet in the prefectural capital Sapporo, one day after the measure came into effect.
Governor Naomichi Suzuki on Friday declared the three...

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Tourists In Japan Cautious But Upbeat Amid Virus Outbreak

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KYODO NEWS
 
As Japan deals with one of the worst outbreaks of a new coronavirus outside China, foreign tourists here remain largely confident -- for the moment -- that they will be safe in the country.
There were over 70 confirmed cases in Japan as of Wednesday, the third highest number after Ch...

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Japan To Support Ski Resort Renovation To Lure Foreign Tourists

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JAKARTA POST
 
To promote the renovation of ski resorts to attract more foreign skiers, the government will select between 10 to 15 skiing venues by a nationwide public offering and help revitalize them into resorts for longer stays. Skiing is becoming less popular in Japan.
The government plans ...

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Japanese Theme Park Opening Godzilla Experience In 2020

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CNN
 
 (CNN) — If Godzilla movies aren't scary enough for you, head to Japan next year and you can get eaten by the fearsome lizard himself.
The Nijigen no Mori theme park on Awaji Island in Hyogo prefecture will debut a Godzilla-themed area in 2020, complete with a massive lizard measuring 20 m...

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Propilot Golf Ball By Nissan Automatically Guides Itself Into Golf Hole

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Car maker Nissan has developed the ProPilot Golf Ball, a ball that automatically corrects the trajectory and pilots itself into a hole on the course.
While this might seem rather to defeat the purpose of playing golf in the first place, it is presumably intended to showcase Nissan’...

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2020 Olympic Organizers Test Heat Countermeasures In Sweltering Tokyo

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - With temperatures rising to 35 degrees Celsius and humidity of 75% on Thursday, Tokyo 2020 organizers had the perfect weather to try out their heat countermeasures and preparedness for next year's Olympics at the beach volleyball test event.
Although it has been less hot thi...

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Johnny Kitagawa: Japanese Boy Band Mogul Dies At 87

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BBC
 
Johnny Kitagawa, one of the most influential figures in Japan's entertainment industry, has died at the age of 87.
For more than 50 years the agency he founded, Johnny & Associates, turned multiple bands into household names, including SMAP, Arashi and KAT-TUN.
Many of the artists he propel...

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