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Americans From Virus-Hit Cruise Ship Head Home By Chartered Plane

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JAPAN TODAY
 
 
TOKYO - American passengers were taken off a cruise liner on Sunday night to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan, while China said the rate of new coronavirus cases had slowed, calling that proof its steps to fight the outbreak were working.
The flights carryi...

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More Focus On Virus Risks And Prevention At Japan Marathons As Cases Rise

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THE MAINICHI
 
 
 
TOKYO -- With the ever-widening spread of the new coronavirus, which is known to cause symptoms of pneumonia, Japan's sports organizations have been formulating plans and responses to reduce the risk of infection to event participants, support staff, spectators and others.
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Guests On Quarantined Cruise Ship Leaving Kind Messages On Cabin Doors

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - The quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship now docked at Yokohama Port has sadly become the site of the second-largest outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outside China. According to NHK News, out of a total of 3,700 people on board, 218 of them, including 11 crew membe...

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Coronavirus: Japan Sends Final Evacuation Flight

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THE DIPLOMAT
 
Japan is sending its final evacuation flight to Hubei as it continues to try to stem the spread of the virus.
On Monday, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi announced that the Japanese government would send a fifth chartered flight to Hubei province this week to evacuate Ja...

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Two Earthquakes Hit Japan Nearly Simultaneously

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Two earthquakes struck Japan nearly simultaneously on Wednesday at around 7:30 p.m., the larger a 5.5 magnitude that hit off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.
That quake, which was also felt in the Kanto region, reached a 4 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale to 7.
A second quake — ...

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Japan Confirms Six More Cases From Quarantined Cruise Ship As Coronavirus Deaths Surpass SARS Toll

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JAPAN TIMES
 
SHANGHAI/BEIJING/TOKYO – China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic from 2002 to 2003 and raising anxiety among people preparing to return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break.
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Japan Star Hanyu Wins Gold At Four Continents

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YAHOO SPORTS
 
Seoul (AFP) - Japan's two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu clinched his first Four continents title on Sunday, becoming the first male skater to complete the so-called "Super Slam".
Hanyu skated to Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi's "Seimei" for his free skate, relying on the...

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Japan Studies Impact Of Coronavirus On Olympics

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NHK
 
Japan's Sports Agency has begun examining the impact the coronavirus outbreak could be having on athletes preparing for the Olympic and Paralympic games, which open in Tokyo in about six months.
The Sports Agency is surveying Japanese sports associations to assess how the outbreak has affec...

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Japan Testing 3,700 People Quarantined On Cruise Ship After Hong Kong Novel Coronavirus Case

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CHANNEL NEWS ASIA
 
TOKYO: Japanese officials began screening more than 3,700 passengers and crew on a cruise ship quarantined off the port of Yokohama near Tokyo on Tuesday (Feb 4) after a Hong Kong man who sailed on the vessel last month tested positive for coronavirus.
The 80-year-old man flew...

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Outrage Sparks As Investigation On Burned Shuri Castle Is Closed With No Conclusive Results

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SORA NEWS
 
Many can only speculate as to what happened to Okinawa’s beloved castle.
Designated as a UNESCO heritage site in 2000, Shuri Castle is a symbol of the many facets making up Okinawa’s complex history and culture.
Serving as the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom in the 1300s and appropriated...

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