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iri to Release New Album “Sparkle”

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ARAMA JAPAN
 
On March 25, iri will release her fourth album, “Sparkle.” This album comes a little more than a year after her previous album “Shade.”
“Sparkle” includes contributions by a variety of collaborators, including Yaffle of Tokyo Recordings, TAAR, Kan Sano, and Kenmochi Hidefumi of Suiy...

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Japan's Abe Admits Postponing Tokyo Olympics May Be Option

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AL JAZEERA
 
Pressure growing on Japan to delay summer games as Canada withdraws and Australia says preparing for postponement.
Canada has become the first country to withdraw its team from the Tokyo Olympics, increasing pressure on Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay an event he said for ...

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Japan Starts to Come Up With Possible Plans to Postpone Olympics

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THE SLATES
 
As the new coronavirus has spread around the world, Japan has insisted that the Summer Olympics will go on as scheduled in July. But it seems organizers may finally be listening to the growing chorus of calls to postpone the 2020 Games.
The organizers of Tokyo 2020 have started to qu...

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Japan Quietly Reopens As Much Of World Locks Down

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NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW
 
Spared a national curfew, businesses weigh health and economic risks
NAGASAKI/TOKYO -- Businesses and schools in Japan are gradually moving out of a voluntary shutdown called for by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month, as the coronavirus crisis brings into focus the questio...

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Deputy Head Of Japan's Olympic Committee Tests Positive For COVID-19, Abe Insists Games Will Go Ahead

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ABC NET
 
The deputy head of Japan's Olympic committee, Kozo Tashima, has tested positive for the coronavirus, even as top government officials reiterate that the Games will go ahead as scheduled and not be held behind closed doors.
 Key points:Mr Tashima the deputy head of Japan's Olympic commit...

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'Don't Sacrifice Lives': Doubts Grow In Japan Over Tokyo Olympics

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JAKARTA POST
 
Doubts are growing in Japan about the Tokyo Olympics, with growing opposition to holding them as scheduled and some urging officials not to risk lives by pressing ahead during the coronavirus emergency.
Officials like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Com...

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Japan Is Joining The Race For Hypersonics

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ASIA TIMES
 
Japan's R&D road map entails the creation of two classes of standoff hypersonic weapon systems
 
It’s not only the United States military that is scrambling to develop standoff hypersonic weapons to match China and Russia, but Japan is apparently also on course to arm itself with the...

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Japan Theme Parks Extend Closure Over Coronavirus

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NHK
 
Some major theme parks in Japan have decided to extend their closure period due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
The Japanese government said on Tuesday that it will continue to ask that large-scale public events be suspended for another 10 days or so.
In response to the request, Orien...

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Japan's Pro Baseball League Delays Season Start Over Coronavirus

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan's professional baseball establishment said Monday it will delay the start of the season for both the Central and Pacific leagues, originally scheduled for March 20, due to the coronavirus crisis.
The J-League, meanwhile, said it will extend its suspension of soccer matches unti...

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Film Lauding Japan's Fukushima Heroes Warns Against Complacency

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JAKARTA POST
 
As aftershocks rock the Fukushima nuclear plant, a small band of workers defy their bosses to stay on and fight to stop an even bigger disaster from irradiating a wide swathe of Japan.
The scene is from a movie that opened on Friday - Fukushima 50, which tells the true story of the...

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