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M6.1 Quake Off Eastern Japan Rattles Tokyo

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KYODO NEWS
 
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Japan early Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, rocking buildings in the capital Tokyo and surrounding prefectures. No tsunami warning was issued.
The 4:47 a.m. quake, which originated at a depth of about 36 kilometers, regist...

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Japan Marks 75th Anniversary Of The End Of Battle Of Okinawa

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DW.COM
 
More than 200,000 people died in the battle for Okinawa. The US has maintained a heavy military presence on the island since WWII, with the base highly unpopular with the locals and yet of crucial importance to Tokyo.
People on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa commemorated the 75t...

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‘Lion Dance’ Shows In Japan Seek End To Coronavirus

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AA.COM
 
 Performers mimic lion's movements in stylized costumes to ward off evil, bring good luck
People in Japan held on Sunday “lion dance” shows to seek an end to the novel coronavirus pandemic, local media reported.
Residents of Chinatowns in Yokohama province, south of the capital Tokyo, an...

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After Three-Month Virus Delay, Japan Opens Its Shortened Baseball Season

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ESPN
 
TOKYO -- Japanese baseball managed to do what American baseball has not -- play ball.
After a three-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the world's second-most famous baseball competition opened a season Friday that will be shortened from its regular 143 games to 120. That, of ...

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Japanese Start Traveling En Masse On 1st Advisory-Free Weekend

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - People started traveling en masse again in Japan on Saturday, a day after the government lifted its last-remaining advisories recommending against inter-prefecture travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The government, however, still faces a difficult task to keep the sprea...

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Balloon-Like UFO Spotted In Skies Above Northeastern Japan

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KYODO NEWS
 
An unidentified white balloon-like object was observed by residents in northeastern Japan on Wednesday morning, with many directing enquiries to the national meteorological agency's local branch and taking to Twitter to voice their excitement.
An official from the Japan Meteorologica...

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Pandemic Pushes Japan's Geishas Online

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BANGKOK POST
 
HAKONE, Japan: Geisha "Chacha" sits on her knees with her fingertips neatly placed on the wooden floor, gracefully bowing to an audience sitting not in front of her but kilometres away, watching online.
Beneath spotlights, the graceful 32-year-old geisha performs a traditional danc...

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Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival Canceled For First Time Because Of Pandemic

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MERCURY NEWS
 
TOKYO – Fuji Rock Festival, Japan’s biggest annual music event, will be canceled for the first time ever due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said, disappointing thousands of rock-and-roll fans who flock to the outdoor festivities every year.
Since its inception in 1997, hea...

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Japan Softens Re-Entry Ban That Left Foreign Residents Stranded

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JAPAN TIMES
 
 The government says it will allow foreign residents to re-enter the country regardless of their visa status 
In the face of harsh criticism as the only Group of Seven member nation still banning legal long-term and permanent residents from returning home, Japan has softened its sta...

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Tokyo Olympics : Host Japan Set To Lose Billions If Olympics ‘Downsized & Simplified’

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INSIDE SPORT
 
Next year’s Olympics will be “downsized,” “simplified,” or “very different.” Tokyo CEO Toshiro Muto has been open about slashing costs and “reducing service levels.” Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, in Thursday newscasts, sounded the same tune. “We will move ahead with the items that s...

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