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Hiroshima To Conduct PCR Tests For 800,000 To Battle COVID-19

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Hiroshima Prefecture said on Friday it will carry out large-scale polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing to curb the spread of coronavirus, a rarity in a nation that lags far behind many other countries in the number of tests conducted.
The prefecture aims to conduct PCR tests for ...

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Osaka, 2 Other Western Japan Regions To Request State Of Emergency

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KYODO NEWS
 
Osaka and two other western Japan prefectures decided Friday to jointly request the central government to expand the state of emergency to their areas as coronavirus infections continue to rise.
Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures will join Osaka in making the official request to Yasutoshi N...

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In A World Turned Upside Down, Japan Will Muddle Through

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JAPAN TIMES
 
While the future is always unknowable, in Japan a darker uncertainty than usual hangs over the year to come. Much of the anxiety emanates from the COVID-19 pandemic, a virus that poses profound challenges to a society that privileges person-to-person connections and uses those netwo...

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Figure Skating:Yuzuru Hanyu Electric In Japan National Championship Victory

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KYODO NEWS
 
NAGANO, Japan - Two-time defending Olympic men's champion Yuzuru Hanyu delivered a dramatic and nearly flawless free skate on Saturday to win his first Japan national championship in five years.
 
Hanyu, who led after Friday's short program at Nagano's Big Hat arena by 4.93 points ov...

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Japan's Bitter Vaccine History Creates Hurdle In COVID-19 Fight

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JAPAN TIMES
 
  
With agreements to secure more coronavirus vaccines than it needs and legislation to distribute it for free, Japan may seem to have its inoculation plans in place. Yet a tense public history with vaccines and a cautious approval process has some concerned over how quickly the cou...

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Japan Reports Nearly 2,500 Cases On Sunday

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NHK
 
Japanese authorities had reported 2,496 new cases of the coronavirus as of 8 p.m. on Sunday.
They reported 36 deaths, including six in Osaka, five each in Hokkaido and Aichi, and four in Nara.
The overall total of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 199,960, including 712 from a cr...

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Mackenyu Arata To Suspend Japanese Activities In 2021, Will Focus On Overseas Expansion

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ARAMA JAPAN
 
Top actor Mackenyu Arata has made a very shocking announcement, next year he will be leaving his agency TOP COAT and but a temporary halt to his Japanese activities. He is currently scheduled to leave his agency in April.
Shortly after leaving Mackenyu will be completely focusing on...

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Netflix’s Newest Anime Live-Action Adaptation Is 'Yu Yu Hakusho'

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - For a good chunk of the 1990s, "Yu Yu Hakusho" was one of the biggest hits in the anime/manga world. The story of undead teenage delinquent Yusuke and his supernatural atrial arts battles, "Yu Yu Hakusho" took the "Demon Slayer: Kietsu no Yaiba" route and wrapped up in a tim...

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Japan: Snow Traps 1,000 Drivers In Frozen Traffic Jam

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BBC
 
Rescuers are trying to free more than 1,000 vehicles which have been stranded on a highway for two days after a heavy snow storm struck Japan.
Authorities have distributed food, fuel and blankets to the drivers on the Kanetsu expressway, which connects the capital Tokyo to Niigata, in the n...

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‘Hi, I’m Gaasuu:’ PM Suga Gives Rare Show Of Playful Side

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Even a politician as strait-laced as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga can show he has a lighter side.
Appearing Friday in an online streaming program, Suga introduced himself by saying, “Hello, everyone. I’m Gaasuu” — a playful nickname used mainly in social media that is a reversal...

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