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Japan Coronavirus Cases Hit 1,000 Mark As Tokyo Insists Olympics On Track

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REUTERS
 
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s confirmed coronavirus infections rose above 1,000 on Wednesday, most of them from a quarantined cruise liner, as Olympics organizers dismissed speculation that the Tokyo Summer Games could be canceled.
Thirty-six new infections, the biggest one-day increase to ...

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Abe Orders Additional Anti-Virus Measures

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NHK WORLD
 
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed officials to draw up a second set of emergency measures against the new coronavirus within 10 days. He also pledged to send facemasks to the northern prefecture of Hokkaido, where infections are surging.
Abe gave the order at a task force meeti...

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Japan Rips Toilet Paper Hoarding Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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NEW YORK DAILY
 
Japanese officials are panning claims consumers should stockpile toilet paper amid the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
Ministry officials rebuffed rumors Friday asserting an upsurge in face mask production will lead to a shortage of toilet paper material, NHK reported.
The appeal...

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Coronavirus: Japan To Close All Schools To Halt Spread

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BBC
 
Japan is to ask all schools to close from Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, PM Shinzo Abe says.
The closure - thought to affect 13 million students - will continue until the school year ends in late March.
World Health Organization head Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said the global o...

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World’s Oldest Man Dies At 112

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
NIIGATA (Jiji Press) — Chitetsu Watanabe, a 112-year-old Japanese recognized as the world’s oldest man, died of old age at a care home for elderly people late Sunday.
Watanabe, a resident of the city of Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, won the recognition from Guinness World Records o...

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Abe Urges 2-Week Curb On Big Events To Stem Coronavirus Spread

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as the country battles to stem coronavirus contagion amid mounting concerns the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled.
Abe's call came after a Tok...

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COVID-19 Fears Hit Live Music In Japan

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Amid the global spread of COVID-19 cases, a growing number of domestic and international artists have begun canceling or postponing shows in Japan. From dome-sized performances to indie concerts, performers are debating whether to play live and, if they do, what special measures to ...

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6 Toll Gates Closed In Japan Amid Virus Outbreak

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NHK WORLD
 
An expressway operator in central Japan says it has closed some toll gates after it told dozens of its workers to stay at home due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
The Nagoya Expressway Public Corporation says a clerk in his 60s was confirmed to be infected with the virus on Sa...

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Japan Cruise Passenger Confirmed With Virus After Going Home

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JAKARTA POST
 
A woman in her 60s has tested positive for the coronavirus after disembarking from the cruise ship docked in Yokohama following a two-week quarantine, according to a statement from the Tochigi prefecture.
The patient, who tested negative for the virus during the quarantine Feb. 14 ...

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In Japan, A Campaign Against High Heels Targets Conformity, Discrimination

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CAPE COD TIMES
 
From that tweet, a movement was born, christened #KuToo in a nod to the #MeToo movement, the phrase a play on the Japanese word kutsu, meaning shoes, and kutsuu, meaning pain.
A year ago, Yumi Ishikawa came home from her job at a Tokyo funeral services company, her feet hurting a...

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