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Japan Retail, Tourism Industries On Alert To Prevent Virus Infection

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THE MAINICHI
 
 
 
 
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese retail and tourism industries were on full alert Friday after a second infection with a new deadly coronavirus was confirmed in the country at the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays.
"In Japan, it has not yet spread widely but I am worr...

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Testy Osaka, Teen Gauff Set Up Clash

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
MELBOURNE (AFP-Jiji) — Naomi Osaka conceded she had been “a bit childish” after her frustrations boiled over on Wednesday in setting up a third-round showdown with teenager Coco Gauff at the Australian Open.
The reigning champion handled the blustery Melbourne conditions to defea...

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Japan Poll Shows Reluctance To Accept Refugees

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NHK
 
A Japanese government survey shows that more than half of the respondents think the country accepts only a limited number of refugees. But only around a quarter want a more welcoming approach.
The Cabinet Office conducted its first survey on the country's immigration policy in November of l...

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Fans Remember Victims 6 Months After Attack On Kyoto Anime Studio

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JAPAN TODAY
 
KYOTO - Fans of Kyoto Animation Co artworks on Saturday visited the site of its studio where an arson attack killed 36 people and injured 33 others exactly six months ago to commemorate the victims.
What remains of the three-story studio, located in a residential area of Kyoto, is c...

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Japanese Minister Begins Paternity Leave After Son's Birth

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AL JAZEERA
 
Shinjiro Koizumi, son of an ex-prime minister, said he hopes to open debate on issue that remains sensitive in Japan.
Japan's popular environment minister announced the birth of his son on Friday, and will become the first top public official to take paternity leave.
"Today, January ...

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Billionaire Maezawa Tops Japan's Most Followed Twitter Rankings

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NEW YORK TIMES
 
TOKYO — Fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has became Japan's most followed Twitter account, the social network said, boosted by a $9 million giveaway to his followers.
Maezawa's 7.2 million followers puts his account narrowly ahead of acid-tongued comedian Hiroiki Ariyoshi, who ...

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Taiwan's Pro-Japan Young People Back Tsai's Re-Election

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TAIPEI  -  In Taiwan's presidential election on Saturday, young people, who are favorably disposed toward Japan, may have been one of the major contributors to the re-election of incumbent Tsai Ing-wen.
They are enthusiastic about Japanese pop culture such as anime, comic books, mus...

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2 Sdf Planes Leave For Middle East On Intel-Gathering Mission

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JAPAN TODAY
 
NAHA - Two Japanese patrol planes left Okinawa for the Middle East on Saturday in what will be the Self-Defense Forces' first long-term intelligence-gathering mission abroad.
The dispatch came a day after Defense Minister Taro Kono issued a dispatch order intended to ensure the safe...

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Hatsune Miku Affirms Global Star Status With Second Europe Tour

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JAPAN TODAY
 
LONDON - Hatsune Miku is set to bring her virtual talents to European audiences as the popstar embarks on a second tour of the continent in 2020.
The turquoise-pigtailed singer will appear on five dates in different cities across Europe as part of the "Hatsune Miku Expo 2020," begin...

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Johnny's WEST To Hold Arena Tour & Dome Concerts In 2020

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TOKYO HIVE
 
Johnny's WEST have announced that they will hold an arena tour and dome concerts in 2020. 
 
The arena tour is scheduled to kick off on March 29 at Marine Messe Fukuoka and wrap up on May 24 at Ecopa Arena for a total of 23 shows in seven locations. As for the dome concerts, they wil...

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