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Carlos Ghosn: UN Tells Japan Treatment Of Ex-Nissan Boss 'Fundamentally Unfair'

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THE GUARDIAN
 
UN says former executive should be compensated for ‘arbitrary’ detention, though it made no judgment on allegations against him
The former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn’s multiple arrests and detentions in Japan before he dramatically fled the country last year were “arbitrary”, UN exp...

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Gov't To Exclude Sapporo, Osaka From Go To Travel Campaign For 3 Weeks

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The Japanese government will exclude the popular tourist destinations of Sapporo and Osaka from its domestic travel subsidy campaign for three weeks following a recent resurgence in coronavirus cases in the two cities, senior government officials said Tuesday.
Yasutoshi Nishimura, m...

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Kyoto’s Fire Ramen Restaurant Expands Overseas With First Location Outside Japan

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SORA NEWS
 
Menbaka Ichidai serves up its fiery ramen abroad for the first time ever.
Any guidebook to Kyoto will suggest you visit the city’s historic temples and beautiful shrines, but when it comes to eating food you can’t have anywhere else, a trip to the ancient capital just isn’t complete w...

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Japan’s COVID-19 Czar: Areas Subject To Suspension Of Go To Travel Campaign To Be Named Soon

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Areas in Japan that will become subject to the Go To Travel campaign being suspended will be decided soon, the minister in charge of measures against the novel coronavirus said during an appearance on an NHK TV program Sunday.
“We will determine a direction in the next few days a...

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COVID-19 Cases In Japan Hit Record Amid Holiday Travel

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CP24
 
 
The daily tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day at 2,508, the Health Ministry said Sunday.
Japan has had fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far, avoiding the toll of harder hit nations. But fears are growing about another surge. A flurry o...

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Japan To Halt Travel Campaign Amid Record Number Of New Virus Cases

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan will suspend its "Go To Travel" subsidy program in areas with a high number of coronavirus cases, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Saturday, in a policy reversal from his approach already much criticized for focusing too much on stimulating the economy amid record numbers of ...

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A Veteran Japanese Singer Has Been Suspended By His Agency After Admitting To An Extra-Marital Affair.

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BBC
 
Johnny & Associates said Masahiko Kondo's "thoughtless" behaviour deserved "strict punishment".
The 56-year-old has since been barred from all work engagements.
It is common for public figures in Japan to face censure and strict penalties after an affair is exposed, but some people have que...

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China FM To Visit Japan To Discuss Virus, Regional Concerns

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AP NEWS
 
Japan’s foreign minister announced Friday that his Chinese counterpart will visit Tokyo next week to discuss ways to revive their pandemic-hit economies as well as regional concerns over China’s growing influence.
“There are various issues of concern between Japan and China, and it is i...

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Japanese Ministers Urge Utmost Caution

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NHK
 
Japan's Cabinet ministers have urged people to take utmost caution against the coronavirus.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu said in a news conference on Friday that daily national infections hit a record high on the previous day. He added that the seven-day moving average of daily ca...

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Burger King Opens A Rental Site To Help Fast Food Lovers Find An Apartment In Japan

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SORA NEWS
 
The Japanese property market just got a whole lot tastier. 
If you’ve ever looked for an apartment in Japan and one of your first thoughts was, “But how close is it to a Burger King?” your prayers have now been answered.
That’s because the fast food giant has teamed up with Japanese r...

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