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Over 60% Of Japan Firms Reluctant To See Tokyo Olympics This Year

  • Category:Event
KYODO NEWS
 
Over 60 percent of companies across Japan are reluctant to have the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics held this year due to concerns about the country's low COVID-19 vaccination rate, a survey by a credit research company showed earlier this week.
The online survey conducted by Tokyo Sh...

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Team Effort Pushes Japan Past Taiwan At FIBA Asia Cup

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JAPAN TIMES
 
All 12 players on the roster scored at least a point to help Japan post its first victory in the third and final window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers on Friday.
Two days after the team fell to China in their third-stage opener, Japan cruised past Taiwan 98-61 at Angeles University...

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Bear Shot Dead After Rampage Through Sapporo In Japan

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Animal ‘exterminated’ after it bounded through the city, injuring four people
Hunters have shot and killed a brown bear in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo after it rampaged through the city, injuring four people, including a soldier.
Authorities in Sapporo tweeted on Friday t...

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Newest Tamagotchi Product Is Shaped Like A Smart Watch That You Can Feed, Evolve And Chat With

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SORA NEWS
 
You can wear the latest virtual pet on your wrist!
What popular children’s franchise kicked off in 1996 and involves a cute cast of critters that you have to nurture until they evolve into a different form? No, not Pokémon. We’re talking about Tamagotchi, the craze that swept across t...

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Japan Plans To Lift COVID Restrictions Ahead Of Olympic Games

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AL JAZEERA
 
Tokyo to ease virus emergency measures just over a month before the delayed games.
Japan’s government on Thursday approved lifting Tokyo’s virus emergency measures a month before the Olympics, but set new restrictions that could sharply limit fans at the sporting events.
The state of...

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Japan To Start Issuing Vaccine Passports In July

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan plans to issue so-called vaccine passports from around mid- to late July as more activities around the world open up to people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, the nation's top government spokesman said Thursday.
The government is asking other countries to exem...

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Japan Could Allow Up To 10,000 Spectators At Tokyo Olympic Events

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Health experts approve plans to increase cap from 5,000, with final decision expected later this month
Up to 10,000 people could be allowed to watch Olympic events in Tokyo this summer, after Japanese health experts approved plans to raise the number of spectators at sports venues....

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Japan To Provide Greater COVID Vaccine Support To Foreign Residents

  • Category:Tourism
KYODO NEWS
 
  The Japanese government adopted a policy Tuesday to strengthen support for foreign residents who may face hurdles in getting coronavirus vaccinations, together with local municipalities.
Under the policy, the government will boost assistance to foreigners who have difficulty in und...

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Crowdfunding Opens On Japanese Version Of A Gadget That Makes Any Canned Beer Easier To Drink

  • Category:Gourmet
SORA NEWS
 
Turn even the cheapest convenience store beer into a classy little beer cup with this device!
Now that some travel advisory levels have lowered and the temperatures are creeping up, people are beginning to dream longingly about venturing out to hang out with people outside once more.
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Japan-South Korea Spat at G-7 Shows Biden’s Challenge With China

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BLOOMBERG
 
It was supposed to be another sign of Joe Biden bringing together U.S. allies left adrift under four years of Donald Trump: The leaders of Japan and South Korea sitting down for a meeting at the Group of Seven summit.
Yet Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and South Korean Preside...

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