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Tokyo Disneyland To Close Through March 15 Over Coronavirus

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The operator of Tokyo’s two Disney resorts, Disneyland and DisneySea, said Friday the parks would be closed for around two weeks on fears over the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
“Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have decided to proceed with an extraordinary closure from Saturd...

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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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Japanese Woman Confirmed As COVID-19 Case For 2nd Time, Weeks After Initial Recovery

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CHANNEL NEWS ASIA
 
TOKYO: A woman working as a tour-bus guide in Japan tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time, Osaka's prefectural government said on Wednesday (Feb 26), the first person in the country to do so amid growing concerns about the spread of the infection.
The second po...

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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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Tokyo Olympics Going Ahead Despite Coronavirus Fears, Says Japan Official

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MARKET WATCH
 
OKYO (AP) — A spokesman for the Japanese government on Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee and local organizers are going ahead as planned with the Tokyo Olympics despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus.
The comments from spokesman Yoshihide Suga follow the a...

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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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Coronavirus Infections Keep Mounting After Cruise Ship Fiasco In Japan

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SCIENCE MAG
 
TOKYO—All but a handful of the passengers of the disease-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship berthed in Yokohama have disembarked. But for Japan, the saga is far from over. Much of the crew remains on board, enduring another 14 days of quarantine—although this time under condition...

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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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