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Omicron Variant May Tend To Cause Mild Symptoms, Japan Experts Say

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JAPAN TIMES
 
People infected with the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus may have a tendency to show mild or no symptoms, although the variant’s infectiousness could be stronger than that of the delta variant, according to experts.
Experts are rushing to analyze the omicron variant after m...

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Suntory To Increase The Price Of 31 Whisky Products By Up To 28 Percent Next Year

  • Category:Gourmet
SORA NEWS
 
The beverage company hopes the increases will help build the capital needed to increase production. 
Whisky is on the rise as a popular drink throughout the world, and while that might mean that there are more people than ever to enjoy a glass with, it also means there’s more demand.
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Merck’s Japan Unit Files For Approval Of Oral Coronavirus Treatment

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
MSD K.K., a subsidiary of U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., filed an application for approval of the oral coronavirus treatment molnupiravir to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry on Friday.
If approved, it will be the first drug to be used in Japan for the treatment of...

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Tokyo Olympics cost ¥150 bil less than expected

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The total cost of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics was at least 150 billion yen ($1.3 billion) less than expected as the Games were mostly held without spectators, helping to cut labor costs and other outlays, officials with knowledge of the matter said Friday.
Cost reductions ste...

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Japan Quickly Reverses Course On Halt Of New Reservations For Inbound Flights

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Less than 24 hours after it was announced, Japan retracted its request for airlines to halt inbound flight bookings Thursday in a rapid reversal of a move that had roiled Japan's citizens and residents abroad and even caught Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his transport minister of...

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Japan Confirms 2nd Case Of Omicron Coronavirus Variant

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan confirmed its second case of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, the government said as it announced tougher travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the potentially highly contagious strain.
The transport ministry said it had asked airlines to stop acce...

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Japan’s Foreign Minister Urges Iran To Cooperate With IAEA

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ARAB NEWS
 
Japan’s Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa on Thursday urged Iran to make serious efforts towards the immediate return to compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and to cooperate fully and immediately with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
In a tel...

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Kanagawa Prefecture's Craft Beer And Expanding Japanese Craft Beer Market

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JAPAN TODAY
 
While the craft beer scene has rapidly expanded in recent years, giving rise to many craft beer aficionados all over the world today, it also applies to Japanese craft beer.
Jibiru refers to craft beer in Japan and has slowly gained traction since the 1990s. It was triggered by the ...

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Japan Tells Airlines To Halt Inbound Flight Bookings Over Omicron Fears

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JAPAN TIMES
 
In a stunning move, the transportation ministry Wednesday directed airlines to halt reservations for incoming flights to Japan for one month amid growing fears over the omicron coronavirus variant.
The ministry described the move as “an emergency measure.” People with existing booki...

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Tokyo Olympic Games Uniforms For 28,000 Volunteers Remain Unused

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Uniforms for about 28,000 volunteers at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in the summer remain unused, a recent Kyodo News survey found, after many pulled out over scheduling conflicts due to the one-year postponement of the Games and fears over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Municipalitie...

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