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Biden Reaffirms Support For Tokyo Olympics To Japan's Suga

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REUTERS
 
U.S. President Joe Biden reaffirmed his support for the Tokyo Olympics at a meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday, highlighting the necessity of imposing public health measures ensuring the safety of those involved.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which were ...

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ANA Begins On-Site Vaccinations, The First Among Japanese Firms

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JAPAN TIMES
 
All Nippon Airways Co. on Sunday began its COVID-19 vaccination program for employees at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, moving up the original schedule by more than a week and becoming the first Japanese firm known to start offering workplace vaccinations.
The government unveiled a plan ea...

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You Can Now Rent “Fat People” In Japan

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SORA NEWS
 
New company seeks to change the image of being overweight in Japanese society.
One of the more unusual industries to appear in Japan in recent years is the rent-a-person business. There were the rent-a-middle-aged-dude and rent-a-sister services we tried out, for example, and now come...

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Japan May Keep Some Virus Curbs Until Games Start

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REUTERS
 
The Japanese government is considering ending a state of emergency in Tokyo and several other prefectures as scheduled on June 20, but keeping some curbs such as on restaurant hours until the Olympics start in July, the Mainichi daily reported.
New coronavirus infections in Olympics hos...

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Spread Of Delta Coronavirus Variant Accelerating In Japan

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The pace of growth in the number of new COVID-19 infections resulting from the delta coronavirus strain is accelerating in Japan.
According to the health ministry, 87 cases of the variant first discovered in India had been confirmed in 12 of the country’s 47 prefectures as of Monday...

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Hurdles Remain To Getting Ex-Nurses Involved In Vaccine Rollout

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Expectations are high that licensed nurses currently not employed at medical facilities can help speed up Japan's coronavirus vaccination rollout, but obstacles including inflexible working hours lie in the way.
"I could help if I were able to give shots at a local clinic in the mor...

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Japan Decides To Lift COVID-19 Quasi-Emergency In 3 Prefectures

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KYODO NEWS
 
The Japanese government decided Thursday to lift the COVID-19 quasi-state of emergency in three prefectures after this weekend, having deemed infections are steadily declining and the strain on hospitals has eased.
Restrictions in Gunma, Ishikawa and Kumamoto including a ban on resta...

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Cowboy Bebop’s Original Composer Is Coming Back For The Netflix Live-Action Version

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SORA NEWS
 
If “get everybody and the stuff together” means “get Yoko Kanno and her amazing musical talent,” then yes, it’s time to jam.
Hollywood has been showing a renewed interest in adapting hit anime franchises to live-action, and whenever a new project gets announced, the first question on ...

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US lowers 'Japan Travel Advisory' to Level 3

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NHK
 
The US State Department has lowered its travel advisory for Japan by one notch, urging people to reconsider travel to Japan due to COVID-19.
The state department on Tuesday downgraded its "Japan Travel Advisory" from the highest "Do not travel" level to the Level 3 on its four-tier scale.
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Japan Reportedly May Allow Domestic Spectators To Attend The Olympics

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FORBES
 
Japan may allow domestic spectators to attend the Tokyo Olympics as the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the country gathers pace and the number of daily new cases continues to drop, a move that would mark a reversal from previous statements that suggested that the games would go ahead wi...

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