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Doctor: Symptoms Mild, But Caution Needed

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NHK WORLD
 
A doctor who treated people infected with the new coronavirus says symptoms are relatively mild but measures should be taken to protect vulnerable people.
Satoshi Kutsuna of Japan's National Center for Global Health and Medicine spoke to NHK about his experience treating five patients...

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Japan Confirms Six More Cases From Quarantined Cruise Ship As Coronavirus Deaths Surpass SARS Toll

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JAPAN TIMES
 
SHANGHAI/BEIJING/TOKYO – China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic from 2002 to 2003 and raising anxiety among people preparing to return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break.
In Japa...

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Japan Launches Optical Spy Satellite

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SPACE FLIGHT NOW
 
Japan launched an optical reconnaissance satellite from the Tanegashima Space Center Sunday aboard an H-2A rocket after a 12-day delay caused by a nitrogen leak.
Japanese crews returned the H-2A rocket to its vertical assembly building at Tanegashima for repairs following the a...

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Japan Star Hanyu Wins Gold At Four Continents

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YAHOO SPORTS
 
Seoul (AFP) - Japan's two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu clinched his first Four continents title on Sunday, becoming the first male skater to complete the so-called "Super Slam".
Hanyu skated to Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi's "Seimei" for his free skate, relying on the...

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Japan's Abe Orders Antivirus Steps As December Consumption Falls

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AL JAZEERA
 
The government said is watching developments closely as the virus outbreak could hurt inbound tourism and consumption.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered his government to take "all necessary steps" to mitigate the effects of the virus outbreak on the economy, including t...

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Kitkat Mcflurry Comes To Mcdonald’s Japan With Commercial Starring Japanese Idol

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SORA NEWS
 
After a seven-year hiatus, the popular chocolate brand is teaming up with the fast food giant for a limited time. 
If there’s one thing McDonald’s excels at more than flipping burgers, it’s marketing. From their unusual gold fries prize contests to the curiously named Adult Cream Pie,...

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Coronavirus: Infections Double Among Japan Cruise Ship Passengers

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DW
 
Twenty individuals onboard the Diamond Princess have tested positive for the coronavirus. However, most of the thousands of passengers have yet to be screened. The death toll has continued to rise in the past 24 hours.
- The number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in mainland China has risen ...

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Japan Studies Impact Of Coronavirus On Olympics

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NHK
 
Japan's Sports Agency has begun examining the impact the coronavirus outbreak could be having on athletes preparing for the Olympic and Paralympic games, which open in Tokyo in about six months.
The Sports Agency is surveying Japanese sports associations to assess how the outbreak has affec...

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Poll Reveals More than 80% Support Death Penalty in Japan

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NIPPON.COM
 
In a recent opinion poll on the death penalty, 9.0% of Japanese respondents answered it should be abolished in all cases, while 80.8% said that it was necessary in some cases.
The opinion poll was conducted by the Cabinet Office in November 2019, targeted at 3,000 Japanese adults. Th...

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Japan Testing 3,700 People Quarantined On Cruise Ship After Hong Kong Novel Coronavirus Case

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CHANNEL NEWS ASIA
 
TOKYO: Japanese officials began screening more than 3,700 passengers and crew on a cruise ship quarantined off the port of Yokohama near Tokyo on Tuesday (Feb 4) after a Hong Kong man who sailed on the vessel last month tested positive for coronavirus.
The 80-year-old man flew...

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