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Japan Will Launch Its Last HTV Cargo Ship To The Space Station Today

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SPACE.COM
 
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch the last of its robotic cargo ship fleet today (May 20) to resupply the International Space Station and you can watch it live online. 
JAXA's final H-II Transfer Vehicle, called HTV-9, will launch more than 4 tons (3.6 metric t...

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Japan Launches Space Unit Under ASDF

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The Space Operations Squadron, the first space unit of the Self-Defense Forces, was launched Monday.
The unit, which has been set up at the Air Self-Defense Force’s Fuchu base in Fuchu, Tokyo, is tasked mainly with monitoring satellites of other countries and space debris that co...

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Mt Fuji To Be Closed To All Climbers In Summer Due To Pandemic

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japan's beloved Mount Fuji will be closed during this year's summer climbing season to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, officials said Monday.
Shizuoka Prefecture, home to the country's tallest mountain, announced it was closing three of the four major routes to th...

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Japan Hotels Admonished For Denying Room To Gay Couple

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KYODO NEWS
 
Two hotels in a western Japanese city have been reprimanded after refusing to rent a room to a gay couple despite a law that bans turning away guests because of sexual orientation or gender identity, a city official said Monday.
The official said the couple was rejected by two so-cal...

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Japan Faces Question Of When And How To Reopen Borders

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Neighboring countries such as China and South Korea are calling for an easing of entry restrictions
Japan is facing the difficult question of when and how to ease its coronavirus-induced entry restrictions for foreign visitors, in order to kick-start an economy dependent on trade an...

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Coronavirus: State Of Emergency Lifted In Most Of Japan

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BBC
 
Japan has lifted a state of emergency imposed due to the coronavirus in 39 out of 47 prefectures, after a sharp fall in new infections.
The order still applies in Tokyo, Osaka and on the northern island of Hokkaido, where new cases are emerging daily.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan's ...

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Japan COVID-19 Doctors Lack Fresh Masks, Hazard Pay-Union Survey

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THE JAKARTA POST
 
Japanese hospital doctors on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic face tough working conditions, with many reusing masks and few getting hazard pay, a survey by a labour union showed.
The survey of about 170 doctors, conducted online from late April through May 6, found thre...

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Japanese Mayor Says Men Should Grocery Shop During Pandemic As Women 'Take A Longer Time'

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CNN
 
Tokyo (CNN)The mayor of Japan's third-largest city is facing a public backlash after he suggested men are better suited to grocery shopping during the coronavirus pandemic, because women take too long and contribute to overcrowding at supermarkets.
The number of confirmed cases of the virus...

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Coronavirus Infections In Japan Surpass 12,700

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NHK
 
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan increased to 12,756 on Friday as 327 new cases were reported nationwide.
The tally includes people tested at airport quarantine stations, health ministry officials, quarantine officers and individuals who returned to Japan from China on gov...

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Japan Seeks to Extend Golden Week Holiday to End Virus Lockdown

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BLOOMBERG
 
Japan is stepping up efforts to try to contain coronavirus infections by telling people to stay at home during a forthcoming week-long holiday, with the goal of ending the country’s quasi-lockdown when the period ends in early May.
With the nation now in its third week of a state of e...

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