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Japan Births Hit New Record Low In Pandemic

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FRANCE 24
 
The number of babies born in Japan hit a new record low last year, official data showed, highlighting concern over the pandemic's impact on one of the world's lowest fertility rates.
In 2020, the greying country saw 840,832 births, according to data released Thursday by the health and...

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Olympics Chief Says Games Will Proceed After Covid Official Voices Concerns

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Organisers remain bullish despite senior medical adviser saying holding Games during coronavirus pandemic was ‘not normal’
The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, Seiko Hashimoto, has said the Games will go ahead as planned, soon after the Japan’s most senior...

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Nintendo To Open Gallery On Japan Factory Site

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REUTERS
 
Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.T) said on Wednesday it will open a gallery showcasing its products on a renovated factory site south of the city of Kyoto, in the games maker's latest effort to diversify beyond its core console business.
The facility, which Nintendo aims to complete in th...

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Department Stores, Cinemas Reopen In Tokyo As Some Restrictions Eased

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Department stores, large cinemas and amusement parks in Tokyo and Osaka Prefecture reopened Tuesday as coronavirus restrictions on some businesses were partially eased under the extended state of emergency until June 20.
Such businesses had complained of a severe impact after being ...

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Japan To Tighten Border Controls For Travelers From Vietnam And Malaysia

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JAPAN TIMES
 
 
Japan plans to tighten its border controls to prevent the spread of more contagious variants of the coronavirus, asking travelers from Vietnam and Malaysia to stay in government-designated facilities for six days after arrival, according to government sources.
It will also set the...

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Sympathy For Osaka In Japan Over French Open Withdrawal

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FRANCE 24
 
Japanese fans and public figures rallied in support of tennis star Naomi Osaka on Tuesday, offering sympathy after she withdrew from the French Open and opened up about her battles with depression.
The four-time Grand Slam winner's career is followed closely in Japan and the controver...

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Mass Vaccination Effort Ramps Up At Tokyo, Osaka Venues

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The COVID-19 inoculation campaign underway at the government’s mass vaccination centers in Tokyo and Osaka Prefecture went into full swing on Monday, as expanded eligibility criteria brought the sites up to their envisaged capacity of 15,000 doses per day.
At the Tokyo venue, peo...

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Japan Just Extended Its 3rd State Of Emergency Weeks Before The Olympics Begin

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NPR
 
SEOUL, South Korea — Japan's government extended a state of emergency covering major cities until at least until June 20 — roughly a month before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, which polls show an overwhelming number of Japanese do not want to proceed as scheduled.
It's Japan's third stat...

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Some COVID-19 Measures May Remain Even After Japan Lifts Emergency

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The top government spokesman said Saturday some restrictive measures against the coronavirus could be kept in place even if the COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and eight other prefectures is lifted as scheduled on June 20.
The government may scale down the state of emerg...

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Japan Doctors Union Warns Games Could Lead To 'Tokyo Olympic' Virus Strain

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The head of a doctors union in Japan warned Thursday that holding the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, with tens of thousands of people gathered from around the world, could lead to the development of a new “Olympic” strain of the coronavirus.
Although Japan has repeatedly pledge...

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