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Japan May Reduce Quarantine To Three Days For Vaccinated Business Travellers

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TIME OUT
 
 
Reduced from the current ten days, the new Covid-19 quarantine rule could go into effect from Monday
Japan is slowly starting to open back up as opening-hour restrictions have finally been lifted on businesses in Tokyo amid a decline in nationwide Covid-19 cases over the past month.
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Japan Election: PM Fumio Kishida Declares Victory For Ruling LDP

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BBC
 
Japan's prime minister Fumio Kishida has declared victory for his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
In a big win for Mr Kishida, who only became PM a month ago, his party secured more than 233 lower house seats - enough to govern without its coalition partner Komeito.
The LDP has domin...

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M5.2 Quake Hits Northeastern And Eastern Japan

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KYODO NEWS
 
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 struck northeastern and eastern Japan including Tokyo on Monday morning, but there was no threat of a tsunami, the weather agency said.
The quake occurred at 6:14 a.m., registering 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Fuk...

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Kishida Administration Back To Work After LDP Secures Controlling Majority

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is also president of the Liberal Democratic Party, began work to launch what will officially be his second cabinet on Monday after the ruling coalition of the LDP and Komeito secured a majority of seats in the House of Representatives election th...

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Man Held After Attack Leaves At Least 17 Hurt On Tokyo Train

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JAPAN TIMES
 
A man wielding a knife attacked passengers and lit a fire aboard a train in Tokyo on Sunday, leaving at least 17 people injured, one seriously, reports said.
Police later arrested a 24-year-old man who was carrying a knife.
The attack, which occurred on a Keio Line train running nea...

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Voters Voice Hope, Concern As Japan Holds General Election

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japanese voters expressed their hopes and concerns over issues such as addressing income disparities and bringing COVID-19 infections under control, as the country held a general election Sunday.
"Politicians speak of redistributing wealth, saying only what is nice to hear, but it ma...

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Japanese Local Governments Going Extra Mile To Get Shots Into Arms

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
At the entrance to a mass vaccination site in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward, posters on the wall declared “Vaccination available without appointment” and “Non-ward residents OK.”
“I’m grateful that I could just walk in and get vaccinated when I had some free time,” said Masatoshi Hasegawa ...

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Mcdonald’s Japan Asks That You Please Be Careful With Its New Extra-Spicy Rice Burger

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SORA NEWS
 
McDonald’s wants you to be aware that the Gohan Kara Dabuchi really is kara.
McDonald’s Japan took its sweet time getting into the rice burger business, basically letting its rivals have that section of the Japanese fast food market to themselves for decades.
Burgers with rice replaci...

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Kishida Vows To Strengthen Ties With ASEAN

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday vowed to strengthen cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific region in response to China's assertive territorial claims and military buildup.
The Japan-ASEAN summit, held ...

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Face Mask Row In Japan Over Cost Of 80m Left In Storage Unused

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THE GURADIAN
 
Government facing ridicule over ‘Abenomasks’ as it denies wasting large amounts of taxpayers’ money
Wearing masks may be near-ubiquitous in Japan, but the government has come under fire after it was revealed that more than 80m face coverings it procured at the start of the coronavi...

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