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29% Of Quarantining Arrivals In Japan Not Confirming Their Location

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JAPAN TIMES
 
About 6,600 people, or roughly 29% of the 23,000 travelers self-quarantining on any given day after entering Japan, have not been responding to smartphone app notifications used to confirm their whereabouts, according to health ministry data unveiled Wednesday.
Although authorities ...

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Japan To Restrict Arrivals From Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka

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JAKARTA POST
 
 
The Japanese government said Tuesday it will impose stricter restrictions for those who have been in Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka in the 14 days before arrival to prevent a more contagious coronavirus variant first found in India from spreading.
The tighter steps, to be eff...

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Gov't Pledges To Fix Embarrassing Vaccine Booking System Flaw

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The Japanese government said Tuesday it will fix an embarrassing COVID-19 vaccine booking system fault that allowed reservations to be made using nonexistent application numbers.
The announcement came a day after the government started accepting online bookings for elderly people to...

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Japan Shelves Immigration Bill With Controversial Refugee Changes

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NIKKEI ASIA
 
Amendment would have sped up deportations of asylum seekers
The Japanese government has shelved a bill that would have changed the country's immigration laws, in response to a parliamentary and public outcry over certain provisions seen as unfriendly toward refugees and asylum seeke...

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Hyperdrive Daily: Japan Is Getting Back Into The Driving Seat

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BLOOMBERG
 
Behind the WheelI’m River Davis, a transport reporter based in Tokyo, and am stepping in this week in place of our usual column from Beijing. A year into the pandemic here, people are itching to get out of their homes, but they’re reluctant to ride the city’s notoriously crowded publi...

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Japan Expands State Of Emergency

NHK
 
Japan has expanded its coronavirus state of emergency to the prefectures of Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima, where daily case counts have been surging. The measure now covers nine prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka and is in force until May 31.
Residents of Hokkaido are urged not to go ...

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Japanese Government Seeks To Double Renewables In Fiscal 2030 Energy Mix

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The government is considering doubling the proportion of renewable energy use in the nation’s energy mix in fiscal 2030 to between 36% and 38% from the fiscal 2019 record, it has been learned.
The national energy plan is set to be revised this summer to present a basic direction ...

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Japanese Student Writes To Arnold Schwarzenegger For English Class; Gets Reply

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - When you’re learning another language, nothing is more satisfying than being able to use that language to communicate with someone you wouldn’t otherwise be able to talk to in real-life.
It’s far more exciting than repeating boring drills from a textbook, and one English tea...

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Support for Japan’s Suga Falls to New Low as Virus Spreads

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BLOOMBERG
 
Support for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga fell to 32.2%, the lowest since he took office in September, in a poll published by Jiji Press late Friday.
The proportion of respondents saying they didn’t support him rose to 44.6%, the highest level so far, amid growing dissatisfac...

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Japan To Donate $4M In Food Aid To Myanmar

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AA.NEWS
 
More than 3.4M in Myanmar to face hunger crisis in coming six months, says World Food Programme
Japan will donate $4 million in emergency food aid to Myanmar because of the humanitarian crisis caused by a military coup there on Feb. 1, according to the Japanese foreign minister.  
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