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IOC Officials In Sapporo To Assess 2030 Winter Games Venues

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JAPAN TODAY
 
International Olympic Committee officials on Tuesday began inspecting competition venues in Sapporo, seen as a frontrunner to host the 2030 Winter Games.
On their three-day visit, the IOC delegation will also look at road access in and around Sapporo, which was the first Asian city ...

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New Guidelines For Face Masks In Japan

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NHK
 Policy revision ahead of summerThe Japanese government has relaxed its recommendations for mask use as part of an overhaul of its coronavirus policy. To that end, it has announced a list of situations where people should continue to wear face coverings, and others where they no longer need t...

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Japan Complains Over Seoul Marine Survey In Disputed Waters

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AP NEWS
 
Japan lodged a complaint Monday over a South Korean ship that was conducting a marine survey in waters near Japanese-claimed islands controlled by Seoul.
Government spokesperson Hirokazu Matsuno said it was “totally unacceptable” that a South Korean research ship was spotted trailing wh...

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Nagasaki City Ordered To Pay Reporter Over Sexual Assault By Official

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The Nagasaki city government was ordered by a court Monday to pay around 19.75 million yen ($155,000) in compensation to a female journalist who was sexually assaulted by a male senior official in 2007 and suffered additional harm as a result of falsehoods spread by another official...

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Tokyo Reports 2,194 New Coronavirus Cases; Nationwide Tally 20,828

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 2,194 new coronavirus cases, down 355 from Saturday and down 1,123 from last Sunday.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is three, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide...

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‘Empress Of Terror’: Japanese Red Army Founder Released From Prison

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Fusako Shigenobu, who served 20 years for French embassy siege, believed to have masterminded deadly Tel Aviv attack
The founder of one of the most feared terrorist organisations of the 1970s has walked free from a Japanese prison after completing a 20-year sentence for the siege o...

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Japan Looking To Increase Lump-Sum Childbirth Benefit

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The central government is considering increasing the lump-sum childbirth allowance from the current ¥420,000 per child to reduce the burden on child-rearing households, informed sources said Friday.
The cost of hospitalization for childbirth in Japan continues to rise, especially in...

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First Tourists In Japan Face Covid-19 Tests, Chaperones And Little Free Time

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STRAITS TIMES
 
For the first time in more than two years, tourists are coming back to Japan.
The few allowed in under a trial programme were subject to tight hygiene measures and closely monitored, giving a glimpse of what visiting will be like after next month's limited border reopening.
"We're...

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Japan To Slowly Resume Accepting Foreign Tourists From June 10

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan will begin accepting foreign tourists in stages starting June 10, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday, as the country continues to ease its COVID-19 border controls after suspending inbound traveler entries for around two years.
The government will initially limit eligib...

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Starbucks Japan’s New Melon Frappuccino Is Part Of A Japanese Pun-Themed Dessert Menu

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SORA NEWS
 
Midori in more ways than one.
There’s a phrase in Japanese, yori dori midori, which describes a happy situation where you’ve got your pick from a number of attractive options.
By coincidence, midori is also how you say “green” in Japanese, and so Starbucks Japan is combining the two p...

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