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Japan To Double Limit On Foreign Arrivals From Next Month

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CNA
 
 
Japan will next month double its limit on foreign arrivals to 20,000 a day, the top government spokesperson said on Friday (May 20).
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a regular news conference that travellers from most countries, about 80 per cent of the total foreign entrants...

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Masks Outside Not Always Needed When Not Chatting: Japan Gov't Panel

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KYODO NEWS
 
Wearing masks when outdoors is not always necessary even if sufficient social distancing cannot be maintained, with the caveat that people are not conversing, a Japanese government panel of experts on COVID-19 measures said Thursday.
Based on the panel's view, the government of Prime...

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A Mountain Climber From Japan Is Presumed Dead After Falling Into A Crevasse At Alaska's Denali National Park

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CNN
 
A Japanese mountain climber is presumed dead after falling into a crevasse in Alaska's Denali National Park, officials said.
The 43-year-old from Kanagawa, Japan -- who was not named by officials -- was un-roped from his teammates and "fell through a weak ice bridge near their camp at appro...

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Japan Warns Of Increasing Chinese Naval Activity East Of Taiwan

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TAIWAN NEWS
 
 Japan defense officials say recent Liaoning spottings intended to test US, Japan response
China’s dispatching of its aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in the waters east of Taiwan is not only meant to establish a military presence in the area but also is a test to see how the U.S. an...

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Man Gambles Away Huge Accidental Covid Payment In Japan

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BBC
 
A 24-year-old man who was mistakenly paid millions of Japanese yen has already lost the money through online gambling, his lawyer says.
The man received 46.3m yen ($357,400; £287,000) in his bank account - money from a Covid relief fund that was supposed to be shared among 463 people.
He in...

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All Nippon Airways Joins Airasia Superapp's OTA Platform

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The airasia SuperApp has expanded its portfolio of airline partners with the addition of All Nippon Airways (ANA).
As a Star Alliance member, ANA has partnerships with more than 35 airlines, flying to 50 destinations within Japan and 32 international destinations across Asia, Europe...

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Japan Prepares To Reopen To Tourists For First Time Since 2020

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THE GUARDIAN
 
 
‘Test tourism’ to begin in May in the form of limited package tours as a way of gathering information prior to full reopening
Japan will start conducting “test tourism” in the form of limited package tours in May ahead of a full reopening to tourism.
Though tourism was a major pi...

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Japan Wholesale Inflation Posts Record 10% In April On War, Yen Fall

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KYODO NEWS
 
Wholesale prices in Japan surged 10.0 percent in April from a year earlier, marking the sharpest gain on record, amid surging energy and raw-material costs following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the yen's steep fall, Bank of Japan data showed Monday.
The prices of goods traded be...

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Convenience Stores In Japan Offer More Lifestyle Goods

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NHK
 
Japan's three biggest convenience store chains are expanding their offerings of household goods, hoping to take advantage of a growing trend caused by the pandemic.
Lawson began selling about 200 items from the Muji brand this month, including products like cosmetics, stationery, and socks....

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Man Who Mistakenly Received Entire Town’s COVID-19 Relief Money Vanishes

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Last month we reported on the curious case of one man receiving 46.3 million yen in 100,000-yen COVID-19 relief payments intended for 463 households in the town of Abu, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
At the time, the mayor apologized for the clerical error that led to the mistake and was pur...

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