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Coronavirus latest: Toyota reopens all China plants

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 20:05
Toyota Motor restarted its fourth and final Chinese assembly plant following a nearly monthlong shutdown sparked by the deadly coronavirus outbreak. (Nikkei)
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Sumo left with only one ozeki for first time in over 38 years

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 20:00
For the first time in over 38 years, the Japan Sumo Association’s rankings, published Monday, have only one wrestler at the sport’s second-highest rank of ozeki. But if sekiwake Asanoyama has his way, that situation will soon be remedied. (Japan Times)
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Japan drafts plan against coronavirus

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 19:53
Japan's government has drafted a basic policy on the coronavirus in a bid to stem the number of new cases. (NHK)
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Tokyo: Man, 21, accused of fatally stabbing father

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 19:48
Tokyo Metropolitan Police last week arrested a 21-year-old man over the alleged fatal stabbing of his father at their residence in Setagaya Ward, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 22). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Third Point leads criticism of Japan’s foreign investment law

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 19:44
Continued uncertainty surrounding details of a new law on foreign investment is likely to dent appetite toward Japan, experts warned. (Nikkei)
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12 new coronavirus cases reported in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 19:42
Twelve new cases of coronavirus infection were reported around Japan on Monday, bringing the total number of domestic infections, excluding people who were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, to 159. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo's Ghibli Museum to close through March 17 due to coronavirus

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 20:19
The world-famous Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, featuring the works of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, will be closed from Tuesday through March 17 due to the coronavirus outbreak. (Kyodo)
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U.S. raises travel alert to Japan as new coronavirus spreads via unknown infection routes

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 20:18
The U.S. State Department on Saturday called for “increased caution” when traveling to Japan, escalating the alert to level 2 on the four-level advisory scale amid reports that a new coronavirus originating in China is spreading in Japanese communities via unknown infection routes. (Japan Times)
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Third Diamond Princess passenger dies

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 20:12
Japan's health ministry says a third passenger from the quarantined Diamond Princess has died. The cause of death was pneumonia. (NHK)
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Emperor Naruhito attends events at Imperial Palace to mark 60th birthday

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 20:04
Emperor Naruhito, who turned 60 on Sunday, attended a series of celebratory events at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo the same day, together with his wife, Empress Masako. (Japan Times)
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Woman seriously injured in bag-snatching incident at Shibuya game center

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 21:38
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly assaulting a woman after snatching her bag in Shibuya Ward last year, reports TV Asahi (Feb. 21). (tokyoreporter.com)
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From trains to baths, Japan's companies slash earnings outlook

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 21:32
The novel coronavirus outbreak has forced as much as 56 Japanese companies to disclose that they will downgrade earnings forecasts or expect a significant slow down of sales, according to credit research specialist Tokyo Shoko Research. (Nikkei)
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Japan's emperor thanks public for support, pledges to serve symbolic role

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 21:27
Emperor Naruhito, on the occasion of his 60th birthday on Sunday, thanked the people for supporting him since he ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne last year and reiterated his determination to fulfill his symbolic role, while expressing sympathy for those affected by the outbreak of the new coronavirus. (Kyodo)
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Junior high school teacher infected

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 21:25
A teacher in her 60s at a public junior high school east of Tokyo has been confirmed to be infected with the virus. She showed symptoms of nausea while teaching in Chiba prefecture . (NHK)
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Woman tests positive after leaving cruise ship

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 21:21
A woman in her 60s in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, has tested positive for the new coronavirus after disembarking from the quarantined cruise ship docked near Tokyo. (NHK)
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23 passengers released without being tested

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 21:19
Japan's health ministry says it has to retest 23 passengers who were allowed to leave a new coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Yokohama port, as the initial testing procedure was incomplete. (NHK)
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Elderly man on welfare pulls knife at Shibuya Ward office

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:16
Tokyo Metropolitan Police are questioning a man after he brandished a knife at the Shibuya Ward office on Friday, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Feb. 21). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Theme parks shut to prevent spread of coronavirus

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:10
Theme parks in Japan featuring Hello Kitty and other characters will close temporarily in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (NHK)
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Coronavirus: 3 children among new cases

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:07
Nine new cases of coronavirus infection were reported in Japan on Friday. (NHK)
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23 cashless payment providers join Japan's My Number point program

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 20:12
Twenty-three providers of cashless payment services have registered to participate in a government-led reward-point program for holders of My Number social security and tax identification cards, the internal affairs ministry said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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