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Japan passes space resources law

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 03:57
Japan’s parliament approved legislation that allows companies to extract and utilize space resources as the head of Russia’s space agency criticized similar national laws on the subject. (spacenews.com)
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Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 03:53
Japan said on Thursday it would ease emergency coronavirus curbs in nine prefectures including Tokyo while keeping some measures, including limiting spectator numbers at big events, amid fears that next month's Olympics could trigger a surge in infections. (Japan Today)
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Rampaging bear shot dead after four hurt in Japan chaos

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 03:48
A bear has been shot dead after it went on the rampage and broke into an army base, according to Japan’s national broadcaster. (yahoo.com)
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Man arrested for sexually assaulting, strangling woman he met online

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:38
Police in Tokyo have arrested a 49-year-old man for sexually assaulting and strangling a woman he met on a social networking site. The suspect also possessed a knife at the time and used it to threaten his victim. (Japan Today)
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Japan companies lag far behind women empowerment in management roles

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:26
Women make up less than 10 per cent of the management in most Japanese companies, as the country's corporate sector finds it difficult to meet the business lobby's aim of boosting the number of female executives in an ageing society, a Reuters poll showed. (channelnewsasia.com)
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Japan study reveals long-term effects of COVID-19

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 08:40
The interim results of Japanese research on long-term effects of the coronavirus show that some people experienced fatigue, hair loss or other symptoms six months after they had been diagnosed with infection. (NHK)
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Man threatened to kill medical association chief for ‘inciting fear over the coronavirus’

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:09
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday arrested a 45-year-old man for allegedly threatening to kill the Japan Medical Association chief, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Aging reactor to be restarted next Wednesday

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:07
The operator of the Mihama nuclear power plant on the Sea of Japan coast says it will restart an aging reactor next Wednesday after a 10-year suspension. (NHK)
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Japan condom-makers fear anticlimax at Olympics

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:04
For Japanese condom makers, the Olympics were supposed to be a golden opportunity, with hordes of eager tourists and tens of thousands of their innovative, ultra-thin prophylactics given to athletes. (Japan Times)
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Japan to ease state of emergency, focus on Games spectators

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:03
Japan said on Thursday it would ease emergency coronavirus curbs in nine prefectures including Tokyo while keeping some measures, including limiting spectator numbers at big events, amid fears that next month's Olympics could trigger a surge in infections. (kitco.com)
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Ryugu asteroid samples show presence of water

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 05:59
A Japanese researcher says an initial analysis of samples from the Ryugu asteroid has yielded data that shows the presence of plenty of water and organic matter on the asteroid. (NHK)
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Japan starts vaccinating people age 18 or older at state-run centers

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 18:49
Japan’s state-run mass COVID-19 inoculation centers started administering vaccine to people age 18 or older Thursday, extending vaccinations beyond those aged 65 or over as many slots at the centers remain vacant. (Japan Times)
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Problems Single Dads in Japan Face

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 18:46
Such a wonderful time to talk with those great single dads and learn about the problems. (Nobita from Japan)
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Fate of Japan wartime leader Hideki Tojo revealed in declassified documents

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 18:44
A university professor in Japan may have helped shed light on the final fate of Japan’s infamous wartime prime minister Hideki Tojo. (South China Morning Post)
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Japan to issue 'vaccine passports' from July

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 18:43
The Japanese government plans to allow municipalities to issue "vaccine passports" -- documents certifying coronavirus vaccinations -- starting next month. (NHK)
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Japan's bank lobby urges BOJ caution on deepening negative rates

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 07:51
Japan's central bank should be cautious about deepening negative interest rates as such a move could have a "very big" impact on lenders' earnings, the head of a lobby of regional banks said. (Reuters)
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Govt.: Cap major event attendance at 10,000

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 07:46
Japan's government is set to cap attendance at major events at 10,000 as a transitional measure when it lifts a coronavirus state of emergency or other special measures. (NHK)
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Japan visitors down 99.6% in May from 2019 on tough border controls

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 07:45
The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan in May was down 99.6 percent from the pre-pandemic year of 2019 as a result of tougher travel restrictions to prevent the spread of highly contagious coronavirus variants, government data showed Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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High court judge faces impeachment for inappropriate tweets

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 07:44
A parliamentary committee decided Wednesday to refer a high court judge to an impeachment court for posting inappropriate messages on social media that were offensive to parties in two separate trials in 2017 and 2018. (Japan Today)
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Japan to lift state of emergency except Okinawa

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 07:28
Japan's government is considering lifting the coronavirus state of emergency currently issued for 10 prefectures except Okinawa. (NHK)
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