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Japan confirms 1st coronavirus infection without visit to Wuhan

January 28, 2020

Tokyo–A person in Japan has been confirmed infected with a new coronavirus despite not having visited the Chinese city of Wuhan at the center of the pneumonia outbreak, Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato said Tuesday. The infection marks the first

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Glass eel poaching on rise in Japan amid surging prices

January 28, 2020

Kochi–Japan is struggling to crack down on glass eel poaching, which has been on the rise due to surging prices reflecting unprecedentedly poor catches. In the western prefecture of Kochi, a major glass eel fishing area, police have discovered a

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Japan delays sending flights to Wuhan from Tuesday morning

January 28, 2020

Tokyo–Japan put off sending chartered flights to Wuhan to evacuate its nationals from the Chinese city at the center of a coronavirus outbreak from Tuesday morning due to scheduling difficulty. The government was preparing to start sending the chartered planes

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Japan decides to designate new pneumonia as specified disease

January 28, 2020

Tokyo–The Japanese government decided Tuesday to designate pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus raging in China as a specified infectious disease, aiming to put the designation into effect in early February. The government adopted at a cabinet meeting an ordinance

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Kyodo News reporter briefly detained by Russia

January 28, 2020

Moscow–Kyodo News said Monday that a reporter of the Japanese news agency who contacted a Russian official in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok as part of reporting activities was briefly detained by Russian security authorities on Dec. 25

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Tokyo Games depriving locals of opportunities for sports, biz events

January 27, 2020

Tokyo–Renovation work to turn facilities in the Tokyo metropolitan area into venues for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics has been making it difficult for people and companies to find places for sporting and business events. Renovation work began in

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TOKYO REPORT: Foreigners urged to be aware of drone rules in Japan

January 27, 2020

Tokyo–Japanese authorities are introducing a variety of measures to prevent the wrongful use of drones, which has been increasing, due to unfamiliarity with regulations among users, especially tourists from abroad. Under the civil aeronautics law, a drone of 200 grams

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Coronavirus outbreak takes toll on Japan tourism industry

January 27, 2020

Tokyo–Japan’s tourism industry is bracing for the effects of China’s ban on overseas group tours introduced on Monday in the wake of the outbreak of pneumonia blamed on a new strain of coronavirus. The travel ban came as China’s Lunar

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