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More Japan prefectures confirm COVID-19 cases

February 29, 2020

Sendai, Miyagi Pref.–A man in his 70s in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, has been confirmed to be infected with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the municipal government of the capital of the prefecture said Saturday. This is the first confirmed case of

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FOCUS: Tokyo Olympics at risk as Coronavirus rages on

February 29, 2020

Tokyo–The fate of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, slated for this summer, appears in limbo, with the global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus threatening the quadrennial sporting event. Fears over whether the Tokyo Games will be canceled come after

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Japan to send justice official to Lebanon over Ghosn’s escape

February 28, 2020

Tokyo–Japan will send a senior justice official to Lebanon to request the country’s cooperation in responding to the escape of former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, Justice Minister Masako Mori said Friday. Japanese State Minister of Justice Hiroyuki Yoshiie

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Japan January jobless rate rises to 2.4 pct

February 28, 2020

Tokyo–Japan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 2.4 pct in January, up 0.2 percentage point from the previous month, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Friday. The number of jobless people increased by 120,000 to 1.64 million, the

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IOC Pres. Bach committed to holding Tokyo Olympics as scheduled

February 28, 2020

Tokyo–International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has stressed that the IOC is continuing its preparations to hold the Tokyo Summer Olympics as scheduled, even though the spread of the new coronavirus is spurring speculation about the quadrennial sporting event. The

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Abe urges understanding for school closure request

February 28, 2020

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought public understanding on Friday for his request to close all elementary, junior high and high schools, saying that it is a “crucial period” to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. “Now is

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EXCLUSIVE: Japan govt to demand halt to face mask auctioning

February 28, 2020

Tokyo–Japan’s industry ministry will ask online auction companies to voluntarily shut out face masks from their websites amid supply shortages caused by the spread of COVID-19 infections, Jiji Press learned Thursday. Face masks are still in short supply mainly in

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Japan FY 2020 budget bill to pass lower House Friday

February 28, 2020

Tokyo–Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and major opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan agreed Thursday to vote on the government’s fiscal 2020 budget bill at a plenary meeting of the House of Representatives the following day. The budget bill is

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