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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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Trump wants Tokyo Olympics to be held as scheduled

February 27, 2020

Washington–U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he hopes the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will take place as scheduled while Japan faces the outbreak of the new coronavirus. “I hope that it’s gonna be fine,” Trump said of the games, to

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Osaka COVID-19 patient tests positive after apparent recovery

February 27, 2020

Osaka–A bus tour conductor in her 40s tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus after what appeared a recovery from the disease, the Osaka prefectural government said Wednesday. The resident of Osaka, the capital of the western Japan prefecture, may have

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Japan, China to closely communicate over Xi’s state visit

February 27, 2020

Tokyo–Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, on Wednesday agreed to continue their close communication toward Chinese President Xi Jinping’s planned state visit to Japan. In a 40-minute telephone conversation held at the request of China,

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Many concerts cancelled in Japan amid coronavirus spread

February 27, 2020

Tokyo–Many concerts by Japanese musicians have been canceled in line with the government’s request on Wednesday for voluntary curbs on big events to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Concerts and other events by idol group AKB48 and its sister

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Coronavirus death toll rises to 7 in Japan

February 27, 2020

Tokyo–Two more deaths linked to the COVID-19 coronavirus were reported in Japan on Wednesday, bringing the coronavirus death toll in the country to seven. The health ministry announced the death of an infected man in his 80s in Tokyo, while

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TOKYO REPORT: Quantity coffee output to begin in Kagoshima

February 26, 2020

Tokyo–A project is well under way to produce premium coffee from beans grown on Tokunoshima, an island in Kagoshima Prefecture, on a commercial basis. The project was launched in June 2017 by beverage maker Ajinomoto AGF Inc., major trading house

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