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9 Years on: Fukushima taps info tech for farming revival

March 9, 2020

Fukushima–Fukushima Prefecture is developing labor-saving farming techniques by utilizing information technology with cooperation from the corporate and academic sectors, aiming to revive farming in former nuclear evacuation zones. Evacuation zones were designated in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident

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Congestion on Japan commuter trains eases after antivirus steps

March 6, 2020

Tokyo–Congestion on urban center trains during commuting hours has eased, with fewer train delays seen, after measures taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The changes may reflect temporary school closures and companies promoting telework and staggered commuting. According

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Japan adopts tighter entry restrictions on China, S. Korea

March 6, 2020

Tokyo–The Japanese government, at a cabinet meeting Friday, adopted tighter restrictions on entry by travelers from China and South Korea, including Japanese, in the fight against the new coronavirus. Effective from Monday, all travelers from the two neighboring countries, including

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Preparations under way to hold Tokyo Games as planned: Abe

March 6, 2020

Tokyo–Preparations are progressing to hold the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer as scheduled, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday. At a House of Councillors committee meeting, Abe denied that the spread of the new coronavirus is affecting preparations for

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Japan mulls recording virus outbreak as historic emergency

March 6, 2020

Tokyo–The Japanese government is considering designating the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a historic emergency that requires it to record its response, Seigo Kitamura, minister in charge of public records, said Friday. The designation will make it mandatory for

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Donations to Japanese city jump to get toilet paper

March 6, 2020

Shizuoka–There has been a rush of donations to a central Japan city from people wanting to get return gifts of toilet and tissue paper amid the spread of the new coronavirus. Donations to Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, increased sharply after false

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Chinese Pres. Xi’s Visit to Japan Delayed due to Coronavirus

March 5, 2020

Tokyo–The Japanese government said Thursday that a planned state visit to Japan by Chinese President Xi Jinping has been postponed amid the ongoing global spread of the new coronavirus. The government had been moving forward with arrangements for a Japan

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Coronavirus spreads further in Japan; Shiga sees 1st case

March 5, 2020

Tokyo–The COVID-19 coronavirus disease spread further in Japan on Thursday, with the western prefecture of Shiga seeing its first infection case. According to the Shiga government, a man in his 60s in the prefectural capital of Otsu developed a fever

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