Japan expands its entry ban to foreign nationals arriving from 73 countries and territories including the United States ...

Govt to provide 300,000 yen to households in need amid conavirus

The Japanese government and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party agree to pay 300,000 yen in cash to households whose inc...

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Govt urges those with mild COVID-19 symptoms to be treated at home

Japan's government has asked local municipalities to no longer hospitalize COVID-19 patients with mild or no symptoms. T...

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Vegetable crayons

A company in Aomori Prefecture makes sustainable crayons out of vegetable waste.

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Tokyo confirms nearly 100 new cases of COVID-19

Tokyo has confirmed nearly 100 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus on Thursday, setting a daily record.

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Japan to deliver 2 masks each to 50 million households nationwide

The Japanese government will deliver two cloth masks to each of theapproximately 50 million households nationwide amid a...

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Japanese electronic giant begins shipping masks

Japanese electronic giant Sharp begins shipping masks in an attempt totackle the shortage due to the novel coronavirus p...

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Japan's cannabis-related arrests hit record high in 2019

The number of people arrested in Japan for cannabis-related incidents hitsa record high in 2019. Sales of other drugs ar...

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Distancing practiced at work initiation ceremonies

Distancing is practiced at work initiation ceremonies at companies and organizations across Japan amid the novel coronav...

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Japanese business sentiment falls into negative amid pandemic

The Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey shows business sentiment among manufacturers falling into the negative for the ...

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