New faces of masks

New faces of masks

People in Japan are starting to make masks using unconventional materials to deal with the shortage in the protective ge...

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Sources: Japan to expand state of emergency to entire country

Sources: Japan to expand state of emergency to entire country

Sources say Japan's government is taking the necessary steps to expand the state of emergency to the entire nation.

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Japan's govt. asks companies to ramp up medical supply production

Japan's govt. asks companies to ramp up medical supply production

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is urging companies to ramp up their production of medical supplies and protective ge...

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Flow of people down 50 to 70 percent in Tokyo from pre-pandemic

Flow of people down 50 to 70 percent in Tokyo from pre-pandemic

Japan's government says the flow up people is down 50 to 70 percent in areas like Tokyo where the state of emergency was...

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Beach parking, park facilities, and basketball courts shut down

Beach parking, park facilities, and basketball courts shut down

Officials from municipalities in areas around Tokyo have shut down beach parking, park facilities, and basketball court...

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Foreign visitors to Japan in March down 93%

Foreign visitors to Japan in March down 93%

The number of foreign visitors to Japan in March dropped 93 percent from the previous year as the novel coronavirus pand...

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Handmade masks by police officers

Handmade masks by police officers

Police officers in Chiba Prefecture are making their own masks amid a shortage in the product across Japan due to the no...

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Supermarket Life to give all employees bonuses

Supermarket Life to give all employees bonuses

Japanese supermarket chain Life decides to give each employee a one-off bonus amounting to a total of around 300 million...

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Honda provides modified cars to transport coronavirus patients

Honda provides modified cars to transport coronavirus patients

Automaker Honda has started providing specially modified cars for transporting patients with mild symptoms of COVID-19 t...

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PM Abe mulls cash handouts of 100,000 yen per person

PM Abe mulls cash handouts of 100,000 yen per person

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is considering cash handouts of 100,000 yen per person in response to a demand by the ruling c...

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