Hospitals brace for second wave of infections

Hospitals brace for second wave of infections

The state of emergency has been lifted across Japan, but that does not mean the end for the novel coronavirus epidemic. ...

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Buffet restaurants try to adapt to the new normal

Buffet restaurants try to adapt to the new normal

Restaurants in Japan are attempting to adapt to the new normal amid the continued novel coronavirus pandemic. So-called ...

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Beaches south of Tokyo reopen to visitors

Beaches south of Tokyo reopen to visitors

Beaches in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, replace "no entry" signs with ones urging social distancing.

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Flow of people increase after state of emergency lifted

Flow of people increase after state of emergency lifted

The flow of people in areas where the state of emergency was lifted a day before including Tokyo and three neighboring p...

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Tokyo begins its reopening on Tuesday, easing restrictions on some businesses

Tokyo begins its reopening on Tuesday, easing restrictions on some businesses

Tokyo is set to slowly reopen on Tuesday, with museums, libraries, pools and other facilities see restrictions eased.

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Price of high end Yubari melon fetches one 40th of last season's price

Price of high end Yubari melon fetches one 40th of last season's price

The price of high-end Yubari melons fetches one 40th of last season's price at the first auction of the season due to th...

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Foreign travelers to Japan in April nosedives by nearly 100 percent

Foreign travelers to Japan in April nosedives by nearly 100 percent

The number of foreign visitors to Japan tumbled by 99.9 percent in April compared to the same period last year due to th...

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COVID-19 Tokyo Olympic logo angers organizers

COVID-19 Tokyo Olympic logo angers organizers

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee is demanding a logo combining the Tokyo summer games and COVID-19 virus be withdr...

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Govt concerned with public's lax attitude toward pandemic

Govt concerned with public's lax attitude toward pandemic

The Japanese government plans to decide on Thursday whether to lift the state of emergency declaration in 8 prefectures....

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Japan's 1st antigen test kit for novel coronavirus

Japan's 1st antigen test kit for novel coronavirus

The health ministry approves Japan's first antigen test kit for checking whether someone is infected with the novel coro...

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