2020 Tokyo Olympic preparations moving ahead

2020 Tokyo Olympic preparations moving ahead

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori confirm that prepar...

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CORONAVIRUS: Lawmakers want to use Japan's mask reserve

CORONAVIRUS: Lawmakers want to use Japan's mask reserve

Japan's opposition lawmakers want to tap into the country's stockpile of surgical masks, built during the 2009 swine flu...

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Govt: Japan has enough toilet paper

Govt: Japan has enough toilet paper

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama says Japan has enough toilet paper and urges people to stop hoa...

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CORONAVIRUS: Bank of Japan to help stabilize markets

CORONAVIRUS: Bank of Japan to help stabilize markets

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda says the central bank will supply funds and purchase assets to try and counter th...

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Firefly squid haul on Toyama Bay

Firefly squid haul on Toyama Bay

Firefly squid fishing season opens in Toyama Prefecture, and fisherman haul in 365 kg on the first day.

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IOC head: Tokyo Olympics going ahead as planned

IOC head: Tokyo Olympics going ahead as planned

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are going ahead as planned despite co...

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Tokyo Disneyland closed until March 15

Tokyo Disneyland closed until March 15

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will be closed from February 29 through March 15 in an effort to prevent the spread...

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Ehime governor criticizes Abe school closure plan

Ehime governor criticizes Abe school closure plan

Ehime governor Tokihiro Nakamura says his prefecture will take 2 extra days to comply with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's s...

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Coronavirus info in Japan for English, Chinese, Korean speakers

Coronavirus info in Japan for English, Chinese, Korean speakers

Japan National Tourism Organization has a visitor hotline at 050-3816-2787 that accepts inquiries about coronavirus in E...

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CORONAVIRUS: National health insurance to cover virus test

CORONAVIRUS: National health insurance to cover virus test

Japan's government aims to have national health insurance cover coronavirus tests starting next week, as officials are b...

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