Forty-five local governments in Japan have decided not to host foreign national teams competing in the Tokyo Olympics an...

Over 350,000 people petition to cancel Tokyo Games

Over 350,000 people have joined a petition to cancel the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics amid growing concerns over the c...

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Japan to add Hokkaido, Hiroshima, Okayama to emergency prefectures

The Japanese government decides to add Hokkaido, Hiroshima and Okayama to prefectures covered under the country’s third ...

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Nightlife workers seeking daytime jobs amid pandemic

Nightlife workers are shifting to daytime jobs due to the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their industry.

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Kyoto ducklings' annual move

Ducklings born at a temple in Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto move to a river with a little help from people in the nei...

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Japanese expert stresses importance of prior assessment on impact of Tokyo Games

Japan’s top coronavirus expert stresses the importance of prior assessment on factors that could be impacted by holding ...

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Muji supermarket to open in Yokohama

A Muji supermarket that sells fresh produce will open at a mall in Yokohama on May 14.

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Work reforms for Japan's bureaucracy

A bureaucrat at Japan's health ministry calls for work reforms for government employees who are often forced to work ext...

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Toyota logs 2.25 trillion yen net profit for FY 2020

Toyota Motor logs a net profit of nearly 2.25 trillion yen in fiscal 2020 that ended in March, up about 10 percent from ...

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Two doses of Pfizer vaccine effective for coronavirus variants

Japanese researchers find that two doses of U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s vaccine are effective for coronavirus v...

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