Japan to begin virus antibody testing on 10,000 people

Japan to begin virus antibody testing on 10,000 people

Japan's government will begin antibody testing for the new coronavirus on 10,000 people beginning next month. The move i...

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Japanese student arrested for accepting package with illegal drugs

Japanese student arrested for accepting package with illegal drugs

A Japanese university student is arrested after she signs for a package containing illegal drugs. She has denied any wro...

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Health care workers face stigma over coronavirus

Health care workers face stigma over coronavirus

Health care workers in Japan are putting their lives on the line to help the country battle the novel coronavirus epidem...

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Japan's state of emergency lifted for 39 of 47 prefectures

Japan's state of emergency lifted for 39 of 47 prefectures

Japan's Prime Minister has lifted the state of emergency for 39 prefectures. Abe Shinzo says the other 8 prefectures inc...

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Virtual shopping via robot

Virtual shopping via robot

The Tsutaya Electrics store in Tokyo's Futakotamagawa area tests having customers shop virtually using a remotely contro...

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Panel of experts offer criteria for lifting state of emergency

Panel of experts offer criteria for lifting state of emergency

A Japanese government panel of experts recommend the country be split into 3 categories based on the number of new infec...

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Study: novel coronavirus easily transmitted between cats

Study: novel coronavirus easily transmitted between cats

A new study has found that novel coronavirus can be easily transmitted between cats. But the findings does not conclude ...

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Business sentiment at lowest since 2002

Business sentiment at lowest since 2002

Results of the Economy Watchers Survey show that the business sentiment in Japan is the lowest since 2002.

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Nuclear fuel reprocessing plant passes new safety standards

Nuclear fuel reprocessing plant passes new safety standards

The Nuclear Regulation Authority approves the safety inspection document for a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Rokkas...

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167-million yen gene therapy drug now available in Japan

167-million yen gene therapy drug now available in Japan

Zolgensma, a gene therapy drug for a rare genetic disorder in children, becomes the most expensive medicine in Japan at ...

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