State of emergency lifted for Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo

State of emergency lifted for Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo

The Japanese government lifts the state of emergency over the novel coronavirus for Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures i...

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Top prosecutor to resign over gambling scandal

Top prosecutor to resign over gambling scandal

A top prosecutor believed to be close to Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has submitted his resignation following a scandal inv...

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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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Anti-flu drug Avigan fails to show efficacy against coronavirus infections

Anti-flu drug Avigan fails to show efficacy against coronavirus infections

Clinical trials for the candidate drug for treating novel coronavirus infections has so far failed to provide evidence o...

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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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Ducklings move from temple to river in Kyoto

Ducklings move from temple to river in Kyoto

Ducklings born at a temple in Kyoto move to a nearby river in what has become an annual event.

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Diplomatic bluebook recounts Japan's evacuation from Wuhan

Diplomatic bluebook recounts Japan's evacuation from Wuhan

Japan's latest annual diplomatic bluebook recounts the government's evacuation of Japanese nationals from China early th...

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Govt to give cash handouts to needy students

Govt to give cash handouts to needy students

The Japanese government will offer cash handouts of up to 200,000 yen per person to students in need due to the novel co...

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Aomori's landmark park reopens

Aomori's landmark park reopens

Aomori's landmark park famous for cherry blossoms reopens after closing for 38 days to prevent the spread of the novel c...

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