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Japan still world's top creditor at end of 2019

newsonjapan.com - Út, 05/26/2020 - 20:28
Japan remained the world’s largest creditor at the end of 2019, with the net balance of external assets held by its government, companies and individual investors hitting a record ¥364.53 trillion ($3.40 trillion), the Finance Ministry said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Osaka izakaya woos virus-wary drinkers with face shields

newsonjapan.com - Út, 05/26/2020 - 20:22
A Japanese-style izakaya pub in Osaka has started distributing free face shields for use by its customers, in the hope of regaining drinkers after the state of emergency, over the novel coronavirus, was lifted last week. (Japan Times)
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Pachinko parlors going bankrupt amid closures

newsonjapan.com - Út, 05/26/2020 - 20:17
Pachinko parlors in Japan are struggling, with some going bankrupt, after the country declared a state of emergency in April and many establishments were asked to stay closed. (NHK)
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After Hana Kimura's death, Japan moves to unmask cyberbullies

newsonjapan.com - Út, 05/26/2020 - 20:15
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday began discussions on new rules to stop online abuse after the death of Netflix star Hana Kimura, who had reportedly suffered from social media bullying. (Nikkei)
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Tokyo’s 'State of Emergency' is over but - Japan Travel Update

newsonjapan.com - Út, 05/26/2020 - 20:12
PM Abe ended Japan’s State of Emergency but what does that mean? We’ll go over the news. (ONLY in JAPAN)
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Kounotori on its last mission docks at ISS

newsonjapan.com - Út, 05/26/2020 - 20:06
Japan's cargo spacecraft Kounotori 9, the last of the Kounotori transporter series, has successfully docked at the International Space Station. (NHK)
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Tokyo bars and restaurants reopen under a clouded future

newsonjapan.com - Út, 05/26/2020 - 20:03
The lifting of the state of emergency in Tokyo saw many people resuming their daily commutes by train on Tuesday. With stations bustling, the city seemed almost normal. (Nikkei)
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Japan restarting social, economic life in phases

newsonjapan.com - Út, 05/26/2020 - 20:01
Japan is slowly opening up for business again. Tuesday marks the first day since the lifting of the state of emergency, put in place in April for the coronavirus. (NHK)
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Japan aims to revive virus-hit tourism industry by footing bill

newsonjapan.com - Út, 05/26/2020 - 19:59
The Japanese government is looking to revive the tourism industry, a key driver of the economy that has been battered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, by paying for people to go on vacation in the country. (Kyodo)
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No screaming on roller coasters, please, say Tokyo Disneyland, other Japanese amusement parks

newsonjapan.com - Út, 05/26/2020 - 19:55
Amusement park association wants quiet thrill rides, no hugs as part of post-coronavirus closure reopenings. (soranews24.com)
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Japan takes first steps to bring business back

newsonjapan.com - Út, 05/26/2020 - 19:54
Japan is slowly bringing its economy back on line as a state of emergency was fully lifted after almost two months. While many in Tokyo seemed eager to reclaim a sense of normalcy, steps to keep the coronavirus at bay mean it's far from business as usual. (NHK)
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Japan's coronavirus response

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 21:24
COVID-19 has decimated many nations around the globe, and we've seen industries crumble under the impact of this deadly virus. (newsonjapan.com)
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Horse escapes from Tokyo racecourse site

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 21:13
A retired racehorse has escaped from a racetrack in Tokyo and was hit by a vehicle while running through a nearby intersection. (NHK)
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Japan's pro baseball season to start on June 19

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 21:12
Japan's professional baseball teams will start the 2020 season on June 19 after a three-month delay due to the coronavirus outbreak. (NHK)
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Japan will aim to shore up travel demand from late July

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 21:04
The government will carry out support measures to shore up demand in the travel and restaurant industries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, starting late July, sources said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Coronavirus-hit Japan dumps high fashion for health and hygiene

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 21:02
Japanese consumers are spending more on masks, cleaning products and personal sanitizers while sales of makeup and motion sickness medicine take a major hit. (Nikkei)
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Price of Hokkaido melons at season's first auction drops sharply

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 21:00
A pair of melons grown in the Hokkaido city of Yubari sold for ¥120,000 ($1,100) in the season's first auction on Monday, 2.4 percent of the price at last year's auction. (Japan Times)
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Japan's ANA leads way as masks become new normal in virus-era air travel

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 20:59
One of Japan’s major airlines plans to make the wearing of face masks compulsory as the industry shifts toward operating in a new coronavirus pandemic normal. (Japan Times)
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Major Japan electronics show CEATEC to be held online due to virus

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 20:57
One of Japan’s major annual electronics shows will be held online in October due to safety concerns arising from the novel coronavirus, organizers said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Kyoto hotels hit by 89 percent slump in foreign stays as pandemic takes toll

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 20:55
The number of foreign tourists staying at hotels in the normally thronging tourist destination of Kyoto plunged 89.5 percent in March from a year earlier amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent survey. (Japan Times)
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