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First heart surgery performed using iPS cells

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 20:14
A Japanese group of researchers says it has conducted heart surgery using sheets of heart muscle cells made from iPS cells. (NHK)
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Japan begins second removal of spent MOX fuel from nuclear reactor

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 20:00
Operations have begun to remove a rare type of spent fuel made of plutonium-uranium mixed oxide from a nuclear reactor in central Japan, operator Kansai Electric Power Co. said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Coronavirus epidemic sends shivers through Japan's red-districts

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 19:58
Between January 24 and 30, some 700,000 Chinese tourists are expected to arrive in Japan to celebrate the Chinese New Year. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Mask sales soar despite doubts they block coronavirus

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 19:47
Will wearing a surgical mask help protect against the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and has so far killed more than 80 people? (Nikkei)
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Japanese firms pulling staff out of Wuhan

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 19:37
Japan's government is taking steps to evacuate Japanese citizens who want to leave Wuhan, the city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak. Japanese companies are preparing to repatriate employees and their families. About 160 companies are operating in and around the city. (NHK)
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Cancellations pile up in Japan as virus spreads

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 19:35
Japan's hotel industry is being hit hard by a large number of cancellations resulting from the spread of the new coronavirus in China. (NHK)
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5,000 attend Fukuoka ceremony for Japanese doctor killed in Afghanistan

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 20:11
A farewell ceremony for Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura, who was killed in Afghanistan in December, was held Saturday attended by about 5,000 people paying respect for his longtime contribution to development of the central Asian country. (Japan Today)
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Japan proposal to lower age for charging youths as adults scrapped due to differences of opinion: sources

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 20:10
The government plans to abandon for now an amendment to the age cap under juvenile law that would lower the age when individuals can be tried as adults from 20 years old to 18, sources have said. (Japan Times)
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Ex-SoftBank employee arrested over alleged leak of proprietary information to Russian spies

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 20:02
A former SoftBank Corp. employee was arrested Saturday for allegedly passing proprietary information from the major phone carrier to officials at Russia’s trade representative office in Tokyo. (Japan Times)
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Ex-yakuza on death row for Maebashi ‘snack’ murders dies in prison in apparent suicide

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 19:58
Osamu Yano, a former gang boss on death row over the killing of four persons nearly two decades ago, has died in prison in an apparent suicide, the Ministry of Justice said, reports TBS News (Jan. 26). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Sumo: Amid tears and laughter, underdog Tokushoryu brings down house

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 19:55
After a victory no one would have dared predict, Tokushoryu also proved to be a champion in the afterglow on Sunday. (Kyodo)
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Japan confirms 4th coronavirus case

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 19:51
Japan's health ministry says it has confirmed the country's fourth case of the new coronavirus. (NHK)
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Japan and US make plans to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 19:50
Tokyo and Washington are making plans to evacuate Japanese and American citizens from Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak that has claimed more than 50 lives, while Honda Motor said Sunday it was evacuating about 30 employees and family members out of the area back to Japan. (Nikkei)
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Japan confirms 3rd case of new coronavirus

newsonjapan.com - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 20:45
Health authorities in Japan have confirmed the country's third case of the new coronavirus. (NHK)
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Japan's largest bank offers users Y1,000 to give up paper passbooks and go digital

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 21:49
To encourage more customers to go digital, Japan’s largest bank is offering depositors who give up their paper bankbooks a ¥1,000 reward. (Japan Times)
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Lebanon, Japan begin 40-day countdown to decide where Carlos Ghosn will stand trial: sources

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 21:42
Lebanon and Japan have about 40 days to decide whether ousted Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi boss Carlos Ghosn will be extradited to Japan or stand trial in Lebanon, a judicial source and a source close to Ghosn said on Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Experts warn of high risk of Nankai Trough tsunami

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 21:38
A panel of Japanese experts says that over the next 30 years, many people living along the Nankai Trough face a higher chance of experiencing a deadly tsunami than being injured in a traffic accident. (NHK)
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Olympic symbol monument lit up in Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 21:35
A huge monument featuring the Olympic symbol has been lit up in Tokyo six months before the Japanese capital hosts the Games. (NHK)
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Narita crowded with Lunar New Year travelers

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 21:34
Narita Airport east of Tokyo is crowded with tourists from China as the Lunar New Year holiday period gets underway. (NHK)
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Care home killer rejects insanity plea

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 21:33
A former care home worker accused of mass killings in Japan has rejected his lawyers' argument that he is mentally unfit to stand trial. (NHK)
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