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Latest coronavirus wave grows higher at US military bases across Japan

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 01/05/2022 - 03:35
The U.S. military in Japan accounted for another 242 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the winter coronavirus surge continues, according to military and Japanese reports. (stripes.com)
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Toyota takes crown from GM as world’s No. 1 in sales

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 01/05/2022 - 03:27
Toyota Camry, take a bow. Prius, bask in the limelight. Strong demand for those models helped propel the Japanese carmaker onto the throne as the world’s largest auto seller – at least for the first quarter of 2007. (dailynews.com)
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Prime Minister Kishida lays out COVID priorities

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 01/05/2022 - 03:24
Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says Japan needs to prepare for a worst-case pandemic scenario. In his new year's address, the leader discussed how to stop a new coronavirus surge. (NHK)
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Daily COVID cases top 1,000 in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 01/05/2022 - 03:23
The daily tally of coronavirus infections in Japan has topped 1,000 for the first time in three months. The spike comes as health authorities rush to contain the more transmissible Omicron variant, which is rapidly spreading nationwide. (NHK)
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Boeing secures $471m contract to upgrade Japan’s F-15 fleet

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 01/04/2022 - 07:00
Under the contract, 70 fighters will receive extensive upgrades as part of Japan’s Super Interceptor programme. (airforce-technology.com)
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Revered Japanese distance race relays idea of peace

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 01/04/2022 - 06:59
The long-distance road-running relay sport of ekiden is a national institution in Japan, where New Year’s races command massive TV audiences and turn unknown athletes into overnight stars. (taipeitimes.com)
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Japan's Central Bank Owns Huge Slice Of Domestic ETF Market – Data

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 01/04/2022 - 06:56
A data release is a reminder of how one of the world's major central banks owns more than half of its domestic ETF and exchange traded products market; the BoJ started the policy, a decade ago. (wealthbriefingasia.com)
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Happy Eating Challenge 2022 | 5 Japanese Diet Secrets | How to keep you full longer?

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 01/04/2022 - 06:53
Happy Eating Challenge 2022| 5 Japanese Diet Secrets| How to keep you full longer? (Kitchen Princess Bamboo)
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Favorite Miniature Toshikoshi Soba Recipe For Japanese's New Year

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 01/04/2022 - 06:42
Good morning guys. Do you like Japanese dish? Let me tell you about our specials today. I make Toshikoshi Soba for Japanese's New Year. (Tiny Cakes)
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Kishida Eager To Retain “Friendly Relations” With Abe

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 01/04/2022 - 06:38
Japanese Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio said in a radio program aired Monday that he will make efforts to retain “friendly relations” with former Prime Minister ABE Shinzo, who leads the largest faction of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. (thenewsmotion.com)
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Japan Eager To Promote Femtech To Support Working Women

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 01/04/2022 - 06:35
Japan’s industry ministry is stepping up support to companies helping working women with “femtech” products and services, which utilize advanced technologies to address women’s health problems. (Arab News Japan)
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Kane Tanaka, the world's oldest person, celebrates 119th birthday

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 01/04/2022 - 06:27
The world's oldest person -- Japanese woman Kane Tanaka -- has celebrated her 119th birthday and says she's determined to make it to 120. (UPI)
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Travelers returning from New Year's holidays crowd roads and airports

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 01/04/2022 - 06:22
Travelers returning from New Year holidays crowded expressways and airports across Japan Monday as a decline in coronavirus infections toward the end of last year and progress in vaccinating the public unlocked pent-up travel demand. (Japan Times)
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Japan’s 100-Yen Shops Boom In Pandemic But The Model Faces Challenges

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 01/03/2022 - 04:10
While Japan has a reputation as one of the most expensive countries in the world, there are still bargains to be had, most notably at the country’s ubiquitous “100 Yen” shops, where most of the goods cost less than a dollar each. (thenewsmotion.com)
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2 elderly people die, 4 taken to hospital after choking on mochi in Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 01/03/2022 - 04:09
Two women in their 80s died, while four other people aged between 88 and 100 were taken to hospital Saturday after they all choked on mochi, police and fire department officials said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Japan logs 554 daily COVID-19 cases, new high since Omicron spread

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 01/03/2022 - 04:06
Japan confirmed 554 daily coronavirus cases Sunday, a new high since the Omicron variant was first detected in late November, amid a steady increase of infections involving the highly transmissible strain in the midst of the country's New Year holidays. (Kyodo)
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Former NRL star Blake Ferguson arrested in Japan for suspected drug possession

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/02/2022 - 21:01
Former NRL player Blake Ferguson has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of drug possession after allegedly punching a man in a restaurant. (9 News Australia)
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Ratings for NHK's year-end "Kohaku" music show hit record low

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/02/2022 - 19:53
Viewer ratings for national broadcaster NHK's "Kohaku" live music show on New Year's Eve fell to a record low of 34.3 percent, a TV viewership research firm said Sunday. (Kyodo)
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Japan's age of majority to drop to 18

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/02/2022 - 04:12
2022 is bringing with it a revision to Japan's laws that will lower the official age of adulthood for the first time in some 140 years. (NHK)
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Mizuho hit by system failure despite pledge to improve operations

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 01/02/2022 - 04:09
Mizuho Bank said Friday it has failed to process some 300 money transfer requests following a temporary system failure the previous day that was its ninth this year. (Kyodo)
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