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3 more prefectures to join state of emergency

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The Japanese government has decided to add Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima prefectures to a state of emergency from Sunday due to rising coronavirus cases. (NHK)
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Police believe illegal pachinko parlor funded yakuza

newsonjapan.com - 1 hour 47 min ago
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted an illegal casino in Katsushika Ward that is suspected of funding organized crime, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Proposed immigration law revision sparks debate

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A controversial draft revision to Japan's immigration law has sparked fierce debate among lawmakers. It would change rules on detaining foreign nationals facing deportation orders. (NHK)
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Analysis: Japan Inc squeezed by surging costs and frugal consumer fears

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TOKYO - At his factory in Tokyo, Shigeki Kato has a grim strategy to deal with rising costs that threaten profit margins: grin and bear it. (Reuters)
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Toshiba unit confirms DarkSide cyberattack

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A unit of Toshiba has confirmed that it fell victim to a cyberattack by the Russia-based hacker group DarkSide, which is believed to be behind another attack on a major US fuel pipeline. (NHK)
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Freed journalist returns to Japan from Myanmar

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A Japanese journalist who was detained in Myanmar has been released and returned to Japan. (NHK)
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‘Ultraman’ animated feature in the works at Netflix

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A CG-animated feature film based on Japan''s popular fictional superhero Ultraman is being developed by Netflix. (outlookindia.com)
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Japan sees fewest bankruptcies in 50 years for April

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 07:46
The number of corporate bankruptcies in Japan plunged 35.8% from a year before to 477 in April, the smallest figure for the month in the past 50 years, Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Nikon posts record net loss in FY2020

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 07:25
Japanese precision equipment maker Nikon, known around the world for its digital cameras, has reported its worst ever fiscal year performance, with sales taking a battering from the coronavirus pandemic. (NHK)
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Ex-Miyakojima mayor arrested for suspected bribery

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 06:52
Japanese police have arrested a former mayor of an island city in Okinawa Prefecture on suspicion of taking a bribe in connection with a land sale for a Ground Self-Defense Force camp. (NHK)
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Myanmar to free Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 06:50
A Japanese freelance journalist in Myanmar who was jailed and charged with spreading false news or information that could cause public unrest will be freed by the country’s ruling junta as a gesture of friendship with Japan, a state television report said Thursday. (hindustantimes.com)
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Doctors' union calls for cancelling Tokyo Games

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 06:49
A union of hospital doctors in Japan has urged the government to cancel this summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics due to the coronavirus pandemic. (NHK)
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Foreign sumo fans finding ways to make voices heard

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 22:03
Sumo isn’t anywhere near the level of the only truly global sport. What its overseas fans lack in numbers, however, they more than make up for in passion. (Japan Times)
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Doctors charged in euthanasia case suspected in another death

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 21:52
Two doctors indicted last year over the consensual killing of a terminally ill woman in Kyoto were served with fresh arrest warrants Wednesday for allegedly murdering a man, the father of one of them, police said. (Japan Today)
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Japanese billionaire Maezawa to travel to ISS in December

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 21:48
MOSCOW – Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant, Yozo Hirano, will be the next tourists to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Man arrested over murder of 21-year-old university student in Chiba Prefecture

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 21:45
Police in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 21-year-old university student. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo reports 1,010 new cases of coronavirus

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 16:43
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 1,010 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday. That's up 419 from a week earlier. (NHK)
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Kuroda says BOJ ready to buy ETFs 'boldly,' drops no hints on when

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 16:42
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday the central bank was ready to buy exchange-traded funds (ETF) "boldly" when necessary, but did not offer any hints on whether it would step in to stem the current market rout. (Reuters)
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Japan is the sixth most desirable country for people to move for work

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 16:38
Last year, Japan was ranked the second most popular destination to move to, so it’s no surprise that the country also made the list in another recent worldwide survey on where people would most like to relocate for work. (timeout.com)
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Pfizer vaccine effective on COVID-19 variants in Japan, study says

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 06:50
Around 90% of people who received the vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. were found to have developed antibodies against the various COVID-19 variants detected in Japan, a university study showed Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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