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Japan travel campaign to remain suspended even after emergency lifted

News from Japan - 0 sec ago
The resumption of the Go To Travel campaign, which some experts believe caused the coronavirus to spread nationwide, would come only after preventive measures are ...

Tepco finishes nuclear fuel removal from Fukushima reactor

News from Japan - 0 sec ago
It is the first time that fuel removal has been completed for any of the three reactors that suffered meltdowns in the March 2011 accident ...

LDP lawmakers grow frustrated over Chinese incursions into waters around Senkakus

News from Japan - 0 sec ago
The government is struggling to keep a careful balance as one misstep could escalate the situation in the East China Sea.

Japan’s new Olympic minister comes under fire for opposing dual surnames

News from Japan - 0 sec ago
Conservative lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have asked local assembly members in writing to prevent the adoption of petitions calling for a selective ...

How long should movies be in theaters before streaming? Hollywood is trying to find out

America: CNN - 41 min 48 sec ago
With the movie business upended during the pandemic and tilting more towards streaming than cineplexes, Hollywood is rethinking its business model. One significant debate is how long a gap there should be between a film's theatrical release and its availability on streaming services.

Mateus brace lifts Grampus over promoted Avispa

Japan: Sports - 44 min 49 sec ago
Brazilian winger Mateus' brace got Nagoya Grampus off to a winning start in the new J. League campaign on Sunday, with a 2-1 away win ...

Democratic lawmakers wrestle with how to proceed on immigration

America: CNN - 1 hour 11 min ago
Democratic lawmakers are wrestling with how to move forward with a series of immigration bills that would legalize undocumented immigrants, with some pushing for sweeping immigration revisions out of the gate and others urging caution.

Pandemic puts pressure on Japan to open up rice stockpile to charities

News from Japan - 1 hour 28 min ago
As job losses have surged due to the impact of the spread of the novel coronavirus, demand for food handouts has skyrocketed in Japan.

Fact-checking or propaganda? Osaka political group’s new Twitter account raises eyebrows

News from Japan - 1 hour 55 min ago
Concerned about a rise in what Osaka Ishin said was false statements on social media, the group launched a new Twitter account to track posts ...

China-India demilitarized zone upsets defense officials in Delhi

Asia/Pacific - 2 hours 29 min ago
After the deadliest fighting in decades, India and China are setting up demilitarized areas along their Himalayan border — a move that has rankled some ...

Tokyo confirms 329 new COVID-19 cases as six prefectures prepare to exit emergency

News from Japan - 2 hours 48 min ago
The figure marks a slight uptick from last Sunday as the decrease in new cases begins to slow.

Virginia's off-year elections could pose key test for both parties

America: CNN - 3 hours 4 min ago
A 16-year political shift has transformed the Commonwealth of Virginia from a solidly red state to a blue one.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez crushes Avni Yildirim to retain titles

Japan: Sports - 3 hours 10 min ago
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez demolished Turkey's Avni Yildirim in three rounds to retain his WBC and WBA super middleweight titles by knockout on Saturday.Mexico's Alvarez dominated ...

U.S. Soccer scraps policy banning kneeling during anthem

Japan: Sports - 3 hours 44 min ago
The United States Soccer Federation on Saturday voted to end a ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, something they have done to protest ...

Eddie Jones bites tongue over officiating after England loss to Wales

Japan: Sports - 4 hours 1 min ago
England coach Eddie Jones tried to make his frustration clear while refusing to criticize referee Pascal Gauzere following the reigning Six Nations champions' 40-24 loss ...

Japan likely to receive boost to COVID-19 vaccine stock in April

News from Japan - 4 hours 4 min ago
Vaccine rollout chief Taro Kono said he expects the government to have enough doses so older people can receive their second shots in May and ...

NBA fans, art afficionados flocking to new digital collectables

Japan: Sports - 4 hours 18 min ago
The NBA's new Top Shot platform uses blockchain technology, which powers cryptocurrency such as bitcoin, to sell fans exclusive video clips that can be traded ...

8% of Japanese consumers still hesitate to buy Fukushima food products

News from Japan - 4 hours 23 min ago
Although the figure is the lowest since the survey started in February 2013, the finding is "very regrettable," food safety minister Shinji Inoue said.

New Yorkers rally against wave of anti-Asian hate

America: CNN - 4 hours 28 min ago
Noel Quintana said he was slashed across the face.

Japanese experts look to create global standards for disaster preparedness

News from Japan - 4 hours 42 min ago
The project is designed to improve the world's disaster management capacity by leveraging the knowledge Japan has accumulated.