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Israeli woman from Diamond Princess tests positive after flying home

7 min 52 sec ago
An Israeli woman who was a passenger aboard the coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Yokohama tested positive upon returning to her home country Friday, Israel’s health ...

SDF on Diamond Princess get more protection after ‘chaos’ claim in video

3 hours 31 min ago
The Defense Ministry has bolstered protective measures for its medical staff on the Diamond Princess, applying a stricter protocol for using gear on the infected ...

After Hokkaido backcountry skiing deaths, experts call for enforcing ‘Niseko Rules’

5 hours 47 min ago
Following two cases of backcountry skiers being killed by avalanches in Hokkaido since the beginning of this year, safety experts in the prefecture are working ...

Amid labor crunch, Japan firms seek to win over students’ moms and dads

5 hours 47 min ago
Earlier this month, Copro-Engineered Co., a Nagoya-based firm specializing in the staffing of construction engineers, hosted a party at a Nagoya hotel for students who ...

Chiba man refutes charges but expresses ‘deep remorse’ over fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter

5 hours 55 min ago
A man on Friday partially denied charges that he assaulted his 10-year-old daughter, who died in January last year in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo.“I ...

Two Hokkaido boys are youngest in Japan to be infected with coronavirus

6 hours 33 min ago
Two boys in Hokkaido have been confirmed to have the new coronavirus, the prefectural government announced Friday.The two, one of who is under 10, are ...

As number of coronavirus cases rise, more events are being canceled in Japan

7 hours 2 min ago
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across Japan, organizers of mass gatherings are canceling their plans out of concern they might contribute to the ...

Community takes action as climate change threatens Hakuba’s powder snow

8 hours 14 min ago
Hakuba, a northern Japan Alps village in Nagano Prefecture at the foot of some of the country’s most popular ski resorts, has a problem: Global ...

Spread of new coronavirus in Japan could undermine Abe’s efforts to rebuild ties with China

8 hours 33 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has, so far, managed to keep the outbreak of new coronavirus COVID-19 from damaging his hard-won relationship with China, but that’s ...

California apologizes for Japanese American internment

12 hours 12 min ago
The California Assembly apologized Thursday for discriminating against Japanese Americans and helping the U.S. government send them to internment camps during World War II.The Assembly ...

Peruvian man sues Japan over alleged assault while detained in Osaka

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:11
A Peruvian man of Japanese descent filed a damages suit Thursday against the state, alleging that he was manhandled and suffered a fractured arm while ...

Influenza wave drastically wanes in Japan amid spread of coronavirus

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:45
A wave of influenza has been significantly waning in Japan compared with last year, government data has shown, as many people have become wary of ...

COVID-19 spread on Diamond Princess before quarantine, report suggests

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:00
Aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, “substantial transmission” of COVID-19 started prior to Feb. 5, when the health ministry quarantined the vessel and asked passengers ...

A cold, hay fever or COVID-19? Japan’s health guidelines raise questions

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:00
With hay fever season ramping up and the flu still thriving, the spread of the novel coronavirus poses a challenge for medical institutions nationwide, which ...

Losses in Japan from cash card collection scams surged in 2019

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:45
Losses from cash card collection scams more than doubled in 2019 from the previous year, with swindlers posing as police officers or bank workers visiting ...

Panel to seek UNESCO listing for 37 Japanese folk performance arts

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:29
The Council for Cultural Affairs decided Wednesday to recommend that 37 folk performance arts be added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.The 37 traditional ...

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolts Chiba Prefecture area

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 05:58
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake, which measured 4 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 30 kilometers in northeastern Chiba Prefecture, on ...

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi says he regrets skipping COVID-19 meeting to attend party

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 05:40
Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi on Wednesday expressed regret for skipping a government meeting on the coronavirus outbreak in favor of a new-year party held by ...

Japan and China postpone another prep meeting for Xi’s state visit

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 05:38
Japan and China have decided to put off another preparatory meeting of high-ranking officials amid the spread of the new strain of coronavirus, diplomatic sources ...

Two Diamond Princess passengers infected with coronavirus have died, government sources say

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 05:17
Two elderly passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship infected with the COVID-19 have died, government sources said Thursday, marking the first deaths from the ...

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