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Japan braces for more aftershocks after powerful quake injures over 150

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 00:36
Japan's northeastern region braced for aftershocks Sunday following an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 overnight that injured more than 150 people, cut power and water, and ...

Tohoku quake disrupts operations at retailers and factories

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 22:16
A powerful earthquake that struck on Saturday night has affected operations of retailers, including supermarkets and convenience stores, and factories in the northeastern Tohoku region ...

Hospital bed situation key for ending emergency, minister Yasutoshi Nishimura says

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 11:34
Meanwhile, Shigeru Omi, head of a government panel of experts on the epidemic, expressed caution over an apparent slowdown in the pace of decrease in ...

Japan gives final OK to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, with rollout to begin this week

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 10:24
Up to 20,000 front-line medical staffers at state-run hospitals are set to be the first to receive the vaccines, followed by 3.7 million health care ...

Hair today, gone tomorrow no more: Japan researchers find stem cells for hair regeneration

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 10:21
Team plans to culture hair follicles taken from those with male-pattern baldness and then implant the cultured cells back in their heads.

Thousands take to the streets in Tokyo to protest Myanmar coup

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 10:05
Around 5,000 people — mostly Myanmar nationals — gathered Sunday with flags raised and signs in hand to protest the putsch that occurred in their ...

In Pictures: Damage from the 7.3 magnitude quake off northeast Japan

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 08:39
Buildings were cracked, train services were halted and water supplies were cut after a major earthquake rocked Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures late Saturday night.

Tokyo posts 371 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, staying below 500 for eighth straight day

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 08:15
Sunday's figures, which are up by two from the day before, marked 17 straight days with fewer than 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases in the capital.

Some citizens remain skeptical as Japan gets set to roll out vaccines

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 06:27
In a survey conducted earlier this month, only 63.1% of people in Japan expressed willingness to get a shot while 27.4% said they were unwilling.

Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force to procure transport vessels amid China’s rise

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 05:17
It will be the first provision of such vessels to the GSDF, which has been upgrading its response capabilities to cope with new security challenges ...

Government scrambles to assess damage after strong quake wreaks havoc in northeastern Japan

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 04:45
A total 104 people were injured after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off Fukushima Prefecture late last night, causing temporary blackouts and interruptions to transportation ...

Large earthquake was an aftershock of 3/11 killer quake, expert says

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 03:23
The Meteorological Agency also said it believed the quake was an aftershock of the megaquake that struck the area a decade ago.

Powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake jolts Fukushima area

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 17:03
The quake measured a strong 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale — the second-highest level — in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures.

The uneasy state of Japan’s welfare system

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 13:00
The LDP and business community have been undermining Japan's lifetime employment system in order to make it easier for employers to hire and fire, and ...

Japan juggles power struggles, hotel woes and what to do with repurposed ATM spaces

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 11:30
The unusually cold winter this year is putting a strain on power utilities nationwide.

Tokyo confirms 369 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 08:52
The means that the capital has gone 16 straight days with fewer than 1,000 daily cases amid the extended coronavirus state of emergency.

Japanese gamers asked to not send Valentine’s chocolates to favorite characters due to virus

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 08:01
Video game fans are being asked not to send chocolate to their favorite characters on Valentine's Day amid the continuing spread of the coronavirus.Every Feb. ...

Aeon to make 290 venues available for Japan’s coronavirus vaccine rollout

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 07:41
Aeon made the decision after being asked by multiple local governments about vaccination venues.

Tokyo protests Seoul’s reported Takeshima defense plan

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 07:37
Japan asked a military attache at the South Korean Embassy in Tokyo for explanations at the working level and lodged a strong protest, according to ...

Mori’s resignation was inevitable, volunteers and sponsors say

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 07:15
"A successor should be an open-minded person with leadership qualities," said Shinji Tsubokura, a 57-year-old man who quit as a torchbearer in protest against Mori's ...