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Horse escapes from Tokyo racecourse site

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 21:13
A retired racehorse has escaped from a racetrack in Tokyo and was hit by a vehicle while running through a nearby intersection. (NHK)
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Japan's pro baseball season to start on June 19

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 21:12
Japan's professional baseball teams will start the 2020 season on June 19 after a three-month delay due to the coronavirus outbreak. (NHK)
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Japan will aim to shore up travel demand from late July

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 21:04
The government will carry out support measures to shore up demand in the travel and restaurant industries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, starting late July, sources said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Coronavirus-hit Japan dumps high fashion for health and hygiene

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 21:02
Japanese consumers are spending more on masks, cleaning products and personal sanitizers while sales of makeup and motion sickness medicine take a major hit. (Nikkei)
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Price of Hokkaido melons at season's first auction drops sharply

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 21:00
A pair of melons grown in the Hokkaido city of Yubari sold for ¥120,000 ($1,100) in the season's first auction on Monday, 2.4 percent of the price at last year's auction. (Japan Times)
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Japan's ANA leads way as masks become new normal in virus-era air travel

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 20:59
One of Japan’s major airlines plans to make the wearing of face masks compulsory as the industry shifts toward operating in a new coronavirus pandemic normal. (Japan Times)
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Major Japan electronics show CEATEC to be held online due to virus

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 20:57
One of Japan’s major annual electronics shows will be held online in October due to safety concerns arising from the novel coronavirus, organizers said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Kyoto hotels hit by 89 percent slump in foreign stays as pandemic takes toll

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 20:55
The number of foreign tourists staying at hotels in the normally thronging tourist destination of Kyoto plunged 89.5 percent in March from a year earlier amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent survey. (Japan Times)
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Japan’s hostess clubs establish guidelines amid COVID-19 pandemic

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 20:53
An association comprised of hostess clubs has issued guidelines for how clubs will operate once they reopen due to the lifting of the state of emergency caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. (tokyoreporter.com)
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Working from home during pandemic: Man took voyeur footage of neighbor

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 20:51
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 25-year-old male company employee for allegedly trespassing onto the premises of a female neighbor in Machida City, reports TV Asahi (May 25). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Suicide note written by pro wrestler and ‘Terrace House’ star Hana Kimura discovered

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 20:48
An apparent suicide note written by Hana Kimura, the 22-year-old professional wrestler and cast member of the internationally popular Netflix reality show “Terrace House,” was found at her Tokyo home in the wake of her death, investigative sources said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Man nabbed at Imperial Palace after scaling wall from moat

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 20:47
Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested a man after allegedly trespassed onto the grounds of the Imperial Palace on Monday, reports Jiji Press (May 25). (tokyoreporter.com)
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3 youths arrested for throwing concrete blocks from bridge onto expressway

newsonjapan.com - Po, 05/25/2020 - 00:00
Police in Kumamoto City have arrested three youths — two aged 19 and one aged 18 — on suspicion of attempted murder after they threw concrete blocks from a bridge at trucks on an expressway below. (Japan Today)
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Why were people so hard on pachinko businesses that stayed open?

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 05/24/2020 - 23:59
Among the types of businesses that were requested to shut their doors due to the high risk of cluster infections of the coronavirus were pachinko parlors. At a press conference on May 13, however, the Tokyo Medical Association backtracked on its earlier opinions, posting a retraction and apology. (Japan Today)
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Job-seeker harassment coming under increased scrutiny in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 05/24/2020 - 23:58
The threat of sexual harassment is an all-too-real concern for Japan's student job hunters, and it is sometimes university alumni who use promises of patronage to abuse their position of trust. (Japan Today)
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Growing need for digital signatures gives Japanese firm a massive boost

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 05/24/2020 - 23:55
The coronavirus pandemic is yanking corporate Japan into the 21st century, forcing businesses to embrace digital signatures and boosting the shares of Bengo4.com Inc., one of the few local providers of the service. (Japan Times)
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Over 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Osaka linked to in-hospital infections in prefecture

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 05/24/2020 - 23:52
Over 40 percent of the coronavirus-linked deaths in Osaka involve hospital infections, sources in the prefectural government told Jiji Press on Saturday. (Japan Times)
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Japan confirms first case of rabies in 14 years

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 05/24/2020 - 23:51
The local government in the city of Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, has announced that a person who traveled from the Philippines had developed rabies — the first case in Japan in 14 years. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo missed 200 coronavirus deaths, mortality data suggests

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 05/24/2020 - 23:45
The Japanese capital suffered more than 200 excess fatalities from pneumonia and other coronavirus symptoms early in the outbreak, dwarfing the period's officially recorded 16 from the new disease. (Nikkei)
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Heavy virus caseload at medical institutions has eased: minister

newsonjapan.com - Ne, 05/24/2020 - 23:32
Japanese medical institutions are seeing a lightening in their coronavirus caseload, health minister Katsunobu Kato said Sunday, in yet another indication the government is set to imminently lift a state of emergency over the Tokyo metro area and Hokkaido. (Japan Today)
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