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Study finds no significant difference in Avigan

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:37
A group of researchers in Japan say their clinical study of the anti-flu drug Avigan, a candidate for treating COVID-19, could not confirm statistical significance regarding its effectiveness. (NHK)
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With a year to go, experts warn of high-risk Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:25
With just over a year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, medical experts say the event could pose a grave health risk to the public, predicting that few people will have coronavirus antibodies and that vaccines will not be widely available. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo plan to give 100,000 yen to residents who get infected with coronavirus sparks backlash

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:24
Tokyo has been seeing a resurgence of coronavirus infections since the start of the month, with several days in a row of over 100 new cases and the most recent daily figure, announced on July 9, hitting 224, the highest ever for the capital. With that background, it’s to a mixed response that Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward has announced a new coronavirus response program. (soranews24.com)
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Want your own Japanese coronavirus quarantine room? Cardboard cubicles on sale to general public

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:22
Absolutely no tools, tape, or glue required for construction. (soranews24.com)
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Japan, US sign deal for lunar project cooperation

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:21
Japan's science ministry and the US space agency NASA have agreed to discuss cooperation plans that could lead to Japanese astronauts visiting the moon. (NHK)
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ANA skips hiring for next spring as cloudy skies continue

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:17
ANA Holdings said Friday it will end its recruiting activities for fiscal 2021 as the prolonged pandemic makes planning for the future difficult. (Nikkei)
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Muji's US unit files for bankruptcy as virus hits

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:15
The operator of Muji stores announced on Friday that its US unit filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, joining a list of retailers that have collapsed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (NHK)
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Japan's pro baseball teams welcome back fans

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:10
Despite the surge of new cases in Japan, sports fans were allowed to return to stadiums starting Friday. (NHK)
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Profits plunge at Japan's convenience stores

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:07
Japan's three major convenience-store operators are reporting a sharp drop in profits, as the coronavirus keeps customers at home. (NHK)
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'Ultraman' producers win Chinese copyright suit

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:05
A court in China has ruled that a Chinese filmmaker must compensate a Japanese production company for infringing on its copyright by using the firm's "Ultraman" character. (NHK)
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First Osprey transport plane arrives in Chiba

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:04
An Osprey transport aircraft has arrived at Camp Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, for temporary deployment by the Ground Self-Defense Force, or GSDF. (NHK)
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Govt. tries to solve super-fast train dispute

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:03
Japan's government is pushing to solve a dispute over a super-fast transport link in the country. The conflict is threatening to delay the 84-billion-dollar magnetically levitated, or maglev, train project. (NHK)
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Japan braces for more torrential rain

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 20:51
People in many parts of Japan are preparing for a wet and possibly dangerous weekend as weather officials warn of more heavy rain. The extreme weather has left more than 60 people dead and over a dozen missing over the past week. (NHK)
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Tokyo adds record 243 coronavirus cases

newsonjapan.com - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 20:51
Officials in Tokyo are dealing with a jump in coronavirus infections. The number of new cases has now topped 200 for two days in a row. It's the first time that's happened since the start of the pandemic. (NHK)
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Shinkansen bullet train tickets go half-off until spring of next year in east Japan travel push

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 21:20
The tourism industry in Japan came to a screeching halt earlier this year with the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, as pretty much the whole country stayed home for both cherry blossom season and the Golden Week vacation period, two of the spring’s busiest travel periods. (soranews24.com)
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Tokyo 2020 organizers to issue ticket refunds due to delay

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 21:19
The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee will issue ticket refunds to people unable to attend the games due to their one-year postponement, sources close to the matter said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Japan to tighten export criteria for coal-fired power plants

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 21:14
Japan will tighten its criteria for supporting exports of coal-fired power plants amid criticism that the practice goes against global efforts to curb global warming. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo ward to provide cash to infected residents

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 21:09
Officials of Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward say they will offer 100,000 yen, or about 930 dollars, to residents infected with the coronavirus. (NHK)
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Woman who left daughter, 3, to die in residence blocked escape with furniture

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 20:50
A 24-year-old woman in custody after she caused the death of her 3-year-old daughter by leaving her alone at their residence for more than one week barricaded her inside with furniture, police have revealed, reports Fuji News Network (July 9). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224; 80 percent in their 20s, 30s

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 20:27
The number of new daily coronavirus infections in Tokyo hit a single-day record of 224 on Thursday, the metropolitan government said. (Japan Today)
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