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Abe Declares Coronavirus Emergency for Tokyo, Other Areas

April 7, 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency on Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures following a spike in the number of new coronavirus infection cases, paving the way for restrictive measures to contain the epidemic. The

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Japan Govt OKs Record 108-T.-Yen Emergency Stimulus Package

April 7, 2020

Tokyo- The Japanese government adopted on Tuesday an emergency economic stimulus package worth a record 108.2 trillion yen to fight the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak and minimize its impact on the domestic economy. The package, approved at an extraordinary cabinet

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Canon to Close Tokyo Headquarters due to Coronavirus Spread

April 7, 2020

Tokyo- Canon Inc. said it will close its Tokyo headquarters and four offices in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Tuesday through April 17 due to the spread of the novel coronavirus in the metropolitan area. The headquarters has some 6,000 employees, while

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Tokyo Hotel to House Virus Patients Opened to Press

April 7, 2020

Tokyo- The Tokyo metropolitan government showed the press on Tuesday the rooms of a budget hotel that is expected to house some 100 patients infected with the novel coronavirus. The Toyoko Inn Tokyo-eki Shin-ohashi Mae building in Chuo Ward will

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EXCLUSIVE: Schoolyards to Be Open for Children to Ease Stress

April 7, 2020

Tokyo- The Japanese government will allow school playgrounds to be open during the emergency school shutdown amid the coronavirus epidemic, so children can ease stress built up from having to stay at home, Jiji Press learned Tuesday. The decision will

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Abe Voices Intent to Declare Virus Emergency on Tues.

April 6, 2020

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his intention on Monday to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday in a bid to contain the new coronavirus outbreak in Japan, informed sources said. Abe unveiled the plan at an executive

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Emperor to Donate 100 M. Yen to Aid Children, Volunteers

April 6, 2020

Tokyo- Japan’s Emperor Naruhito will donate a total of 100 million yen to a foundation tackling child poverty and a nonprofit organization supporting volunteers, to mark his accession to the throne, the Imperial Household Agency said Monday. The Emperor will

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Japan National Tree-Planting Event Put Off by Year

April 6, 2020

Tokyo- An annual national tree-planting festival in May, scheduled to be attended by Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, has been postponed by a year due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was announced Monday. The postponement of the 71st festival,

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