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Japan Panel Calls for Preparations for 2nd Wave of Infections

May 31, 2020

Tokyo- The Japanese government should expand polymerase chain reaction tests and strengthen medical systems to prepare for a possible second wave of novel coronavirus infections, a government experts panel has said. When Japan saw a spike in COVID-19 cases from

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March 2011 Disaster Museum Opens in Fukushima Pref.

May 31, 2020

Iwaki, Fukushima Pref.- A museum to pass down memories and lessons left by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami to future generations opened on Saturday in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, hit hard by the disaster. “We’ll use it as a base

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Japan’s anti-flu drug Avigan to be tested on 100 COVID-19 patients in Philippines – DOH

May 6, 2020

The Philippine government is preparing the protocol for the clinical test of Japan-manufactured anti-flu drug Avigan for 100 coronavirus disease patients in the country, the Department of Health ( DOH) said on Wednesday. In the “Laging Handa” press briefing, Health

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Japan’s Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 500

May 3, 2020

Tokyo- The number of fatalities among people infected with the novel coronavirus in Japan, including cruise ship-related cases, rose to 529 on Saturday, with 15 new deaths reported in Tokyo, the highest daily number, and 16 in 10 other prefectures.

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Mt. Fuji Trail on Yamanashi Pref. Side to Close in Summer

May 3, 2020

Kofu, Yamanashi Pref.- Yamanashi Governor Kotaro Nagasaki has said that the central Japan prefecture plans to close down a trail of Mount Fuji on the Yamanashi side during the summer this year, in response to the spread of the new

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Japan to Draw Up UFO Encounter Protocols after US Footage

May 3, 2020

Tokyo- Japan’s Defense Ministry plans to draw up protocols for potential encounters with UFOs, after the U.S. Defense Department released videos showing such mysterious objects on Monday. The ministry will consider procedures to respond to, record and report encounters, but

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Coronavirus Makes Abe’s Constitutional Reform More Unfeasible

May 3, 2020

Tokyo- The coronavirus pandemic seems to make it even more difficult for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to realize a reform of the country’s Constitution before his current term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ends in September

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Abe to Decide Monday on Coronavirus Emergency Extension

May 3, 2020

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that his government will make a decision Monday on an extension of its coronavirus state of emergency. Abe told reporters that he instructed economic and fiscal policy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura to extend

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