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Suicide hotlines busy as coronavirus ravages economy

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The phones at the Tokyo suicide hotline start ringing as soon as it opens for its once-weekly overnight session. They don't stop until the lone… Read

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Nuclear regulators' Fukushima crisis probe hit by coronavirus

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A probe by nuclear regulators into the causes of the March 2011 Fukushima crisis has been hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, with the dispatch of… Read

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Businesses restarting in most parts of Japan after virus restrictions

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Most of Japan's prefectures have completely lifted or will soon lift their requests for business closures over the coronavirus pandemic, a Kyodo News survey showed,… Read

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14 new coronavirus infections reported in Tokyo

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Fourteen new coronavirus infections were reported in Tokyo on Saturday, a local official said. The figure was down from 22 on Friday, with Tokyo in… Read

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Suicide hotlines busy as coronavirus ravages economy

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Nuclear regulators' Fukushima crisis probe hit by coronavirus

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Businesses restarting in most parts of Japan after virus restrictions

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14 new coronavirus infections reported in Tokyo

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Minneapolis overwhelmed again by protests over Floyd death

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M5.8 quake rattles Hokkaido; no tsunami warning issued

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Japanese firm investigated for allegedly bribing Vietnam officials

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Maybe a few movies more? Clint Eastwood turns 90

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Abe weighs skipping visit to Russia next month in favor of G7 summit

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More central banks eye yield curve control. How does Japan's work?

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SoftBank Vision Fund chief's pay doubles to ¥1.6 bil in FY2019 despite record loss

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F1 season to open in Austria on July 5

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Minneapolis overwhelmed again by protests over Floyd death

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Disinfecting school

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Officials in protective suits disinfect a junior high school, where at least one of its students has tested positive for the coronavirus, in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka… See

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