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Osaka Prefecture requested the central government Tuesday to declare a fresh state of emergency covering the area due to a significant strain on its medical… Read

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 711 new cases of the coronavirus, up 306 from Monday. Osaka continued to report the most number of… Read

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22% of Japan firms eye fewer new hires for FY2022

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Some 22 percent of major companies in Japan are planning to cut new hires for the business year starting next April from the current year,… Read

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Bus driver arrested after fatally hitting 13-year-old girl in Akita Prefecture

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Police in Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old bus driver on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in death after he hit and killed… Read

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