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Japan reports 36,189 coronavirus cases

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Japan reported 36,189 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, up 19,381 from Monday. Tokyo reported 5,302 new coronavirus cases, up 2,530 from Monday and up 2,788 from last Tuesday. It was the first time since April 28 that the number has topped 5,000. The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms… Read

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Typhoon weakens to tropical cyclone, bringing torrential rain

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Typhoon Aere has been downgraded to an extratropical cyclone after making landfall in southwestern Japan's Kyushu region early Tuesday, bringing torrential rain primarily to the country's west and raising concerns of destabilized conditions nationwide through Wednesday, the weather agency said. The extratropical low-pressure system is moving slowly eastward toward the… Read

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Japanese gov't to launch survey on weight, dietary habits of young women

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The government has set up a research group to investigate issues including body image attitudes and diet and lifestyle habits, as part of attempts to lower the high proportion of underweight young adult women in Japan, the health ministry said Monday. Being underweight puts individuals' health at greater risk, and… Read

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Mass summer gathering phenomenon of Nara’s famous deer has netizens perplexed

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There are said to be at least least 1,500 free-roaming deer in Nara Park in Nara Prefecture. Taking up residency near Todaiji Temple, home of the world's largest bronze Buddha statue and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the deer often back up the talk of them being messengers of Shinto… Read

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Typhoon expected to make landfall on southwest Japan on Tuesday

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A slow-moving typhoon is expected to make landfall on Japan's southwestern main island of Kyushu on Tuesday, possibly causing landslides and flooding, the weather agency said Monday. Typhoon Aere was moving north in the East China Sea on Monday but is projected to move eastward, possibly bringing torrential rains to… Read

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Tokyo reports 2,772 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,808

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 2,772 new coronavirus cases, down 1,016 from Sunday and up 1,255 from last Monday. The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is six, up one from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 62, up one from Sunday. Nationwide, the… Read

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CBD takes root in Japan as gov't mulls easing laws for cannabis meds

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From ingestible oils and gummies to skin lotions and makeup, products made from cannabidiol, an extract of the cannabis plant devoid of its psychoactive properties, are rapidly gaining popularity in Japan. CBD, as cannabidiol is commonly known, is touted to have numerous health benefits, such as helping treat stress and… Read

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Tokyo reports 3,788 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 23,269

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 3,788 new coronavirus cases, up 172 from Saturday and up 1,784 from last Sunday. The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is five, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 61, up six from Saturday. Nationwide, the number… Read

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Tokyo marks record 9th day of temperatures above 35 C

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Tokyo marked a record ninth straight day of temperatures above 35 C on Sunday as high pressure systems covering the Japanese archipelago kept the heat wave going, the weather agency said. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the mercury hit 35.3 degrees in central Tokyo just after noon, breaking the… Read

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ANA to resume one-way flights from Beijing to Narita after 2-year suspension

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All Nippon Airways Co will resume direct flight operations from Beijing to Narita airport from July 11, after being suspended for more than two years against a backdrop of the coronavirus spread. ANA will only operate one-way flights from Beijing to Narita per week on Monday for the time being,… Read

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