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Japan to tighten entry rules for 3 more African nations

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Japan will add Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia to its list of nations subject to tighter entry rules from Sunday following the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said. Kishida told reporters Saturday his government wants to make sure that "border control measures are… Read

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Rare shot shows 2 distinct seasons meeting in one place

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“Japan has four seasons” is a phrase many will often hear and sometimes be confused by as it sometimes comes across as a unique claim, but what it’s often meant to express is that the country has very distinct and pronounced seasons. At Daisen Mountain in Tottori Prefecture, the first… Read

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Tokyo reports 16 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 126

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported 16 new coronavirus cases, down three from Friday and the same as last Saturday. The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is seven, unchanged from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 50, down one from Friday. Nationwide,… Read

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Japan to restrict travel from S Africa, 5 other countries over variant

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Japan will tighten restrictions on travelers from South Africa and five nearby countries after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant there, the government's top spokesman said Friday. Travelers who have recently been to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe will be required to spend 10 days in… Read

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Okinawa governor refuses to approve change to U.S. base transfer plan

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Okinawa Gov Denny Tamaki said Thursday he will not approve the central government's planned design change for the relocation of a key U.S. military base within the southern island prefecture, a decision that could lead to a legal battle. Tamaki has been calling for dialogue with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida… Read

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Tokyo reports 19 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 121

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday reported 19 new coronavirus cases, down three from Thursday and up three from last Friday. The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is seven, down one from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 51, down seven from Thursday.… Read

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Uber Eats Japan will not be charged for hiring Vietnamese overstayers

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Tokyo prosecutors decided Thursday not to indict Uber Eats Japan Inc, formerly Uber Japan Co, and two of its former staff over allegations of hiring two Vietnamese whose visas had lapsed in violation of the immigration control law. Tokyo police referred a 47-year-old former representative of Uber Japan and a… Read

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Tokyo reports 27 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 119

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 27 new coronavirus cases, up 22 from Wednesday and up seven from last Thursday. The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is eight, unchanged from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 58, unchanged from Wednesday. Nationwide, the number… Read

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Metal bottle falls from U.S. Marine Osprey onto residence in Okinawa

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A stainless steel water bottle fell from a U.S. Marine Osprey aircraft onto the premises of a residence in Okinawa Prefecture, but there were no reports of injuries or property damage, local authorities said Wednesday. The incident, in which the canteen fell from the aircraft near the front entrance of… Read

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Japan's Atlantic bluefin tuna quota for 2022 increases by 257 tons

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Japan's quota for Atlantic bluefin tuna for 2022 will be increased by 257 tons from a year earlier to a total of 3,483 tons, as per the decision of an intergovernmental fishery organization, the country's Fisheries Agency said Wednesday. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas decided at… Read

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