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Going online makes it easier to attend for people who couldn’t come to the venue in person, such as parents raising young children, pregnant women, and the elderly. It may become an option for weddings even after the pandemic is over.

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Mayuko Okada, editor-in-chief of the marriage information magazine Zexy. With the coronavirus making it difficult to organize large gatherings, the wedding industry is following the trend of using livestream technology to allow others to join in the celebration of a new couple’s life together — at a safe distance. Read

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Sea levels were pushed up by seawater that is warmer and larger in volume. The rising trend along Japan's coast is expected to continue due to climate change.

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A Japan Meteorological Agency spokesperson. The agency said the average sea level along Japan's coast in 2020 was the highest on record, rising more than 8 centimeters from the usual figure. Read

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You never know when something might happen with a helicopter. There are times when something goes wrong with the aircraft like an engine stop, or the pilot suddenly becomes unwell. If not carried out in an area where safety can be assured, the chances of a terrible accident cannot be discounted, and we seem to be in a situation where anything goes so long as the U.S. military calls it training.

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Toshiyuki Kusuhara, visiting professor at Daiichi Institute of Technology and a former senior aircraft accident investigator at the Japan Transport Safety Board. He was referring to U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopters that have been seen practicing maneuvers at low altitudes over the Shibuya and Roppongi districts of Tokyo. Read

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Doctors may overlook abnormalities when they are tired or lose concentration. AI can make a critical difference in such cases.

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Yutaka Saito of the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Division of the National Cancer Center Hospital. New systems have been developed in Japan that use artificial intelligence to analyze X-rays and endoscopic images to detect abnormalities in the human body that may indicate cancer. Read

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For the people who suffered through the disaster, 10 years is just an accumulation of everyday life and nothing changes in a big way. I will continue, despite having little power, to help and console people.

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Actor Ken Watanabe, 61, expressing his determination to continue standing with the people of areas devastated by the powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck eastern Japan almost 10 years ago. He opened a cafe that serves as a meeting place for people in Kesennuma, a tsunami-hit city in Miyagi Prefecture, seven… Read

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In light of concerns about a spread of variant strains in the future, another state of emergency may well have to be declared during the national holidays in May.

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Satoshi Hori, a professor of infection control at Tokyo's Juntendo University. Experts have raised concerns about a rebound in new infections as people start venturing out once the state of emergency is lifted nationwide. Read

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Local governments and medical associations should create a role-sharing system between hospitals in the region, with private hospitals supporting public hospitals that take care of coronavirus patients on the front line.

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Toshiki Mano, a medical doctor and professor at Chuo University. The coronavirus pandemic has at times brought Japan's medical system to the brink of collapse despite being hit by far fewer cases than the United States and some European countries. Experts like Mano say more should have been done to… Read

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When it comes to proving drivers' intentions, dashcam video has become a key resource. They don't just record the world outside the car, they also record your own driving, and that puts people in a self-regulating mindset.

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Tadanori Yamaguchi, a professor in traffic psychology at Osaka International University, commenting on the widespread use of dashcams by police and motorists. Japanese police have used dashcam video evidence in 54 of the 58 road rage investigations pursued in the six months since the Road Traffic Act was amended to… Read

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Shortsighted decisions may lead to the animals being abandoned.

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An animal care center spokesperson. With more people in Japan buying pets for comfort amid the prolonged coronavirus epidemic, animal care centers and other organizations are seeing an increase in requests from people who want to give away their pets shortly after getting them. Animal protection groups are urging pet… Read

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As an increasing number of people use motorcycles to avoid the three Cs -- closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings -- amid the coronavirus pandemic, the initiative is also aimed at creating an inviting environment for motorcyclists.

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A ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) source, commenting on a transport ministry proposal to cut the expressway toll for motorcycles to half that for regular cars on weekends and holidays, from spring to autumn. Read

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