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What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan?

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Two Americans suspected of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn skip bail and escape to Lebanon in December 2019 have been extradited to Japan. Michael Taylor and his son Peter had been held in a suburban Boston jail since May. They were handed over to Japanese custody on Monday and… Read

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Woman dies from brain hemorrhage days after receiving coronavirus vaccine, but link uncertain

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A Japanese a woman in her 60s died from a brain hemorrhage three days after receiving a Pfizer coronavirus vaccination, the health ministry said on Tuesday, adding that there may not be a link between the two. The woman was vaccinated on Friday and is suspected to have suffered a… Read

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Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics

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The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee stopped short of saying there would be no foreign fans at this year's games, but she certainly hinted at it Wednesday after online talks with IOC President Thomas Bach and others. The Japanese newspaper Mainichi reported Wednesday that the decision had… Read

World

Swiss to vote on whether to ban full facial coverings in public

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Switzerland votes Sunday on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, despite women in Islamic full-face veils being an exceptionally rare sight in Swiss streets. Polls indicate a slim majority support the move, in a vote that comes after years of debate following similar bans in other European… Read

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Supercomputer shows doubling masks offers little help preventing viral spread

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Japanese supercomputer simulations showed that wearing two masks gave limited benefit in blocking viral spread compared with one properly fitted mask. The findings in part contradict recent recommendations from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that two masks were better than one at reducing a person's exposure… Read

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Website maps complaints of neighborhoods with noisy children

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Over the past year, situations like enforced work-from-home conditions and schools closing down have pushed many Japanese people to spend more time at home than they ever did before the pandemic. This unprecedented increase of people being stuck at home, coupled with coronavirus-related anxiety and instability, can be seen as… Read

Crime

Domestic violence consultations in Japan a record 82,643 in 2020

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The number of domestic violence consultations in Japan reached a record 82,643 in 2020, the highest since a law against spousal violence took effect in 2001, police data showed Thursday, as people spent more time at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The number of consultations over stalking stood at 20,189… Read

Entertainment

6 Dr Seuss books won't be published for racist images

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Six Dr Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author's legacy said Tuesday. “These books portray people in ways… Read

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Japan asks China to stop anal COVID-19 tests on Japanese citizens

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The Japanese government has requested China not to subject Japanese citizens entering the country to anal COVID-19 tests after receiving complaints of "psychological distress" from some of them, the top government spokesman said Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said the government has made the request through the Japanese Embassy… Read

Crime

2 American men wanted for aiding Ghosn's escape arrive in Japan

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An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday to face questioning from prosecutors and the prospect of charges that could carry a three-year prison term. The plane carrying U.S. Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor,… Read

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