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Out of the virus ship but back into quarantine for many Diamond Princess passengers

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 03:27
Japan is set to let passengers leave a cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama Wednesday, trying to assure the public it has done all it can ...

Quarantine on cruise ship in Yokohama comes under question, hit as virus incubator

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 21:34
An extraordinary two-week quarantine of the Diamond Princess cruise ship ends Wednesday, with thousands of passengers and crew set to disembark over the next several ...

Indonesia eases import limits on processed foods from Japan imposed after Fukushima nuclear disaster

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:40
Indonesia has eased its import restrictions on processed foods made in Japan imposed after the nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture in March 2011, the Japanese ...

Health ministry struggles to provide COVID-19 updates in foreign languages

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:39
The health ministry, which is at the heart of the nation’s ongoing battle with the coronavirus outbreak, is struggling to keep non-Japanese updated on the ...

Losing face: 6,000 surgical masks stolen from Kobe hospital

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:00
A total of 6,000 surgical masks have been lost at a hospital in Kobe, it was learned Tuesday.Hyogo Prefectural Police are investigating the incident as ...

10 Kyodo News staff rode vehicle driven by man confirmed to have COVID-19

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 09:08
A man in his 60s confirmed to have been infected with the COVID-19 virus drove a total of 10 Kyodo News staff members in a ...

Myanmar man arrested for murder of co-worker in central Japan

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 08:47
Police arrested on Tuesday a 28-year-old Myanmarese man on suspicion of stabbing to death a compatriot co-worker in a company cafeteria in central Japan.Kaung Kyaw ...

Nine arrested for illegally collecting money for food-seller Kefir

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 08:26
Nine people were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of illegally collecting money for a food product sales business run by a Tokyo-based mail-order service company which ...

Coronavirus outbreak stokes anti-Asian bigotry worldwide

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 08:16
The deadly coronavirus outbreak is sparking anti-Asian bigotry, hysteria and violence around the globe as the spread of rumor and misinformation grips people with fear.On ...

Canadians aboard Diamond Princess reportedly test positive for COVID-19 as evacuation looms

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 07:00
Canada said 32 of its citizens aboard the stricken Diamond Princess have now tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to a report by the ...

All virus-free Diamond Princess passengers could leave ship by Friday

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 05:25
All passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship who have tested negative for COVID-19 will be allowed to disembark by Friday, health minister Katsunobu Kato ...

South Korea to send plane to evacuate citizens from quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 05:04
The South Korean government is sending a presidential plane to Japan on Tuesday afternoon to evacuate several citizens on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship docked in ...

Japanese man detained in Cambodia for alleged drug possession

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 14:14
Cambodian police have detained a Japanese man after he was allegedly found to be in possession of more than 1 kilogram of a stimulant drug, ...

Haneda flight noise louder than in a pachinko parlor

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 14:09
Alarmed by the significant rise in noise expected to come with new low-altitude flight paths using Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, residents are calling for scrapping the ...

Shinjiro Koizumi takes 12 days of paternity leave

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 13:23
Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said Monday he took 12 days of paternity leave over the course of one month after his son was born in ...

Japan issues guidelines to prevent rush on hospitals as COVID-19 cases surge

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:32
The health ministry on Monday released guidelines for those who fear they have been infected with COVID-19 as officials said 99 more people aboard the ...

As some head home after COVID-19 ship quarantine, one slams U.S. ‘flip-flopping’

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 11:38
While some Americans aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, quarantined in Yokohama port, left Monday on chartered flights back home, others opted to stay.One passenger ...

Health hotlines in Japan flooded with coronavirus test requests

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:26
As the new coronavirus spreads through Japan, hotlines for virus-related consultations are being flooded with requests from concerned people who want to be tested.While some ...

Otsu court sentences woman to 4½ years for crash that killed toddlers

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:25
A court on Monday sentenced a 53-year-old woman to 4½ years in prison for causing a traffic accident that left two toddlers dead last May ...

Fears over coronavirus prompt surge in telecommuting across Japan

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:08
A growing number of firms have been encouraging greater use of telecommuting as they try to minimize the risks of employees contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus, ...

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