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Japan to boost tracking of foreigners with COVID

January 17, 2021 - 05:47
Japan's health ministry plans to establish a system to effectively track foreign nationals who tested positive for coronavirus after entering the country. (NHK)
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Tokyo Helicopter Tour - Aerial Views of Japan

January 16, 2021 - 10:37
To celebrate the new year, we're taking to the skies to check out Tokyo with an unobstructed view! (JapanPro)
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The Disney Park Walt Never Wanted - Tokyo Disneyland History

January 16, 2021 - 10:36
The Tokyo Disney Resort is one of the best Disney Resorts in the entire world which is rather ironic as... it's not Disney. (ReviewTyme)
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First Weekend of 2nd State of Emergency in Japan

January 16, 2021 - 10:17
Shooting in Shinjuku/新宿, Shibuya/渋谷, Asakusa/浅草, Akihabara/秋葉原, showing how the town looks like on the first weekend. (Rion Ishida)
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Japan further tightens quarantine measures

January 14, 2021 - 15:10
The Japanese government is stepping up coronavirus countermeasures for people entering the country. (NHK)
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Japan to suspend entry of all foreigners

January 13, 2021 - 18:45
The Japanese government plans to suspend the entry of all foreigners as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world. (NHK)
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Tokyo's major stations remain busy even as virus emergency begins

January 11, 2021 - 02:15
Little change was seen in the flow of commuters at major train stations in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures Friday morning as a fresh state of emergency came into effect in the metropolitan area to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Japan Times)
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Konstantin Ishkhanov: 'Groundbreaking Festival' to Take Place in Malta This Year

January 9, 2021 - 02:28
This April and May, Malta will host the tenth anniversary edition of the InClassica International Music Festival, a three-week long celebration of classical music featuring world-renowned soloists, leading international orchestras and celebrated conductors. (
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Tokyo night transport to be cut despite loose state of emergency

January 9, 2021 - 02:13
Japan's public transport providers are considering limiting operations to reduce mobility under the country's new coronavirus state of emergency, which is largely voluntary with no effective punishments for those who do not comply with curfews. (Nikkei)
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Japan to require all people entering country to submit COVID-19 test

January 9, 2021 - 02:06
Japan will further tighten its border controls from Saturday by requiring all people arriving to submit negative results from virus tests taken within 72 hours of their departure for Japan during the period of the latest state of emergency. (Kyodo)
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Airlines cancel 247 domestic flights

January 9, 2021 - 02:01
Airlines in Japan canceled 247 domestic flights on Friday due to heavy snow and strong winds in areas along the Sea of Japan and Hokkaido. (NHK)
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National-treasure Yakushiji pagoda in Nara to open to public from March

January 8, 2021 - 15:49
A pagoda at Yakushiji, a Buddhist temple listed as a World Heritage site in Japan's ancient capital of Nara, will be partially opened to the public from March after undergoing its first major renovation in more than a century. (Japan Times)
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Japan rail passengers down 68% to record low through holiday amid pandemic

January 7, 2021 - 16:59
The number of people using shinkansen and conventional train services operated by Japan Railway companies plunged 68% during the year-end and New Year’s period compared to a year earlier, to 4,879,000, marking the lowest level since comparable data was made available in 1991, six JR companies said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Japan to halt business travel deal with China and South Korea

January 5, 2021 - 17:55
The Japanese government has begun considering suspending new entries of foreign nationals under business travel agreements with 11 countries and regions, including China and South Korea, in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. (Nikkei)
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Japan's traffic accident deaths drop to record low in 2020

January 5, 2021 - 03:57
The number of traffic accident fatalities in Japan fell to 2,839 in 2020, marking the lowest level since comparable data became available in 1948, a police survey showed Monday. (Japan Times)
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New year domestic air travel nosedives in Japan

January 5, 2021 - 03:54
The number of domestic flight passengers in Japan during the New Year holiday period fell by more than half from a year earlier. (NHK)
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New Year's scenes from Hokkaido and Kyoto

January 3, 2021 - 01:37
Dozens of amateur photographers gathered over the New Year holiday in a village in Hokkaido that is known for its red-crowned cranes. The bird is designated as a special natural monument of Japan. (NHK)
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Fewer visiting Meiji Jingu shrine on New Year's

January 1, 2021 - 17:05
Crowds of people were visiting Meiji Jingu, a major Shinto shrine in central Tokyo, early Friday after the coronavirus outbreak put the brakes on the tradition of visiting the shrine overnight on New Year's Eve. (NHK)
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No overnight trains in Tokyo on Dec. 31

December 31, 2020 - 09:12
Railway operators in the Tokyo metropolitan area say they will not run trains all night on New Year's Eve into New Year's Day due to the coronavirus outbreak. (NHK)
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Heavy snow to keep falling in Hokuriku, Tohoku

December 30, 2020 - 19:41
Weather officials in Japan are calling for increased caution against more heavy snows predicted for parts of the Sea of Japan coast. (NHK)
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