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JAXA preparing to retrieve Hayabusa2 capsule

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Japan's space agency says members of a team tasked with retrieving the capsule from the Hayabusa2 probe will be quarantined for more than three weeks before beginning their task. (NHK)
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Miss Universe Japan 2020

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Last year finalist's Aisha Harumi Tochigi crowned the new Miss Universe Japan. (seng12900)
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Japan's coronavirus cases top 100,000

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Japan's cumulative coronavirus cases topped 100,000 on Thursday, including about 30,000 cases in Tokyo. (Japan Times)
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Japanese actor Kentaro Ito arrested in hit-and-run case

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Up-and-coming actor Kentaro Ito was arrested Thursday for allegedly driving away after hitting a motorbike with his car in Tokyo the previous day, police said. (Japan Times)
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Takeda plans to supply 50 million doses of Moderna vaccine in Japan

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. said Thursday it plans to supply 50 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine, developed by U.S. drugmaker Moderna Inc., in Japan from the first half of next year. (Japan Times)
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Nitori to launch rival takeover bid for Shimachu in November

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Japanese home furnishings retailer Nitori Holdings Co. said Thursday it will launch a rival takeover bid in mid-November to make do-it-yourself and hardware store operator Shimachu Co. a wholly owned subsidiary, triggering a fierce acquisition battle with a major DIY store operator. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo Disney Resort to extend entry caps into next year

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Tokyo Disney Resort is expected to keep capacity limits into the new year as its operator tracks toward an annual net loss for the first time with attendance limited amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Nikkei)
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Japanese government delays decision on contaminated water

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 07:44
The Japanese government has postponed a decision on what to do with contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. (CGTN)
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Hawks capture predictable pennant in unpredictable season

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 07:38
The most unpredictable of pennant races ended with among the most predictable of results: The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, once again, on top of the Pacific League and looking toward the Climax Series and possibly a fourth straight Japan Series title. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo: Man, 47, accused of molesting woman in Ota Ward

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 07:36
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 47-year-old man over the alleged molestation of a woman in Ota Ward earlier this year, reports TV Asahi (Oct. 28). (tokyoreporter.com)
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Biggest bullet train operator posts huge loss

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 07:35
Central Japan Railway Company said its net loss in the first half of the fiscal year was about 1.1 billion dollars. Group sales fell 64 percent from the same period in 2019. (NHK)
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Japan's aid agency to launch support body for foreign workers

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 07:30
The Japan International Cooperation Agency said Wednesday it will launch an organization next month to provide comprehensive support for foreign workers in Japan to improve their working and living environments. (Kyodo)
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Japan considers extending travel subsidy campaign past January

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 07:29
The Japanese government is considering extending its domestic travel subsidy program beyond late January to continue support for the tourism sector amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Hawaii to exempt Japanese travelers from quarantine starting Nov. 6

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 07:25
Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday travelers from Japan will be exempted from the U.S. state's mandatory 14-day quarantine, starting Nov. 6, if they test negative for the novel coronavirus at designated hospitals within 72 hours prior to arrival. (Kyodo)
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Suga outlines carbon-neutral society by 2050

newsonjapan.com - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 07:08
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has pledged to pursue all options for Japan to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. (NHK)
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Anti-infection center to be set up for Tokyo Games

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 08:10
A center for coronavirus prevention will be in operation during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next summer. (NHK)
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ANA announces record huge loss forecast

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 08:09
The coronavirus pandemic has brought record losses to one of Japan's major airline operators. ANA Holdings has announced it expects a group net loss of 4.8 billion dollars, for the year ending next March. (NHK)
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Japan approves bill to offer all residents free COVID-19 vaccines

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 08:07
The government on Tuesday approved a bill to pay all costs to administer COVID-19 vaccination to all residents in Japan, and to compensate suppliers in the event any serious side effects occur. (Japan Times)
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Plan to reduce mobile fees unveiled

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 07:51
Japan's communications minister has unveiled a plan that aims to spur competition among mobile phone carriers. It includes measures to make it easier for users to switch to lower-priced companies. (NHK)
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ENEOS to shut chemical materials plant

newsonjapan.com - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 07:49
Japan's largest oil wholesaler says it will cease operations at a chemical materials factory around next October as competition in the industry intensifies. Eneos will seek to sell part of the plant to rival Idemitsu Kosan. (NHK)
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