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Approval sought for first abortion pill in Japan, report says

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 05:01
Pharmaceutical company Linepharma International plans to seek approval for Japan’s first abortion pill next month following successful trials in the country, the Yomiuri newspaper reported. (Japan Times)
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Oscar-winning Japanese costume designer Emi Wada dies at 84

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 04:58
Japanese costume designer Emi Wada, known for her Academy Award-winning work on a film by renowned director Akira Kurosawa, died on Nov. 13, her family said. She was 84. (Japan Times)
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Scholars explain mysterious disappearance of Delta variant in Japan

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 04:56
Japan’s fifth wave of Covid-19 has virtually disappeared so dramatically that some scientists are puzzled as to why it happened. One team suggests the highly infectious Delta strain mutated into extinction on the island nation. (rt.com)
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Japan's hit 'One Piece' anime marks 1,000th episode

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 07:58
Two decades after "One Piece" introduced the world to a swashbuckling pirate in a straw hat, fans of the Japanese cartoon series are giddily awaiting this weekend's release of the 1,000th episode. (Japan Today)
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More college students leave school due to pandemic

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 07:55
Japan's education ministry has found that the number of students, who left higher education either permanently or temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic, increased sharply from last year. (NHK)
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60% of newlyweds in Japan forgo holding weddings amid pandemic

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 07:52
About 60 percent of Japanese couples marrying since shortly before the start of the coronavirus pandemic have refrained from holding a wedding ceremony, a nearly threefold jump from the proportion who skipped ceremonies in prior years, a recent survey showed. (Kyodo)
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Japan considering releasing oil reserves to market

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 05:35
NHK has learned that the Japanese government is considering releasing oil from the country's reserves to help curb a crude oil price hike in response to the request of the United States. (NHK)
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