coronavirus

Japan considering doubling entry cap for overseas travelers, waiving on-arrival PCR tests soon

Testing exemptions would be based on nation of departure.

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Japan to start easing entry restrictions for foreign travelers next month, prime mister promises

Says Japan’s coronavirus countermeasures have proven successful.

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After reopening, Japan to require foreigners to eat *daily* sushi to revitalize tourism industry

Will it taste as good when shoved down our throats?

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This Tokyo coronavirus quarantine facility’s bento boxed meals are amazingly good【Taste test】

A multi-day taste test our infected reporter would rather not have had to do, but his taste buds thank him.

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Japan considering relaxing guest number caps for large events, provided guests don’t shout

Government considering ending previous limitations on guests for large events like concerts.

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Did this ’90s Japanese horror manga predict the coronavirus pandemic?

Manga artist draws amazing parallels between fiction and reality.

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Japanese PM’s call to drink more milk successful, mass disposal averted

We did it!

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Number of pachinko parlors in Japan decreasing rapidly, down 12 percent in two years

Where have all the parlors gone?

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Japan’s beloved Zima discontinued after sales hurt by COVID-19

Zomething zad.

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More people travelling in Japan for the New Year’s holiday than last year, survey says

Less people want to spend the New Year’s holiday at home, according to the survey.

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Government announces it will throw away useless “Abenomasks,” triggers surge in demand

One person’s trash mask is another’s treasure mask.

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Prime Minister calls on Japan to drink more milk

Ask not what your country can drink for you, but what you can drink for your country.

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Japanese government freezes inbound air reservations for foreign residents and Japanese citizens

New restrictions come just one day after latest coronavirus-related border tightening.

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Japan completely closes borders to new foreign arrivals

Relaxed coronavirus regulations unable to last even one month as sources say first omicron case has been discovered.

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Surveys suggest over 80% of Japanese people likely to continue with masks after COVID-19 subsides

It really isn’t all about health either.

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Over half of Japanese newlyweds haven’t been bothering with a wedding ceremony

Billy Idol might say it’s not a nice day for a white wedding.

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Japanese convenience store chain running out of fried chicken, takes precautions to save Christmas

We might not be seeing Family Mart’s Famichiki for a while.

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Comiket will require proof of coronavirus vaccination or PCR test results for admission

If you want to get your doujinshi, you’ll probably want to get your jabs too.

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COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan, doctors puzzled why

Some perplexingly good news for once.

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You want fries with that? Too bad – KFC Japan running out of potatoes, suspending French fry sales

Bad news for anyone who’s craving some Kentucky-fried potatoes.

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