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newsonjapan.com -- Oct 24

News source: newsonjapan.com
Dec 03
Officials in Japan's western prefecture of Osaka plan to call on all residents to refrain from leaving their homes for any non-essential reason until mid-December. This follows a surge in the number of coronavirus cases with severe symptoms. (NHK)
Dec 03
Sakura Jingu Shrine provides foreigners the unique experience of having a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony. (NHK WORLD-JAPAN)
Dec 03
Kiyomizu Temple in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto has held a ceremony to mark the renovation of the wooden stage and the new roof of the main hall. (NHK)
Dec 03
Japan's government is considering extending its Go To Eat campaign, designed to help the restaurant industry amid the coronavirus outbreak. (NHK)
Dec 03
Akihabara is overrated. Join me and my friend in this slice of life around West Tokyo's Otaku center. (Enlightize in Japan)
Dec 03
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a casino operating illegally in the Kabukicho red-light district, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
Dec 03
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old woman who is suspected of killing her newborn boy at their residence in Kawasaki City, reports NHK. (tokyoreporter.com)
Dec 03
NTT Docomo Inc. plans to cut mobile phone fees across the board, sources familiar with the matter said, becoming the first of Japan's major carriers to do so following a government call for the industry to lower charges. (Kyodo)
Dec 03
The grand opening for the Mario Cafe and store at Universal Studios Japan, plus a look inside. (Attractions Magazine)
Dec 03
The Japanese government expressed regret Wednesday after a district assembly in Berlin adopted a resolution to allow a statue symbolizing Korean women who were procured for Japan's wartime military brothels to remain in place. (Kyodo)
Dec 02
A bill to provide coronavirus vaccinations free of charge with the central government covering the cost was passed in the Diet, offering a key plan to stem the virus as Japan struggles with its worst-yet wave of infections. (Japan Times)
Dec 02
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 500 new cases of the coronavirus, up 128 from Tuesday. The number is the result of 1,431 tests conducted on Nov 29. (Japan Today)
Dec 02
A political cacophony persists as lawmakers clash over who has the final say in peeling back countermeasures meant to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. (Japan Times)
Dec 02
The number of seriously ill patients with COVID-19 across Japan hit 472 on Monday. That's a new record high, and the health minister says it's another sign the situation is growing more serious. (NHK)
Dec 02
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 57-year-old man who is suspected of injecting a teenage girl with stimulant drugs while having sex with her, reports Fuji News Network (tokyoreporter.com)
Dec 02
The unemployment rate in Japan hit a 3-year high in October. Officials say the coronavirus has driven the figure to 3.1 percent, the highest since May 2017. (NHK)
Dec 02
Signboards with the names of Kabuki actors scheduled to star in year-end performances were put up outside Minamiza Theatre in the city of Kyoto on Tuesday. (NHK)
Dec 02
In Japan, more people have died of suicide in one month than from the Wuhan virus the entire year. (WION)
Dec 02
At the opening of the trial for a 31-year-old woman who is suspected of causing a fatal car accident earlier this year, she claimed to not remember using stimulant drugs beforehand, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
Dec 02
Japan aims to admit “large-scale” numbers of overseas visitors for the Tokyo Olympic Games without mandatory vaccinations or quarantines, provided tourists submit negative coronavirus test results and download smartphone tracking apps on arrival, the Nikkei business daily reported Wednesday. (Japan Times)