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Travelers flock to Japan for first time in 3 years
... travelers crowded train stations and airports across Japan as the Golden Week holiday began Friday without the issuance of a ... ... Yumiko Kondo , a 49-year-old woman who was on a trip to Okinawa Prefecture in southern Japan, said that they wanted to support ... ... expected, said 36-year-old Kenichi Watanabe , before going to Fukushima Prefecture with his family. Reservations for Shinkansen ... ... international flights. In the past two Golden Week holidays, local governments asked citizens not to travel across prefectures to ...
Updated: 04/29/2022
Former US ambassador to Japan John Roos among 112 honors
Ambassador to Japan John Roos is one of 112 foreign nationals recognized in the spring decorations of this year for their contributions to relations with Japan, the government said Friday. Ambassador to Japan John Roos is one of 112 foreign nationals ... ... earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan and triggered meltdowns at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. As ambassador, he was at the forefront of Operation... ... aftermath of the 2011 disaster, for example by serving Iranian dishes to people in Iwate Prefecture. 453 are women among 4,034 Japanese nationals to be decorated in 2003, the...
Updated: 04/29/2022
Fukushima water release limited in Japan, abroad, survey shows
The effects of the planned release into the ocean of treated water from the Fukushima No. A government survey shows that 1 nuclear plant is seen as limited in Japan and abroad. The effects of the planned release into ... ... and abroad. Among the respondents from Japan in the online survey, 14.7% said they would refrain from buying food in Fukushima Prefecture, where the nuclear plant is located after the water release, compared to 13.3% who said they are already avoiding such ...
Updated: 04/27/2022
Japan's Kishida wants to promote COVID vaccinations in Okinawa
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida wants to promote COVID 19 vaccinations in Okinawa Prefecture, which has the country's lowest rate of people who have received their third shots. Prime Minister ... ... for two days from Sunday. Matsuno wants to encourage the prefectural and municipal governments to raise vaccination rates. The upcoming trip will be Matsuno 's second... ... the decline, and that cases are still rising in some prefectures, including Akita, Fukushima, Nagano, Miyazaki and Kagoshima. At a news conference after the panel s meeting...
Updated: 04/21/2022
Japan's COVID-19 cases surge in some regions
... situation. If the situation gets worse and the medical system is strained, we will have to ask for stricter behavior restrictions, he said. On Friday, Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe urged the central government to fully analyze infection data by prefecture. The Fukushima Prefectural Government is asking local residents to take precautions at home and at group dining events to prevent infections. The central government lifted its COVID 19 pre-emergency measures for the prefecture on March 7. Fukushima is planning to increase its anti-virus ...
Updated: 04/16/2022
Tokyo reports 6,768 new COVID-19 cases
... coronaviruses cases Friday, down by 1,344 from a week ago. In the Japanese capital, seven new fatal cases were reported among ... ... average of new infections in Tokyo was 7,310. The metropolitan government said 9 a week earlier was a week ago. The number of ... ... patients under Tokyo criteria fell by one from Thursday to 20. Aichi Prefecture reported 2,531 cases and two deaths, Chiba Prefecture ... ... week before. Daily new cases hit a new record high in Nagano, Fukushima and Iwate prefectures. Fifty-two new deaths from COVID ...
Updated: 04/15/2022
Japan COVID-19 cases hit record levels in 9 prefectures
... panel said novel coronaviruses have reached record levels in nine prefectures, but Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said there was no ... ... said there was no need to impose COVID 19 pre-emergency measures. The health ministry's health panel said at its meeting on April ... ... daily average of new infections hit new highs in Iwate, Akita, Fukushima, Niigata, Nagano, Ehime , Oita , Miyazaki and Kagoshima ... ... introducing stronger anti-virus measures, including a request for the government to impose pre-emergency measures. The daily average ...
Updated: 04/15/2022
Japan's entire Tohoku Shinkansen Line resumes
... approaches JR Sendai Station at 6: 13 a.m. after services resumed on the entire Tohoku Shinkansen Line. On April 14 a bullet train ... ... flags as they saw off passengers. On April 14, services between Fukushima and Sendai were resumed on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line ... ... earthquake. Urara Shimizu , 54, a university professor from Miyagi Prefecture, boarded the bullet train at the station that morning ... ... will make me appreciate what I have taken for granted so far. A government employee in his 50 s who lives in Sendai s Wakabayashi ...
Updated: 04/14/2022
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