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Virus relief payments to Japanese expatriates may take years

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Discussions within the Japanese government to expand the scope of its coronavirus relief payments to cover overseas residents may run into difficulties, with some people [...]
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More people moving to rural areas across Japan as new lifestyles emerge due to virus

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

While teleworking practices and distance learning are becoming normal in Japan amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, more people have been drawn to moving to rural regions [...]
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Consumption in Japan began coronavirus comeback around second half of May, survey shows

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Consumer spending began recovering sharply from the coronavirus pandemic in the second half of May, a private survey showed Monday. According to the results of the survey, [...]
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Abductee supporters march at Diet; demand repatriations from N Korea

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Neighbours of the recently deceased Shigeru Yokota, father of a girl abducted by North Korea in the late 1970s and never returned, pushed Monday for the immediate [...]
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Mitsubishi Aircraft to focus on SpaceJet certification, names chief engineer

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp said on Monday it will focus on certifying its SpaceJet M90 this fiscal year, and announced executive changes as it seeks to weather [...]
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Japan hasn’t decided to ease entry ban, foreign minister says

Japan hasn’t decided to ease entry ban, foreign minister says

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese Foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday it was not true the government had decided to ease an entry ban, which was implemented to prevent the spread of the [...]
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Japan scholars urge fair treatment of foreign students over handouts

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

A group of professors in Japan sent a petition to the education ministry Monday demanding it scrap “discriminatory” criteria for foreign students to be eligible [...]
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Foreign entrepreneurs in Fukuoka can now rent shared office space for startup businesses

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

The Fukuoka municipal government has decided to allow the use of “coworking spaces,” known to be used by a wide range of people as a place of work, to foreign [...]
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Fast-drying face masks to hit Uniqlo shelves in Japan on Fri.

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

Fast Retailing Co. will start selling washable and fast-drying face masks at its Uniqlo stores in Japan on Friday for customers seeking suitable face gear for the hot summer [...]
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Korea conveys ‘deep regret’ to Japan over wartime labour omission

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

South Korea expressed regret and summoned the top Japanese diplomat to Seoul over information omission regarding Korean wartime labourers. Seoul foreign ministry spokesman [...]
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Protesters hold Black Lives Matter demonstration in Tokyo, say Japan must confront its race problems

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

Thousands of protesters marched through Tokyo Sunday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the US and to call out Japan’s own problems with race. [...]
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Only 10pct of firms in Japan have addressed LGBT issues, survey finds

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

Just over 10 percent of companies in Japan have policies aimed at protecting the rights of sexual minorities, a recent government survey revealed, reflecting the [...]
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Japanese, Singapore and Azerbaijan GPs abandoned by F1 for 2020

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:02 AM

The Japanese, Singapore and Azerbaijan grands prix will not take place this year, Formula One has announced. All three meetings were under consideration to be part of the [...]
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Japanese immigration authorities announce conditions for re-entry of foreign residents

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:02 AM

Immigration authorities quietly published criteria that will allow some foreign residents to re-enter Japan despite a coronavirus-induced entry ban covering 111 countries, a [...]
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Is Japan’s low COVID-19 death rate due to a ‘higher cultural level’?

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:02 AM

I was sent scrambling for my dictionary on June 4 when Finance minister Taro Aso declared that the different “mindo” between Japan and other countries was the [...]
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