Japan Orders Millions to Evacuate as Typhoon Lashes Region

This post was originally published on this siteTOKYO — The Japanese authorities on Sunday ordered more than a million residents of western Japan to seek shelter as a major storm lashed the

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New Zealand Suspends Live Cattle Exports After Ship Goes Missing Off Japan

This post was originally published on this siteNew Zealand has suspended the export of live cattle after a ship that left its shores with 43 crew members and nearly 6,000 cows capsized off Japan,

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As the World Gets Tougher on China, Japan Tries to Thread a Needle

This post was originally published on this siteTOKYO — Earlier this year, as it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic was not going to pass quickly, the Japanese government delayed

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Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late?

This post was originally published on this siteTOKYO — For months, Japan has confounded the world by reporting a relatively low rate of coronavirus infections without imposing the kind of

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Can Japan’s Economy Get Any Worse? It May Soon Find Out

This post was originally published on this siteTOKYO — Even before the new coronavirus, Japan’s economy was in trouble. Exports were plummeting on slowing demand from China, and a tax

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In Graying Japan, Many Are Vulnerable but Few Are Being Tested

This post was originally published on this siteTOKYO — My Home Harumi, a nursing home in central Tokyo, is on lockdown. Volunteers, service providers and even family members are turned away

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Japan Shocks Parents by Moving to Close All Schools Over Coronavirus

This post was originally published on this siteTOKYO — After weeks of criticism that Japan was bungling its reaction to the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took the

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What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread

This post was originally published on this siteRain was falling on the night of Jan. 18, so the windows of the Tokyo party boat were shut. Inside were about 90 guests of a local taxi association

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What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread

This post was originally published on this siteRain was falling on the night of Jan. 18, so the windows of the Tokyo party boat were shut. Inside were about 90 guests of a local taxi association

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Japan Defends Its Justice System After Carlos Ghosn’s Flight

This post was originally published on this siteTOKYO — Japanese officials on Sunday said they would tighten immigration procedures and defended the country’s justice system, as they

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