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News from The Japan News, the English-language sister publication of Japan's largest daily newspaper, The Yomiuri Shimbun. @JN_Japanese

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Three male LDP lawmakers took part in a pregnancy simulation experiment to better understand some of the challenges faced by pregnant women.

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Passage of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s digital reform bills has been delayed in the Diet, revealing competing priorities within his own Liberal Democratic Party.

A Japanese hospital worker has tested positive for COVID-19 after receiving two shots against the virus.

Inoculations against coronavirus begin for Japan’s elderly population.

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Editorial: As internet use surges amid pandemic, Japan must ensure stable telecommunications system

Starting this month, the “equal pay for equal work” system to eliminate the unreasonable gap between regular and non-regular employees is also being applied at small and midsize enterprises.

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Emergency-level priority measures against COVID-19 virus expand to Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa prefectures.

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The LDP will promote a four-day workweek to assist with diverse work styles and child-rearing once the pandemic is contained.

Shuri Castle in Okinawa Prefecture has been burned down at least twice, and now a re-created miniature version is slated to be displayed from April 24 at the Tobu World Square theme park in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture.

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Ehime prefectural governor announces cancellation of Olympic torch relay leg in city of Matsuyama

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Skating champion Hanyu offers words of encouragement on 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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Japanese boyband SixTONES makes their highly anticipated debut, with their nationwide tour expected to draw large crowds. #SixTONES  #JohnnysAndAssociates  #JuriTanaka  #YugoKochi  #Jesse  #TaigaKyomoto  #HokutoMatsumura  #ShintaroMorimoto  #boyband 

BREAKING NEWS: A state of emergency in Tokyo, Hokkaido, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama prefectures are now lifted.

Shrine tablets with new year's wishes of support for Hong Kong have been vandalized to side with China#MtFuji  #Sengentaisha  #HongKong  #China 

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Gen Hoshino stars in a film about a samurai librarian burdened with the task of organizing a relocation for his daimyo’s whole domain. @gen_senden  @hikkoshi_movie  #GenHoshino  #HikkoshiDaimyo 

BREAKING NEWS: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls for all elementary, junior high and high schools, as well as special-needs schools, throughout the nation to be closed from March 2 as a special measure to prevent the spread of the new #coronavirus 

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