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Even after pandemic, Japan’s labor market faces shortages and mismatches

Japan has been unable to shift its economy into higher gear as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, a fact that has often overshadowed some of the country’s chronic labor challenges, including worker shortages and job mismatches. (Japan Times)
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Japan’s population declines for 12th straight year

Japan’s population has fallen for a 12th straight year. The population stood at over 123.84 million on January 1. That’s down about 428,000 from the previous year. (NHK)
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Japanese mayor under fire for biting Olympian’s gold medal

An outspoken central Japan mayor has faced a barrage of criticism for abruptly biting the Olympic gold medal won by a member of the Japanese women’s softball team at a celebratory event, with the act described as “lacking respect” for her and “insensitive” amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Nikkei)
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Japanese prefectural governors to seek restraint over summer travel

The National Governors’ Association on Sunday discussed a proposal for the government to ask the public to avoid summer holiday travel across prefectural borders, including trips to their parents’ homes during the Bon holidays, to help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. (Japan Times)
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Hiroshima marks 76 years since atomic bombing

Friday marks 76 years since the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima in western Japan. An annual ceremony will begin in the city’s Peace Memorial Park at 8 a.m. (NHK)
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Japan to tighten border controls on visitors from 3 U.S. states, Finland

The Japanese government said Monday it will tighten border controls for travelers from three U.S. states, Finland and some other areas in response to the spread of highly contagious variants of the novel coronavirus. (Kyodo)
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Japanese life expectancy at all-time high

The average life expectancy in Japan reached record highs for both men and women last year. (NHK)
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Japan’s hikers return to Mount Fuji

“It is a mountain that is an object of worship.” Hikers are flocking back to Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji as the active volcano’s symmetrical slopes reopen to the public after being off-limits for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Al Jazeera)
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Nepartak approaching Japan, may make landfall

Weather officials in Japan forecast that tropical storm Nepartak will approach, or make landfall in northeastern Japan, or an area including Tokyo and several prefectures, on Tuesday. (NHK)
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Japan to lower minimum age for Moderna vaccine to 12

The health ministry plans to lower the minimum age for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. from 18 to 12, sources with access to the plan said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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