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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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Monuments of recovery from 2011 disaster unveiled

Three monuments that symbolize the effort to recover after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan have been unveiled ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (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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80 percent of elderly in Japan vaccinated

The Japanese government says that nearly 80 percent of the elderly in the country have received at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine so far, and more than half of them have been fully vaccinated with two shots. (NHK)
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Japan’s population fell by 868,177 over five years, 2020 census shows

Japan’s population, including foreign nationals, fell by 868,177 over the past five years, results of the national census survey conducted last year showed. (Japan Times)
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