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Hokkaido announces prefecture's first COVID-19 fatality

National Feb 26, 2020

Hokkaido announces prefecture's first COVID-19 fatality

Hokkaido announced its first COVID-19 death on Wednesday, as the prefectural education board urged local authorities to temporarily close all public elementary and junior high schools in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The prefectural government said an elderly person from Hakodate ...

Hospitals in Japan refusing to test many who suspect they have COVID-19

National Feb 26, 2020

Hospitals in Japan refusing to test many who suspect they have COVID-19

Some medical institutions in Japan have been rejecting possible COVID-19 patients under the strict but ambiguous testing guidelines currently in place, leaving many patients shunted from hospital to hospital. Experts point out that the vague criteria have caused confusion among medical staff. According to the health ...

Calling off Spring Basho would be right move for JSA

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Feb 26, 2020

Calling off Spring Basho would be right move for JSA

by John Gunning

The Japan Sumo Association is essentially a reactive, rather than proactive, organization. Through the ups, downs and various scandals of the last few years, the JSA's standard modus operandi has been to avoid making moves until public pressure essentially forced its hand. Even then, measures taken ...

Top League postpones next two rounds due to coronavirus

Rugby Feb 26, 2020

Top League postpones next two rounds due to coronavirus

The Japan Rugby Football Union said Wednesday it will postpone a total of 16 games across two rounds of the 2020 Top League season due to the growing alarm over the spiraling coronavirus crisis. As the coronavirus outbreak continues to result in canceled events and ...

Rui Hachimura tops NBA jersey sales in Japan

Basketball / NBA Feb 26, 2020

Rui Hachimura tops NBA jersey sales in Japan

by Ed Odeven

Rui Hachimura's impact on Japanese basketball extends far beyond the court. The Washington Wizards rookie forward's No. 8 is the top-selling NBA jersey in Japan, it was announced by the NBA on Tuesday. Jersey sales for Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and Golden State Warriors ...