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A Shizuoka Prefectural Assembly member apologized Monday for having sold thousands of face masks on internet auction sites as concerns grew over panic-buying and chronic shortages of the products amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Hiroyuki Morota, a 53-year-old independent lawmaker, admitted he had auctioned off face ...
Several prefectural governments around Japan have raised concerns about a shortage of volunteer interpreters and translators to support foreign residents and tourists during disasters, after making limited progress with addressing the problem, a new survey has shown. The massive floods that were caused by typhoons ...
Hakuho maintained an unblemished record Monday at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, but fellow Mongolian-born yokozuna Kakuryu suffered an upset loss to komusubi Hokutofuji. After pulling out of the New Year Grand Tournament in January due to a foot injury, Kakuryu (1-1) raised further questions ...