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ANA, JAL expand flight cuts as coronavirus hits travel demand

Business Mar 13, 2020

ANA, JAL expand flight cuts as coronavirus hits travel demand

All Nippon Airways Co. and Japan Airlines Co. said Friday they will cancel more domestic flights as travel demand is drying up in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak. ANA will also cancel some international flights bound for Europe and North America from late ...

Aichi police launch probe into man who wanted to 'spread' virus

National Mar 13, 2020

Aichi police launch probe into man who wanted to 'spread' virus

Police in central Japan said Friday they have launched a probe into a man who was infected with the novel coronavirus on suspicion of interfering with business activities, after he went to local eateries expressing his desire to "spread the virus." The investigation came a ...

Trump suggests postponing Tokyo Olympics for one year

National Mar 13, 2020

Trump suggests postponing Tokyo Olympics for one year

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested postponing this summer's Tokyo Olympics for a year amid the global spread of the new coronavirus, saying the move would be better than seeing "empty stadiums all over the place." "I would say maybe they postpone it for ...

Bank of Japan to downgrade economic view next week, sources say

Business Mar 13, 2020

Bank of Japan to downgrade economic view next week, sources say

The Bank of Japan is considering downgrading its assessment of the country's economy at its upcoming policy meeting next week in view of the deepening economic impact of the globally spreading new coronavirus, according to sources close to the matter. The BOJ is expected to ...

Refined flavors inspired by the Reiwa Era

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Mar 13, 2020

Refined flavors inspired by the Reiwa Era

For a privately booked banquet, party, wedding, corporate anniversary or group event, the New Otani Hotels group of hotels — specifically, hotel branches in Tokyo, Makuhari in Chiba Prefecture, and Osaka — present a sumptuous Reiwa menu featuring the same dishes that were served ...

Ep. 36 'Angel'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Mar 13, 2020

Ep. 36 'Angel'

by Tom Hanaway

It looks like romance is in the air for the “Terrace House” housemates, and just in time for the new year! A few of them, including Yume and Shion, already have some dinner plans, but Toshiyuki Niino isn’t wasting any time and squeezes in ...

Rich history seen in Nationwide Programs

Culture | Japan Cultural Expo Mar 13, 2020

Rich history seen in Nationwide Programs

Held across the country in the years before and after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Junko Kawamura, president of Japan Arts Council, is confident that the Japan Cultural Expo will offer a great opportunity for people from Japan and abroad to appreciate ...

Greek leg of torch relay suspended over virus

Olympics Mar 13, 2020

Greek leg of torch relay suspended over virus

Greece’s Hellenic Olympic Committee said Friday it will suspend the rest of the torch relay in that country for this summer’s Tokyo Games, due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus. The decision was made a day after the Greek leg of the ...

Kakuryu suffers second loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 13, 2020

Kakuryu suffers second loss

Hakuho maintained his pursuit of a record-extending 44th Emperor's Cup by beating Yutakayama and improving to a perfect 6-0 Friday at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. But the sailing was less smooth for fellow yokozuna Kakuryu, who dropped to 4-2 after losing to No. 2 ...

Akane Yamaguchi, Nozomi Okuhara book Tokyo Olympics berths

More Sports Mar 13, 2020

Akane Yamaguchi, Nozomi Okuhara book Tokyo Olympics berths

Akane Yamaguchi and Nozomi Okuhara have ensured their places at the Tokyo Olympics by advancing Thursday to the women's singles quarterfinals at the All England Open Badminton Championships. World No. 3 Yamaguchi beat compatriot Sayaka Takahashi 21-13, 21-15 in the round of 16, while fourth-ranked ...

University sumo product Myogiryu blossoming in 30s

Sumo Mar 13, 2020

University sumo product Myogiryu blossoming in 30s

by John Gunning

There are currently seven Nippon Sport Science University graduates in professional sumo. Hokutofuji at komusubi is the highest ranked, and the Saitama native appears to be on course to overtake recently retired Yoshikaze as their college's most successful ever rikishi. Another man, Myogiryu, likely would have ...