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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike pressed residents Friday to step up social distancing efforts over the next two weeks after previous countermeasures produced unsatisfactory results. The governor asked residents to especially refrain from traveling or going out during Golden Week, one of the busiest holiday seasons. “Unfortunately, ...
As the spread of COVID-19 infections hits the nation’s economy hard, foreign workers at manufacturers are being severely affected, with some losing their jobs and homes. At a public employment security office in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, this month, foreign nationals visited the interpretation service counter ...
Residents in the Shidayachi district in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, who were affected by last October’s typhoon are facing a decision over whether to rebuild their ruined properties or to relocate. Due to Typhoon Hagibis, 185 households in the district were flooded. Although the damaged houses are ...