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Virus-hit Italian cruise ship leaves Nagasaki

National May 31, 2020

Virus-hit Italian cruise ship leaves Nagasaki

The Italian-flagged cruise ship Costa Atlantica left the city of Nagasaki on Sunday after all crew members currently on board tested negative for the novel coronavirus. The ship, which had been hit by cluster infections, left the Koyagi plant at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.'s Nagasaki ...

For Russia, SpaceX success is 'wakeup call'

World May 31, 2020

For Russia, SpaceX success is 'wakeup call'

Russia has lost its long-held monopoly as the only country able to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station following the flawless manned launch by U.S. company SpaceX. The Russian space agency congratulated the United States and Elon Musk's SpaceX on the first crewed flight ...

More people visiting Japan's urban areas, data shows

National May 31, 2020

More people visiting Japan's urban areas, data shows

More people visited urban areas Saturday in five prefectures including Tokyo than a week before, as the areas entered the first weekend since the nationwide coronavirus emergency was completely lifted, data has suggested. The number of people in Tokyo's posh Ginza district at 3 p.m. ...

J. League sides step up preparations for July 4 kick off

J. League May 31, 2020

J. League sides step up preparations for July 4 kick off

J. League first-division sides stepped up their preparations on Saturday to resume the season a day after the announcement of a July 4 restart. J. League Chaiman Mitsuru Murai revealed the resumption date following a meeting with club executives, leaving teams around five weeks to ...

Scotland coach Townsend backs call for fewer international windows

Rugby May 31, 2020

Scotland coach Townsend backs call for fewer international windows

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has welcomed moves to reduce the number of international windows in rugby union's calendar. Europe's Six Nations traditionally takes place in February and March, with the southern hemisphere then staging tests from July and the northern hemisphere in November. Some critics argued ...