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NHK headquarters in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward
JAPAN / Media
Dec 6, 2023
NHK found to have breached ethics with COVID vaccine news segment
A report in "News Watch 9" suggested three people lost family members to COVID-19 infection when they actually died after being vaccinated.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida receives a COVID-19 booster shot in Tokyo on Nov. 11.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 28, 2023
Japan approves first domestically developed COVID-19 XBB vaccine
The XBB-adapted coronavirus vaccine will be available as a booster under the nation’s free COVID-19 vaccination program beginning next week.
The number of syphilis cases in Japan totaled 13,251 this year as of Sunday, hitting a record high for the third consecutive year, national data showed Friday.
Nov 24, 2023
Syphilis cases hit record high for third straight year in Japan
The total exceeded the previous annual record of 13,228 cases reported in the entire year of 2022.
A survey found that the number of children newly hospitalized for anorexia nervosa in Japan came to 183 in fiscal 2022, up around 60% from fiscal 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 24, 2023
Anorexia in children remained an issue three years into pandemic
Cases in fiscal 2022 were 40% higher than the level in fiscal 2019, before the pandemic.
Tourists in Tokyo's Asakusa district earlier this month
Nov 15, 2023
Visitors to Japan in October exceed pre-COVID level for first time
Visitor numbers improved to 100.8% of levels seen in 2019 before the outbreak of COVID-19 led to travel curbs around the world.
Japan Finance Corp.'s branch in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. Government-affiliated financial institutions provided a total of ¥21.87 trillion in special loans between January 2020 and March this year.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 8, 2023
COVID loans worth ¥69.7 billion can't be repaid, report shows
The report by the Board of Audit of Japan also showed that the government wasted ¥58.02 billion of taxpayer money on 344 projects in fiscal 2022.
Ryo and Kaho Nagata greet a regular customer from the second floor of their cafe in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Nov 6, 2023
Young migrants bring vitality to rural Hiroshima
Some new residents found a place where they could try something new, as well as having cheaper rents for stores and homes compared to Tokyo.
Medical staff administer a COVID-19 vaccination in Tokyo's Minato Ward in October last year.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 27, 2023
Tokyo promotes awareness of children's COVID-19 aftereffects
The leaflet shows a wide range of aftereffects seen among elementary and junior and senior high school students.
A fledgling film director (Mayu Matsuoka, center) returns home to make a film about her dysfunctional family in “Masked Hearts.”
Oct 26, 2023
‘Masked Hearts’: Catharsis comes out of familial discord
Yuya Ishii returns to his indie roots with a comedy-drama that comes from a personal and painfully real place.
Medics tend to COVID-19 patients at the intensive care unit of a hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2022.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 7, 2023
Japan-led team identifies how severe COVID-19 cases develop
The research results are expected to facilitate the development of drugs to prevent serious COVID-19 complications.
People visit the area near Sensoji Temple, a popular tourist destination, in Tokyo's Asakusa district on Sept. 7.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 25, 2023
Japan's schools face double whammy of the flu and COVID-19
In the period between Sept. 11 and 17, the average national influenza case count rose to over 7.03 per medical institution from just 4.48 the week prior.
Commuters wear masks in Tokyo. The number of new influenza cases reported at designated medical institutions in Japan has surged 57% over the past week, health ministry data has shown.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 23, 2023
Unseasonal flu surges across Japan amid lower immunity post-COVID
The number of new influenza cases reported at designated medical institutions in Japan has surged 57% over the past week.
An All Nippon Airways employee (left) escorts a group of Chinese tourists and a tour conductor (right) at the arrival lobby of Haneda Airport in Tokyo in August.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 20, 2023
Chinese visitors help Japan edge toward pre-pandemic tourism levels
Inbound tourism, counted as an export of services, has been a bright spot in Japan’s economic recovery.
A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine targeting BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants. Japan will roll out an updated version targeting the XBB variant on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Explainer
Sep 19, 2023
Japan to begin COVID vaccine drive targeting XBB subvariant
The free shots will be offered until March next year to prepare residents for an expected uptick in infections during the winter.
A nurse puts on protective clothing in front of an isolated hospital room to examine a person who tested positive for COVID-19 at a hospital in Saitama Prefecture in July 2021.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 16, 2023
Japan to reduce public funds for COVID-19 treatments from October
The health ministry's decision is part of a broader plan to return the health care system to normal by next spring.
Prince Hisahito visits the Imperial Palace on Sept. 6.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 14, 2023
Prince Hisahito tests positive for COVID-19
Prince Hisahito, who is second in line to the imperial throne, has tested positive for COVID-19.
A man receives a COVID-19 vaccination  at Aoyama University in Tokyo in August 2021.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 9, 2023
Japan to end free COVID-19 vaccinations in March
From fiscal 2024, the country will provide a COVID-19 shot once a year between to people aged 65 or over who are at high risk of severe symptoms.
Tokyo's Ginza district. On Thursday, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said one person tested positive for BA.2.86 on Aug. 24.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 8, 2023
New COVID variant detected in Japan amid wave of infections
While there’s no evidence so far that it causes more severe illness, experts say it may be more capable of infecting people who have been infected before.
Japan center Dylan Riley (left) escapes from Italy's center Luca Morisi during a match on Aug. 26.
Aug 31, 2023
Japan ready to shake off COVID-19 legacy at Rugby World Cup
The Brave Blossoms beat Ireland and Scotland to reach the quarterfinals for the first time four years ago, sparking rugby-mania across the nation.
Shigeru Omi
Aug 25, 2023
Japan to reduce number of COVID-19 panel members
Those who will leave the panel will include Shigeru Omi, 74, its chairman, who has played an important role as an expert on public health.


Tokyo Healthcare University professor Takayuki Mifune explains how he is trying to re-create bonito broth from 1,300 years ago.
The quest to re-create what the Japanese ate 1,300 years ago