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Death of reality TV show star in Japan spotlights cyber bullying

03 Jun 2020

TOKYO The recent death of Hana Kimura, a bubbly, pink-haired 22-year-old wrestler and reality TV show star, has spotlighted a rise in cyber bullying in Japan and prompted swift official pledges to do more to protect victims.

As Japan reopens, coronavirus testing slowed by bureaucracy and staff shortages

28 May 2020

TOKYO At the beginning of April, a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever. His coaches tried calling a local public health centre to get him a coronavirus test, but the phone lines were busy.

How lax rules, missed warnings led to Japan's second coronavirus cruise-ship hot spot

08 May 2020

NAGASAKI, Japan Seven days before Japan quarantined a cruise ship near Tokyo early this year, in what became one of the first coronavirus hot spots outside China, another cruise ship docked in southern Japan.

How lax rules, missed warnings led to Japan's second coronavirus cruise-ship hot spot

08 May 2020

NAGASAKI, Japan, May 7 Seven days before Japan quarantined a cruise ship near Tokyo early this year, in what became one of the first coronavirus hot spots outside China, another cruise ship docked in southern Japan.

焦点:日本に再びクルーズ船の悪夢、なぜ対応は後手に回ったのか

07 May 2020

[長崎市 7日 ロイター] - 乗員数百人を乗せたコスタ・アトランチカ号が長崎市の造船所に接岸したのは1月下旬、厚生労働省が横浜港沖に投錨するクルーズ船、ダイヤモンド・プリンセス号で検疫を始める7日前のことだった。

How lax rules, missed warnings led to Japan's second coronavirus cruise-ship hot spot

07 May 2020

NAGASAKI, Japan Seven days before Japan quarantined a cruise ship near Tokyo early this year, in what became one of the first coronavirus hot spots outside China, another cruise ship docked in southern Japan.

On Japan's stretched frontline, doctors and nurses DIY a coronavirus response

28 Apr 2020

TOKYO At any given time, seven out of eight beds in the intensive care unit of St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo are taken up by critically ill coronavirus patients.

'Please avoid going out,' Japan's Abe appeals as coronavirus crisis widens

17 Apr 2020

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a forceful appeal to the nation on Friday to stay indoors to avoid further coronavirus contagion, in his starkest remarks since the crisis began.

Running out of beds and gear, Tokyo medical staff say Japan's 'state of emergency' already here

06 Apr 2020

TOKYO As Japan faces a fresh wave of coronavirus infections and the government prepares for a state of emergency, medical staff say a shortage of beds and a rise in cases linked to hospitals are pushing Tokyo's medical system to the brink of collapse.

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