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Mask Problem Renders Student’s Exam Invalid

The National Center Test for University Admissions declared that they had invalidated a student’s score since he had ignored the supervisor’s advice and had worn his mask without covering his nose. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 青山学院大学 / Aoyama Gakuin U. (@aoyamagakuinuniversity) According to the center, the student was given six…

Japan’s Suicide Rates Increase for the First Time in 11 Years

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare disclosed that the number of domestic suicides in 2020 had reached 20,919, an increase of over 750 compared to last year. The number of deaths had been decreasing since 2010 though, 2020 representing the first increase in 11 years. It seems that the economic impacts caused by COVID-19…

[NEWS] COVID-19 Vaccination Starting in February

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare disclosed the schedule for the COVID-19 inoculations. According to the source, if the vaccine developed by Pfizer gains approval, the government will start vaccinating 10,000 to 20,000 healthcare workers at the end of February. The next priority will be given to 3.7 million healthcare workers in the middle…

Will People Receive the 100,000 Yen Benefit Again?: Petitions Start

Special Benefit for JPY 100,000 again? For those who live in Japan, you might remember that the Japanese government distributed 100,000 yen to each individualhalf a year ago to compensate for the monetary losses caused by COVID-19, and that we showed you how to apply for it. In response to the second state of emergency,…

Home Remedies and Sudden Deaths in Tokyo and Surrounding Areas

As the shocking title says, the number of people infected with COVID-19 whose symptoms had not been deemed serious enough to require hospitalization but who ended up dying a few days after being diagnosed has been rising rapidly since last month. View this post on Instagram A post shared by RESCUE NAGANO (@rescue_nagano119) A total…

No Entry to Japan! Borders Closed Again

With the increasing number of COVID-19 patients in Japan and the coronavirus mutations found overseas, the government decided to shut down the country’s doors again and prohibit entry to foreigners from all countries until the end of the second emergency. Since November 1st 2020, the government has allowed business entry from these 11 countries and…

Reasons Why Japan’s COVID-19 Cases Exploded

During most of 2020, Japan was able to avoid the worst outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic despite not enforcing a lockdown and very strong measures. One of the reasons Japan did not impose the type of strict rules and measures that saw places like Taiwan and Vietnam keep the virus under control is that the…

Merging JAL and ANA Would Be a Big Mistake

Here is an interesting piece of news: Heizo Takenaka, one of the experts of the Growth Strategy Council, has stated that All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) would need capital injection in the future, mentioning that JAL and ANA should work together and integrate. by Martin Danker While this remains the sole opinion…

Why ANA and JAL Will Survive the Pandemic

Updated to reflect new information. While the coronavirus pandemic has affected many countries and companies, the airline industry has been hit particularly hard. Multiple airlines around the world have been declaring bankruptcy and going through restructuring in order to survive. Japanese carriers Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) are also facing problems. by…

Tokyo Disneyland’s New Attractions – Details and New Photos

Tokyo Disneyland’s new areas and attractions will open on September 28, and people cannot hold their excitement. People in Japan had been patiently waiting for the expansion since it was first announced. While the Oriental Land Company, which owns the Tokyo Disney Resort, announced three specific new additions to the park, the Beauty and the…