Covid-19 cases in Japan mark new record,12 dead


Officials in Japan reported a record 2,586 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday.

Twelve people in 6 prefectures died of the disease, including three in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido.

Health ministry officials say that as of Saturday, 313 people with severe symptoms were being treated with respirators and intensive care.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 539 additional cases in the capital on Saturday, setting a new daily record. The number topped 500 for the third consecutive day.

The total number of cases confirmed in Tokyo now stands at 37,317.

By prefecture, Osaka reported a record 415 new cases, Hokkaido 234, Aichi 211, and Kanagawa 193.

The total number of confirmed cases in Japan now stands at 131,653, including 712 on a cruise ship.

There have been 1,994 confirmed deaths, including 13 on the ship.






Nov 22

Japan’s health ministry says 705 working-age men in their 20’s to 50’s committed suicide in September.
(NHK)

Nov 22

Officials in Japan reported a record 2,586 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday.
(NHK)

Nov 22

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has announced that he’s partially halting government programs brought in to boost travel and dining out.
(NHK)

Nov 22

Previously… My name is Sutan. I’m 19-month-old baby living in Tokyo. My mom suddenly said to go buy a bike. I’ve never ridden a bike before, so I wasn’t too happy about it. Anyway, watch the video to see what happens. (Kimono Mom)

Nov 22

A man being sought over the murder of a 64-year-old homeless woman in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward last week turned himself in at a koban (police box) on Saturday morning.
(Japan Today)

Nov 22

The overseas outlets of U.S. retail giant Walmart have been burdened by a jinx, the severity of which seems inversely proportional to their distance from the American mainland. In other words, the further away, the weaker their earnings.
(Nikkei)

Nov 21

A Japanese court sentenced a 22-year-old woman to nine years in prison on Friday for starving her 2-year-old daughter to death last year in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido. (Kyodo)

Nov 21

Police in Ashikita, Kumamoto Prefecture, have arrested a 21-year-old Vietnamese woman on suspicion of abandoning the bodies of her newborn twins.
(Japan Today)

Nov 21

Japanese officials are looking at how to respond to the coronavirus, which is now rapidly spreading through parts of the country. Officials confirmed more than 2,400 infections on Friday — the highest daily tally ever.
(NHK)

Nov 21

Teenage shogi sensation Fujii Sota has become the youngest professional shogi player to mark 200 victories.
(NHK)

Nov 21

Hospital capacity is being tested in the nation’s hardest-hit areas by a third wave of COVID-19 as a growing number of severely ill patients occupy a dwindling number of available beds. (Japan Times)

Nov 21

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday the government will continue its Go To Travel domestic tourism promotion campaign despite growing worries about a resurgence of the coronavirus in Japan.
(Japan Today)

Nov 21

Japan’s major travel agency, JTB, plans to eliminate 6,500 jobs, as it expects to post the largest ever net loss this fiscal year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
(NHK)

Nov 21

‘Robovie’ the robot works at a sports shop in the Japanese city of Osaka, where he usually directs shoppers to what they are looking for. But during the pandemic, he has a new task – reminding customers who are not wearing a mask to put one on, and asking people to keep their distance when queuing. (Rappler)

Nov 21

Japanese astronauts Koichi Wakata and Satoshi Furukawa are scheduled for long-term missions on the International Space Station, Japan’s science minister Koichi Hagiuda revealed Friday.
(Kyodo)

Nov 21

The Story of Japan Airlines Flight 351, its hijacking by Sekigun-ha and aftermath, with one of its members being part of Japan’s most mysterious band, Les Rallizes Dénudés (STEVEM)

Nov 21

Professional japaneese talented heavyweight MMA fighter and olympic judo champion Satoshi Ishii against czech light heavyweight athlete and RIZIN champion Jiri Prochazka with nickname “Denisa”. Fight took place in Saitama, Japan on December 29, 2015. MMA fight video in HD. (That’s why MMA!)

Nov 21

Japanese tattoo artist Horihiro Mitomo works entirely by hand, using traditional techniques and materials to create the elaborate, full-body tattoos known as horimono. He explains the special beauty of tebori (hand-poked) Japanese tattoos. (VICE News)

Nov 21

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Nov 20

A small vessel carrying 62 people, mostly sixth-grade students on a school trip, sank Thursday in the sea off western Japan shortly after all aboard were rescued by Japan Coast Guard ships and nearby fishery boats, the coast guard said. (Japan Today)





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