As Japan moves to downgrade COVID, focus shifts to messaging on risks

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As Japan moves to downgrade COVID, focus shifts to messaging on risks
People will be encouraged to make their own judgments on the risk from the coronavirus, but experts say scientifically sound advice will remain important.
Alleged ringleader of serial robberies in Japan operated from Manila detention center
The suspected mastermind, who is said to have gone by the name “Luffy,” sent instructions via smartphone, taking advantage of lax security at the detention …
Japan’s foreign worker population hits record 1.82 million despite COVID impact
While the figures continue a string of consecutive new annual highs recorded since 2013, the year-on-year increase was far below the 13.6% rise in 2019 …
Defense spending rise puts spotlight on redemption rule of JGBs
Some in the LDP argue that the extra funding can be secured by changing the redemption period of government bonds from 60 to 80 years.
Japan court judge ordered to pay damages over social media posts
A Tokyo district court ordered a high court judge to pay damages after posting messages on social media that the family of a murdered high …
COVID-19 tracker: Japan logs 54,000 cases
A total of 25 deaths were reported among COVID-19 patients in the capital, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said.

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