What will change when Japan reclassifies COVID-19?

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What will change when Japan reclassifies COVID-19?
Japan is planning to downgrade the categorization of COVID-19 on May 8. How will that impact residents?
Philippines plans to deport suspected ‘Luffy’ robbery mastermind to Japan
A senior Philippine official said any decision to deport the suspect ultimately rests with a local court and there is a chance that an early …
China resumes issuing visas for Japanese after dispute over border measures
China halted visas earlier this month following tough new border control rules imposed by Tokyo as Beijing ended its nationwide “zero-COVID” policy.
Can South Korea and Japan repair their strained relationship?
Both nations are aiming to mend ties clouded by years of mistrust and a tumultuous past, but many challenges remain.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo confirms 3,427 new cases
The number represents a drop from the previous week’s total of 1,683 cases.
New Zealand’s largest city grapples with aftermath of devastating floods
At least three people were killed in the flooding in Auckland that forced hundreds of people from their homes and shut down the city’s airport, …

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U.S. four-star general warns of war with China by 2025
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The ‘bugs, microbes and wild yeast’ of Japan’s umami wine master
Takahiko Soga embraces the potentially destructive elements of winemaking that many other vintners try their best to avoid.
Angela Jeffs: The Japan Times columnist who taught us to ‘write the mind alive’
Angela Jeffs helped the international community make sense of Japan and our place in it.
‘Attack on Titan’ creator honored at French comics festival
Hajime Isayama, creator of the popular Japanese manga series was given a special award at the International Comics Festival in Angouleme, France.
Jubilant Aryna Sabalenka celebrates Grand Slam breakthrough
The powerful Belarusian, who will become world No. 2 on Monday, showed a new side to her personality, posing effortlessly in front of the cameras.
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 …
China celebrated the Lunar New Year like COVID no longer exists
More than 300 million trips were made during the holiday, nearly 90% of pre-pandemic levels, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

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