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Japan To Introduce Mobile Tracking For Overseas Travelers

(CNN) - Japan plans to introduce a mobile tracking app for overseas travelers; in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 before the Tokyo Olympics. All visitors will be required to install an app that uses GPS to…

Japan Suspends Travel Incentive

(CNN0 - Japan will suspend its “Go To” travel subsidy as the country battles a winter wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme offers travelers up to 50% discount on transportation, hotel and tourist attractions, in an effort to…

Japan Doctors Warn Of Third Wave

(CNN) - Japan is facing a third wave of COVID-19 infections according to the Japanese doctor association. The nation reported more than 1,500 new cases and 10 deaths on Wednesday. That is the highest number in three months. The…

Japan Aims To Be Carbon Neutral By 2050

(CNN) - Japan’s Prime Minister says his country aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. In his first policy speech since taking office, Yoshihide Suga explained that his administration will put the maximum effort to set a virtuous cycle…

Japan Reports 1,238 New Cases, Tops 55,000

(CNN0 - Japan tops 55,000 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Earlier on Sunday, the country's Ministry of Health announced more than 1,200 cases and 3 deaths over the past 24 hours. This is the third day japan reports…

Pope Calls For Ending Use Of Nuclear Weapons

(CNN) - On the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Pope Francis is calling for an end to the use of nuclear weapons. In a written message, the Pope writes "the use of atomic energy for purposes of war…

Universal Orlando Announced Nintendo Park

(CNN) - Calling Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. If you know any of those names you are ready for Universal's upcoming attraction! Comcast has announced it is creating a new park based on Nintendo characters. The video game company…

Microsoft 4-Day Work Week Trial Yields Good Results

(CNN) - Microsoft introduced a trial at its campus in Japan over the summer and it had some unexpected results. For the month of August, employees worked a 4-day work week and were urged to cut down on time…

9 Dead Deer In Japan Park With Plastic In Stomachs

(CNN) - 9 deer in Nara, Japan have been found dead with plastic bags in their stomachs. According to a group responsible for monitoring the deer in March, it posted a picture of more than 7 lbs of plastic…

Study: Japanese Passport Now World's Most Powerful

(CNN) - Japanese travelers might need more pages in their passports, after adding yet another international destination for citizens to visit without needing a visa. This month, Japan added Myanmar to its list of visa-free locations bringing the total…