The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An increasing number of companies are expected to allow their employees to work from home.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The central government has asked elementary, junior high, high and other schools across the country to temporarily close until spring break due to spread of coronavirus infections.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A senior government official said, the decision on Thursday to request school closures “was made in a top-down fashion, solely by the prime minister, including the period of closure.” 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Notices were sent by the education ministry to boards of education nationwide asking them to temporarily close elementary, junior high and high schools from March 2 until spring break to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

CHIBA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Long lines at cash registers may no longer be the norm in the near future, as supermarkets and convenience stores are trying to reduce the amount of time and effort spent on payments, introducing such features as self-checkout.

TOYOKAWA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) -  A new mass-produced car was unveiled by the Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) for its Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Shop staff are astonishingly polite in their interactions with customers, and if you go to someone’s home you’re given the royal treatment. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - This is the first time for a Self-Defence Forces unit to be dispatched overseas for a long mission on the basis of “survey and research,” as stipulated in the law concerning the establishment of the Defence Ministry. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government has decided to call for all elementary, junior high and high schools in the nation, as well as special-needs schools, to close from Monday to spring break.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The last shipment restriction on fish species caught off Fukushima Prefecture, was lifted last Tuesday resulting in all 44 species becoming available for consumers for the first time since the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011.