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- Gov’t OKs bill to secure electricity in times of disaster – Japan’s cabinet approved Tuesday a bill to secure the supply of electricity in times of disasters as people in some parts of the country have suffered massive and prolonged power outages caused by natural disasters in recent years.
- Japan announces basic policy to fight spread of coronavirus – The Japanese government on Tuesday announced a basic policy to cope with a further spread of the new coronavirus that would put a strain on its medical system, calling for a more efficient use of hospitals to better treat infected people with serious symptoms.
- 4th person from quarantined cruise ship dies – A fourth person has died in Japan after becoming ill aboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, local media reported Tuesday.
- Entrance exams being held amid virus scare – National and other public universities in Japan have begun staging their entrance exams, with precautions taken against the new coronavirus.
- Japan to tighten export policy on coal-fired power plants – Japan will launch a review by the end of June aimed at tightening conditions for the export of coal-fired power plants, Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said on Tuesday.
- Japan top court rules 3 A-bomb survivors not radiation disease sufferers – Japan’s Supreme Court rejected Tuesday calls by three survivors of 1945 U.S. atomic bombings to be recognized as sufferers of radiation diseases, which would cut their medical payments, ruling they do not meet the conditions for those in need of treatment.
- Japanese recognized as world’s oldest living man dies at 112 – Chitetsu Watanabe, a 112-year-old who was recognized by Guinness World Records earlier this month as the world’s oldest living man, died Sunday at the nursing home where he resided, his family said.