Junior High School Teacher Infected

Junior high school teacher infected

A teacher in her 60s at a public junior high school east of Tokyo has been confirmed to be infected with the virus. She showed symptoms of nausea while teaching in Chiba prefecture .

The mayor of Chiba city says the school will be closed until next Wednesday. The teacher has no record of overseas travel in the past 2 weeks and is not known to have been in contact with an infected person.

Performers Forgo High Fives With Fans Out Of Fear Of Coronavirus

Performers forgo high fives with fans out of fear of coronavirus

High fives and handshakes with fans are taboo amid the spread of the new coronovirus, as entertainers are being forced to take precautions against infection.

The all-female Takarazuka Revue Co. theater troupe announced on Feb. 7 that its performers will refrain from high fives and handshakes with fans when they descend from the stage and walk along a passage through the audience during shows, regardless of the venue.

High Court Dismisses Request To Halt Ohi Reactors

High court dismisses request to halt Ohi reactors

A Japanese high court has turned down a request to halt two reactors at a nuclear power plant in central Japan.

The Osaka High Court on Thursday dismissed an injunction to suspend operations of the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at the Ohi plant in Fukui Prefecture. The plant is operated by Kansai Electric Power Company.

Experts Warn Of High Risk Of Nankai Trough Tsunami

Experts warn of high risk of Nankai Trough tsunami

A panel of Japanese experts says that over the next 30 years, many people living along the Nankai Trough face a higher chance of experiencing a deadly tsunami than being injured in a traffic accident.

The government's Earthquake Research Committee gave the assessment in a report on Friday.

Japan's Anime Market Hits Record High

Japan's anime market hits record high

Japan's anime market hit a record high in 2018 for the 6th consecutive year. Overseas markets accounted for nearly half of the total.

The Association of Japanese Animations determines the annual market size by surveying sales figures for about 150 animation-related companies in Japan.

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Unveil Pv For Collaboration Song With Narashino High School Brass Band

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra unveil PV for collaboration song with Narashino High School Brass Band

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra has unveiled the PV for "Kaze no Profile feat. Narashino High School Brass Band", which is the lead track off of their new album "Tsugihagi Colorful" (November 20 release). 

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra wanted to collaborate with the brass band club from Narashino High School when they heard that they played "Paradise Has No Border" many times to cheer on their school during the National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament this spring. The PV was shot inside of the school after school with 201 members of the brass band club. Director Tanabe Hidenobu commented, "As the Ska Para members, everyone from the brass band club, the teachers and staff came together, we were able to create a very satisfying music video.

Nikkei Index Closes At 2019 High

Nikkei index closes at 2019 high

Japan's Nikkei Stock Average closed at a new high for the year on Tuesday on expectations for progress in US-China trade talks.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange got off to a strong start after the Dow Jones Industrial Average in New York shot to a record high overnight.

High-tech Help For Typhoon Volunteers

High-tech help for typhoon volunteers

Volunteers assisting with recovery efforts after flooding caused by Typhoon Hagibis earlier this month have got the help of some robots to take the strain.

The center of Daigo Town in Ibaraki Prefecture north of Tokyo was submerged after the typhoon caused a river to burst its banks. A local venture business that developed a wearable lumbar-type labor support device has lent six of them to the town's volunteer center.

Survey: Child Suicide Rate Reaches 30 Year High

Survey: Child suicide rate reaches 30 year high

Japan's education ministry says 332 school children committed suicide in the year through March, the highest number since records began in 1988.

The ministry's survey covered elementary, junior high and high schools across Japan. The number of suicides rose by 82 from the previous year.

Storm Surge Warning For Evening High Tide

Storm surge warning for evening high tide

Authorities monitoring Typhoon Hagibis on its approach to Japan say storm surges and violent seas are likely in the Kanto and Tokai regions toward the evening, when the tide level is expected to reach its peak.

They say that as of 2 p.m., sea levels were already about one meter higher than usual.