Experts: Avoid Places With Poor Ventilation

Experts: Avoid places with poor ventilation

A team of experts says people with mild symptoms are thought to be unwittingly spreading the new coronavirus in Japan and should avoid crowded places where ventilation is poor.

On Monday, an expert team of a government task force on the Covid-19 outbreak published its views of the current situation and what measures to take.

Survey: Japanese Students Have Poor Reading Skills

Survey: Japanese students have poor reading skills

An international survey shows that Japanese high school students remain at the world's top levels in science and mathematics, but their reading skills are poor.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, assesses performances in science, mathematics and reading of 15-year-olds around the world every three years.

Fm Kono Cancels Duties Due To Poor Health

FM Kono cancels duties due to poor health

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has canceled his official duties on Friday because of poor health.

The Foreign Ministry says that Kono was diagnosed on Thursday with pyelonephritis, a condition triggered by a bacterial infection of the kidneys.

Rare But 'poor' Drawings By 3rd Shogun To Be Shown In Tokyo

Rare but 'poor' drawings by 3rd shogun to be shown in Tokyo

The Tokugawa dynasty shogun who sealed off Japan from the rest of the world fancied himself as a bit of a painter, even though he wasn't very good.

Two original ink brush paintings by Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604-1651) will be displayed for the first time at the Fuchu Art Museum in western Tokyo in March.

Matsui Jurina Not Participating In Akb48's 53rd Single Due To Poor Health

Matsui Jurina not participating in AKB48's 53rd single due to poor health

Despite taking the top spot in the '10th AKB48 World General Election,' Matsui Jurina will not be participating in the group's 53rd single "Sentimental Train" (September 19 release) due to her poor health. 

The announcement was made on King Records' official website on August 3. Since the senbatsu members for this single were chosen by the fans, they said it was a "very difficult decision." Instead of postponing the single's release, they decided to go on as scheduled as there are "many fans waiting for this single."

Akb48's Hirano Hikaru To Halt Her Activities Due To Poor Health

AKB48's Hirano Hikaru to halt her activities due to poor health

AKB48's Hirano Hikaru (Team 8 & 4) will be halting her activities due to her poor health. 

Hirano had been in poor health for some time now and will be focusing on recuperating during her break. During her hiatus, she will not be using her private email as well as her social media accounts. In addition, she will not be participating in Team 8's event 'TOYOTA presents AKB48 Team 8 Zenkoku Tour ~47 no Suteki na Machi e~ Team 8 Sekkei 4 Shunen Kinensai in Nippon Gaishi Hall Shiawase no Eight Matsuri.'

Nmb48's Ota Yuuri To Go On Temporary Hiatus Due To Poor Health

NMB48's Ota Yuuri to go on temporary hiatus due to poor health

It's been announced that NMB48 member Ota Yuuri will go on a temporary hiatus due to her poor health condition. 

Ota had not been feeling well the past few months so she requested that she take a break from her activities. She commented, "I will come back once my condition has stabilized, so please wait for me a little while."

Keyakizaka46's Imaizumi Yui To Go On Hiatus Due To Poor Health

Keyakizaka46's Imaizumi Yui to go on hiatus due to poor health

On Keyakizaka46's official website, it was announced that member Imaizumi Yui would be halting her activities. 

Last weekend, Imaizumi took a break from work due to her poor health. After seeing a doctor, it was determined that she needs treatment and rest for a fixed period. It is uncertain when she will resume her activities, but will be announced when decided on the group's official website.