Who In Japan Can Get Tested For Virus? Where?

Who in Japan can get tested for virus? Where?

As Japan struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak, local governments nationwide are receiving a rising number of inquiries from people who want to be tested for COVID-19. We interviewed an official from the health ministry's infectious diseases control division about testing for the virus.

Reporter: Can anyone get tested for the new coronavirus?

Who: Working Closely With Japan On Cruise Ship

WHO: Working closely with Japan on cruise ship

The World Health Organization says it is working closely with Japanese authorities and medical officers of the Diamond Princess to respond to coronavirus infections.

More than 450 people on board the cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port have been confirmed to have the virus.

Who: Major Outbreak Unlikely In Japan

WHO: major outbreak unlikely in Japan

A World Health Organization official says the first case of a new strain of coronavirus in Japan is unlikely to immediately lead to a major outbreak in the country.

Takeshi Kasai, head of the WHO's Western Pacific Regional Office, was speaking to NHK on Thursday. His office covers 37 countries and territories in East and Southeast Asia.

People Who Died In N.korea Remembered

People who died in N.Korea remembered

About 40 people gathered at a port in Niigata City on the Japan Sea coast on Saturday to mourn the deaths of Japanese nationals and their relatives who died in North Korea.

Saturday marked 60 years since the Japanese government launched a program to assist Koreans living in Japan to relocate to North Korea.

13-year Old Makes A Powerbank For His Brother Who Couldn't Afford One

13-Year Old Makes A Powerbank For His Brother Who Couldn't Afford One

Technology can be expensive, which is why companies such as Xiaomi are thriving where they are creating products for very affordable prices that would have otherwise cost a lot more. However, even then there are some situations in which there are people who can’t even afford certain things.

Such is the case over in Malaysia where a touching story was shared on Twitter in which the person wrote how his younger brother, a 13-year old student, made a DIY powerbank for him because he could not afford to buy one for himself. According to the translated tweet, “I said to my little brother, “I want to buy a powerbank but I haven’t gotten my pay yet.” Look what he made for me😭 A handmade powerbank 😭 I’m really gratedul to have a little brother like him 😭 Later I’ll buy you McD as promised 😭”

Percentage Of Japanese Who Smoke Hits New Low

Percentage of Japanese who smoke hits new low

A survey by Japan's health ministry has found that the percent of people in the country who smoke has fallen to new lows.

Last November, the ministry asked about 6,500 men and women across the country who were at least 20 years old about their smoking habits.

Board Members Who Earned 100 Million Yen Or More Exceeded 500

Board members who earned 100 million yen or more exceeded 500

The number of board members whose compensation totaled 100 million yen (about $902,000) or more among listed companies whose fiscal year ends in March exceeded 500 for the first time in the latest fiscal year.

The total number stood at 538, up 72 from the fiscal year that ended in March 2017, credit research agency Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. reported on July 2.

Nintendo Reportedly Banning Players Who Hacked Their Switches

Nintendo Reportedly Banning Players Who Hacked Their Switches

Consoles these days are harder to hack than before, although in recent times we have been hearing reports of users who have successfully hacked their Nintendo Switch console. However if hacking your Switch is something you might be interested in, you should probably think twice.

This is because it appears that Nintendo is going after hackers of the Switch and banning them from their online services. It is unclear as to how many players have been affected, but at least one hacker, Shiny Quagsire, has been banned. For those unfamiliar, Shiny Quagsire is a prominent member in the Switch homebrew scene.

Who Plans To Pick Up A Xperia Xz2 Or Xz2 Compact? [poll]

Who plans to pick up a Xperia XZ2 or XZ2 Compact? [Poll]

By now you have probably formed an opinion on the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. Judging by the comments we have received, you broadly fall into two camps. You are either comfortable with Sony's new design direction and absence of headphone jack, and look optimistically to the future. Or, on the other hand, you find the design uninspiring, can't believe Sony has abandoned its headphone jack, and believe Sony is doomed in the smartphone space.