【Today's English】1st coronavirus case confirmed in Japan in man back from China

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A resident of Kanagawa Prefecture who returned from a trip to China earlier this month tested positive for a new coronavirus, the first such case in Japan, the health ministry said Jan. 16.

【Today's English】Driver, woman who narrowly escaped death in quake still chat

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NISHINOMIYA, Hyogo Prefecture--Coach driver Yoshio Fukumoto was weary on the final stretch of a 500-kilometer journey when he experienced a blinding flash of white light and the Hanshin Expressway started shaking intensely and buckling. It was 5:46 a.m.

【Today's English】Part 1: Ghosn says can’t wait decade for trial to clear name

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Carlos Ghosn expanded on his criticism of Japan’s justice system, saying delays in his trial date, illegal leaks to the media and even a court’s use of a “bad translator” led him to flee the country.

【Today's English】Nintendo’s 1930 headquarters in Kyoto to open as hotel in 2021

【Asahi.com article】【Today's English】Nintendo’s 1930 headquarters in Kyoto to open as hotel in 2021

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KYOTO--Nintendo Co. is shuffling the deck with its former headquarters here, planning to turn the historic building into a hotel while retaining its distinctive 1930s Art Deco features.

【Today's English】Team to re-scan Great Pyramid of Giza to pinpoint hidden chamber

【Asahi.com article】【Today's English】Team to re-scan Great Pyramid of Giza to pinpoint hidden chamber

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KASUGA, Fukuoka Prefecture--Japanese researchers plan to bombard the Great Pyramid of Giza outside Cairo with cosmic rays to confirm if there is a mysterious internal “chamber” that a previous survey detected.

【Today's English】Great wisterias at Ashikaga park lit up in colorful fantasy at night

【Asahi.com article】【Today's English】Great wisterias at Ashikaga park lit up in colorful fantasy at night

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ASHIKAGA, Tochigi Prefecture--Not even flooding from a major typhoon could turn out the lights at Ashikaga Flower Park here, which is rewarding visitors with the nighttime illumination of its famed great wisteria trees.