::::::::: THE JAPAN TIMES - JAPAN NEWS :::::::::                    Japan braces for Chinese New Year tourist influx as concerns over coronavirus grow          Lebanon, Japan begin 40-day countdown to decide where Carlos Ghosn will stand trial: sources          Japan’s largest bank offers users ¥1,000 to give up paper passbooks and go digital          Examining the coronavirus outbreak and how lessons learned from SARS can apply to the growing crisis          In print and online, English media proliferate in Hokkaido ski resort of Niseko          Shaken by Kobe quake, Peruvian works to help Hyogo’s Spanish speakers in times of disaster          Plenty of challenges ahead for Tokyo as six-month countdown to Olympics begins          WHO calls virus ’emergency in China’ but stops short of declaring international epidemic          French investigators to move ahead with Ghosn prosecution over Versailles party          Security boosted at Kawasaki center after threat to ‘exterminate’ Zainichi Koreans          Wuhan virus lockdown casts economic cloud over Chinese manufacturing hub          Tainted pork in pig feed may have caused swine fever in Okinawa, panel says          In first testimony at Weinstein trial, ‘Sopranos’ actress Sciorra says he raped her          Trump to release Mideast peace plan before meeting Netanyahu but not Palestinians          Defying his defense, Sagamihara massacre suspect says he’s fit for trial          As China’s new coronavirus spreads, fear travels even faster          China shuts down three cities home to more than 18 million in bid to contain deadly virus          Heat on Kawais as wife admits huge cash injection from Japan ruling party HQ          Preparing for the worst: How Tokyo will respond to an Olympic quake          Coco Gauff stuns defending champion Naomi Osaka in Australian Open third round          Hannaryz edge Brave Thunders, extend win streak to seven          Sentoryu embodied colorful sumo nickname          Title chase heats up at New Year Grand Sumo Tournament          LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA All-Star Game captains          Tiger Woods opens with 69 at Torrey North in first tournament of year          Jessica Korda takes early lead at Gainbridge LPGA; rookie Yui Kawamoto two shots off pace          Most dangerous lead in hockey? 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