Japan's space agency is set to begin the final screening of applicants in its latest astronaut recruitment. Those who pass the screening will go on to take part in an international lunar exploration project.
The Japanese government will consider recategorizing COVID-19 as an infectious disease on par with the seasonal flu. Doing so would allow authorities to ease the pandemic's impact on socioeconomic activities.
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The Bank of Japan's closely-watched Tankan survey shows that business sentiment among major manufacturers has worsened for the fourth straight quarter. The main cause was soaring costs for raw materials.