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Nobel laureate Yamanaka frets over Japan's lax coronavirus fight

Kyoto University stem cell researcher battles misconceptions about COVID-19

Shinya Yamanaka, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for medicine, is not a virologist but decided to start a blog to correct public misperceptions about the coronavirus. (Nikkei Montage/Source photo by Reuters) 

TOKYO -- Shinya Yamanaka couldn't sit still as he considered the possibility of a major coronavirus outbreak in Japan.

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