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Coronavirus

From marathons to job fairs, Japan pushes back events

Government seeks cooperation to keep infection under control

Job fairs for college students are common this time of year in Japan, but the coronavirus outbreak has thrown a wrench into the  recruitment schedule. (Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

TOKYO -- A wide range of events in Japan, from job fairs to marathons, are either being canceled or scaled back as the government urges caution in holding large gatherings that could exacerbate the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

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