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Coronavirus

Japan and South Korea hit by COVID spikes: 5 things to know

Crisis control of two nations contrasts with China's draconian lockdowns

A couple walks down a street in Seoul, left, and bright lights in Sapporo's Susukino district show that the nightlife magnet is still in business. (Source photos by Kyodo and Reuters)

TOKYO/SEOUL -- Coronavirus infections have surged to a record high in Japan this month with the arrival of the flu season. Cases are also on the rise in neighboring South Korea.

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