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New COVID-19 Blood Examination, Heartbreaking Nara Deer【Today’s Top 5 Japanese Trends!】

By Guidable Writers Sep 25, 2020

Today’s Top Japanese Trends!

Would you like to know today’s top Japanese trends seen on Twitter and other sites? If so read on to find out more about what interests people in Japan.

Heartbreaking Signs of “Deer Cracker Addiction”, Nara Deer Losing Weight Due To Decline in Tourism

The new coronavirus is affecting the lives of Nara’s deer, a protected species living in and around Nara Park in Nara City. Some of the deer have left the park because of the decrease in the number of tourists and have returned to a healthier lifestyle as if they were in the wild, while others are now dependent on “deer crackers” and have become emaciated.
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New Technology That Examines Blood Composition of People Infected With COVID-19

A group at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine has developed technology for predicting the severity of a person’s illness by examining blood samples from people infected with COVID-19. It is expected to lead to the development of a test for early detection of people who become seriously ill.
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Peugeot’s 2008 Compact SUV Fully Redesigned, Adds New Electric Vehicle ‘E-2008’

Groupe PSA Japan is launching the NEW SUV 2008, a B-segment compact SUV under the PEUGEOT brand, and the NEW SUV e-2008, a 100% electric vehicle.
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NieR Replicant Ver.1.22474487139. Will Be Released on April 22!

Square Enix will release ‘Nia Replicant ver.1.22474487139.’, an RPG for PlayStation 4/Xbox One/PC on April 22 on the TGS special program ‘Nia TGS 2020 Special, Oh My God, There’s New Information Special’.
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Small Businesses Could Be Weeded Out by ‘Minimum Wage Hike’

If Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s theory of “raising the minimum wage” is vigorously implemented, there is a possibility that small and medium-sized enterprises with weak business foundations will be weeded out.
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