1. About 200 people who contracted the coronavirus have died at home and places other than hospitals across Japan after their condition suddenly worsened. 2. Japan’s major restaurant chains saw a record fall in sales last year due to the pandemic as people refrained from eating out and many businesses closed temporarily or shortened their opening hours. The Japan Food Service Association says sales fell by just over 15 percent from a year earlier. 3. An event to promote fish caught off Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture ahs been held ahead of the tenth anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.